In A Clockwork Orange, filmed in 1971 in Britain, a run-down youth Alex DeLarge commits murder in a mansion out in the forest somewhere. His friend betrays him and smashes him in the face, leaving him on the scene for the police come arrest him and interrogate. In the next scene, Alex is immediately taken to prison and sentenced to serve 14 years.
My question is where was Alex's trial in this movie? As they're in the car driving to the aforementioned crime-scene, we learn from Alex that the movie is supposedly set in 1995—but wouldn't there still be trials? They just can't automatically sentence someone the same day; it takes months to sentence a person to that kind of a prison term. Why wasn't there a trial?