Lawyer & Investigator Get Into Bloody Beatdown in Court!

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SANTA ANA, Calif. -- There definitely was no "Law & Order" at a courthouse in California when a lawyer and a D.A. investigator got into a bloody brawl.

By the looks of Attorney James Crawford's nasty black eye, you can clearly tell who won this fight.

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Attorney James Crawford (KTLA)

"He came up from behind and basically took my face and slammed it into the bench," Crawford told KTLA.

That investigator has not been identified.

Tensions have been high since Crawford won a high-profile court victory against the district attorney’s office in an ongoing jailhouse snitch scandal.

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