Judge: You crossed a line, Ms. Heller.
Heller: A bunch of eggheads ruined a kid's life on evidence that wouldn't make it in a real court. I think that line was crossed a long time ago.

Stone: I'm just used to having more evidence before I go to trial.
Benson: You have the victim's word. We go to trial to give her an opportunity to look her rapist in the eye and tell her truth. Because truth heals. If you go into this because you're expecting to win, you're in the wrong place.

Stone: Carisi's niece may not have remembered the first assault, but the second one... I believe her.
Benson: So do I.
Stone: She's still an imperfect witness.
Benson: Welcome to sex crimes.

Mia: He moved so fast. I wasn't ready. But I said Yes.
Carisi: What are you saying? Are you saying you lied?
Mia: I didn't mean to... and then Renata asked me about him and I didn't want her to be mad at me so I said he raped me. I didn't know she was going to tell the RA and the school and the police... I never meant for it to get this far.
Carisi: Mia! Do you know how serious this is?
Mia: I'm sorry!
Carisi: I'm not the one you should be apologizing to. That's Ethan.
Mia: I ruined his life and now I don't know what to do.
Carisi: You make this right, that's what you do.

Ethan's mother: The police said they don't have enough evidence. Maybe the school will reconsider. Can you tell them?
Rollins: The school did say you were entitled to an appeal.
Ethan: What does it matter? I can't go back there. Everyone thinks I'm a rapist.
Ethan's mother: Don't say that, honey.
Ethan: It's true. I can't go back to Hudson and no other school will take me when they find out why I left. Your son the future doctor, that's not happening anymore. Get used to it.

Carisi: He's on a learning curve. Great.
Benson: Stone is a good prosecutor.
Carisi: Maybe back in Chicago when he was prosecuting homicides. But he's in sex crimes now. It's a whole different ball game.

Benson: You haven't prosecuted a lot of college age rapes, have you?
Stone: Actually, none.

Fin: So why did you ask us if Mia said you raped her too?
Lawyer: My client didn't do anything wrong. We're here to cooperate.
Fin: So cooperate. Answer the question.

Drunk Guy: Who are these guys?
Rollins: We're the police.
Drunk Guy: That sucks.
Rollins: We want to talk to you about Mia Morino.
Drunk Guy: Why? Is she saying I raped her too?

Ethan: This is crazy. I didn't even want to hook up with Mia. The only reason I went to her room at all is because I thought Renata would be there.
Rollins: Renata?
Ethan: Her roommate.
Ethan's Father: Ethan! Stop talking. And you two can leave.

I can't believe I ever went out with him. I thought he was one of the nice guys. Nontoxic.


Stone: Antonio Dawson sends his regards.
Fin: Oh yeah? Well tell him I said hi!
[Stone leaves]
Rollins: So are you two buddies now?
Fin: He seems like an okay dude.
Rollins: I think he should go back to Chicago.
Fin: It's not his fault Barba decided to pull the plug on that baby. Just saying.

Law & Order: SVU Quotes

It is better to live a life of infamy, than a life of obscurity.


Barba: What I did was wrong, but I'd do it again. Not everything done in the dark is shameful.
Benson: So what happens next?
Barba: I have a meeting with the DA in five minutes. You know I love this job, I really do. But sometimes...
Benson: I know.