Category: Closing Argument
Closing Argument Not a ‘Golden Rule’ Violation
Closing argument in a criminal trial is an opportunity for each side to summarize evidence and a theory of the case. Closing argument is an important part of the trial and the last opportunity each side has to directly address the jury about the evidence and theories. Though Tennessee courts do not want to unduly
Convictions Reversed For Misconduct in Closing Argument
Closing argument is an opportunity for each side in a trial to present their theory of the case after the evidence has been presented, and to attempt to persuade the jury that the evidence supports that side’s theory, and/or does not support the theory presented by the opposing side. However, attorneys making closing arguments are
Limitation on Closing Argument Affirmed
In a criminal trial, closing argument is the opportunity for each side to summarize their theories of the case. There is flexibility for each side to present a theory. But the arguments are still limited to the facts in evidence and reasonable inferences from those facts. In the recent Tennessee case of State v. Krasovic, M2013-00607-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App.