Can DA Assert Facts Not in Evidence in Closing Argument?

No, no and no is the answer to the rhetorical question posed in the title to this post. Yet, what exactly are facts not in evidence? Can an attorney argue about the relative honesty (and thus credibility) of certain witnesses and if so, how can one do so properly? What is an example of a DA doing so improperly? To read about how one DA went about this in the wrong way, click on the following link.


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