“laughable, silly, unintelligent or insulting”

November 15, 2012

  • 110 CRIMINAL LAW
  • 110XXXI Counsel
  • 110XXXI(C) Adequacy of Representation
  • 110XXXI(C)2 Particular Cases and Issues
  • 110k1941 Argument and Conduct of Defense Counsel
  • 110k1942 k. In general.

110 CRIMINAL LAWTrial counsel can legitimately consider the impact an argument would have on jurors in assessing whether to proffer it, and doing that which may be considered laughable, silly, unintelligent or insulting need not be done for counsel to be effective.
Rivera v. State, 317 S.W.3d 480 (Tex. App. 2010)