Name-calling

May 14, 2012

  • 110XXXI Counsel
  • 110XXXI(F) Arguments and Statements by Counsel
  • 110k2145 Appeals to Sympathy or Prejudice
  • 110k2147 k. Abusive Language.

110XXXI CounselAppeal to jurors’ emotions may arise directly, or indirectly from prosecutor’s use of personal and degrading epithets to describe defendant, and defendant’s right to fair trial may be abridged by repeated or flagrant use of such invective.
State v. Chasse, 721 A.2d 1212 (Conn. App. Ct. 1998)
Suggested by Ken Laska, Attorney at Law; Segal & Laska, LLC; Plainville, CT