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Criminal Law: Instructing the Jury-Trial Court’s Role

Where a defendant in a resisting-arrest case argued that the trial court erred when it allowed the state to read a statute and appellate-law cases during closing arguments, the court is responsible for instructing the jury on the applicable law, and the state’s references were prejudicial to the defendant, so the judgment is reversed and ...