Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 11.73 (H)

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(H)  Improper inflammatory prosecutorial argument at sentence.[437]

[437] Horner v. State of Florida, 312 F.Supp. 1292 (M.D.Fla. 1967) (sentence infected by prosecutorial “venom”); United States v. Fogg, 652 F.2d 551 (5th Cir. 1981); United States v. Perri, 513 F.2d 572 (9th Cir. 1975) (improper reference to defendant’s connection with organized crime without furnishing basis on which to rebut the allegation); United States v. Cavazos, 530 F.2d 4 (5th Cir. 1976) (prosecution argument that all drug offenders are repeat offenders).