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When the giving of evidence is concluded in a criminal trial, unless the case is submitted
on both sides without argument, the prosecution may make a closing argument to the jury. The
defense may then make its closing argument to the jury. The prosecution shall then have the right
to reply in rebuttal to the closing argument of the defense.
History: (10711) RL s 5364; 1985 c 265 art 11 s 1; 1987 c 395 s 2; 1997 c 239 art 3
s 21; 1999 c 72 s 1