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Jim Ritts and improper summations

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:52 pm
by constructive_summer
272 A.D.2d 866
Supreme Court, Appellate Division,
Fourth Department, New York.
PEOPLE of the State of New York, Plaintiff–Respondent,
v.
Julius WARE, Defendant–Appellant.
May 10, 2000.

Attorneys and Law Firms

Scott P. Falvey, Canandaigua, for Defendant-Appellant.
James B. Ritts, Canandaigua, for Plaintiff-Respondent.

"....we express our strong disapproval of the comment by the prosecutor that, if being drunk was a defense, he would have to lay off half of his staff...."