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Allocution: Judge Cannot Protect Defendant From Himself Should Allocution Be Permitted
October 17th, 2022

Although a defendant does not have the right to make a statement to the jury other than while testifying as a witness (or acting as defense counsel), if the trial court permits him to make a statement, it cannot censor what he says, even if it is harmful to defendant. (See People v. Anderson (2018) […]

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