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Section 918.19, Florida Statutes 2006

1918.19  Closing argument.--As provided in the common law, in criminal prosecutions after the closing of evidence:

(1)  The prosecuting attorney shall open the closing arguments.

(2)  The accused or the attorney for the accused may reply.

(3)  The prosecuting attorney may reply in rebuttal.

The method set forth in this section shall control unless the Supreme Court determines it is procedural and issues a substitute rule of criminal procedure.

History.--s. 1, ch. 2006-96.

1Note.--Section 2, ch. 2006-96, provides that "Rule 3.250, Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, is repealed to the extent that it is inconsistent with this act."