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§15A‑1230.  Limitations on argument to the jury.

(a)        During a closingargument to the jury an attorney may not become abusive, inject his personalexperiences, express his personal belief as to the truth or falsity of theevidence or as to the guilt or innocence of the defendant, or make arguments onthe basis of matters outside the record except for matters concerning which thecourt may take judicial notice. An attorney may, however, on the basis of hisanalysis of the evidence, argue any position or conclusion with respect to amatter in issue.

(b)        Length, number, andorder of arguments allotted to the parties are governed by G.S. 84‑14. (1977,c. 711, s. 1.)