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Criminal Jury Instructions - 1985
The 1985 version of the Criminal Jury Instructions is provided as reference material. Please view the current version for the most up-to-date guidelines as prepared by the Bar Task Force on Criminal Jury Instructions.

Table of Contents and Preface
1-01  pp. 1-6
1.01 Function court and jury
1.02 Indictment Not Evidence
1.03 Possible punishment Not relevant
1.04 Failure of Defendant to Testify
1.04-a What is Not to be Used as Evidence
1.05 Jury Recollection Controls

1-06  pp. 7–11
1.06 Evidence in the Case
1.06-a The Judge Decides What is admissible Evidence
1.07 Stipulations
1.08 Judicial Notice
1.09 Direct and Circumstantial Evidence

1-10  pp. 12-16
1.10 Burden of Proof
1.11 Number of Witnesses
1.12 Credibility of Witnesses
1.13 Prior Inconsistent Statements
1.131 Prior Illegal Acts
1.14 Prior Conviction – Impeachment

1-15  pp. 17-22
1.15 Confession or Admission by the Defendant
1.16 Confession by the Defendant – Corroboration
1.17 Suppressed Statement by the Defendant- Impeachment
1.18 Character of the Defendant
1.19 Flight by the Defendant
1.19-a What Does Evidence that a Person Ran Away Prove

1-20  pp. 23–28
1.20 Prior Consensual Sexual Activity
1.21 Expert Testimony
1.22 Accomplice Testimony
1.23 Testimony of a Child
1.24 Missing witnesses
1.25 Evidence Admitted Against Only One Defendant

1-26  pp. 29-33
1.26 Multiple Defendants – Same Charge
1.27 Multiple Indictments – One Defendant
1.28 Media in the Courtroom
1.29 Deadlock Jury
1.29-a Consider One Another’s opinions, But Reach Your Own Decisions

2-01  pp. 34–39
2.01 Criminal Offense: Act and Intent
2.01-a Understand What A Crime Is
2.02 Proof of Intent
2.03 Purposely
2.04 Knowingly
2.05 Recklessly

2-06  pp. 40-46
2.06 Negligently
2.07 Accomplice
2.08 Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault
2.09 Arson

2-10  pp. 47-54
2.10 Assault - First Degree
2.11Assault – Second Degree
2.12 Simple Assault
2.13 Attempt
2.14 Bad Check
2.15 Burglary
2-16  pp. 55–60
2.16 Criminal Restraint
2.17 Criminal Solicitation
2.18 Criminal Trespass
2.19 Disorderly Conduct
2.20 Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor, Subsequent Offense

2-21  pp. 61-65
2.21 Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Drug, Subsequent Offense
2.22 Driving Under the Influence – Implied Consent
2.23 Escape
2.24 Felonious Sexual Assault
2.25 Felonious Use of a Firearm

2-26  pp. 66–71
2.26 Forgery
2.27 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution
2.28 Kidnapping
2.29 Manslaughter

2-30  pp. 72–78
2.30 Murder – First Degree
2.31 Murder – Second Degree
2.32 Negligent Homicide
2.33 Possession of a controlled Drug
2.34 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Drug

2-35  pp. 79–84
2.35 Receiving Stolen Property
2.36 Resisting Arrest
2.37 Robbery
2.38 Sale of A Controlled Drug
2.39 Sexual Assault

2-40  pp. 85–88
2.40 Theft
2.41 Theft by Deception
2.42 Value
2.43 Lesser Included Offenses

3-01  pp. 89–93
3.01 Accident
3.01 Alibi
3.03 Consent
3.04 Duress

3-05  pp. 94–100
3.05 Entrapment
3.06 Identification
3.07 Insanity
3.08 Intoxication
3.081 Intoxication as Part of an Insanity Defense
3.09 Mistake of Fact

3-10  pp. 101–106
3.10 Self-Defense –Generally
3.11 Self-Defense – Deadly Force Justified
3.12 Self-Defense – Deadly Force Not Justified
3.13 Self-Defense – Non-Deadly Force Justified
3.14 Self-Defense – Non-Deadly Force Not Justified

3-15  pp. 107–109
3.15 Self- Defense-Distinction Between Deadly and Non-Deadly Force
3.16 Issues in the Case
3.17 Jury Nullification


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