The initial charge of the Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee is to review and revise the 1983 Colorado Criminal Jury Instructions, which were last formally supplemented in 1993 (along with 2003 and 2008 online supplements), and to publish a consolidated set of Colorado Criminal Jury Instructions that accurately reflect current constitutional, statutory, and case law. This revised publication shall provide a comprehensive resource for both courts and criminal practitioners in their preparation of instructions for specific cases.
After completion of the initial charge, the ongoing role of the Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee shall be to periodically review, correct, update, and improve all criminal jury instructions.
The following is only a DRAFT of proposed Criminal Jury Instructions prepared by the Criminal Jury Instruction Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court. This draft is a work in progress and may have been modified without those changes appearing here. This DRAFT has not been approved by the Colorado Supreme Court.