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Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee

Colorado Jury Instructions - Criminal (2014)

As part of its commitment to promote equal access to Colorado’s system of justice, the Colorado Supreme Court has published COLJI-Crim. (2014)© on this web page for personal, non-commercial use by members of the public.  However, this publication is copyrighted, and it may not be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form for any commercial purpose without the express, written consent of the Office of the State Court Administrator.  Please note that, due to the size of the files, it may take a moment for the document to open.

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When working in one of the digital versions of COLJI-Crim. (2014)©, it may be helpful to print a copy of this “Desk Guide" which includes the Order of the Chief Justice, the Preface, and Chapter A (General Directions For Use).

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Reporter's Online Update: March 30, 2015

Order Reauthorizing the Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee (September 18, 2014)

Order Establishing the Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee (October 11, 2011)

Agenda for January 15, 2015

Committee Meeting Minutes: August 21, 2014; July 17, 2014; June 19, 2014; May 15, 2014; April 17, 2014; March 20, 2014; February 20, 2014; January 16, 2014; November 21, 2013October 17, 2013September 8, 2013August 15, 2013July 18, 2013June 20, 2013May 16, 2013March 21, 2013February 21, 2013January 17, 2013; November 15, 2012October 18, 2012September 20, 2012August 16, 2012July 19, 2012June 21, 2012May 17,2012April 19, 2012March 15, 2012February 16, 2012January 19, 2012; November 17, 2011


To access the archived chapters of COLJI-Crim. (2008)©,please scroll down:


Table of Contents for Archived Copy of COLJI-Crim. (2008)  Ch. 4-2 Burglary
Preface Ch. 4-3 Robbery
Ch. A General Directions Ch. 4-4 Theft
Ch. B Jury Orientation Ch. 4-5 Trespass and Criminal Mischief
Ch. C General Instructions Ch. 5 Offense Involving Fraud and Forgery
Ch. D Evidentiary Instructions Ch. 6 Incest, Child Abuse and Wrongs to Children
Ch. E Concluding General Instructions Ch. 6.5 Crimes Against At-Risk Adults and Juveniles
Ch. F Definitions Ch. 7-7 Sexual Conduct in Penal Institutions
Ch. G1 Culpability Ch. 8-1 Accessory
Ch. G2 Inchoate Offenses:  Attempt and Conspiracy Ch. 8-2 Escape and Offenses Relating to Custody
Ch. H Affirmative Defenses Ch. 9-1 Stalking (Public Peace and Order)
Ch. I Sanity Ch. 12 Offenses Relating to Firearms and Weapons
Ch. J General Interrogatory Form and Verdict Form Ch. 18 Offenses Relating to Controlled Substances
Ch. 3-1 Homicide and Related Offenses Ch. 42 Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Ch. 3-2 Assault and Related Offenses  
Ch. 3-3 Kidnapping and Related Offenses  
Ch. 3-4 Unlawful Sexual Behavior  
Ch. 4-1 Arson  



















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