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Colorado Supreme Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee releases annual update

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee today released its annual update to Colorado’s model jury instructions for use in criminal trials. 

The model instructions can be accessed at the Committee’s website. This update includes 19 new chapters, as well as amendments to existing chapters reflecting new legislation and published case law.  With this 2016 update, “Colorado Jury Instructions—Criminal” now contains instructions concerning all of the offenses defined in Title 18 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (the Criminal Code), as well as select offenses defined in Title 42 (Vehicles and Traffic).

Users may download both Word and PDF versions of the instructions, both of which feature hyperlink capabilities for ease of use. For any questions regarding the instructions, users are encouraged to contact the Committee at mcjic@judicial.state.co.us.

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