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Colorado Supreme Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee releases annual update

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee has 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, and they contain 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). This annual update incorporates new legislation and published case law that developed since the release of the prior edition. Among other things, the 2018 update includes revised instructions in the areas of complicity and judicial notice.

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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