LexisNexis® Automated Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)
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Use what the judge is using with the LexisNexis® Automated Judicial Council of California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM). Under California Rules of Court, Rule 2.1050(e) as amended by the Judicial Council, use of the instructions is strongly encouraged. If the latest edition of the jury instructions approved by the Judicial Council contains an instruction applicable to a case and the trial judge determines that the jury should be instructed on the subject, it is recommended that the judge use the Judicial Council instruction unless he or she finds that a different instruction would more accurately state the law and be understood by jurors.
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CALCRIM Release 26 includes all approved criminal jury instructions effective since 2006 along with one new instruction and thirty-three revised instructions as approved by the Judicial Council of California in April 2020.
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Table of contents
SERIES 100 Pretrial
SERIES 200 Post-Trial: Introductory
SERIES 300 Evidence
SERIES 400 Aiding and Abetting, Inchoate, and Accessorial Crimes
SERIES 500–700 Homicide
SERIES 800–900 Assaultive and Battery Crimes
SERIES 1000–1100 Sex Offenses
SERIES 1200 Kidnapping
SERIES 1300 Criminal Threats and Hate Crimes
SERIES 1400 Criminal Street Gangs
SERIES 1500 Arson
SERIES 1600 Robbery and Carjacking
SERIES 1700 Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property
SERIES 1800 Theft and Extortion
SERIES 1900–2000 Criminal Writings and Fraud
SERIES 2100–2200 Vehicle Offenses
SERIES 2300–2400 Controlled Substances
SERIES 2500 Weapons
SERIES 2600–2700 Crimes Against Government
SERIES 2800 Tax Crimes
SERIES 2900 Vandalism, Loitering, Trespass, and Other Miscellaneous Offenses
SERIES 3100–3200 Enhancements and Sentencing Factors
SERIES 3400 Defenses and Insanity
SERIES 3500 Post-Trial: Concluding