Texas Criminal Jury Charges

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REVISION 20 HIGHLIGHTS

This 20th revision of Texas Criminal Jury Charges continues the two-decade legacy of the title as the leading source of criminal jury charges in the state, relied upon by both judges and attorneys. This update includes more than 20 new sections and updates throughout. New and updated sections include:

Chapter 2

  • NEW!2:100 Abstract Definitions in Charge can Result in Egregious Harm if Erroneous
  • NEW!2:180 7.02(b) Parties Charge – Capital Murder Non-Shooter Example

Chapter 3

  • NEW!3:1278 Voluntary Intoxication Charge at Punishment Must Be Limited
  • NEW!3:1831 Sample Jury Charge on Murder with Self-Defense

Chapter 6

  • NEW!6:720.10 Continuous Smuggling of Persons
  • NEW!6:720.20 Operation of Stash House
  • 6:722.50 Trafficking of Persons — P.C. 20A.02(a)(3) (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 6:931 Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!6:939.10 Unlawful Electronic Transmission of Sexually Explicit Visual Material (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!6:1025 Assault — Causing Bodily Injury to Another — Pregnant Person (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!6:1042 Indecent Assault

Chapter 7

  • 7:325.10 Violation of Certain Court Orders or Conditions of Bond in a Family Violence, Child Abuse or Neglect, Sexual Assault or Abuse, Indecent Assault; Stalking; or Trafficking Case (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 7:445 Continuous Violence Against the Family (On or After 9/1/19)

Chapter 8

  • 8:731 Criminal Trespass (Additional Defenses) (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 8:731.10 Trespass by License Holder with a Concealed Handgun, P.C. §30.06(e)(2) (Additional Defenses) (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 8:731.20 Trespass by License Holder with an Openly Carried Handgun, P.C. §30.07(e)(2) (Additional Defenses) (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!8:1082 Mail Theft
  • NEW!8:1203 Fraudulent Use or Possession of Credit Card or Debit Card Information
  • NEW!8:1665 False Caller Identification Information Display
  • 8:1675 Money Laundering (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!8:1755 Health Care Fraud (On or After 9/1/19)

 

Chapter 9

  • NEW!9:132 Charge Must Not Allow Conviction on Acts that Do Not Constitute the Offense Charged
  • NEW!9:355 Misrepresenting Child as Family Member at Point of Entry
  • 9:377 False Report to Peace Officer, Federal Special Investigator, Law Enforcement Employee, Corrections Officer, or Jailer (On or After 9/1/19)

Chapter 10

  • NEW!10:167 Disclosure of Confidential Information Regarding Family Violence or Victims of Trafficking Shelter Center
  • 10:390.10 Prostitution — P.C. §43.02(a) (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 10:406 Promotion of Prostitution (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!10:418 Online Promotion of Prostitution
  • 10:421 Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!10:435 Aggravated Online Promotion of Prostitution

Chapter 11

  • 11:122 Defenses to Unlawful Carrying of Weapon & Places Weapons Prohibited — Nonapplicability of Penal Code §46.02 & §46.03 (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 11:130.10 Unlawful Carrying Weapons — P.C. 46.02(a)(1) & (2) (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 11:233 Unlawful Carrying of Handgun by License Holder — P.C. §46.035 (b)(2), (b)(3), (b)(4), (b)(5) (On or After 9/1/19)
  • 11:638 Prohibition on Purchase and Sale of Adult Stem Cells for Certain Investigational Treatments (On or After 9/1/19)
  • NEW!11:1071 Driving While Intoxicated — Misdemeanor Enhanced — Plea of Not True
  • NEW!11:1072 Driving While Intoxicated — Misdemeanor Enhanced — Plea of True
  • NEW!11:1073Driving While Intoxicated — Misdemeanor Enhanced — Verdict Form

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Table of contents

VOLUME 1
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO JURY INSTRUCTION LAW
CHAPTER 2 CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY — PARTIES TO CRIME
CHAPTER 3 DEFENSES AND SPECIAL EVIDENTIARY CHARGES
CHAPTER 4 PUNISHMENT
CHAPTER 5 CRIMINAL INSTRUMENTS
CHAPTER 6 OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON
CHAPTER 7 OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY
CHAPTER 8 OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY
CHAPTER 9 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

VOLUME 2
CHAPTER 10 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND DECENCY
CHAPTER 11 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, AND MORALS
CHAPTER 12 ORGANIZED CRIME
CHAPTER 13 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES OFFENSES
CHAPTER 14 WATER CODE CRIMES
CHAPTER 15 TAX CRIMES
CHAPTER 16 HUMAN RESOURCES FRAUD
CHAPTER 17 REAL PROPERTY OFFENSES
CHAPTER 18 ELECTION CODE
CHAPTER 19 SECURITIES FRAUD
CHAPTER 20 MISCELLANEOUS