Criminal Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia
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Criminal Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia, also referred to as The Red Book, has been a practice staple in the District of Columbia courts since 1966 for both practitioners and judges and is the authority in this area.
Now in its fifth edition, this portable loose-leaf volume is organized with numerical tabs for each subject area, making even courtroom access quick and easy. Criminal Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia is an ideal reference companion for criminal practitioners and members of the courts as well as public defenders and district attorneys who appear in D.C. local and federal courts.
Each instruction is set forth at the outset of a section and contains comments by the author which include:
• relevant cases with explanations
• notes on how to use the instructions
• cross-references to other instructions
• the most recent revisions
• the way in which the rule has been updated and why
• references to several publications relating to criminal law and procedure
• the minimum and maximum penalties for the offense follow the title and statutory citation for each substantive offense instruction
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Table of contents
I. Instructions Before and During Trial
II. Final Instructions
B. Evaluation of Testimony
C. Evaluation of Other Evidence
D. Aspects of Deliberations
E. Closing Remarks
F. During Deliberations
III. Definitions and Theories of Liability
B. Theories of Liability
A. Crimes Against Persons
B. Crimes Against Property
C. Public Order Offenses
D. Other Offenses
A. Defense Theory
B. Alibi, Identification
C. Duress, Entrapment, Consent
D. Insanity, Intoxication
E. Self-Defense, Defense of Others, Defense of Property, Claim of Right
F. Accident, Mistake
G. Other Defenses
Appendix A Comparison of Instruction Numbers – Fifth Edition to Fourth Edition
Appendix B Comparison of Instruction Numbers – Fourth Edition to Fifth Edition
Appendix C Sentencing Chart for Felonies Committed on or After 5:00 p.m., August 11, 2000 (Arranged in Alphabetical Order)
Appendix C Sentencing Chart for Felonies Committed on or After 5:00 p.m., August 11, 2000 (Arranged in Order by D.C. Official Code Citation (2001)
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes