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Kentucky Instructions to Juries provides examples of instructions that are uniform, concise and specific. You'll save time and practice confidently with convenient and authoritative instructions.

The Criminal Instructions were prepared by William S. Cooper, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky and revised by Donald P. Cetrulo, Former Director of the Administrative Office of the Court. While the criminal instructions track the language of the statutes, there are many fine points: for example, the 5th edition includes revised, complicity and self protection instructions that keep the work current with recent case law and acts of the General Assembly. The revised commentary guides the reader, describing frequently recurring mistakes that cause erroneous instructions.

References to relevant cases following the sample instructions provide source material to aid the attorney in drafting final instructions. Commentary by the authors, provides essential background information, which explains the rationale for the language used in the instruction, and offers illuminating comparisons with similar or related instructions: making the commentary as important as the instructions themselves.

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Criminal Instructions

Chapter 1: General Principles

Part 1. Matters of Substance

Part 2. Oral Admonitions

Part 3. Matters of Form and Procedure

Part 4. Matters of Appeal

Chapter 2: Miscellaneous Guilt Phase Instructions

Chapter 3: Assaults and Restraints of Persons

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Homicide

Part 3. Assault

Part 4. Abuse

Part 5. Kidnapping and Related Offenses

Chapter 4: Offenses Related to Sex and Pornography

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Rape

Part 3. Sodomy

Part 4. Sexual Abuse

Part 5. Indecent Exposure

Part 6. First-Degree Unlawful Transaction with a Minor

Part 7. Prostitution

Part 8. Obscenity

Part 9. Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Chapter 5: Damage to or Intrusion Upon Property

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Burglary and Trespass

Part 3. Arson

Part 4. Criminal Mischief and Related Offenses

Chapter 6: Robbery, Theft and Related Offenses

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Robbery

Part 3. Theft

Part 4. Forgery and Related Offenses

Part 5. Business and Commercial Frauds

Chapter 7: Offenses Against Public and Judicial Administration

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Obstruction of Public Administration

Part 3. Escape and Offenses Related to Custody

Part 4. Bribery and Related Offenses

Part 5. Perjury and Related Offenses

Chapter 8: Offenses Against Public Order, Safety and Morals

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Riot, Disorderly Conduct, and Related Offenses

Part 3. Offenses Against Privacy of Communications

Part 4. Offenses Relating to Firearms and Destructive Devices

Part 5. Offenses Involving Operation of Motor Vehicles

Part 6. Gambling

Part 7. Miscellaneous Crimes Affecting Businesses, Occupations and Professions

Part 8. Family Offenses

Chapter 9: Controlled Substances

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Schedule Substances

Part 3. Marijuana

Part 4. Miscellaneous KRS Chapter 218A Offenses

Part 5. Alcoholic Beverages

Part 6. Assistance Program Benefits

Chapter 10: Complicity and Inchoate Offenses

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Complicity

Part 3. Inchoate Offenses

Chapter 11: Defenses

Part 1. Definitions

Part 2. Justification

Part 3. Absence of Criminal Responsibility

Part 4. Miscellaneous Defenses

Chapter 12: Penalty Phase Instructions

Part 1. Misdemeanor Offenses

Part 2. Capital Offenses

Part 3. Felony Offenses

Part 4. Subsequent Offense Enhancement

Part 5. Persistent Felony Offenders