Maryland Criminal Jury Instructions and Commentary
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Maryland Criminal Jury Instructions and Commentary is two-books-in-one, a set of more than 290 criminal pattern jury instructions and a handbook on Maryland criminal law and related topics in evidence and criminal procedure. The criminal law handbook consists of the detailed comments following each pattern jury instruction. These commentaries guide the practitioner through the intricacies of Maryland criminal law. In addition, decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and noteworthy decisions of federal circuit courts and other state appellate courts are included in the comment sections. Access to downloadable .exe files is included, consisting of both instructions and commentary text.
The 2020 edition ISBN is 9781522185819.
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Table of contents
Table of Jury Instructions
Chapter 1 General Instructions
A. Preliminary Instructions
B. Instructions Relating to the Deliberative Process
Chapter 2 Evaluation of Evidence
A. What Constitutes Evidence
B. Evaluation of Testimony
C. Evaluation of Other Evidence
Chapter 3 States of Mind
Chapter 4 Parties to Crimes and Preliminary Offenses
A. Parties to Crimes
B. Preliminary Offenses
Chapter 5 Offenses Against the Person
B. Child Abuse
C. Unlawful Homicide
E. Sexual Offenses
Table of Jury Instructions
Chapter 6 Offenses Relating to Property
B. Bad Check Offenses: Obtaining Property or Services by Bad Check
D. Counterfeiting and Issuing
E. Malicious Destruction of Property
F. Robbery and Carjacking
Chapter 7 Other Offenses
C. Disorderly Conduct and Indecent Exposure
D. Disorderly House
E. Driving Offenses: Alcohol and Drugs
H. Narcotics and Controlled Dangerous Substance Offenses
K. Resisting Arrest
L. Unlawful Use of Telephone and Electronic Mail
M. Weapons Offenses
Chapter 8 Defenses
B. Claim of Right
C. Defense of Property
D. Defense of Others
G. Good Character of Defendant
I. Mistake or Ignorance of Fact
J. Mistaken Identity
M. Voluntary Intoxication
Appendix I How to Make a Jury Instruction Request and Procedure for Preserving the Record for Possible Appeal When a Requested Instruction is Denied
Appendix II Supplementing Oral Instructions with Written or Electronically Recorded Instructions
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes