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REVISION 18 HIGHLIGHTS

Here is your annual update to the indispensable book of jury charges relied on by judges and attorneys throughout the state. This year’s update includes a record 87 new sections! Here are some of the sections that have been added or updated:

Chapter 2: Criminal Responsibility – Parties to Crime

  • NEW: Failure to Object §2:80

Chapter 3: Defenses and Special Evidentiary Charges

  • Voluntary Conduct Charge, §3:110
  • Connection of Accused to Criminal Act — Test, §3:240
  • Circumstantial Evidence, §3:510
  • General Law – Deadly Weapon, §3:640
  • Notice of Intent to Seek Deadly Weapon Finding, §3:690
  • Entrapment, §3:860
  • Illegally Seized Evidence, §3:980
  • Limitations on Self-Defense, §3:1730
  • Retreat — Presumption of Reasonableness (Post-2007), §3:1745

Chapter 6: Offenses Against Person

  • NEW: Indecency With Child — Sexual Contact §6:871
  • NEW: Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student, §§6:901-6:903
  • NEW: Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material, §6:936
  • NEW: Sexual Coercion §§6:938, 6:939
  • NEW: Assault — Causing Bodily Injury to Another, §6:990
  • NEW: Aggravated Sexual Assault, §6:1390
  • NEW: Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual, §6:1432
  • NEW: Terroristic Threat, §6:1525
  • NEW: Harassment by Persons in Correctional Facilities, §6:1610, §6:1611

Chapter 9: Offenses Against Public Administration

  • NEW: Misrepresentation of Property, §9:535
  • NEW: Prohibited Substances and Items in Correctional or Civil Commitment Facility, §9:785
  • NEW: Prohibited Substances and Items in Correctional or Civil Commitment Facility, §9:795
  • NEW: Violation of the Civil Rights of Person in Custody, §9:1251
  • NEW: Improper Sexual Activity with Person in Custody, §9:1263
  • NEW: Improper Sexual Activity with Person in Custody, §9:1287
  • NEW: Failure to Comply with Immigration Detainer Request, §9:1375

Chapter 11: Offenses Against Public Order and Decency

  • NEW: Harassment, §10:123
  • NEW: Abuse of Corpse, §10:168
  • NEW: Cruelty to Nonlivestock Animals, §10:245
  • NEW: Prostitution, §10:391A
  • NEW: Promotion of Prostitution, §10:408
  • NEW: Employment Harmful to Children, §10:633

Table of Contents

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
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