Prepared by the Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions sub-committee, a group of some of the state’s most distinguished judges and lawyers, the Second Edition contains more than 200 jury instructions accompanied by comprehensive comments explaining the appropriate constitutional, statutory, court rule and case authority supporting the instruction.
The instructions are impartial, accurate statements of the law, understandable by the average juror. In addition to instructions on specific criminal offenses, the book includes: introductory and cautionary instructions; general instructions; evidentiary instructions; and instructions as to defenses, parties and verdict sheets.
The book is an excellent primer on evidence, burden of proof, and the elements of criminal offenses. With a comprehensive instructions table, table of authorities, table of cases, and index, this is an indispensable resource for all members of the bar that handle criminal cases in Maryland.
The Second Edition also includes downloadable instructions formatted in Microsoft Word® format, saving you hours of time! The instructions are up to date, providing an invaluable aid to the busy practitioner!
The NEW 2022 MJPI-Criminal Replacement Pages replace ALL pages in the Second Edition and bring the Second Edition fully up to date with current developments in statutory and case law.
The 2022 Replacement Pages include 4 brand new and 8 revised instructions to reflect statutory and common law changes, including new instructions on implicit bias; battered spouse syndrome; child abuse continuing course of conduct; and unlawful use of force by police officer; and revisions to instructions on first degree assault, narcotics and controlled dangerous substance; second degree rape; removal of sodomy instructions; possession of regulated firearms; perverted practices; DUI; and flight or concealment of defendant; and updated and expanded comments and notes on use.
The 2022 version includes a revised table of contents, instructions table, instructions section, tables of cases, authorities, and the index. The 2022 Replacement Pages are also accompanied by the downloadable updated instructions.
Summary of Contents
Chapter 1: Introductory and Cautionary
Chapter 2: General Instructions
Chapter 3: Evidentiary Instructions
Chapter 4: Criminal Offenses
Chapter 5: Defenses
Chapter 6: Parties
Chapter 7: Verdict Sheets
Table of Authorities
Table of Cases
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Also included with purchase: Model Jury Selection Questions for Maryland Criminal Trials, 2020 Update