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Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions, Second Edition, with 2020 Replacement Pages, with Downloadable Instructions (Hardcopy)


Prepared by the MSBA Standing Criminal Sub-Committee on Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions, 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. 

Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions is an indispensable resource for all members of the bar that handle criminal cases in Maryland.

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. The publication is also made easy to use with a comprehensive instructions table, table of authorities, table of cases, and index.

The Second Edition also includes downloadable instructions formatted in rich text format (fully compatible with WordPerfect® or Microsoft Word® format), saving you hours of time! The instructions are up to date, providing an invaluable aid to the busy practitioner!

What’s New in the 2020 Replacement Pages?

The NEW 2020 MJPI-Criminal Replacement Pages replace ALL pages in the Second Edition and brings the Second Edition fully up to date with current developments in statutory and case law.

The 2020 Replacement Pages include 9 revised instructions to reflect statutory and common law changes, including revisions to instructions on resisting arrest, imperfect self-defense, and the testimony of an accomplice; 7 brand new instructions, including instructions on revenge porn and sextortion; and updated and expanded comments and notes on use.

The 2020 version also includes a revised table of contents, instructions table, instructions section, tables of cases, authorities, and the index. The 2020 Replacement Pages are also accompanied by the downloadable updated instructions.

New Instructions:

  • CDS Volume Dealer
  • Driving While Impaired by CDS
  • First Degree Assault
  • Harassment
  • Revenge Porn
  • Sextortion
  • Voluntary Manslaughter (Imperfect Self-Defense)

Revised Instructions

  • Abuse of Child/Vulnerable Adult [4:07.4]
  • Burglary [4:06 et seq.]
  • Importation of CDS [4:24.9]
  • Parental Discipline [4:07; 4:07.1; 4:07.2]
  • Resisting Arrest [4:27]
  • Testimony of Accomplice [3:11]
  • Voluntary Manslaughter [4:17.2.C]

Summary of Contents
Instructions Table
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

Click here for detailed Table of Contents.

Also included with purchase: Model Jury Selection Questions for Maryland Criminal Trials, 2020 Update 

This publication is available in electronic form. To purchase it in electronic form please click here Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions, Second Edition, with 2020 Replacement Pages, with Downloadable Instructions (Electronic Publication)

Format: Custom Practice Binder
Pub Date: 2020
Pages: 1394

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