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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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Accessorial Liability

PDF

 

Accomplice:

 
     Accomplice, as a Matter of Fact PDF
     Accomplice, as a Matter of Law PDF

 

Admission (see Confession)

 

 

Adverse Inference:

 
    Destroyed Evidence PDF
     Missing Rosario PDF
     Missing Witness PDF

 

Burden of Proof  (see Reasonable Doubt)

 

 

Causation:

 

     Cause Injury

PDF

     Cause Death

PDF

 

Character Evidence

 

PDF

 

Circumstantial Evidence (see Evidence)

 

 

Closed-circuit Television

 

PDF

 

Confession

 

PDF

 

Consciousness of Guilt

 

PDF

 

Corroboration of a Confession

 

PDF

 

Corroboration of a Witness:

 
     Unsworn Witness  PDF
     Complainant of Sex Offense-Mental Defect or Incapacity PDF

 

Credibility

 

PDF

 

Culpable Mental States:

 
     Intent PDF
     Knowingly PDF

 

Deadlocked Jury (see Jury Issues)

PDF

 

Defendant's Conduct:

 
     Absent Defendant PDF
     Defendant Who Does Not Testify PDF
     Disruptive Defendant PDF

 

Defenses:

For a defense to a specific crime, see the "Additional Charges" section on the Penal Law page listing the charge for that crime.

 
     Agency PDF
     Alibi PDF
     Duress PDF
     Entrapment PDF
     Insanity PDF
     Intoxication PDF
    Justification:  
          Emergency Measure PDF
          Defense of a:  
                    person by Physical Force PDF
                    person by Deadly Physical Force PDF
                    victim of Certain Felonies PDF
          To Prevent:  
                    Arson PDF
                    Burglary PDF
                    Criminal Trespass PDF
                    Damage to Premises PDF

 

Deliberation Issues:

 
     Deliberation Procedures PDF
     Exhibits, Readback, Law Questions PDF
     Foreperson's Role PDF
     Written Instructions to Jury PDF
     Verdict Sheet Explained PDF

 

Evidence:

 
     Evidence In  General PDF
     Evidentiary Inferences PDF
     Circumstantial Evidence PDF
     Destroyed Evidence (see Adverse Inference)  
     Dying Declaration PDF
     Hearsay-Not for its truth PDF

 

Expert:

 
     Expert In General PDF
     Expert In Drug Traffic PDF
     Expert On Crime Victim Syndrome PDF

 

Final Jury Instructions - Model

 

 

Grand Jury Impanelment Instructions - Model

 

 

Geographical Jurisdiction (State):

 
     State Territorial Jurisdiction PDF

 

Geographical Jurisdiction (County):

 
     Conduct Within_County PDF
     Conduct Outside County PDF
     Common Carrier PDF
     Private Vehicle PDF

 

Identification:

 
     Identification (One Witness) PDF
     Identification (Witness Plus) PDF
     Identification By Pictorial Representation PDF

 

Inconsistent Statements

 

PDF

 

Indictment Is Not Evidence

 

PDF

 

Intent (see Culpable Mental States)

 

 

Interested Witness

 

PDF

 

Interpreter

 

PDF

 

Juror Issues:

 
     Juror Discharge and Substitution PDF
     Juror Expertise PDF

 

Jury Issues:

 
     Jury Admonitions PDF
     Jury Admonitions - Combined Jury and Bench Trial PDF
     Jury Admonitions - Multiple Juries PDF
     Jury Note-Taking PDF
     Jury Not to Consider Sentence PDF
     Jury Questions PDF
     Jury Role compared to Court Role PDF
     Jury Separation During Deliberations PDF
     Jury Deadlocked PDF
     Jury Discharged PDF

 

Knowingly (see Culpable Mental States)

 

 

Lesser Included Offense

 

PDF

 

Missing Rosario (see Adverse Inference)

 
Missing Witness (see Adverse Inference)  

 

Molineux

 

PDF

 

Motive (When Not an Element)

 

PDF

 

Multiple Defendants

 

PDF

 

Multiple Separate Transactions of Same Offense

 

PDF

 

Partial Verdict

 

PDF

 

Possession:

 
     Physical and Constructive PDF
     Recent, Exclusive PDF
     Temporary PDF
     Voluntary PDF

 

Preliminary Jury Instructions - Model

 

 

Presumption of Innocence (see Reasonable Doubt)

 

 

Prompt Outcry

 

PDF

 

Pro-se Defendant

 

PDF

 

Reasonable Doubt

 

PDF

 

 

Summation, Introduction and Rules

 

PDF

 

Transcript of a Recording

 

PDF

 

Verdict Sheet - Models

 

 

Venue (see Geographical Jurisdiction)

 

 

Voir Dire Instructions - Model

 

 

Voluntary Act

 

PDF

 

Witness:

 
     Pre-trial Preparation PDF
     Testifying by Closed-circuit Television PDF
     Unsworn Witness (see Corroboration of a Witness)  
   

Witness Refuses to Answer:

 
     Refusal Effect on Witness Credibility PDF
     Refusal Requires Testimony Stricken PDF