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CJI2d[NY] INSTRUCTIONS OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY


INSTRUCTIONS OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Click on an underscored title for a WORD document (docx)

 

WPD PDF

 

Accessorial Liability

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Accomplice:

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

 

Admission (see Confession)

 

 

Adverse Inference:

 
    Destroyed Evidence WP PDF
     Missing Rosario WP PDF
     Missing Witness WP PDF

 

Burden of Proof  (see Reasonable Doubt)

 

 

Causation:

   

     Cause Injury

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     Cause Death

WP PDF

 

Character Evidence

WP PDF

 

Circumstantial Evidence (see Evidence)

 

 

Closed-circuit Television

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Confession

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Consciousness of Guilt

WP PDF

 

Corroboration of a Confession

WP PDF

 

Corroboration of a Witness:

 
     Unsworn Witness  WP PDF
     Complainant of Sex Offense; Mental Defect or Incapacity WP PDF

 

Credibility

WP PDF

 

Culpable Mental States:

 
     Intent WP PDF
     Knowingly WP PDF

 

Deadlocked Jury (see Jury Issues)

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Defendant's Conduct:

 
     Absent Defendant WP PDF
     Defendant Who Does Not Testify WP PDF
     Disruptive Defendant WP 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 WP PDF
     Alibi WP PDF
     Duress WP PDF
     Entrapment WP PDF
     Insanity WP PDF
     Intoxication WP PDF
    Justification:  
          Emergency Measure WP PDF
          Defense of a:  
                    person by Physical Force WP PDF
                    person by Deadly Physical Force WP PDF
                    victim of Certain Felonies WP PDF
          To Prevent:  
                    Arson WP PDF
                    Burglary WP PDF
                    Criminal Trespass WP PDF
                    Damage to Premises WP PDF

 

Deliberation Issues:

 
     Deliberation Procedures WP PDF
     Exhibits, Readback, Law Questions WP PDF
     Foreperson's Role WP PDF
     Verdict Sheet Explained

WP PDF

 

Evidence:

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

 

Expert:

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

 

Final Instructions - Model

   

 

Grand Jury Impanelment Instructions - Model

   

 

Geographical Jurisdiction (State):

   
     State Territorial Jurisdiction WP PDF

 

Geographical Jurisdiction (County):

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

 

Identification:

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

 

Inconsistent Statements

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Indictment Is Not Evidence

WP PDF

 

Intent (see Culpable Mental States)

 

 

Interested Witness

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Interpreter

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Juror Issues:

 
     Juror Discharge and Substitution WP PDF
     Juror Expertise WP PDF

 

Jury Issues:

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

 

Knowingly (see Culpable Menatal States)

 

 

Lesser Included Offense

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Missing Rosario (see Adverse Inference)

 
Missing Witness (see Adverse Inference)  

 

Molineux

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Motive (When Not an Element)

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Multiple Defendants

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Multiple Separate Transactions of Same Offense

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Partial Verdict

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Possession:

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

 

Preliminary Instructions - Model

 

 

Presumption of Innocence (see Reasonable Doubt)

 

 

Prompt Outcry

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Pro-se Defendant

WP PDF

 

Reasonable Doubt

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Summation, Introduction and Rules

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Transcript of a Recording

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Verdict Sheet - Models

 

 

Venue (see Geographical Jurisdiction)

 

 

Voir Dire - Model

   

 

Voluntary Act

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Witness:

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

 

Witness Refuses To Answer:

 
     Refusal Effect on Witness Credibility WP PDF
     Refusal Requires Testimony Stricken WP PDF