Criminal jury instructions for the District of Columbia
Criminal Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia, also referred to as The Red Book, has been a practice staple in the District of Columbia courts since 1966 for both practitioners and judges and is the authority in this area.
Now in its fifth edition, this portable loose-leaf volume is organized with numerical tabs for each subject area, making even courtroom access quick and easy. Criminal Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia is an ideal reference companion for criminal practitioners and members of the courts as well as public defenders and district attorneys who appear in D.C. local and federal courts.
Each instruction is set forth at the outset of a section and contains comments by the author which include:
- relevant cases with explanations
- notes on how to use the instructions
- cross-references to other instructions
- the most recent revisions
- the way in which the rule has been updated and why
- references to several publications relating to criminal law and procedure
- the minimum and maximum penalties for the offense follow the title and statutory citation for each substantive offense instruction
New Providence, NJ
LexisNexis Matthew Bender
Bergman, Barbara E. and Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Young Lawyers' Section. "Criminal jury instructions for the District of Columbia." (2009). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/law_facbookdisplay/152