Colorado Jury Instructions for Criminal Cases

Each year the Colorado Supreme Court’s Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee issues an updated instruction book for juries on criminal cases. This highly detailed document includes laws and information on the jury selection process and information specific to each different crime category, from homicide to traffic offenses and everything in between. The instructions also include comments with legal references, cross references, and relevant case law citations. This guide is an essential resource for judges, attorneys (both prosecution and defense), and other courtroom personnel. Defendants and jury members may also find it helpful in clarifying certain legal matters. You can view the Colorado Jury Instructions – Criminal guide online from our library.