Texas Criminal Pattern Jury Charges—Criminal Defenses provides expert jury instructions that will help jurors understand how the law should be applied to the facts presented at trial. This book provides instructions on most defense cases including entrapment, necessity, self-defense, defense of property, and defense of others.
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Summary of Contents
QUICK GUIDE TO DRAFTING A JURY CHARGE CHAPTER 20 DEFENSES GENERALLY CHAPTER 21 LACK OF VOLUNTARY ACT CHAPTER 22 MISTAKE OF FACT CHAPTER 23 VOLUNTARY INTOXICATION CHAPTER 24 INSANITY CHAPTER 25 “DIMINISHED CAPACITY” OR MENTAL CONDITION EVIDENCE DISPROVING CULPABLE MENTAL STATE CHAPTER 26 INVOLUNTARY INTOXICATION CHAPTER 27 ENTRAPMENT CHAPTER 28 NECESSITY CHAPTER 29 MISTAKE OF LAW CHAPTER 30 DURESS CHAPTER 31 SELF-DEFENSE—NONDEADLY FORCE PART I. BASIC SELF-DEFENSE STANDARDS PART II. GENERAL RULE OF SELF-DEFENSE PART III. NONDEADLY FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE WITH CONSENT ISSUE PART IV. NONDEADLY FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE WITH “PROVOKING THE DIFFICULTY” ISSUE PART V. NONDEADLY FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE: ARMING ONESELF ISSUE PART VI. THREAT OF DEADLY FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE CHAPTER 32 SELF-DEFENSE INVOLVING DEADLY FORCE CHAPTER 33 SELF-DEFENSE AGAINST ACTION BY PEACE OFFICER CHAPTER 34 DEFENSE OF OTHERS CHAPTER 35 DEADLY FORCE OT PREVENT FELONY CHAPTER 36 DEFENSE OF PROPERTY CHAPTER 37 SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS
APPENDIX STATUTES AND RULES CITED CASES CITED SUBJECT INDEX
COMMITTEE ON PATTERN JURY CHARGES—CRIMINAL, 2017–2018
WENDELL A. ODOM, JR., Chair EMILY JOHNSON-LIU, Vice-Chair HON. KEVIN YEARY, Court of Criminal Appeals Liaison JORGE G. ARISTOTELIDIS CHRISTOPHER RYAN BRASURE HON. ROBERT E. CADENA JOHN A. CONVERY ALAN KEITH CURRY HON. KEITH DEAN JEFFREY LEWIS EAVES ANDREW FLETCHER HON. MELISSA Y. GOODWIN RUSSELL I. GUNTER II JAMES GERARD MCDERMOTT II CRAIG J. MOORE GEORGE JAMES SALES III STANLEY G. SCHNEIDER BARRY SORRELS ZACKERY JAMES WAVRUSA
COMMITTEE ON PATTERN JURY CHARGES—OVERSIGHT, 2018–2019
HON. JANE BLAND, Chair HON. ANA ESTEVEZ, Vice-Chair HON. JOHN P. DEVINE, Supreme Court Liaison J. ARNOLD AGUILAR BROCK C. AKERS ALEXANDRA W. ALBRIGHT KIRSTEN M. CASTAÑEDA HON. DIANE DEVASTO HON. AIDA FLORES JOHN BLAISE GSANGER MARY T. HENDERSON HON. DAN HINDE SUSAN R. KLEIN JEFFREY S. LEVINGER H.E. MENDEZ BRIAN MILLER HON. EMILY MISKEL HON. LANA MYERS LADAWN H. NANDRASY SARAH PATEL PACHECO DAN POZZA MICHAEL L. SLACK HON. CATHERINE STONE HON. TIMOTHY SULAK
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