The Florida Bar

About Criminal Jury Instructions

The website contains standard jury instructions prepared by the Florida Supreme Court Criminal Jury Instructions Committee. Boldface type, brackets, parentheses, and italics have been used to give certain directions. Refer to How to Use the Standard Jury Instructions, Criminal & Jimmy Ryce Cases for examples.

Viewing the Instructions

Links to each individual Standard Jury Instruction for Criminal Cases are provided in Rich Text Format. These documents are best viewed in a word processing application (Word, Pages, etc.), not using a viewer.

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