CA 362. Consciousness of Guilt: False Statements

CA 362. Consciousness of Guilt: False Statements

State: California

California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM)
CA 362. Consciousness of Guilt: False Statements

If [the] defendant [ ] made a false or misleading statement relating to the charged crime, knowing the statement was false or intending to mislead, that conduct may show (he/ she) was aware of (his/her) guilt of the crime and you may consider it in determining (his/her) guilt. [You may not consider the statement in deciding any other defendant’s guilt.]

If you conclude that the defendant made the statement, it is up to you to decide its meaning and importance. However, evidence that the defendant made such a statement cannot prove guilt by itself.

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