Archives: Jury Instructions

MO 433.00 DEFINITIONS – SPECIFIC

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 433.00 DEFINITIONS – SPECIFIC Definitions for use in instructing juries under MAI-CR, arranged alphabetically, with section number of statutory source indicated in brackets: * Abuse. [As used in Sections 455.010 to 455.085] includes but is not limited to the occurrence of any of the following acts, attempts or threats against a person who may be protected pursuant to Sections 455.010 to 455.085: [Continue by asserting acts charged.] [§ 455.010(1), RSMo …

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MO 408.20 JUSTIFICATION: EMERGENCY MEASURES

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 408.20 JUSTIFICATION: EMERGENCY MEASURES PART A – GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS One of the issues (as to Count _____) (in this case) is whether the conduct of the defendant was justified as an emergency measure. In this state, conduct which would otherwise be an offense can be lawful in certain circumstances. In order for conduct which would otherwise be an offense to be lawful, it must be necessary as an emergency measure …

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MO 406.30 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF DEADLY FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE — BATTERED SPOUSE

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.30 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF DEADLY FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE — BATTERED SPOUSE PART A – GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE LAW One of the issues (as to Count _____) (in this case) is whether the use of force by the defendant against [name of victim] was lawful. In this state, the use of force, including the use of deadly force, to protect oneself is lawful in certain situations. [Use the material in …

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MO 406.22 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE BY PRIVATE PERSON IN RESISTING EXCESSIVE FORCE BY A KNOWN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAKING AN ARREST

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.22 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE BY PRIVATE PERSON IN RESISTING EXCESSIVE FORCE BY A KNOWN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER MAKING AN ARREST PART A – GENERAL STATEMENT OF LAW One of the issues (as to Count ______) (in this case) is whether the use of force by the defendant against [name of law enforcement officer] was lawful. In this state, the use of force (, including the use of deadly force,) …

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MO 406.18 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE TO PREVENT ESCAPE FROM CONFINEMENT

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.18 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE TO PREVENT ESCAPE FROM CONFINEMENT PART A – GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS One of the issues (as to Count _____) (in this case) is whether the use of force by the defendant against [name of victim] was the lawful use of force by a (guard) (or) (law enforcement officer) to prevent escape from confinement. In this state, the use of force (including the use of deadly force) …

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MO 406.16 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE BY PRIVATE PERSON IN MAKING ARREST

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.16 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE BY PRIVATE PERSON IN MAKING ARREST PART A – GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS One of the issues (as to Count _____) (in this case) is whether the use of force by the defendant against [name of victim] was the lawful use of force by a private person in making an arrest (or preventing an escape). In this state, the use of force (including the use of deadly …

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MO 406.14 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.14 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER PART A – GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS One of the issues (as to Count ______) (in this case) is whether the use of force by the defendant against [name of victim] was lawful. In this state, the use of force (including the use of deadly force) by a law enforcement officer in making an arrest or in preventing escape after arrest is lawful …

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MO 406.12 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PROPERTY

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.12 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PROPERTY PART A – GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS One of the issues (as to Count _____) (in this case) is whether the use of force by the defendant against [name of victim] was in defense of property. In this state, the use of force to protect property is lawful in certain situations. (But the use of deadly force is not permitted to protect property.) …

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MO 406.10 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE WHILE IN A DWELLING, RESIDENCE OR VEHICLE

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.10 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE WHILE IN A DWELLING, RESIDENCE OR VEHICLE One of the issues (as to Count _____) (in this case) is whether the use of (deadly force) (physical force, including deadly force,) by the defendant against [Identify victim.] was lawful. On the issue of self-defense (as to Count ____) (in this case), you are instructed as follows: In this state the use of physical …

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MO 406.08 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF THIRD PERSONS

Missouri Approved Instructions–Criminal (MAI-CR) 4th 406.08 JUSTIFICATION: USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE IN DEFENSE OF THIRD PERSONS One of the issues (as to Count _____) (in this case) is whether the use of physical force by the defendant against [Identify victim.] was lawful. On the issue of defense of another person (as to Count _______) (in this case), you are instructed as follows: In this state the use of physical force (, including the use of …

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