Criminal Law

205. Charge Removed From Jury Consideration

Count[s] charging the defendant with <insert name[s] of offense[s]> no longer need[s] to be decided in this case.

Do not speculate about or consider in any way why you no longer need to decide (this/these) count[s].

Bench Notes

Instructional Duty

The court may give this instruction if one or more of the original counts has been removed from the case, whether through plea or dismissal.

(New January 2006)