J. RELATED INSTRUCTIONS
3260.Duty of Jury: Verdict Form for Enhancement, Sentencing
Factor, or Prior Conviction
You have been given (a/ <insert number>) verdict form[s] for the
additional allegation[s]. If you reach a verdict on any additional
allegation, complete the verdict form for that allegation.
New January 2006
The court has a sua sponte duty to give this instruction when instructing on any
enhancements, sentencing factors, prior convictions, or other special ﬁndings.
Do not give this instruction for special circumstances. Give CALCRIM No. 700,
Special Circumstances: Introduction.
• Statutory Authority. Pen. Code, §§ 1158, 1158a.
5 Witkin & Epstein, California Criminal Law (3d ed. 2000) Criminal Trial, § 644.
4Millman, Sevilla & Tarlow, California Criminal Defense Practice, Ch. 85,
Submission to Jury and Verdict, § 85.20 (Matthew Bender).
5 Millman, Sevilla & Tarlow, California Criminal Defense Practice, Ch. 91,
Sentencing, §§ 91.31, 91.102 (Matthew Bender).