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Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions-Criminal


The following represents Illinois Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions, drafted by the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. All instructions are in pdf graphic format.

 

Note: Supreme Court Rule 451(a) prescribes the use of Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions in criminal cases. These instructions are prepared by the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. There is no advanced approval of jury instructions in criminal cases by the Court, they are approved only after they have been tested in the courts. People v. Hester, 131 Ill.2d 91 (1989), citing Powers v. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company, 91 Ill.2d 375 (1982).