Author Archives: Michael Csere

Preliminary Instructions

May 8, 2017: The Committee has updated the instruction and reporter’s note for “Juror Prohibitions, Including Juror Use of Electronic Devices” (CR01-031) to reflect that courts should explicitly instruct the jury not to discuss the case amongst themselves until deliberations … Continue reading

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Reporter’s Note Revisions

April 24, 2017: The Committee has made Reporter’s Note revisions to the following sections to incorporate recent case law: Simple Assault (physical menace) – CR22-041 Aggravated Assault (threatened another with deadly weapon) – CR22-098 Unanimous Verdict – CR04-081

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Credit Card Fraud

January 20, 2017: The Committee has posted new instructions for the following crimes related to credit card fraud: CR60-301.  Credit Card Fraud ($50 or less), 9 V.S.A. §§ 4043, 4044(a) (01/20/17) CR60-306. Credit Card Fraud (more than $50), 9 V.S.A. … Continue reading

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Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent

January 8, 2017: The Committee has added an instruction for the new crime of “Disclosure of Sexually Explicit Images Without Consent.” See 13 V.S.A. § 2606(b)(1). The new instruction, CR27-611, is available here.

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Enabling the Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor/Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

December 12, 2016: The Committee had added a new instruction and reporter’s note for the crime of Enabling the Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. 7 V.S.A. § 658(a)(2). The new instruction and note reflect the Supreme Court’s recent decision … Continue reading

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Cruelty to a Child

June 15, 2016: The Committee has posted revised instructions and reporter’s notes for Cruelty to a Child, including the new felony version of the crime. The revisions reflect the recent legislative enactment. See 2015, No. 60, § 25, eff. July … Continue reading

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Home Improvement Fraud

May 17, 2016: The Committee has revised the instruction for Home Improvement Fraud and the accompanying Reporter’s Note to reflect the Legislature’s recent amendment to 13 V.S.A. § 2029. See 2015, No. 13, §§ 1–2, eff. May 1, 2015.

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Leaving the Scene of an Accident

May 17, 2016: The Committee has revised the instruction for Leaving the Scene of an Accident (CR35-051) and expanded the accompanying Reporter’s Note. Additionally, the Committee has added two new instructions, for LSA with serious bodily injury (CR35-056) and LSA … Continue reading

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Homicide

May 1, 2016: The Committee has revised the instructions and Reporter’s Notes for Homicide in light of State v. Congress, 2014 VT 129, 198 Vt. 241.

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Disorderly Conduct and Aggravated Disorderly Conduct

April 1, 2016: The Committee has posted instructions and a Reporter’s Note for the new crime of Aggravated Disorderly Conduct under 13 V.S.A. § 1026a. The Committee has also made minor revisions to the Disorderly Conduct (13 V.S.A. § 1026) instructions, … Continue reading

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