Author Archives: Michael Csere

Stalking

The Committee has drafted a new instruction for the crime of stalking, reflecting the 2015 statutory amendments. The Committee has revised the Reporter’s Notes accompanying the stalking instructions. The new instruction and revised Reporter’s Notes are available here.

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Human Trafficking

The Committee has drafted instructions for the crime of human trafficking. Those instructions are available here.

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Causation

The Committee has revised the Reporter’s Note for Causation.

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Sexual Exploitation of an Inmate

July 11, 2018: The Committee has posted a new instruction for the crime of Sexual Exploitation of an Inmate. That instruction is available here.

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New “Juror Prohibitions” Instruction

July 5, 2018: The Committee has added a new instruction on juror prohibitions, including juror use of electronic devices, upon separation following voir dire and before the start of trial. That instruction is available here.

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Various Revisions

January 12, 2018: The Committee has revised various reporter’s notes to include citations to two recent Vermont Supreme Court decisions, State v. Bean, 2016 VT 73, 202 Vt. 361 and State v. Dow, 2016 VT 91, 202 Vt. 616. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Voyeurism

January 11, 2018: The Committee has drafted new instructions and reporter’s notes for the crime of voyeurism, 13 V.S.A. § 2605. The instructions and notes are available here.

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Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult

November 20, 2017: The Committee has drafted new instructions for the crime of Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, 13 V.S.A. § 1380. Those instructions are available here.

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Possession of Child Pornography

July 18, 2017: The Committee has posted a new instruction and accompanying reporter’s note for the crime of Possession of Child Pornography, 13 V.S.A. § 2827. The new instruction, CR27-741, is available here.

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Speeding (Judicial Bureau Appeals)

June 15, 2017: The Committee has added new instructions for appeals from the Judicial Bureau of speeding violations. Those appeals may be heard as a de novo jury trial in the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. The instructions are … Continue reading

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