January 10, 2016: The Committee has revised the Reporter’s Note for Diminished Capacity and Intoxication in light of State v. Congress, 2014 VT 129.
January 20, 2016: The Committee has posted revised instructions for Diminished Capacity and Intoxication: CR07-153, CR07-156, and CR07-159.
October 1, 2015: The Committee has revised the instruction for Disturbing the Peace by Telephone (CR22-201) to eliminate the word “anonymous,” as reflected in a recent legislative enactment. See 2013, Adj. Sess., No. 150, § 5, eff. July 1, 2014.
October 1, 2015: The Reporter’s Note for “lewdness” under 13 V.S.A. § 2632(a)(8) has been revised.
July 31, 2015: A new instruction has been added for the crime of “Accessory After the Fact” (13 V.S.A. § 5).
September 29, 2015: A Reporter’s Note has been added to accompany the above instruction.
June 15, 2015: Several instructions as well as the definitions page have been updated to reflect that in the assault context, “serious bodily injury” by definition includes strangulation. See 13 V.S.A. § 1021(2). The updated instructions and reporter’s notes can be found on the aggravated assault, domestic assault, and aggravated sexual assault pages.
Please welcome our new reporter, Michael Csere.
July 7, 2014: In light of State v. Bolaski, 2014 VT 36, a new instruction has been added for use in homicide cases where there is prima facie evidence of extenuating circumstances. It can be found on the homicide page, along with updated Reporter’s Notes summarizing the committee’s reaction to Bolaski.
June 16, 2014: New instructions for identity theft (13 V.S.A. § 2030(a)) and for obtaining a regulated drug by deceit (18 V.S.A. § 4223(a)(1)) have been added.
May 9, 2013: The revised instructions on kidnapping and unlawful restraint are now available here.
May 9, 2013: Please welcome our new reporter, Ben McIntyre.