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Alerts: Updated 8/11/2020

The following instructions are currently under review because of recent legislation or case law:

  • Instructions 3.12(e); 7.10; 7.11 – State v. Poole, SC18-245 (Fla. January 23, 2020) 
  • Instructions 7.8; 7.9; 11.14(h); 11.15(l); 14.1; 15.2; 16.12; 28.1; 28.1(a); 28.2; 28.3; 28.4; 28.4(a); 28.4(b); 28.5; 28.5(a); 28.7; 28.8; 28.8(a)-(e); 28.9; 28.9(a); 28.10; 28.11; 28.11(a)-(b); 28.12; 28.13; 28.18 – Chapter No. 2020-69, Laws of Florida

Proposals

The committee invites all interested persons to comment on the proposals below. Comments must be received by the committee in either electronic format or hard copy on or before September 11, 2020. The committee will review all comments received in response to the  proposals below at its next meeting and will consider amendments based upon the comments received. File your comments electronically to CrimJuryInst@flcourts.org, in the format of a Word document. If you cannot file electronically, mail a hard copy of the comment to Standard Jury Instructions Committee in Criminal Cases, c/o Bart Schneider, General Counsel’s Office, Office of the State Courts Administrator, 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1900.

7.8 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE MANSLAUGHTER
7.9 – VEHICULAR OR VESSEL HOMICIDE
11.14(h) – SEXUAL OFFENDER DEFINITIONS
11.15(l) – SEXUAL PREDATOR DEFINITIONS
14.1 – THEFT
14.2 – DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY (FENCING)
14.3 – DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY (ORGANIZING)
14.5 – THEFT OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
14.6 – UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION OF A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE
15.2 – CARJACKING
16.9 – PROMOTING A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD
16.12 – LEAVING A CHILD UNATTENDED OR UNSUPERVISED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE
24.1 – PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN ACTS IN CONNECTION WITH OBSCENE MATERIALS – POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SELL
24.5 – PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN ACTS IN CONNECTION WITH OBSCENE MATERIALS – POSSESSION WITHOUT INTENT TO SELL
25.17 – CONTRABAND IN COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY
25.18 – CONTRABAND IN JUVENILE [DETENTION FACILITY] [COMMITMENT PROGRAM]
25.20 – POSSESSION OF CONTRABAND [IN] [UPON THE GROUNDS OF] A STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
25.21 – [INTRODUCTION] [REMOVAL] OF CONTRABAND [INTO] [FROM] A STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
25.22 – [INTRODUCTION] [REMOVAL] OF CONTRABAND [INTO] [FROM] A [DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES] [AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES] FACILITY
28.1 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
28.1(a) – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE OR INJURY
28.2 – [FELONY] DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
28.3 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY
28.4 – LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING [DEATH] [SERIOUS BODILY INJURY] [INJURY]
28.4(a) – LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING ONLY DAMAGE TO AN ATTENDED VEHICLE OR ATTENDED PROPERTY
28.4(b) – LEAVING THE SCENE OF A CRASH INVOLVING DAMAGE TO AN UNATTENDED VEHICLE OR UNATTENDED PROPERTY
28.5 – RECKLESS DRIVING
28.5(a) – RACING ON A HIGHWAY
28.6 – FLEEING TO ELUDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
28.7 – FLEEING TO ELUDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (Siren and Lights Activated)
28.8 – FLEEING TO ELUDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (Siren and Lights Activated with High Speed or Reckless Driving)
28.8(a) – FLEEING TO ELUDE A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (Siren and Lights Activated with High Speed or Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death)
28.8(b) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING
28.8(c) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING
28.8(d) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING
28.8(e) – AGGRAVATED FLEEING OR ELUDING
28.9 – NO VALID DRIVER LICENSE
28.9(a) – NO VALID COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE
28.10 – RESTRICTED LICENSE
28.11 – DRIVING [WHILE [LICENSE] [DRIVING PRIVILEGE] SUSPENDED, REVOKED OR CANCELED] [OR] [UNDER SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION EQUIVALENT STATUS] WITH KNOWLEDGE
28.11(a) – DRIVING WHILE DESIGNATED AS A HABITUAL TRAFFIC OFFENDER
28.11(b) – DRIVING A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE [[DRIVER LICENSE] [DRIVING PRIVILEGE] [CANCELED] [SUSPENDED] [REVOKED] [DISQUALIFIED]] [UNDER SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION EQUIVALENT STATUS]
28.12 – OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE CARELESSLY OR NEGLIGENTLY CAUSING [SERIOUS BODILY INJURY] [DEATH] [WITHOUT HAVING A DRIVER LICENSE] [WHILE DRIVER LICENSE CANCELED, SUSPENDED, OR REVOKED FOR SPECIFIED REASON]
28.13 – REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO TESTING
28.18 – FAILURE TO OBEY THE LAWFUL ORDER OF A [POLICE] [TRAFFIC] OFFICIAL