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    ALERTS - Criminal Jury Instructions

    Updated 7/12/2018

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

    • Instructions 11.14(h) & 11.15(l) – Failure by Sexual Offenders/Sexual Predators to Register - Chapter 2018-105, Laws of Florida. Change in definitions of “permanent residence,” temporary residence,” and “transient residence.”
    • Instructions 10.1, 10.15, and 10.15(a) – Delete slungshot from the definition of concealed weapon in 790.001(3)(a), Fla. Stat. Chapter 2016-106, Laws of Florida.
    • Instructions 11.7, 11.10, 11.10(a)-(g), 11.12, 29.13(c) - Sex crimes, Wong v. State, 212 So. 3d 351 (Fla. 2017) and State v. Knighton, 235 So. 3d 312 (Fla. 2018).
    • Instructions 3.6(f) and 3.6(g) – Self-defense, Chapter 2017-77, Laws of Florida.

    The following jury instruction cases are pending:
    SC17–1822; SC17–2263; SC17–2265; SC18-488; SC18-513; SC18-566; SC18-1113; SC18-1131; and SC18-1295.