Riverview, FL asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida

Q: ask HOW can I obtain my jury instructions ? and WHAT does "Dummy Information provided to the jury mean

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If your case already went to trial, the jury instructions that were provided to the jury would be in the clerk's court file for the case. You can get copies of that from the clerk of courts in the jurisdiction where the trial occurred. Otherwise, the Florida Supreme Court provides a copy of standard jury instructions on their website. I have never heard of "Dummy Information." The court reads the "Information" or indictment to the jury at the beginning of the case. Additionally, the court reads/provides jury instructions to the jury that are common or the same in every case (i.e. the instruction on reasonable doubt). However, Dummy Information is a new one for me.

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