Library Information

Location

The library is located on the first floor of the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building.

Address

Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
300 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

Hours

The Library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. except State holidays. (Calendar)

NOTE: Appellate Court Briefs may be filed in the State Law Library from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.





Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions - Criminal Proceedings

All documents are in pdf format.



General Jury Instructions


Principles of Criminal Liability

Intentionally [13A-2-2(1)]

Knowingly [13A-2-2(2)]

Recklessly [13A-2-2(3)]

Criminal Negligence [13A-2-2(4)]

Minimum Requirement for Criminal Liability (Strict Liability) [13A-2-3]

Causation (Concurrent Causes) [13A-2-5(a)]

Causation (Unintended Result) [13A-2-5(b)]

Causation (Strict Liability Only for Probable Consequences) [13A-2-5(c)]

Mistake [13A-2-6]

Consent Not a Defense [13A-2-7]

Consent to Bodily Harm [13A-2-7(b)]




Parties to Offenses

Liability [13A-2-20]

Accountability for Behavior of Another [13A-2-21]

Accountability for Behavior of Another - Innocent Person's Behavior [13A-2-22]

Accountability for Behavior of Another - Accessory [13A-2-23]

Accountability for Behavior of Another - No Accountability [13A-2-24]

Accountability for Behavior of Another - Defenses [13A-2-25]

Corporate Conduct [13A-2-26]



Presumptive Sentencing Charges

Aggravating Factors



Defenses

Insanity [13A-3-1]

Intoxication [13A-3-2]

Immaturity [13A-3-3]

Execution of Public Duty [13A-3-22]

Self-Defense (Deadly Physical Force) [13A-3-23]

Use of Force by Persons with Parental, Custodial or Special Responsibilities [13A-3-24]

Use of Force in Defense of Premises [13A-3-25]

Use of Force in Defense of Property Other Than Premises [13A-3-26]

Use of Force in Making an Arrest or Preventing an Escape [13A-3-27]

Duress [13A-3-30]

Entrapment [13A-3-31]



Inchoate Crimes

Criminal Solicitation [13A-4-1]

Attempt [13A-4-2]

Criminal Conspiracy [13A-4-3]



Capital Murder

Guilt Phase

Murder During Robbery in the First Degree (or Attempt Thereof) (Serious
Physical Injury) [13A-5-40(a)(2)]

Murder of Two or More Persons (Single Act) [13A-5-40(a)(10)]

Murder of Two or More Persons (Pursuant to One Scheme or Course of
Conduct) [13A-5-40(a)(10)]

Murder of a Public Official [13A-5-40(a)(11)]

Murder Within 20 Years of a Previous Murder Conviction [13A-5-40(a)(13)]

Murder of a Witness [13A-5-40(a)(14)]

Murder of Victim Less Than 14 Years of Age [13A-5-40(a)(15)]

Murder By or Through Deadly Weapon Used from Outside Dwelling Upon a Victim
Inside Dwelling [13A-5-40(a)(16)]

Murder By or Through Deadly Weapon Used Upon a Victim Inside a
Vehicle [13A-5-40(a)(17)]

Murder By or Through Deadly Weapon Used Within or From a Vehicle [13A-5-40(a)(18)]

Penalty Phase

Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal Mischief 1st Degree - Damage Exceeds $2500 [13A-7-21(a)(1)]

Criminal Mischief 1st Degree - Damage Inflicted by Explosion [13A-7-21(a)(2)]

Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree - Damage Exceeds $500 but not $2500 [13A-7-22]

Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree - Damage Does Not Exceed $500 [13A-7-23]

Desecration, Defacement of Memorial of Dead (Tree, Shrub, Plant, Flower,
etc.) [13A-7-23.1(a)]

Desecrating, Destroying Burial Grounds or Human Remains (Tomb, Monument,
Gravestone, Memorial, etc.) [13A-7-23.1(a)]

Invasion or Mutilation of Corpse [13A-7-23.1(b)]

Criminal Tampering 1st Degree - Interruption or Impairment [13A-7-25(a)(1)]

Criminal Tampering 1st Degree - Threatens [13A-7-25(a)(2)]

Criminal Tampering 2nd Degree - Property of Another [13A-7-26(a)(1)]

Criminal Tampering 2nd Degree - Property or Utility [13A-7-26(a)(2)]



Arson

Arson in the First Degree [13A-7-41]

Arson in the Second Degree (Building) [13A-7-42(a)]

Arson in the Second Degree (Detention or Penal Facility) [13A-7-42(d)]

Arson in the Third Degree [13A-7-43]



Theft-Secondary Metal Recycling

Failing to Record Purchases of Metals [13A-8-31(a)]

Failing to Maintain Record of Purchases of Metals [13A-8-31(b)]

Giving False Information to a Secondary Metals Recycler [ 13A-8-31(d)]

Violating Payment and Purchase Limitations for Secondary Metals Recyclers
(Cash) [13A-8-31.1(a)]

Violating Payment and Purchase Limitations for Secondary Metals Recyclers
(Check) [13A-8-31.1(a)]

Violating Payment and Purchase Limitations for Secondary Metals Recyclers
(Age) [13A-8-31.1(b)]

Violating Payment and Purchase Limitations for Secondary Metals Recyclers
(Hours) [13A-8-31.1(c)]

Failing to Register as a Secondary Metals Recycler [13A-8-31.2(a)]

Failing to Report as a Secondary Metals Recycler [13A-8-31.2(b)]

Processing or Removing Metal Property Under Hold Notice (15 Days) [13A-8-33(a)]

Processing or Removing Metal Property Under Hold Notice (30 Days) [13A-8-33(b)]

Damage or Destruction of Property [13A-8-36(a)]

Damage or Destruction of Property (Danger to Health & Safety) [13A-8-36(c)]

Failing to Obtain Ownership Documentation [13A-8-37.1]

Possessing or Controlling Stolen Property [13A-8-37]