Tennessee Pattern Jury Instructions – Criminal were prepared, revised, and updated by the Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions (Criminal) of the Tennessee Judicial Conference and conform with the requirements of:
• Tennessee statutory law and caselaw
• Federal constitutional principles
Almost every offense in the Criminal Code, both felony and misdemeanor, is addressed and the instructions are easily adaptable to a variety of cases. Helpful Committee notes show you how each instruction should be used, as well as when it should be omitted. Alternative language allows you to quickly adapt any instruction to address the special circumstances of your case.