IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL PRACTICE; ARK. R. CRIM. P. 33.6; ARK. SUP. CT. R. 3-4; AND ARK. R. APPELLATE P. -CRIM. 2
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice
submitted proposals for changes in rules related to jury
instructions and belated appeals. We are publishing the
recommendations for comment. The Reporter's Notes explain
the changes, and the proposed changes are set out in
"line-in, line-out" fashion (new material is
underlined; deleted material is lined through).
on the suggested rule changes should be made in writing
before September 1, 2018, and they should be addressed to:
Stacey Pectol, Clerk, Supreme Court of Arkansas, Attn.:
Criminal Procedure Rules, Justice Building, 625 Marshall
Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.
Criminal Procedure 33.6. Instructions and Verdict
Forms To Be Delivered To Jury.
the trial of all cases in courts of record wherein juries are
employed, upon request of counsel for any party, or of a
juror, it shall be the duty of the presiding judge to deliver
to the jury immediately prior to its retirement for
deliberation, a typewritten
written copy of the oral instructions read
given to the jury. The written
jury instructions shall be returned to the court by the
foreman of the jury when the jury is dismissed.
The verdict forms and written jury instructions shall be
filed in the clerk's case file at the conclusion of the
Any proffered jury instructions, which were requested by
parties and rejected by the court, shall be delivered to the
court reporter and made an exhibit to the court
Notes, 201_ Amendment. Subdivisions (b) and (c) were
of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals 3-4. Record in criminal
Order of record. In all criminal cases, after the
caption set forth in Rule 3-1, the record shall be organized
in the following sequence:
1. Return of the indictment or information;
2. Defendant's pleadings;
3. Subsequent pleadings and orders in ...