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Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions-Criminal | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts

The following represents Illinois Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions, drafted by the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. All instructions are in pdf format.

Rule # Rule Title
Introduction to IPI Criminal
Revised September 2019
1.00 Function of Court, Jury, and Counsel
Revised 1.01A & 1.01B - Approved April 30, 2021
2.00 Burden of Proof
3.00 Particular Types of Evidence
Revised 3.17 - Approved April 29, 2022
4.00 Definitions of Certain Words
4.24 - Revised July 29, 2022
5.00 Mental State, Accountability, and Responsibility
5.15 - Revised April 30, 2021
6.00 Inchoate Offenses
New Section incorporating CLEAR legislation revisions - Approved October 17, 2014
7.00 Homicide
Revised 7.15 - Approved July 29, 2022
8.00 Kidnapping
Nov 13; 8.31, 8.31A, 8.31B, 8.32, 8.32A, 8.33, 8.34, and 8.34A. and Oct 30; 8.16, 8.17, 8.18, 8.19, 8.19A, 8.19B, 8.20, 8.21, 8.22, 8.23, 8.24, 8.24A, 8.25, 8.26A, 8.27, 8.28, 8.29, & 8.30
9.00 Sex Offenses
9.01, 9.01A, 9.01B, 9.01C, 9.02 & 9.02A - Approved January 18, 2013
10.00 Abortion
New Instructions - Approved October 28, 2016
11.00 Assault, Battery, and Related Crimes
New & Revised 11.29B, 11.30, 11.30B, 11.53A - Approved July 29, 2022
12.00 Eavesdropping
13.00 Theft
New & Revised 13.77, 13.77A, 13.78, 13.78A - Revised January 28, 2022
14.00 Robbery and Burglary
New & Revised 14.07, 14.07A, 14.08, 14.09, 14.10, 14.13, 14.13A, 14.13B, 14.14, 14.14A, 14.14B - Approved July 29, 2022
15.00 Arson and Related Offenses
Revised Section - Approved October 26, 2018
16.00 Criminal Damage and Trespass
16.01, 16.01X, 16.02, 16.02X, 16.03, 16.04, 16.05, 16.06 - Approved December 1, 2017
17.00 Cannabis and Controlled Substances
17.01, 17.02, 17.03, 17.04, 17.05, 17.06, 17.07, 17.08, 17.09, 17.10, 17.11, 17.12 - Approved January 26, 2018
18.00 Weapons
Revised 18.17, 18.18, 18.43 & 18.44 - Approved October 28, 2022
19.00 Mob Action
20.00 Gambling
21.00 Bribery
Revised 21.15 & 21.16 - Approved January 25, 2019
22.00 Interference with Judicial and Other Governmental Functions
New 22.77A, 22.77B, 22.78 - Revised 22.77- Revised April 30, 2021
23.00 Traffic
New 23.79, 23.79X 23.80 - Approved January 28, 2022
24.00-25.00 Defenses
24-25.07 - Revised July 29, 2022
26.00 Concluding Instructions and Forms of Verdicts
27.00 Sample Sets of Instructions
28.00-28A.00 Enhancement/Extended Term Sentencing

 Note: Supreme Court Rule 451(a) prescribes the use of Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions in criminal cases. These instructions are prepared by the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases. There is no advanced approval of jury instructions in criminal cases by the Court, they are approved only after they have been tested in the courts. People v. Hester, 131 Ill.2d 91 (1989), citing Powers v. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company, 91 Ill.2d 375 (1982).