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Avoiding Mayhem: Criminal Jury Instructions in a Post-Peremptory World (& More!)

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Criminal Litigation
Carlos Daniel Carrion
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 15, 2023


Hear from panelists with backgrounds in defense, prosecution, and the judiciary, who craft the nitty-gritty details of the Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (RAJIs). Learn about how our committee operates, the latest topics and debates in the ever-evolving world of jury instructions, and how you can use the RAJIs now that you’re permanently out of peremptory strikes.

What You’ll Learn:

1. Peremptory challenges are gone, how will the RAJIs help me?

2. Can non-lawyers help update Arizona’s capital jury instructions?

3. Will Arizona have an implicit bias jury instruction?

Presented by: State Bar of Arizona Criminal Jury Instructions Committee



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joined the Maricopa County Defender's Office in 1987 as a trial attorney. Since Carlos developed an expertise in DUI cases, Carlos was chosen to head up the Vehicular Group when it was created in 1997. In the late 1990s, Carlos spearheaded statewide litigation over DPS and Phoenix Crime Lab's failure to disclose Intoxilyzer data that was adverse to the state (commonly known as the "ADAMS litigation"). As a result of that three-year litigation, over 1,000 DUI cases across the state were resolved with extremely favorable results. Carlos supervised Vehicular Group until he was asked to manage the Early Representation Unit in 2001. He oversaw the creation and expansion of that division and took on a number of challenging projects for the office, including space planning for all components of the ERU through various moves. He played a key role in planning office space in the South Court Tower. In April 2012, the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County recognized Dan for his "strong leadership, dedicated service and unparalleled contributions" to the South Court Tower Project. Carlos served as President of the Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals, and co-chaired a planning committee that developed a statewide conference for those involved in problem-solving courts. After 15 years of service as a supervisor and manager, Dan transferred to the Appeals Group in January 2014.