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Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions
Criminal 2nd Edition (
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OUJI-CR 1-11


[Name of Defendant] has decided to represent himself/herself in this trial and not to use the services of a lawyer. He/She has a constitutional right to do that. This decision must not affect your consideration and your decision whether or not he/she is guilty or not guilty.

Although the defendant has chosen to represent himself/herself, the court has appointed [Name of Standby Counsel] to assist [Name of Defendant] as standby counsel. This is a standard procedure.

Notes on Use

The trial court should give the second paragraph if it has appointed a standby counsel for the defendant.

(2017 Supp.)

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