Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions
Criminal 2nd Edition ( including 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2005 thru 2017 supplements )
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DEFENDANT?S SELF REPRESENTATION
[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.
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