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Ansonia/Milford JD
Standing Order - Criminal Jury Trials
Hon. Judge Frank A. Iannotti


 

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  1. All outstanding motions will be heard and decided prior to the commencement of evidence except where the court defers argument and/or decision, e.g. motions in limine. Each party shall represent their respective position, in writing, accompanied by supporting authority.

  2. Each party shall file, one day before the commencement of evidence, a list of exhibits with a brief description of each. The State shall numerically mark all exhibits and the defendant shall alphabetically mark all exhibits. A copy of each party’s list shall be provided to opposing counsel and to the court at or before the time of filing. (Only required when either party anticipates 30+ exhibits)

  3. Each party shall file, before the commencement of jury selection, a list of all prospective witnesses. A copy of each party’s list shall be provided to opposing counsel and the court at or before the time of filing.

  4. Requests for jury instructions must be filed no later than one hour prior to the swearing of the jury. Requests must fully comply with the Practice Book. Each request must contain a citation of authority and the evidence to which the proposition would apply. The State must make a separate request for each count charged in the information to include the essential elements of each crime charged. The defense must include a separate request for the defense(s) claimed for each count. Counsel are not required to submit requests for general jury instructions which, for example, instruct the jury on its role, evidence in general, or witness credibility.
    The court will accept a courtesy copy of the request to charge via email; this does not relieve the parties of their obligations under the Practice Book.

  5. The jury shall be permitted to take notes during trial.

   Frank A. Iannotti               
Judge of the Superior Court

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