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Section 3-320 - Rape and sexual offense - Jury instructions.

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§ 3-320. Rape and sexual offense - Jury instructions.In a criminal prosecution under §§ 3-303 through 3-312, § 3-314, or § 3-315 of this subtitle, a judge may not instruct the jury:(1) to examine the testimony of the prosecuting witness with caution, solely because of the nature of the charge;(2) that the charge is easily made or difficult to disprove, solely because of the nature of the charge; or(3) to follow another similar instruction, solely because of the nature of the charge. [An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 461B; 2002, ch. 26, §§ 2, 12; ch. 266, § 1; ch. 278, §§ 1, 2.]
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  • § 3-320. Rape and sexual offense - Jury instructions.
     

    In a criminal prosecution under §§ 3-303 through 3-312, § 3-314, or § 3-315 of this subtitle, a judge may not instruct the jury: 

    (1) to examine the testimony of the prosecuting witness with caution, solely because of the nature of the charge; 

    (2) that the charge is easily made or difficult to disprove, solely because of the nature of the charge; or 

    (3) to follow another similar instruction, solely because of the nature of the charge. 
     

    [An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 461B; 2002, ch. 26, §§ 2, 12; ch. 266, § 1; ch. 278, §§ 1, 2.] 

     

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