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§1‑181.  Requests for special instructions.

(a)        Requests forspecial instructions to the jury must be –

(1)        In writing,

(2)        Entitled in thecause, and

(3)        Signed by counselsubmitting them.

(b)        Such requests forspecial instructions must be submitted to the trial judge before the judge'scharge to the jury is begun. However, the judge may, in his discretion,consider such requests regardless of the time they are made.

(c)        Written requestsfor special instructions shall, after their submission to the judge, be filedas a part of the record of the same. (C.C.P., s. 239; Code, s.415; Rev., s. 538; C.S., s. 565; 1951, c. 837, s. 6.)