OUJI-CR 12-10


The Court admonishes you that it is your sworn duty to be fair and impartial in all your investigations, and you must present no person through malice, hatred or ill will, nor leave any unpresented through fear or affection, or for any reward or the promise or hope thereof, but in all presentments or Indictments it is your duty to present the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth according to the best of your skill and understanding.

After you have retired to the jury room, you will perform your duties as a separate and independent body, subject only to the natural supervisory powers of this Court and the instructions now given you, or which may be given you in open court later. You may hold your deliberations during whatever reasonable hours that seem proper, and may recess from time to time, as may be most suitable to the early completion of your duties; bearing in mind at all times the secrecy of the proceedings of the grand jury. I recommend to you that you keep the hours that closely accord with the usual hours of court at the [Name of County] County Courthouse, which are between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You are to keep the Court advised of your recess each day and the time you shall next convene. If you desire an extended recess, you should apply to the Court for permission.

The law requires that I appoint one of your number as foreperson of the grand jury, and accordingly, I will appoint [Name of Foreperson] to serve as your foreperson.