Home Table of Contents

AMI 105 Credibility of Witnesses

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 105
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 1. Introductory Instructions
AMI 105 Credibility of Witnesses
You are the sole judges of the weight of the evidence and the credibility of the witnesses. In determining the credibility of any witness and the weight to be given the witness's testimony, you may take into consideration the witness's demeanor while on the witness stand, any prejudice for or against a party, the witness's means of acquiring knowledge concerning any matter to which [he][or][she] testified, any interest the witness may have in the outcome of the case, and the consistency or inconsistency of the witness's testimony, as well as its reasonableness or unreasonableness.
COMMENT
It is a long-standing rule that credibility of witnesses and the weight to be given to the evidence are questions for the jury. See Chicago, R. I. & P. R. Co. v. Mock, 252 Ark. 44, 477 S.W.2d 465 (1972).
End of Document