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WPI 365.21 Sexually Violent Predators—Initial Commitment—Verdict Form

6A WAPRAC WPI 365.21Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6A Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 365.21 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part XIX. Involuntary Treatment
Chapter 365. Involuntary Treatment—Sexually Violent Predators
WPI 365.21 Sexually Violent Predators—Initial Commitment—Verdict Form
(Insert case caption.)
We, the jury, answer the question submitted by the court as follows:
Has the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that(name of respondent)is a sexually violent predator?
ANSWER: (Write “yes” or “no”)
(DIRECTION: Sign this verdict form and notify the bailiff.)
Presiding Juror
Use this verdict form in every trial for initial commitment. This verdict form should be used with WPI 365.20 (Sexually Violent Predators—Concluding Instruction).
When a civil commitment case is submitted to a jury under RCW 71.09.060(1), the jury must “determine whether, beyond a reasonable doubt, the person is a sexually violent predator.” The verdict must be unanimous.
[Current as of October 2020.]
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