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In this case, the accused has been charged with [insert principal offence]. The law says that when a person is charged with this offence, you are entitled to find him/her guilty of the offence of [insert alternative offence] instead.
When you are delivering your verdict[s], you will first be asked for your verdict on [insert principal offence]. If you are satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that NOA is guilty of that offence, then you will not be asked to return a verdict on [insert alternative offence].
However, if you all agree that NOA is not guilty of [insert principal offence], you will be asked for your verdict on whether or not the prosecution have proved, beyond reasonable doubt, all the elements of [insert alternative offence].
I remind you that the accused is entitled to a separate trial of each charge, and that you must not reach your verdict by compromising between them.
Last updated: 27 March 2013