下列一般規定適用於各位的討論。各位必須遵守下列規定，才能合法定案。These are some general rules that apply to your discussion. You must follow these rules in order to return a lawful verdict:
You must follow the law as it is set out in these instructions. If you fail to follow the law, your verdict will be a miscarriage of justice. There is no reason for failing to follow the law in this case. All of us are dependeing upon your to make wise and legal decision in this matter.
This case must be decided only upon the evidence that you have heard from the testimony of the witness [and have seen in the form of the exhibits in evidence] and these instructions.
This case must not be decided for or against anyone because you feel sorry for anyone, or are angry at anyone.
Remember, the lawyers are not on trial. Your feelings about them should not influence your decision in this case.
Your duty is to determine if the defendant has been proven guilty or not, in accord with the law. It is the judge’s job to determine a proper sentence if the defendant is found guilty.
Whatever verdict you render must be unanimous, that is, each juror must agree to the same verdict.
Your verdict should not be influenced by feelings of prejudice, bias, or sympathy. Your verdict must be based on the evidence, and on the law contained in these instructions.