What is the test for a trial judge to give a jury instructions that do not apply to a jury?

California, United States of America

The following excerpt is from People v. Jones, A143839 (Cal. App. 2016):

"[A] trial judge should be diligent in refraining from burdening the jury . . . with inapplicable instructions . . . ." (People v. Sanchez (1947) 30 Cal.2d 560, 572.) The trial court here was precisely that.

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