2019 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 18 - Sentence and Punishment.
Article 6 - Stay of Execution.
Section 15-18-100 - Postponing execution of sentence pending commutation or pardon.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 15-18-100 (2019)
Section 15-18-100Postponing execution of sentence pending commutation or pardon.

When any defendant is convicted and sentenced to death or to imprisonment in the penitentiary, the presiding judge, if he is of the opinion that such defendant should be pardoned, may postpone the execution of the sentence for such time as may appear necessary to obtain the action of the Governor on an application for commutation of the death sentence and action of the Board of Pardons and Paroles on an application for pardon.

(Code 1852, §775; Code 1867, §4326; Code 1876, §5003; Code 1886, §4525; Code 1896, §5452; Code 1907, §7653; Code 1923, §5321; Code 1940, T. 15, §357.)
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