2022 Code of Alabama
Title 15 - Criminal Procedure.
Chapter 26 - Audio-Video Communication for Criminal Pre-Trial Proceeding.
Section 15-26-2 - Physical Presence of Defendant Not Required.
Physical presence of defendant not required.
THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2022-375 IN THE 2022 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022. THIS IS NOT IN THE CURRENT CODE SUPPLEMENT.
(a) If the court has provided for the use of an audio-video communication system to facilitate communication between the court and the defendant during any pre-trial, bench trial, or post trial proceeding, the physical presence of the defendant in open court during the proceeding shall not be required.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that pursuant to Amendment 328 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 150 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, the Supreme Court of Alabama shall amend its rules to conform with this section and Section 15-26-1.
(Acts 1996, No. 96-732, p. 1224, §2; Act 2022-375, §§1, 2.)