2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-2611.4. Definitions.

12 OK Stat § 12-2611.4 (2015) What's This?

As used in the Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act:

1. “Alternative method” means a method by which a child witness testifies which does not include all of the following:

a.having the child testify in person in an open forum,

b.having the child testify in the presence and full view of the finder of fact and presiding officer, and

c.allowing all of the parties to be present, to participate, and to view and be viewed by the child;

2. “Child witness” means an individual under thirteen (13) years of age who has been or will be called to testify in a proceeding;

3. “Criminal proceeding” means a deposition, conditional examination ordered pursuant to Section 765 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes, trial or hearing before a court in a prosecution of a person charged with violating a criminal law of this state, a juvenile certified to stand trial as an adult pursuant to Section 2-2-403 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, a juvenile prosecuted as an adult pursuant to Section 2-5-101 of Title 10A of the Oklahoma Statutes, or a youthful offender prosecuted pursuant to the Youthful Offender Act; and

4. “Noncriminal proceeding” means a deposition, trial or hearing before a court or an administrative agency of this state having judicial or quasi-judicial powers, other than a criminal proceeding.

Added by Laws 2003, c. 405, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2003. Amended by Laws 2004, c. 445, § 1, emerg. eff. June 4, 2004; Laws 2009, c. 234, § 112, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.

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