2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-2611.8. Determination of whether to allow child witness to testify by an alternative method.

12 OK Stat § 12-2611.8 (2015) What's This?

If the judge or presiding officer determines that a standard under Section 5 of this act has been met, the judge or presiding officer shall determine whether to allow a child witness to testify by an alternative method and in doing so shall consider:

1. Alternative methods reasonably available;

2. Available means for protecting the interests of or reducing emotional trauma to the child without resort to an alternative method;

3. The nature of the case;

4. The relative rights of the parties;

5. The importance of the proposed testimony of the child;

6. The nature and degree of emotional trauma that the child may suffer if an alternative method is not used; and

7. Any other relevant factor.

Added by Laws 2003, c. 405, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2003.

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