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Art. 833. Presence of defendant when prosecution is for misdemeanor

A. The court may permit a defendant charged with a misdemeanor to be arraigned, plead guilty, or be tried, in his absence. Otherwise he must be present, provided that he may appear at arraignment by way of simultaneous audio-visual transmission under applicable local rules in accordance with the provisions of Articles 522 and 551.

B. A plea of not guilty of a misdemeanor may always be entered through counsel and in the absence of the defendant.

C. Nothing in this Article shall prohibit the court, by local rule, from providing for a defendant's appearance at his arraignment by simultaneous audio-visual transmission, except when the defense counsel requests the defendant's appearance in open court.

Acts 1990, No. 543, §1; Acts 1990, No. 593, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1015, §1.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Louisiana > Ccrp > Ccrp833

Art. 833. Presence of defendant when prosecution is for misdemeanor

A. The court may permit a defendant charged with a misdemeanor to be arraigned, plead guilty, or be tried, in his absence. Otherwise he must be present, provided that he may appear at arraignment by way of simultaneous audio-visual transmission under applicable local rules in accordance with the provisions of Articles 522 and 551.

B. A plea of not guilty of a misdemeanor may always be entered through counsel and in the absence of the defendant.

C. Nothing in this Article shall prohibit the court, by local rule, from providing for a defendant's appearance at his arraignment by simultaneous audio-visual transmission, except when the defense counsel requests the defendant's appearance in open court.

Acts 1990, No. 543, §1; Acts 1990, No. 593, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1015, §1.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Louisiana > Ccrp > Ccrp833

Art. 833. Presence of defendant when prosecution is for misdemeanor

A. The court may permit a defendant charged with a misdemeanor to be arraigned, plead guilty, or be tried, in his absence. Otherwise he must be present, provided that he may appear at arraignment by way of simultaneous audio-visual transmission under applicable local rules in accordance with the provisions of Articles 522 and 551.

B. A plea of not guilty of a misdemeanor may always be entered through counsel and in the absence of the defendant.

C. Nothing in this Article shall prohibit the court, by local rule, from providing for a defendant's appearance at his arraignment by simultaneous audio-visual transmission, except when the defense counsel requests the defendant's appearance in open court.

Acts 1990, No. 543, §1; Acts 1990, No. 593, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1015, §1.

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