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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15A > GS_15A-1241

§15A‑1241.  Record of proceedings.

(a)        The trial judgemust require that the reporter make a true, complete, and accurate record ofall statements from the bench and all other proceedings except:

(1)        Selection of thejury in noncapital cases;

(2)        Opening statementsand final arguments of counsel to the jury; and

(3)        Arguments of counselon questions of law.

(b)        Upon motion of anyparty or on the judge's own motion, proceedings excepted under subdivisions (1)and (2) of subsection (a)  must be recorded. The motion for recordation of juryarguments must be made before the commencement of any argument and if oneargument is recorded all must be. Upon suggestion of improper argument, when norecordation has been requested or ordered, the judge in his discretion mayrequire the remainder to be recorded.

(c)        When a party makesan objection to unrecorded statements or other conduct in the presence of thejury, upon motion of either party the judge must reconstruct for the record, asaccurately as possible,  the matter to which objection was made.

(d)        The trial judge mayreview the accuracy of the reporter's record of the proceedings, but may notmake substantive changes in the transcript concerning his charge, rulings, andcomments without notice to the State, the defense, and the reporter. When anycorrection of a transcript is ordered made by a judge, each party is entitledto receive, upon request, a copy of the transcript indicating the text assubmitted by the reporter and as changed by the judge. Upon motion of anyparty, the judge must afford the parties a hearing upon any change ordered bythe judge. (1977, c. 711, s. 1.)