Under existing law, when a victim or witness to a sex crime is under the age of 16 years, on motion of the district attorney or Attorney General, the court may order the testimony of the victim to be taken by closed circuit equipment outside of the presence of the defendant and jury
This bill would authorize victims and witnesses of human trafficking, without regard to age, to have their testimony taken by closed circuit equipment outside of the presence of the defendant and jury
Relating to criminal procedure; to amend Section 15-25-3, Code of Alabama 1975, to authorize the taking of testimony by closed circuit equipment of victims and witnesses of human trafficking.
|February 8, 2022||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB283 Alabama 2022 Session - Introduced|