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 take the deposition of the victim or witness using video equipment outside of the presence of the defendant
This bill would authorize victims of human trafficking, without regard to age, to have their depositions taken using video equipment outside of the presence of the defendant
Relating to criminal procedure; to amend Section 15-25-2, Code of Alabama 1975, to authorize the taking of depositions by video equipment of victims and witnesses of human trafficking under certain conditions.
|March 2, 2022||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB438 Alabama 2022 Session - Introduced|