Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 1428.5 - Remote proceedings(a) Notwithstanding any other law, courts may conduct proceedings, including arraignments and trials, remotely for all infractions. (1) Courts shall obtain the defendant's consent to conduct proceedings remotely.(2) The court may require the physical presence of any witness or party in court for a particular proceeding.(3) This subdivision does not apply to misdemeanor or felony proceedings.(b) Remote proceedings include use of technology for remote appearances.(c) The Judicial Council may adopt rules of court to implement this section.Added by Stats 2021 ch 79 (AB 143),s 35, eff. 7/16/2021.