Current with effective legislation from the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 832 - Continued presence not requiredA. A defendant initially present for the commencement of trial shall not prevent the further progress of the trial, including the return of the verdict, and shall be considered to have waived his right to be present if his counsel is present or if the right to counsel has been waived and either of the following occur:(1) He voluntarily absents himself after the trial has commenced, whether or not he has been informed by the court of his obligation to be present during the trial.(2) After being warned by the court that disruptive conduct will cause him to be removed from the courtroom, he persists in conduct which justifies his exclusion from the courtroom.B. Repealed by Acts 2020, No. 160,s. 2.Amended by Acts 2020, No. 160,s. 2, eff. 8/1/2020.Amended by Acts 2017, No. 406,s. 1, eff. 8/1/2017.Acts 1990, No. 543, §1; Acts 1990, No. 593, §1; Acts 1997, No. 718, §1.