Current with effective legislation from the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 835 - Presence of defendant at pronouncement of sentenceA. Except as provided in Paragraph B, in felony cases the defendant shall always be present when sentence is pronounced and, in misdemeanor cases, the defendant shall be present when sentence is pronounced unless excused by the court. If a sentence is improperly pronounced in the defendant's absence, he shall be resentenced when his presence is secured.B. Nothing in this Article prohibits the court, by local rule, from providing for a defendant's appearance at the pronouncement of sentence by simultaneous audio-visual transmission in accordance with the provisions of Article 562. Amended by Acts 2020, No. 160,s. 1, eff. 8/1/2020.