July 18, 2019

Crim.P. 43, Regarding Presence of Defendant by Interactive AV Device, Updated by Colorado Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court this month approved an addition to Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure (Crim.P.) 43, “Presence of the Defendant,” effective immediately.

Rule Change 2010(12) details the amendment to Crim.P. 43, which now includes a new subsection (e) that specifies the requirements and types of hearings at which defendants may appear via two-way audiovisual (AV) transmission.

Crim.P. 43(e) was approved, en banc, by the Colorado Supreme Court on June 17 and became effective immediately.

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