Section 15-25-1

Link to law: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/15-25-1.htm
Published: 2015

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Section 15-25-1

Section 15-25-1Prosecution for physical or sexual offense or exploitation involving child under age 16 - Leading questions of victim or witness under age 10.

In any criminal prosecution for a physical offense or a sexual offense wherein the alleged victim is a child under the age of 16 years and in any criminal prosecution involving the sexual exploitation of a child under the age of 16, the court may allow leading questions at trial by the prosecution or defense of any victim or witness in a case who is under the age of 10, if the court determines that the allowance of leading questions will further the interests of justice. The court may on motion of the prosecution or the defense, or on its own motion, limit the scope and extent of any leading questions.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-743, p. 1194, §1; Acts 1994, No. 94-704, p. 1359, §1.)