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RULE 16

RULE 16
PRESENCE OF ACCUSED AT TRIAL

Except in cases wherein capital punishment is a permissible sentence, a person indicted for misdemeanors and/or felonies may voluntarily waive his right to be present and may be tried in his absence upon a finding by the court that such person has received notice of his right to be present and that a warning was given that the trial would proceed in his absence upon a failure to attend the court.

Note:

Rule 16 is the language of Criminal Practice Rule 3.