Must Defendant Be Present in Court if There is a Trial?

Most people want to be in court when the matter goes to trial.  The accused is keenly interested in hearing the testimony of the the witnesses and hearing the judge’s ruling on objections.  The accused, when there is a jury trial, wants to see the jury’s expressions and attentiveness.  However, there are times when an accused does not want to be at trial.  Is such an absence allowed?  If so, when?  Click on the following link to find out.

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