§1897. Making and filing transcript of appeal in criminal cases in parish, city and municipal courts
In an appeal from a judgment rendered in a criminal case by a parish, city or municipal court, the clerk shall, within the delays prescribed by law, make or cause to be made a transcript of the proceedings in the case, and shall file the same in the office of the clerk of court for the court to which the appeal is returnable.
The record on appeal shall consist of the affidavit, information, or indictment, as the case may be, and a complete record of all evidence upon which the judgment is based. The testimony of witnesses may be electronically recorded and, except where the review is sought in the supreme court, such recording may be used on appeal in lieu of a transcription of the testimony.
Added by Acts 1960, No. 32, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1961. Amended by Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 29, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; Acts 1975, No. 195, §1.