(a) Presence for Plea. In addition to the circumstances provided in N.D.R.Crim. P. 43(b), a defendant need not be present for entry of a guilty plea or sentencing for any class C felony if the plea is made by written agreement under N.D.R.Crim.P. 11(c)(1)(C).
(b) This order is adopted effective immediately. Amended April 8, 2020, effective immediately. Amended April 15, 2020, effective immediately. Amended effective March 26, 2021, effective April 1, 2021.
(c) The Supreme Court of the State of North Dakota convened this 26th day of March 2021, with the Honorable Jon J. Jensen, Chief Justice, and the Honorable Gerald W. VandeWalle, the Honorable Lisa Fair McEvers, and the Honorable Jerod E. Tufte, Justices, directing the Clerk of the Supreme Court to enter the above order. The Honorable Daniel J. Crothers, Justice, voted against this action.
Petra H. Mandigo Hulm
North Dakota Supreme Court