When an application for a change of venue is presented to the court, the judge shall have authority to, and may, direct the issue of subpoenas for such number of witnesses for either the defendant or the state as he may deem just and proper to appear before the court on the hearing of such application to testify as to the facts concerning the issues made by such application. The number and names of such witnesses shall be subject to the control and discretion of the court, and the costs are to be taxed as provided in Section 12-19-233. This section shall not prevent the presentation of facts by affidavit.

(Code 1907, §7855; Code 1923, §5584; Code 1940, T. 15, §272.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 15-2-22

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.