46-16-121. Felony offenses. (1) Except as otherwise provided in Title 46, the defendant in all cases in which a felony is charged must be present at the initial appearance, arraignment, entry of plea, preliminary examination, trial, and sentencing or when otherwise required by the court.
(2) The defendant may be present at all other proceedings.
(3) The presence of the defendant is not required before the supreme court.