Section 12-22-171

Stay of sentence when question of law reserved and admission to bail - Misdemeanors.

When such question is reserved, in case of a misdemeanor, and it shall be made known to the court that the defendant desires to take an appeal to the appropriate appellate court, judgment must be entered on the conviction, but the execution thereof must be stayed pending the appeal. In such case, the defendant may give bail, with sufficient sureties, conditioned that he will appear and abide the judgment; failing to give such bail, he must be committed to jail, but may give such bail at any time pending the appeal.

(Code 1852, §754; Code 1867, §4305; Code 1876, §4981; Code 1886, §4512; Code 1896, §4319; Code 1907, §6250; Code 1923, §3243; Code 1940, T. 15, §374.)