Section 13A-10-208

Exclusions for lawfully intended purposes.

(a) Photographs, videotapes, or other identification or analysis of a destructive device, explosive, poison gas, detonator, or bacteriological or biological weapon duly identified by an explosive ordnance disposal technician or a person qualified as a forensic expert in the area of destructive devices or bacteriological or biological weapons shall be admissible in a civil or criminal trial in lieu of the destructive device, detonator, or bacteriological or biological weapon.

(b) If a destructive device, explosive, poison gas, detonator, or bacteriological or biological weapon which has been rendered safe is introduced into evidence in any criminal or civil action, it shall be the duty of the clerk of court, the court reporter of the court, or any other person authorized by the court to immediately photograph the same and to transfer custody of the destructive device, explosive, detonator, or bacteriological or biological weapon to the director or his or her designee or an explosive ordnance disposal technician.

(Act 2009-718, p. 2115, §19.)