Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure
Rule 45B. Scope of review in cases other than death cases
In those criminal cases in which the death penalty has not been imposed, the Court of Criminal Appeals shall not be obligated to consider questions or issues not presented in briefs on appeal. (Adopted 10-5-81, eff. 1-1-82; Amended 6-20-83.)
The amendment of June 20, 1983, was made so that this rule will agree with the holding in Hoppins v. State, 451 So. 2d 365 (Ala. 1983).