1. Whether or not a misdemeanor case is recorded or transcribed is a matter within the discretion of the trial court. OCGA 5-6-41
(b) (Code Ann. 6-805); Williams v. State, 140 Ga. App. 87 (230 SE2d 94) (1976)
. However, any party may have the case reported at his own expense. OCGA 5-6-41
(j) (Code Ann. 6-805). If the trial court, in its discretion, does not direct the preparation of a transcript and neither party requests it, there is no requirement that the case be transcribed. Frasier v. State, 160 Ga. App. 812 (1) (287 SE2d 669) (1982)
; Williams, supra. If a transcript is not available, one may be prepared from recollection pursuant to OCGA 5-6-41
(g) (Code Ann. 6-805), or, in lieu of sending up a transcript, the parties may file a stipulation of the case pursuant to OCGA 5-6-41
(i) (Code Ann. 6-805).