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Code of Alabama - Title 13A: Criminal Code - Chapter 10 - Offenses Against Public Administration

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  • Article 1 Obstruction of Public Administration.
    • Section 13A-10-1 Definitions
      The following definitions apply in this article only unless the context otherwise requires: (1) FIREMAN. Any officer of a fire department, a member of ...
    • Section 13A-10-2 Obstructing governmental operations
      (a) A person commits the crime of obstructing governmental operations if, by means of intimidation, physical force or interference or by any other independently ...
    • Section 13A-10-3 Refusal to permit inspection
      (a) A person commits the crime of refusing to permit inspection of property that is owned, possessed or otherwise subject to his control if, ...
    • Section 13A-10-4 Failing to file required report
      (a) A person commits the crime of failing to file a required report if, knowing that he is required by law to submit a ...
    • Section 13A-10-5 Refusing to aid peace officer
      (a) A person commits the crime of refusing to aid a peace officer if, upon command by a peace officer identified to him as ...
    • Section 13A-10-5.1 Disarming a law enforcement or corrections officer
      (a) A person commits the crime of disarming a law enforcement or corrections officer if the person intentionally removes a firearm or weapon from ...
    • Section 13A-10-6 Refusing to assist in fire control
      (a) A person commits the crime of refusing to assist in fire control if, upon command by a fireman or peace officer identified to ...
    • Section 13A-10-7 Compounding
      (a) A person commits the crime of compounding if he gives or offers to give, or accepts or agrees to accept, any pecuniary benefit ...
    • Section 13A-10-8 Rendering a false alarm
      (a) A person commits the crime of rendering a false alarm if he knowingly causes a false alarm of fire or other emergency involving ...
    • Section 13A-10-9 False reporting to law enforcement authorities
      (a) A person commits the crime of false reporting to law enforcement authorities if he knowingly makes a false report or causes the transmission ...
    • Section 13A-10-10 Impersonating public servant
      (a) A person commits the crime of impersonating a public servant if he falsely pretends to be a public servant and does any act ...
    • Section 13A-10-11 Impersonating peace officer
      (a) A person commits the crime of impersonating a peace officer if he falsely pretends to be a peace officer and does any act ...
    • Section 13A-10-12 Tampering with governmental records
      (a) A person commits the crime of tampering with governmental records if: (1) He knowingly makes a false entry in or falsely alters any ...
    • Section 13A-10-13 Unlawful use of great seal of state or printing of official identification card
      (a) It is unlawful for anyone to use an image or facsimile of the Great Seal of the State of Alabama as described in ...
    • Section 13A-10-14 Unlawful use of facsimile of official identification card
      (a) It is unlawful for anyone to possess and present a facsimile of an official identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety. ...
    • Section 13A-10-15 Terrorist threats
      (a) A person commits the crime of making a terrorist threat when he or she threatens by any means to commit any crime of ...
  • Article 2 Escape and Other Offenses Relating to Custody.
    • Section 13A-10-30 Definitions
      (a) The definitions contained in Section 13A-10-1 are applicable in this article unless the context requires otherwise. (b) The following definitions are also applicable ...
    • Section 13A-10-31 Escape in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of escape in the first degree if: (1) He employs physical force, a threat of physical force, a ...
    • Section 13A-10-32 Escape in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of escape in the second degree if he escapes or attempts to escape from a penal facility. (b) ...
    • Section 13A-10-33 Escape in the third degree
      (a) A person commits the offense of escape in the third degree if he escapes or attempts to escape from custody. (b) Escape in ...
    • Section 13A-10-34 Permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree if: (1) He intentionally aids or attempts to aid ...
    • Section 13A-10-35 Permitting or facilitating escape in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of permitting or facilitating escape in the second degree if: (1) He intentionally aids or attempts to aid ...
    • Section 13A-10-36 Promoting prison contraband in the first degree
      (a) A person is guilty of promoting prison contraband in the first degree if: (1) He intentionally and unlawfully introduces within a detention facility, ...
    • Section 13A-10-37 Promoting prison contraband in the second degree
      (a) A person is guilty of promoting prison contraband in the second degree if: (1) He intentionally and unlawfully introduces within a detention facility, ...
    • Section 13A-10-38 Promoting prison contraband in the third degree
      (a) A person is guilty of promoting prison contraband in the third degree if the person does any of the following: (1) He or ...
    • Section 13A-10-39 Bail jumping in the first degree
      (a) The person commits the crime of bail jumping in the first degree if, having been lawfully released from custody, with or without bail, ...
    • Section 13A-10-40 Bail jumping in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of bail jumping in the second degree if, having been lawfully released from custody, with or without bail, ...
    • Section 13A-10-41 Resisting arrest
      (a) A person commits the crime of resisting arrest if he intentionally prevents or attempts to prevent a peace officer from affecting a lawful ...
    • Section 13A-10-42 Hindering prosecution or apprehension - Definition of "criminal assistance."
      For the purposes of Sections 13A-10-43 through 13A-10- 45, a person renders "criminal assistance" to another if he: (1) Harbors or conceals such person; ...
    • Section 13A-10-43 Hindering prosecution in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of hindering prosecution in the first degree if with the intent to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or ...
    • Section 13A-10-44 Hindering prosecution in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of hindering prosecution in the second degree if with the intent to hinder the apprehension, prosecution, conviction or ...
    • Section 13A-10-45 Hindering apprehension of escapee
      (a) A person commits the crime of hindering the apprehension of an escapee if, with the intent to hinder the apprehension of a person ...
  • Article 2A Intentionally Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer.
    • Section 13A-10-50 Short title
      This article shall be known and cited as the "Officer Keith E. Houts Act." ...
    • Section 13A-10-51 Definitions
      (a) For purposes of this article, the term law enforcement officer shall mean any person who has all of the following qualifications: (1) He ...
    • Section 13A-10-52 Fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer
      (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to intentionally flee by any means from anyone the person knows to be a law enforcement ...
    • Section 13A-10-53 Defense
      It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this article that the arrest was unlawful or that the person operating the motor vehicle was ...
    • Section 13A-10-54 Relation to §13A-10-41
      A person charged under this article may not be charged with the crime of resisting arrest under Section 13A-10-41, based on the same facts ...
  • Article 3 Bribery and Corrupt Influence.
    • Section 13A-10-60 Definitions
      (a) The definitions contained in Section 13A-10-1 are applicable in this article unless the context otherwise requires. (b) The following definitions also apply to ...
    • Section 13A-10-61 Bribery of public servants
      (a) A person commits the crime of bribery if: (1) He offers, confers or agrees to confer any thing of value upon a public ...
    • Section 13A-10-62 Failure to disclose conflict of interest
      (a) A public servant commits the crime of failing to disclose a conflict of interest if he exercises any substantial discretionary function in connection ...
    • Section 13A-10-63 Trading in public office
      (a) A person is guilty of trading in public office if: (1) He offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a ...
  • Article 4 Abuse of Public Office.
    • Section 13A-10-80 Definitions
      (a) The definitions contained in Sections 13A-10-1, 13A-10-30 and 13A-10-60 are applicable in this article unless the context otherwise requires. (b) "Harm" means loss, ...
    • Section 13A-10-82 Misuse of confidential information
      (a) A public servant commits the crime of misuse of confidential information if in contemplation of official action by himself or by a governmental ...
  • Article 5 Perjury and Related Offenses.
    • Section 13A-10-100 Definitions
      (a) The definitions in Sections 13A-10-1 and 13A-10-60 are applicable in this article unless the context otherwise requires. (b) The following definitions are also ...
    • Section 13A-10-101 Perjury in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of perjury in the first degree when in any official proceeding he swears falsely and his false statement ...
    • Section 13A-10-102 Perjury in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of perjury in the second degree when he swears with intent to mislead a public servant in the ...
    • Section 13A-10-103 Perjury in the third degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of perjury in the third degree when he swears falsely. (b) Perjury in the third degree is a ...
    • Section 13A-10-104 Perjury prosecution for inconsistent statements; highest degree of perjury for which conviction may be had
      (a) Where a person has made statements under oath which are inconsistent to the degree that one of them is necessarily false, each having ...
    • Section 13A-10-105 Corroboration required for perjury conviction; exception
      In any prosecution for perjury, except a prosecution based upon inconsistent statements pursuant to Section 13A-10-104, the falsity of a statement may not be ...
    • Section 13A-10-106 Denial of guilt in previous trial not to be prosecuted as perjury
      No prosecution shall be brought under this article if the substance of the defendant's false statement was a denial of his guilt in a ...
    • Section 13A-10-107 When retraction of false statement bar to perjury conviction
      No person shall be convicted of perjury if he retracted his false statement in the course of the same proceeding in which it was ...
    • Section 13A-10-108 Irregularities no defense to perjury prosecution
      It is no defense to prosecution for perjury: (1) That the oath was administered in an irregular manner. (2) That there was some irregularity ...
    • Section 13A-10-109 Unsworn falsification to authorities
      (a) A person commits the crime of unsworn falsification to authorities if, with an intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of ...
  • Article 6 Offenses Relating to Judicial and Other Proceedings.
    • Section 13A-10-120 Definitions
      (a) The definitions in Sections 13A-10-1, 13A-10-60 and 13A-10-100 are applicable in this article unless the context otherwise requires. (b) The following definitions are ...
    • Section 13A-10-121 Bribing a witness
      (a) A person commits the crime of bribing a witness if he offers, confers or agrees to confer any thing of value upon a ...
    • Section 13A-10-122 Bribe receiving by a witness
      (a) A witness or a person believing he will be called as a witness in any official proceeding commits the crime of bribe receiving ...
    • Section 13A-10-123 Intimidating a witness
      (a) A person commits the crime of intimidating a witness if he attempts, by use of a threat directed to a witness or a ...
    • Section 13A-10-124 Tampering with a witness
      (a) A person commits the crime of tampering with a witness if he attempts to induce a witness or a person he believes will ...
    • Section 13A-10-125 Bribing a juror
      (a) A person commits the crime of bribing a juror if he offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a juror ...
    • Section 13A-10-126 Bribe receiving by a juror
      (a) A person commits the crime of bribe receiving by a juror if he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit upon ...
    • Section 13A-10-127 Intimidating a juror
      (a) A person commits the crime of intimidating a juror if he attempts, by the use of a threat, to influence a juror's vote, ...
    • Section 13A-10-128 Jury tampering
      (a) A person commits the crime of jury tampering if, with intent to influence a juror's vote, opinion, decision or other action in the ...
    • Section 13A-10-129 Tampering with physical evidence
      (a) A person commits the crime of tampering with physical evidence if, believing that an official proceeding is pending or may be instituted, and ...
    • Section 13A-10-130 Interfering with judicial proceedings
      (a) A person commits the crime of interfering with judicial proceedings if: (1) He engages in disorderly, contemptuous or insolent behavior, committed during the ...
    • Section 13A-10-131 Simulating legal process
      (a) A person commits the crime of simulating legal process if he knowingly delivers or causes to be delivered to another person any demand, ...
    • Section 13A-10-132 Crimes in connection with sham legal process, etc
      (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. The same as defined in ...
  • Article 7 The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002.
    • Section 13A-10-150 Short title
      This article shall be known and may be cited as "The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002." ...
    • Section 13A-10-151 Definitions
      The following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) ACT OF TERRORISM. An act or acts constituting a specified offense as defined in subdivision ...
    • Section 13A-10-152 Crime of terrorism
      (a) A person is guilty of a crime of terrorism when, with intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of ...
    • Section 13A-10-153 Soliciting of providing support for an act of terrorism
      (a)(1) A person commits soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism in the second degree when, with intent that material support or ...
    • Section 13A-10-154 Hindering prosecution of terrorism
      (a)(1) A person is guilty of hindering prosecution of terrorism in the second degree when he or she renders criminal assistance to a person ...
  • Article 8 Endangering Food and Water Supply.
    • Section 13A-10-170 Definitions
      (a) For purposes of this section, the following words shall have the following meanings: (1) CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS DISEASE. A specific highly communicable disease ...
    • Section 13A-10-171 Elements of offense; exceptions
      (a) The offense of endangering the water supply is committed if a person knowingly contaminates a public or private water well or water reservoir ...
  • Article 9 Biological and Bacteriological Weapons.
    • Section 13A-10-190 Definitions
      As used in Act 2009-718, the following words shall have the following meanings: (1) BACTERIOLOGICAL WEAPON or BIOLOGICAL WEAPON. A device which is designed ...
    • Section 13A-10-191 Designation of explosives
      The following materials are explosives within the meaning of Act 2009-718: (1) Acetylides of heavy metals. (2) Aluminum containing polymeric propellant. (3) Aluminum ophorite ...
    • Section 13A-10-192 Additional designations
      If any substance is hereafter designated as an explosive substance or compound under applicable federal law and notice thereof is given to the State ...
    • Section 13A-10-193 Destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapon - Possession, manufacture, transportation, or distribution
      (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, manufacture, transport, or distribute a destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapon, except as ...
    • Section 13A-10-194 Destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapon - Sales, distribution, etc
      (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell, furnish, give away, deliver, or distribute a destructive device, or a bacteriological or biological ...
    • Section 13A-10-195 Possession, distribution, etc., of detonator, explosive, poison gas, or hoax device by person under indictment or convicted of felony
      (a) It shall be unlawful for a person who is under indictment or who has been convicted of a felony by a court of ...
    • Section 13A-10-196 Possession, distribution, etc., of hoax device represented as destructive device or weapon
      (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to manufacture, possess, transport, or distribute a hoax device or replica of a destructive device, detonator, ...
    • Section 13A-10-197 Explosives or destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapons crime - Attempt
      (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to attempt to commit an explosives or destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapons crime as ...
    • Section 13A-10-198 Explosives or destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapons crime - Conspiracy
      (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to conspire to commit an explosives or destructive device or bacteriological or biological weapons crime as ...
    • Section 13A-10-199 Hinderance or obstruction during detection, disarming, or destruction of destructive device or weapon
      (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to knowingly hinder or obstruct an explosive ordnance disposal or technician or bomb technician, law enforcement ...
    • Section 13A-10-200 Possession, distribution, etc., of destructive device or weapon intended to cause injury or destruction
      (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, transport, or receive or attempt to possess, transport, or receive a destructive device, explosive, ...
    • Section 13A-10-201 Separate offenses
      Each violation of the provisions of Act 2009-718 shall be considered a separate offense. ...
    • Section 13A-10-202 Searches and inspections
      The director, the State Fire Marshal, or the designee of the director or the State Fire Marshal, or any law enforcement officer or fire ...
    • Section 13A-10-203 Records of destructive devices, etc., and reports of loss or theft
      (a) It shall be the duty of any person authorized by subdivision (1) of Section 13A-10-205 to manufacture, possess, transport, distribute, or use a ...
    • Section 13A-10-204 Power to compel attendance of witnesses and production of evidence
      In any case where there is reason to believe that a destructive device, detonator, explosive, bacteriological or biological weapon, or hoax device has been ...
    • Section 13A-10-205 Excluded persons and activities
      Sections 13A-10-193, 13A-10-195, 13A-10-196, and 13A-10-200 shall not apply to any of the following: (1) A person authorized to manufacture, possess, transport, distribute, or ...
    • Section 13A-10-206 Use of explosives for legitimate agricultural activities
      After consultation with the State Fire Marshal or the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, or his or her designee, the Department of Public Safety ...
    • Section 13A-10-207 Forfeiture of property
      (a) All of the following property, real or personal, shall be subject to forfeiture: (1) All raw materials, products, and equipment of any kind ...
    • 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 ...
    • Section 13A-10-209 Exclusions for lawfully intended purposes
      The provisions of Act 2009-718 shall not apply to any of the following: (1) Fertilizers, propellant activated devices, or propellant activated industrial tools manufactured, ...
    • Section 13A-10-210 Criminal possession of explosives
      Any criminal act committed by a person, any civil action initiated by any party, or pending criminal or civil matter relating to Section 13A-7-44, ...

    Last modified: March 18, 2014