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Code of Alabama - Title 13A: Criminal Code - Chapter 6 - Offenses Involving Danger to the Person

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  • Article 1 Homicide.
    • Section 13A-6-1 Definitions
      (a) As used in Article 1 and Article 2, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them by this section: (1) CRIMINAL ...
    • Section 13A-6-2 Murder
      (a) A person commits the crime of murder if he or she does any of the following: (1) With intent to cause the death ...
    • Section 13A-6-3 Manslaughter
      (a) A person commits the crime of manslaughter if: (1) He recklessly causes the death of another person, or (2) He causes the death ...
    • Section 13A-6-4 Criminally negligent homicide
      (a) A person commits the crime of criminally negligent homicide if he causes the death of another person by criminal negligence. (b) The jury ...
  • Article 2 Assaults.
    • Section 13A-6-20 Assault in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of assault in the first degree if: (1) With intent to cause serious physical injury to another person, ...
    • Section 13A-6-21 Assault in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree if the person does any of the following: (1) With intent to ...
    • Section 13A-6-22 Assault in the third degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if: (1) With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he ...
    • Section 13A-6-23 Menacing
      (a) A person commits the crime of menacing if, by physical action, he intentionally places or attempts to place another person in fear of ...
    • Section 13A-6-24 Reckless endangerment
      (a) A person commits the crime of reckless endangerment if he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury ...
    • Section 13A-6-25 Criminal coercion
      (a) A person commits the crime of criminal coercion if, without legal authority, he threatens to confine, restrain or to cause physical injury to ...
    • Section 13A-6-26 Compelling streetgang membership
      (a) For purposes of this section, the term "streetgang" means any combination, confederation, alliance, network, conspiracy, understanding, or other similar arrangement in law or ...
    • Section 13A-6-27 Use of pepper spray, etc
      (a) The crime of criminal use of a defense spray is committed if the perpetrator uses a defense spray including, but not limited to ...
    • Section 13A-6-28 Cross or American flag burning
      (a) A person commits the crime of cross or the American flag burning if he or she, with the intent to intimidate any person ...
    • Section 13A-6-29 Administration of medication by owner, operator, or employee of licensed or statutorily exempt child care facility
      (a) As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings: (1) MEDICALLY PRESCRIBED. In accordance with a physician's prescription or ...
  • Article 3 Kidnapping, Unlawful Imprisonment and Related Offenses.
    • Section 13A-6-40 Definitions
      The following definitions apply in this article: (1) RESTRAIN. To intentionally or knowingly restrict a person's movements unlawfully and without consent, so as to ...
    • Section 13A-6-41 Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of unlawful imprisonment in the first degree if he restrains another person under circumstances which expose the latter ...
    • Section 13A-6-42 Unlawful imprisonment in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree if he restrains another person. (b) A person does not commit ...
    • Section 13A-6-43 Kidnapping in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of kidnapping in the first degree if he abducts another person with intent to (1) Hold him for ...
    • Section 13A-6-44 Kidnapping in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of kidnapping in the second degree if he abducts another person. (b) A person does not commit a ...
    • Section 13A-6-45 Interference with custody
      (a) A person commits the crime of interference with custody if he knowingly takes or entices: (1) Any child under the age of 18 ...
  • Article 4 Sexual Offenses.
    • Section 13A-6-60 Definitions
      The following definitions apply in this article: (1) SEXUAL INTERCOURSE. Such term has its ordinary meaning and occurs upon any penetration, however slight; emission ...
    • Section 13A-6-61 Rape in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of rape in the first degree if: (1) He or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member ...
    • Section 13A-6-62 Rape in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of rape in the second degree if: (1) Being 16 years old or older, he or she engages ...
    • Section 13A-6-63 Sodomy in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of sodomy in the first degree if: (1) He engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by ...
    • Section 13A-6-64 Sodomy in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of sodomy in the second degree if: (1) He, being 16 years old or older, engages in deviate ...
    • Section 13A-6-65 Sexual misconduct
      (a) A person commits the crime of sexual misconduct if: (1) Being a male, he engages in sexual intercourse with a female without her ...
    • Section 13A-6-65.1 Sexual torture
      (a) A person commits the crime of sexual torture: (1) By penetrating the vagina or anus or mouth of another person with an inanimate ...
    • Section 13A-6-66 Sexual abuse in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of sexual abuse in the first degree if: (1) He subjects another person to sexual contact by forcible ...
    • Section 13A-6-67 Sexual abuse in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of sexual abuse in the second degree if: (1) He subjects another person to sexual contact who is ...
    • Section 13A-6-68 Indecent exposure
      (a) A person commits the crime of indecent exposure if, with intent to arouse or gratify sexual desire of himself or of any person ...
    • Section 13A-6-69 Enticing child to enter vehicle, house, etc., for immoral purposes
      (a) It shall be unlawful for any person with lascivious intent to entice, allure, persuade, or invite, or attempt to entice, allure, persuade, or ...
    • Section 13A-6-69.1 Sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old
      (a) A person commits the crime of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old if he or she, being 16 years ...
    • Section 13A-6-70 Lack of consent
      (a) Whether or not specifically stated, it is an element of every offense defined in this article, with the exception of subdivision (a)(3) of ...
  • Article 4A Sexual Offenses by School Employees Involving a Student.
    • Section 13A-6-80 Applicability
      For purposes of this article, school employee includes a teacher, school administrator, student teacher, safety or resource officer, coach, and other school employee. ...
    • Section 13A-6-81 School employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19 years
      (a) A person commits the crime of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the ...
    • Section 13A-6-82 School employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19 years
      (a) A person commits the crime of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19 years if he ...
    • Section 13A-6-83 Paid administrative leave; disciplinary action
      A school employee charged with the crime of engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student or the crime of ...
  • Article 5 Stalking and Aggravated Stalking.
    • Section 13A-6-90 Stalking in the first degree
      (a) A person who intentionally and repeatedly follows or harasses another person and who makes a threat, either expressed or implied, with the intent ...
    • Section 13A-6-90.1 Stalking in the second degree
      (a) A person who, acting with an improper purpose, intentionally and repeatedly follows, harasses, telephones, or initiates communication, verbally, electronically, or otherwise, with another ...
    • Section 13A-6-91 Aggravated stalking in the first degree
      (a) A person who violates the provisions of Section 13A-6-90(a) and whose conduct in doing so also violates any court order or injunction is ...
    • Section 13A-6-91.1 Aggravated stalking in the second degree
      (a) A person who violates the provisions of Section 13A-6-90.1 and whose conduct in doing so also violates any court order or injunction is ...
    • Section 13A-6-92 Definitions
      As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. (a) COURSE OF CONDUCT.A ...
    • Section 13A-6-93 Relationship to other laws
      This article shall not be construed to repeal other criminal laws. Whenever conduct prescribed by any provision of this article is also prescribed by ...
    • Section 13A-6-94 Article construed to sustain constitutionality
      This article shall be construed and, if necessary, reconstrued to sustain its constitutionality. ...
  • Article 6 SEX OFFENSES BY COMPUTER USE INVOLVING A CHILD.
    • Section 13A-6-110 Soliciting a child by computer
      Repealed by Act 2009-745, p. 2233, SS9, effective May 22, 2009. ...
    • Section 13A-6-111 Transmitting obscene material to a child by computer
      (a) A person is guilty of transmitting obscene material to a child if the person transmits, by means of any computer communication system allowing ...
    • Section 13A-6-112 No violation of article
      No person shall be held to have violated this article solely for providing access or connection to or from a facility, system, or network ...
    • Section 13A-6-113 No liability for employer
      No employer shall be held liable under this article for the action of an employee or agent unless the conduct of the employee or ...
  • Article 6A Solicitation of Children by Electronic Means.
    • Section 13A-6-120 Definitions
      For the purposes of this article, a child is defined as a person under 16 years of age. ...
    • Section 13A-6-121 Facilitating solicitation of unlawful sexual conduct with a child
      A person who knowingly compiles, enters into, or transmits by use of computer or otherwise; makes, prints, publishes, or reproduces by computerized or other ...
    • Section 13A-6-122 Electronic solicitation of a child
      In addition to the provisions of Section 13A-6-69, a person who, knowingly, with the intent to commit an unlawful sex act, entices, induces, persuades, ...
    • Section 13A-6-123 Facilitating the on-line solicitation of a child
      Any owner or operator of a computer on-line service, weblog, Internet service, or Internet bulletin board service, who knowingly aids and abets another person ...
    • Section 13A-6-124 Traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act
      Any person who travels either within this state, to this state, or from this state by any means, who attempts to do so, or ...
    • Section 13A-6-125 Facilitating the travel of a child for an unlawful sex act
      Any person who facilitates, arranges, provides, or pays for the transport of a child for the purposes of engaging in an unlawful sex act ...
    • Section 13A-6-126 Jurisdiction
      For purposes of determining jurisdiction of this article, the offense is committed in this state if any of the acts committed under Sections 13A-6-121, ...
    • Section 13A-6-127 Defenses
      (a) It shall not be a defense to prosecution under this article: (1) That an undercover operative or law enforcement officer was involved in ...
  • Article 7 Domestic Violence in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degrees.
    • Section 13A-6-130 Domestic violence - First degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of domestic violence in the first degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the first ...
    • Section 13A-6-131 Domestic violence - Second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of domestic violence in the second degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the second ...
    • Section 13A-6-132 Domestic violence - Third degree
      (a) A person commits domestic violence in the third degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the third degree pursuant to ...
    • Section 13A-6-133 Arrest without warrant - Generally
      For the purposes of an arrest without a warrant pursuant to Section 15-10-3, the crimes of domestic violence in the first, second, and third ...
    • Section 13A-6-134 Arrest without warrant - Determination of predominant aggressor
      (a) If a law enforcement officer receives complaints of domestic violence from two or more opposing persons, or if both parties have injuries the ...
    • Section 13A-6-135 Relation to abuse laws
      For the purposes of Chapter 5 of Title 30, the crimes of domestic violence in the first, second, and third degrees shall be included ...
    • Section 13A-6-136 Relation to domestic or family abuse laws
      For the purposes of Article 6, Chapter 3 of Title 30, the definition of "domestic or family abuse" includes an incident of domestic violence ...
    • Section 13A-6-137 Interference with a domestic violence emergency call
      (a) A person commits the crime of interference with a domestic violence emergency call if he or she intentionally hinders, obstructs, disconnects, or in ...
    • Section 13A-6-138 Domestic violence by strangulation or suffocation
      (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) QUALIFIED RELATIONSHIP. The victim is a spouse, former spouse, ...
    • Section 13A-6-139 Costs of prosecution or warrant recall of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault offenses
      Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no court costs shall be assessed against any victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault in connection ...
  • Article 7A Domestic Violence Protection Order Enforcement Act.
    • Section 13A-6-140 Short title; purpose
      (a) This article shall be known as the Domestic Violence Protection Order Enforcement Act. (b) The purpose of this article is to define the ...
    • Section 13A-6-141 Definitions
      As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: (1) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER. ...
    • Section 13A-6-142 Violations; penalties
      (a) A violation of a domestic violence order, is a Class A misdemeanor which shall be punishable as provided by law. (b) A second ...
    • Section 13A-6-143 Arrest for violation of article
      A law enforcement officer may arrest any person for the violation of this article if the officer has probable cause to believe that the ...
  • Article 8 Human Trafficking.
    • Section 13A-6-150 Short title
      This article shall be known and may be cited as the Representatives Jack Williams and Merika Coleman Act. ...
    • Section 13A-6-151 Definitions
      As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following, or any combination of the following, meanings ascribed to them by this ...
    • Section 13A-6-152 Human trafficking in the first degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of human trafficking in the first degree if: (1) He or she knowingly subjects another person to labor ...
    • Section 13A-6-153 Human trafficking in the second degree
      (a) A person commits the crime of human trafficking in the second degree if: (1) A person knowingly benefits, financially or by receiving anything ...
    • Section 13A-6-154 Evidence of certain facts or conditions not deemed a defense
      Evidence of the following facts or conditions shall not constitute a defense in a prosecution for human trafficking in the first or second degree, ...
    • Section 13A-6-155 Mandatory restitution
      (a) A person or entity convicted of any violation of this article shall be ordered to pay mandatory restitution to the victim, prosecutorial, or ...
    • Section 13A-6-156 Forfeiture of profits or proceeds and interest in property
      A person who commits the offense of human trafficking in the first degree or human trafficking in the second degree shall forfeit to the ...
    • Section 13A-6-157 Civil action by victims; relief awarded
      An individual who is a victim of human trafficking may bring a civil action in the appropriate state court. The court may award actual ...
    • Section 13A-6-158 Limitation period
      (a)(1) An action for an offense defined by this article where the victim is not a minor shall be brought within five years from ...
    • Section 13A-6-159 Affirmative defense
      In a prosecution for prostitution, or a sexually explicit performance defined in this article, of a human trafficking victim for the victim's illegal acts ...
    • Section 13A-6-160 Concurrent prosecuting authority; separate offenses
      (a) District attorneys and the Attorney General shall have concurrent authority to prosecute any criminal cases arising under this article and to perform any ...
  • Article 8A National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Notice.
    • Section 13A-6-170 Posting of National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline in certain establishments
      (a) All persons owning any establishment that requires a liquor license or alcoholic beverage license, and that does not also have a food or ...

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