Code of Alabama - Title 13A: Criminal Code - Section 13A-11-13 - Abuse of corpse

Section 13A-11-13 - Abuse of corpse.

(a) A person commits the crime of abuse of a corpse if, except as otherwise authorized by law, he knowingly treats a human corpse in a way that would outrage ordinary family sensibilities. Abuse of a corpse may include knowingly and willfully signing a certificate as having embalmed, cremated, or prepared a human body for disposition when, in fact, the services were not performed as indicated.

(b) Abuse of a corpse is a Class C felony.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §5560; Act 2002-239, p. 498, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021