2017 Code of Alabama
Title 13A - CRIMINAL CODE.
Chapter 5 - PUNISHMENTS AND SENTENCES.
Article 1 - General Provisions.
Section 13A-5-4 - Designation of offenses.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 13A-5-4 (2017)
Section 13A-5-4Designation of offenses.

(a) The particular classification of each felony defined in this title, except murder under Section 13A-6-2, is expressly designated in the chapter or article defining it. Any offense defined outside this title which is declared by law to be a felony without specification of its classification or punishment is punishable as a Class C felony.

(b) The particular classification of each misdemeanor defined in this title is expressly designated in the chapter or article defining it. Any offense defined outside this title which is declared by law to be a misdemeanor without specification as to classification or punishment is punishable as a Class C misdemeanor.

(c) Every violation defined in this title is expressly designated as such. Any offense defined outside this title without specification as to punishment or as to felony or misdemeanor is a violation.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §1215.)
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