2020 Code of Alabama
Title 13A - Criminal Code.
Chapter 13 - Offenses Against the Family.
Section 13A-13-5 - Abandonment of Child.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 13A-13-5 (2020)

Section 13A-13-5

Abandonment of child.

(a) A man or woman commits the crime of abandonment of a child when, being a parent, guardian or other person legally charged with the care or custody of a child less than 18 years old, he or she deserts such child in any place with intent wholly to abandon it.

(b) Abandonment of a child is a Class A misdemeanor.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §7030.)

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