2022 Code of Alabama
Title 28 - Intoxicating Liquor, Malt Beverages and Wine.
Chapter 11 - Sale of Tobacco Products Regulated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Section 28-11-14 - Fines for Unlawful Possession of Contraband.
Fines for unlawful possession of contraband.
(a) Any tobacco, tobacco product, alternative nicotine product, electronic nicotine delivery system, or false proof of identification found in the possession of an individual under the age of 21 years is contraband and subject to seizure by law enforcement. Any individual under the age of 21 years violating Section 28-11-13 shall be issued a citation similar to a uniform nontraffic citation and shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10) nor more than fifty dollars ($50) for each violation, and shall be assessed no other court costs or fees.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the disposition of any violation shall be within the jurisdiction of the district or municipal court and not the juvenile court. Violations shall not be considered criminal offenses and shall be administratively adjudicated by the district or municipal court.
(Acts 1997, No. 97-423, p. 721, §14; Act 2009-578, p. 1697, §1; Act 2021-453, §6.)