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Theft of Property Law in Alabama

Alabama Theft Laws

Theft of property in the first degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-3):

  • The theft of property which exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in value, or property of any value taken from the person of another.
  • The theft of a motor vehicle, regardless of its value.
    • All of the following are theft of property in the first degree: The theft is a common plan or scheme by one or more persons; and
    • The object of the common plan or scheme is to sell or transfer the property to another person or business that buys the property with knowledge or reasonable belief that the property is stolen; and
    • The aggregate value of the property stolen is at least one thousand dollars ($1,000) within a 180-day period.
  • If the offense under this subsection involves two or more counties, prosecution may be commenced in any one of those counties in which the offense occurred or in which the property was disposed.
  • Theft of property in the first degree is a Class B felony.

Theft of property in the second degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-4):

  • The theft of property between one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) in value and two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in value, and which is not taken from the person of another.
  • The theft of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun, regardless of its value.
  • The theft of any substance controlled by Chapter 2 of Title 20 or any amendments thereto, regardless of value.
  • The theft of any livestock which includes cattle, swine, equine , or sheep, regardless of their value.
  • Theft of property in the second degree is a class C felony.

Theft of property in the third degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-4.1):

  • The theft of property that exceeds five hundred dollars ($500) in value but does not exceed one thousand four hundred and ninety-nine dollars ($1,499) in value, and which is not taken from the person of another.
  • The theft of a credit card or a debit card, regardless of its value.
  • Theft of property in the third degree is a class D felony.

Theft of property in the fourth degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-5)

  • The theft of property which does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in value and which is not taken from the person of another.
  • Theft of property in the fourth degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

If you have been arrested for property theft, call Alabama Theft of property attorney Joseph A. Ingram or Ingram Law LLC at 205-335-2640. Get Relief Get Results.

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