Section 13A-5-3

Classification of offenses.

(a) Offenses are designated as felonies, misdemeanors or violations.

(b) Felonies are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into four categories:

(1) Class A felonies;

(2) Class B felonies;

(3) Class C felonies; and

(4) Class D felonies.

(c) Misdemeanors are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into three categories:

(1) Class A misdemeanors;

(2) Class B misdemeanors; and

(3) Class C misdemeanors.

(d) Violations are not classified.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §1210; Act 2015-185, §2.)