(a) Sentences for felonies shall be for a definite term of imprisonment, which imprisonment
includes hard labor, within the following limitations:
(1) For a Class A felony, for life or not more than 99 years or less than 10 years.
(2) For a Class B felony, not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.
(3) For a Class C felony, not more than 10 years or less than 1 year and 1 day.
(4) For a Class A felony in which a firearm or deadly weapon was used or attempted
to be used in the commission of the felony, or a Class A felony criminal sex offense
involving a child as defined in Section 15-20-21(5), not less than 20 years.
(5) For a Class B or C felony in which a firearm or deadly weapon was used or attempted
to be used in the commission of the felony, or a Class B felony criminal sex offense
involving a child as defined in Section 15-20-21(5), not less than 10 years.
(b) The actual time of release within the limitations established by subsection (a)
of this section shall be determined under procedures established elsewhere by law.
(c) In addition to any penalties heretofore or hereafter provided by law, in all
cases where an offender is designated as a sexually violent predator pursuant to
Section 15-20-25.3, or where an offender is convicted of a Class A felony criminal
sex offense involving a child as defined in Section 15-20-21(5), and is sentenced
to a county jail or the Alabama Department of Corrections, the sentencing judge shall
impose an additional penalty of not less than 10 years of post-release supervision
to be served upon the defendant's release from incarceration.
The following is a much more verbose Miranda warning, designed to cover all bases
that a detainee might encounter while in police custody. A detainee may be asked
to sign a statement acknowledging the following.
“You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Do you understand?
Anything you do say may be used against you in a court of law. Do you understand?
You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have
an attorney present during questioning now or in the future. Do you understand? If
you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning
if you wish. Do you understand? If you decide to answer questions now without an
attorney present you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until
you talk to an attorney. Do you understand? Knowing and understanding your rights
as I have explained them to you, are you willing to answer my questions without an
§ 13A-5-11. Fines for felonies
(a) A sentence to pay a fine for a felony shall be for a definite amount, fixed by
the court, within the following limitations:
(1) For a Class A felony, not more than $60,000;
(2) For a Class B felony, not more than $30,000;
(3) For a Class C felony, not more than $15,000; or
(4) Any amount not exceeding double the pecuniary gain to the defendant or loss to
the victim caused by the commission of the offense.
(b) As used in this section, "gain" means the amount of money or the value of property
derived from the commission of the crime, less the amount of money or the value of
property returned to the victim of the crime or seized or surrendered to lawful authority
prior to the time sentence is imposed. "Value" shall be determined by the standards
established in subdivision (14) of Section 13A-8-1.
(c) The court may conduct a hearing upon the issue of defendant's gain or the victim's
loss from the crime according to procedures established by rule of court.
(d) This section shall not apply if a higher fine is otherwise authorized by law
for a specific crime.