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VIOLENT CRIMES UNDER ALABAMA SENTENCING GUIDELINES

Certain Offense Are Violent Crimes Under The Alabama Sentencing Guidelines

Under the Alabama Sentencing Guidelines, the following crimes are classified as “violent offenses.”

 For the purposes of this article, a violent offense includes each of the following crimes, or any substantially similar offense to those listed:

  • Capital murder pursuant to Sections 13A-6-2 and 13A-5-40.
  • Murder pursuant to Section 13A-6-2.
  • Manslaughter pursuant to Section 13A-6-3.
  • Criminally negligent homicide pursuant to Section 13A-6-4.
  • Assault I pursuant to Section 13A-6-20.
  • Assault II pursuant to Section 13A-6-21.
  • Compelling street gang membership pursuant to Section 13A-6-26.
  • Kidnapping I pursuant to Section 13A-6-43.
  • Kidnapping II pursuant to Section 13A-6-44.
  • Rape I pursuant to Section 13A-6-61.
  • Rape II pursuant to Section 13A-6-62.
  • Sodomy I pursuant to Section 13A-6-63.
  • Sodomy II pursuant to Section 13A-6-64.
  • Sexual torture pursuant to Section 13A-6-65.l.
  • Sexual abuse I pursuant to Section 13A-6-66.
  • Enticing a child to enter a vehicle for immoral purposes pursuant to Section 13A-6-69.
  • Stalking pursuant to Section 13A-6-90.
  • Aggravated stalking pursuant to Section 13A-6-91.
  • Soliciting a child by computer pursuant to Section 13A-6-110.
  • Domestic violence I pursuant to Section 13A-6-130.
  • Domestic violence II pursuant to Section 13A-6-131.
  • Burglary I pursuant to Section 13A-7-5.
  • Burglary II pursuant to Section 13A-7-6.
  • Burglary III pursuant to Section 13A-7-7.
  • Arson I pursuant to Section 13A-7-41.
  • Criminal possession of explosives pursuant to Section 13A-7-44.
  • Extortion I pursuant to Section 13A-8-14.
  • Robbery I pursuant to Section 13A-8-41.
  • Robbery II pursuant to Section 13A-8-42.
  • Robbery III pursuant to Section 13A-8-43.
  • Pharmacy robbery pursuant to Section 13A-8-51.
  • Terrorist threats pursuant to Section 13A-10-15.
  • Escape I pursuant to Section 13A-10-31.
  • Promoting prison contraband I pursuant to Section 13A-10-36, involving a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
  • Intimidating a witness pursuant to Section 13A-10-123.
  • Intimidating a juror pursuant to Section 13A-10-127.
  • Treason pursuant to Section 13A-11-2.
  • Discharging a weapon into an occupied building, dwelling, automobile, etc., pursuant to Section 13A-11-61.
  • Promoting prostitution I pursuant to Section 13A-12-111.
  • Production of obscene matter involving a minor pursuant to Section 13A-12-197.
  • Trafficking pursuant to Section 13A-12-231.
  • Child abuse pursuant to Section 26-15-3.
  • Elder abuse pursuant to Section 38-9-7.
  • Terrorism pursuant to Section 13A-10-152.
  • Hindering prosecution for terrorism pursuant to Section 13A-10-154.

The reason that the above offenses are considered violent offenses is because the Commission has determined that they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. The offense has as an element, the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or physical force against the person of another.
  2. Involves a substantial risk of physical injury against the person of another.
  3. The offense is a nonconsensual sex offense.
  4. The offense is particularly reprehensible.
  5. The offense includes an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a violent offense.