Alabama Code Title 13A. Criminal Code § 13A-6-44

(a) A person commits the crime of kidnapping in the second degree if he abducts another person.

(b) A person does not commit a crime under this section if:

(1) The abduction is not coupled with intent to use or to threaten to use deadly force,

(2) The actor is a relative of the person abducted, and

(3) The actor's sole purpose is to assume lawful control of that person.

The burden of injecting the issue of defense under this subsection is on the defendant, but this does not shift the burden of proof.

(c) Kidnapping in the second degree is a Class B felony.


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