(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to solicit advertisement in this state to appear in any state or federal peace officers’ magazine or journal without such person, firm or corporation first having qualified with the Attorney General of the State of Alabama to solicit such advertisement as hereinafter provided in this section.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 13A-14-5

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) Any person, firm or corporation who holds himself out to be affiliated with any state or federal peace officers association who publishes a peace officers’ magazine or journal may qualify with the Attorney General and receive a certificate of qualification from him by furnishing proof to the Attorney General that he does in truth and in fact represent a legitimate federal or state peace officers association and that the publication which he purports to represent is published at least quarterly.

(c) Any person, firm or corporation who holds himself out to represent any peace officers’ magazine or journal who solicits advertisement to appear in such magazine or journal without first having obtained a certificate of qualification from the Attorney General of the State of Alabama shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $1,000.00 and imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year.

(Acts 1971, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 70, p. 4278, §§1-3; Code 1975, §13-6-4.)