(a) A person commits the crime of cross or the American flag burning if he or she, with the intent to intimidate any person or group of persons, burns, or causes to be burned, a cross or the American flag on the property of another, a highway, or other public place.

Attorney's Note

Under the Alabama Code, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
ClassPrisonFine
Class C felony1 to 10 yearsup to $15,000
For details, see Ala. Code § 13A-5-6

Terms Used In Alabama Code 13A-6-28

(b) As used in this section, “intent to intimidate” means the intent to place a person or a group of persons in fear of bodily harm.

(c) The crime of cross or the American flag burning is a Class C felony.

(Act 2003-338, p. 845, §1.)