(a) The theft of property which does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in value and which is not taken from the person of another constitutes theft of property in the fourth degree.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 13A-8-5

  • 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
  • property: Any money, tangible or intangible personal property, property (whether real or personal) the location of which can be changed (including things growing on, affixed to, or found in land and documents, although the rights represented hereby have no physical location), contract right, chose-in-action, interest in a claim to wealth, credit, or any other article or thing of value of any kind. See Alabama Code 45-41-170
  • value: The market value of the property at the time and place of the criminal act. See Alabama Code 45-41-170

(b) Theft of property in the fourth degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, §3204; Acts 1978, No. 770, p. 1110; Acts 1992, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 92-682, p. 68, §2; Act 2003-355, p. 962, §1; Act 2015-185, §2.)