For any injury, either to person or property, amounting to a felony, a civil action may be commenced by the party injured without prosecution of the offender.

(Code 1867, §4423; Code 1876, §2900; Code 1886, §2584; Code 1896, §22; Code 1907, §2481; Code 1923, §5691; Code 1940, T. 7, §113.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 6-5-370

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608