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The three degrees of retail Theft in Alabama

Retail Theft in the First Degree:

(1) Retail theft exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in retail value constitutes theft in the first degree.

(2) Retail theft of one or more items of retail merchandise during 180 days, the aggregate value of which is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more constitutes retail theft in the first degree.

(3) Theft of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun from a retail merchant, regardless of its value, constitutes retail theft in the first degree.

(b) Retail theft in the first degree is a Class B felony with a punishment of not less than two years or more than 20 years. Additionally, punishment may include a fine of up to $30,000

Section 13A-8-223

Retail Theft Second-degree

Retail theft that exceeds five hundred dollars ($500) in retail value but DOES NOT exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in retail value constitutes retail theft in the second degree.

Class C felony. one year and a day in prison to ten years, $15,000.00

Section 13A-8-224

Retail Theft in the Third Degree

Retail theft that does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in retail value constitutes retail theft in the third degree.

Retail theft in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

A Fourth or subsequent conviction for an offense under this article is a Class C felony. One year and a day in prison to ten years $15,000.00

Section 13A-8-225

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