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Know the Laws: Alabama

UPDATED June 4, 2013

Even if you do not qualify for a protection from abuse order (PFA), the abuser may have committed a crime.  If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court.  Remember that even if you do have a PFA, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Alabama?
If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Alabama?

What are some crimes that the abuser may have committed in Alabama?

Here is a list of some possible crimes in Alabama that the abuser may have committed.  You can click on the links to read the legal definition of the crime in our State Statutes page:

If I am the victim of a crime, where can I get additional help in Alabama?

The Office of the Attorney General of Alabama runs an Office of Victim Assistance.  For more information on victims' rights and victims' services in Alabama, you can call their hotline, 1-800-626-7676, or visit their website here.

Visit the Alabama Crime Victim’s Compensation Commission website to learn about the availability of financial assistance for victims of crime in Alabama.

You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff's department, or district attorney's office.  See our AL Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff's department.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.

Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.

You may want to contact the Stalking Resource Center if you are being stalked or harassed.

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