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Alabama Computer Crimes Laws

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Code Section13A-8-100, et seq.
Mental State Required for ProsecutionWillfully, knowingly, without authorization or without reasonable grounds
Misdemeanor Computer CrimesAccess; alter, damage, or destroy hard/software valued under $2,500, class A misdemeanor
Felony Computer CrimesAccess plus scheme to defraud; alter, damage, or destroy hard/software valued over $2500 or cause interruption of public/government services; class C felony if purpose of offense is to scheme, defraud or obtain property; class B felony if damage = or > $2,500; interruption of government operation or public/utility service; class A felony if action causes physical injury to person not involved in said act.
Attempt Considered a Crime?No
Civil Lawsuit Permitted?No

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