Research has indicated that theft and larceny make up 60% of the all crimes committed in the United States. Put differently, if that research is true, theft crimes are more prevalent than all of the other types of criminal activity combined. In Alabama, Larceny is no longer a statutory charge. Rather, theft and it’s related crimes are all treated as theft and dealt with under 13A-8 of the Alabama Code.
In this guide we will discuss the degrees of theft, lesser included charges, and statutory defenses.