Interference with a domestic violence emergency call is a Class B misdemeanor and the sentence cannot be for more than 6 months.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BY STRANGULATION OR SUFFOCATION – Code of Alabama Section 13A-6-138 A person commits the crime of domestic violence by strangulation (intentionally causing asphyxia by closure or compression of the blood vessels or air passages of the neck as a result of external pressure on the neck) or suffocation (intentionally causing asphyxia by depriving a person of air or by preventing a person from breathing through the inhalation of toxic gases or by blocking or obstructing the airway of a person, by any means other than by strangulation) if he or she commits an assault with intent to cause physical harm or commits the crime of menacing, by strangulation or suffocation or attempted strangulation or suffocation against a victim.

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FIRST DEGREE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Code of Alabama Section 13A-6-130 A person commits the crime of domestic violence in the first degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the first degree or aggravated stalking and the person has one of the special relationships listed above with the victim.

Domestic violence in the first degree is a Class A felony and the possible sentence is 10-99 years or life in prison, except that the defendant shall serve a minimum term of imprisonment of one year without consideration of probation, parole, good time credits, or any other reduction in time for any second or subsequent conviction under this subsection.

Since 1994, Alabama has had a hate crimes law applicable to "race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or physical or mental disability." The current law does not apply to crimes committed on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.

State Representative Patricia Todd, the legislature's first and only openly‐LGBT member, unsuccessfully attempted to add gender identity to the bill but was opposed by Holmes and other legislators.

Alabama has a no promo homo law, which states that “[c]ourse materials and instruction that relate to sexual education or sexually transmitted diseases should include [...] an emphasis, in a factual manner and from a public health perspective, that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state.” (Ala.

Code § 16-40A-2) Alabama permits adoption by same-sex couples.You could be charged with domestic violence in the first degree, second degree, third degree, by strangulation, by suffocation, or by interfering with a domestic violence emergency call.You should talk to a lawyer that specializes in domestic violence before making any decisions about your case because it could be your freedom at stake.The minimum term of imprisonment “shall be double without consideration of probation, parole, good time credits, or any reduction in time if a defendant willfully violates a protection order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction and in the process of violating the order commits domestic violence in the second degree.” THIRD DEGREE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Code of Alabama Section 13A-6-132 A person commits the crime of domestic violence in the third degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the third degree, menacing, reckless endangerment, criminal coercion, harassment, criminal surveillance, harassing communications, criminal trespass in the third degree, criminal mischief in the second or third degree, or the crime of arson in the third degree and the person has one of the above listed special relationships with the victim.Domestic violence in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor and the sentence in the county jail cannot be for more than one year.The minimum term of imprisonment imposed “shall be double without consideration of probation, parole, good time credits, or any reduction in time if a defendant willfully violates a protection order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction and in the process of violating the order commits domestic violence in the first degree.” SECOND DEGREE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – Code of Alabama Section 13A-6-131 A person commits the crime of domestic violence in the second degree if the person commits the crime of assault in the second degree, intimidating a witness, stalking, burglary in the second or third degree, or the crime of criminal mischief in the first degree and the person has one of the special relationships listed above with the victim.