AL Section 13A-3-21 Basis for defense generally; injury to innocent person through negligence; civil remedies.
Code of Alabama (C.O.A.)
Title 13. Criminal Code
Article 2. Justification and Excuse
Section 13A-3-21 Basis for defense generally; injury to innocent person through negligence; civil remedies.
(a) Defense. – Except as otherwise expressly provided, justification or excuse under this article is a defense.
(b) Danger to innocent persons. – If a person is justified or excused in using force against a person, but he recklessly or negligently injures or creates a substantial injury to another person, the justifications afforded by this article are unavailable in a prosecution for such recklessness or negligence.
(c) Civil remedy unimpaired. – Any justification or excuse within the meaning of this article does not abolish or impair any civil remedy or right of action which is otherwise available.