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What is a Criminal Record?
Criminal records provide an official compilation of a person’s criminal history. Also known as rap sheets, they detail instances of arrests, prosecutions, and convictions. The information provided in a record is compiled and assembled from trial courts, law enforcement agencies, and correctional facilities across the state and local counties. Like most states, criminal records in Alaska are organized in searchable online record depositories that can be accessed by the public. Most of the criminal history information for the state of Alaska is managed by the Department of Public Safety, Criminal Records and Identification (R&I) Bureau.
Information is collected in different ways. Sources often rely on non-standardized state level protocols, storage classifications, requirements, organization and digitization processes. As a result, the amount of criminal records information presented on StateRecords.org may vary from individual to individual.
What’s contained in a Criminal Record?
Criminal records generally provide the following information:
- The name of the subject
- Physical descriptors
- Records of any criminal conviction
- Court orders
- Probation and probation orders
- Convicted crimes
What is an Alaska Arrest Record?
Arrest records contain information detailing a person’s arrest history. It provides information on whether a person has been arrested, questioned, taken into custody or held for investigation. It also provides information on the charges filed as well as the parties filing the allegation. In Alaska, an arrest can be made when a person commits a misdemeanor or felony and is apprehended by a law enforcement officer.
What is an Arrest Warrant?
An arrest warrant is an official document that authorizes law enforcement officers to arrest and detail the named person(s). To secure one, law enforcement officials will need to show probable cause that a person has committed a crime. While most warrants are issued by a judge or magistrate, arrest warrants may also be issued by a grand jury. In addition, arrest warrants are frequently issued against offenders who do not show up in court as ordered or disobey a court ruling. Outstanding warrants from Alaska are limitless in their reach; police officers can go to any part of the state or the country to execute these orders.
What is an Alaska Misdemeanor?
A misdemeanor in Alaska is a non-indictable offense categorized as less severe than felonies. They consist of less serious offenses against property interests and less severe violence against a person. In Alaska, misdemeanors are crimes punishable by up to one year in county or local jail. Misdemeanors in Alaska are divided into two categories: class A or B.
- Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $10,000
- Class B misdemeanors are less serious crimes, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
Examples of misdemeanors in Alaska include:
- Disorderly conduct
- Driving under the influence
- Theft involving property less than $500
- First-degree harassment
- Fourth-degree assault
What is an Alaska Felony?
Felony offenses in Alaska are considered more serious crimes (compared to misdemeanors). They are punishable by a maximum sentence of more than 1 year, which is to be served in a county jail or state prison. In some cases, a felony conviction can even be punished by death. In Alaska, the punishment differs from the four classes: Unclassified, Class A, B, and C.
- Unclassified felonies are the most serious crimes, punishable by up to $500,000 and 99 years in prison. Examples of unclassified felonies include:
- Attempted murder
- Sexual assault
- Class A Felonies have a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Examples of Class A felonies include first-degree assault.
- Class B Felonies carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. An example of a crime in this class includes furnishing marijuana to a minor.
- Class C Felonies have a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. An example of a crime in this class includes promoting prostitution.
What is the Alaska Sex Offender Listing?
A sex offender is a person who has committed a sex crime. In Alaska, sex offender registration is mandated by the law. Any offender who has served his sentence for a single, non-aggravated crime must provide local law enforcement authorities with extensive personal information—including his address, his place of employment, the address of his employer, the license plate number and make and model of any car to which he has access, a current photo, identifying features, and medical treatment—at least once a year for 15 years.
Alaska Serious Traffic Violations
A serious traffic violation tends to involve willful disregard for public safety, death, serious bodily injury, damage to property and multiple minor traffic violations. The Alaska Department of Administration (DMV) implements a point system for the specific purpose of crash prevention. Each violation carries a certain number of points―from 2 points to 10 points. Offenders who accumulate 12 points in a 12-month period or 18 points across a 24-month period may have their driving privileges revoked or suspended.
Alaska Conviction Records
A conviction record is an official document providing information that a person was found guilty, pleaded guilty or pleaded nolo contendere against criminal charges in a civilian or military court. The criminal charges can be classified as a felony, misdemeanor or other offense. Conviction records also include when a person has been judged delinquent, has been less than honorably discharged or has been placed on probation, fined, imprisoned or paroled. A criminal conviction is rendered by either a jury of peers or a judge in a court of law. A conviction does not include a final judgment that was deleted by a pardon, set aside, reversed or otherwise rendered inoperative.
What Are Alaska Inmate Records?
Jail and inmate records contain official information maintained by the Alaska Department of Corrections on persons currently or previously under their custody or administration. Persons committed under the custody of the Department of Corrections are usually serving a term of incarceration ordered by the court after the person has been convicted for a crime. Inmate records form part of a person’s criminal records that is accessible to the public.
What Are Parole Information in Alaska?
Parole records provide information on the decision of the Alaska Board of Parole to release a prisoner on good behavior prior to serving the maximum sentence imposed on them by the court. There are two types of Parole granted to inmates in Alaska, mandatory and discretionary Parole. Discretionary Parole may be granted to an inmate who is serving a prison term of at least 6 months and has served 1/4 of the sentence for a Class B or C felony or misdemeanor and at least 1/3 of the sentence for a classified or unclassified felony conviction. While on Parole, Parolee remains under the supervision of the Department of Corrections until they are completely discharged.
What Are Alaska Probation Records?
Probation records provide information on the alternative sentence pronounced by a court as consequences for an offense for which a term of incarceration could have been imposed. A probationer is given the privilege by the court to serve the punishment for their crime while remaining within their community under the supervision of a probation and parole officer and the Alaska Department of Corrections. Probationers are also required to abide by strict conditions of probation, failing which they may be taken into custody and the court may have their probation revoked.
What Are Alaska Juvenile Criminal Records?
Juvenile Criminal records are documents and information maintained by a court and/or the Division of Juvenile Justice on persons who have been adjudicated delinquent. An adjudicated delinquent is a person younger than 18 years of age who has violated the criminal laws such that if an adult were to have breached the law in the same manner as the youth, they would have been charged for a criminal offense. Juvenile criminal records show that youth has or is being held accountable for their offense in the interest of public safety.
Juvenile records may contain information such as the name and description of the youth, information on the crime committed, fingerprint, and other information that are permissible by law to appear on a juvenile’s record. Juvenile criminal records are generally held as confidential except in cases where the juvenile is subject to dual sentencing and Alaska statute permits disclosure of juvenile records when the minor is at least 13 years of age and has committed certain offenses including
- A crime against a person may be categorized as a felony
- Use of a deadly weapon in committing a crime
- Promoting prostitution
- Distribution of child pornography
Referral of Juvenile delinquency remains on the record of the minor even after the case is dismissed or reduced. Juvenile records for non-Class A or B felonies or traffic offenses are automatically sealed within 30 days of the minor’s 18th birthday or the termination of the jurisdiction of the court, whichever is the later. Most serious offenses on the record of a juvenile who was tried as an adult may also be sealed within 5 years after the completion of their sentences or 5 years after public access was granted to the records., except for juvenile convictions for certain felonies and traffic offenses.