Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Alaska Hit and Run Laws

Under Alaska statutes title 28.35.050 – Leaving the scene of an accident in Alaska is either a felony or misdemeanor. The facts presented determine the charges. Quick take: If you flee the scene of an accident, you are guilty of a misdemeanor if the accident results in property damage. If it results in injury or … Read more

Alaska Sexting Laws

Alaska does not currently have a specific statute or law addressing teen sexting. That is bad news in that any nude picture taken by an underage individual may constitute child pornography. (keep reading) Quick take: Teens accused of non-felony sexting in Alaska face prosecution in juvenile court. Juvenile court may issue a warning, or order … Read more

Dog Bite Laws Alaska

Dog bite laws as they apply to the state of Alaska

Alaska dog bite statutes do not yet exist, meaning local law enforcement officers rely on the Standard Law of Negligence as guidance when handling dog-related incidents or crimes. Alaska’s standard law of negligence says that any person in the state may lawfully take the life of any vicious or dangerous dog running at large.  Therefore, … Read more

Alaska Whistleblower Laws

Alaska Whistleblower Laws

A summary of Alaska Whistleblower laws Alaska follows the employment at-will doctrine. This means employees can be relieved of their work for any reason or no reason. However, employers can be found guilty of wrongful dismissal if a court finds the reason for dismissal violated public policy or any of Alaska’s statutory protections. Statutory protections … Read more

Alaska Child Support Laws

Child support Laws as they apply to the state of Alaska

The most important factor in determining child support in Alaska is your income. Why? Unlike many states that favour the “income share method”, Alaska uses the “percentage income method” to calculate each parent’s financial obligation. That means you need your partner’s income information. This raises the question… How is Child Support Calculated in Alaska? Before … Read more

Alaska Lemon Law

A stylized image of Alaska Laws regarding Cars

Alaska Lemon Law – Summary Alaska’s lemon laws state that if the buyer of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after four valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty vehicle. This … Read more

Alaska Statute of Limitations

A stylized image of Alaska with the writing Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations AK- Summary Alaska’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Alaska Recording Laws

Alaska Recording Law

Alaska Recording Law Summary: Is Alaska a One Party Consent State? Alaska recording law stipulates that it is a one party consent state.  In Alaska it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications whether it’s wire, oral or electronic without the consent of at least one person taking part in the communication. However, the rules can … Read more