If you are seeking an Alaska expungement please review the expungement overview below. Check back often or Sign Up for an email alert when the Alaska Expungement Kit is ready.
Requirement(s) to qualify for an expungement in the state:
Alaska does not have a law to expunge criminal history records
Under AS 12.62.180, a criminal justice agency may seal only the information that the agency is responsible for maintaining. A person may submit a written request to the head of the agency asking to seal such information of past conviction or current offender information, about the person resulted from mistaken identity or false accusation.
Has it been 2 years since completion of sentence, you are eligible
Additional restrictions on who can qualify for an expungement
- Convictions that have resulted from mistaken identity or false accusation can be sealed.
- The court shall seal most juvenile records
Does the law provide for sealing? What are the requirements?
AS 47. 10 . 090 provide that court shall keep all records, but may seal records of a minor upon reaching the age of 18. However, sealed records may be made available or unsealed for good cause shown.
Under AS 12.62.180, a criminal justice agency may seal only the information that the agency is responsible for maintaining. It shall be done if such information about the person that, beyond a reasonable doubt, resulted from mistaken identity or false accusation.
The court shall seal most juvenile records (except for traffic offenses, class A & B felonies against the person or first degree arson) within 30 days of a minor's 18th birthday or within 30 days of the court's release of jurisdiction, whichever is later. If charged as adult, most juvenile records (except for traffic offenses and certain serious felonies) may be sealed five years after completion of the sentence or five years after the records are made public.
What does it mean if you have a record expunged or sealed?
Expungement of criminal convictions refers to a legal process by which a person's criminal record is altered in a favorable manner
Expungement has many benefits, chiefly the ability to deny a conviction when asked by a potential employer. It is an excellent way to close a chapter on a past mistake. It allows a person to move forward with their life, without the baggage of a prior conviction, or having to disclose a criminal record and provides freedom, peace of mind, and a clean slate. The individual may answer that s/he has never been convicted and deny the existence of the record.
Criminal history information maintained by the Criminal Records & Identification Bureau is confidential. Alaska laws and regulations govern how information is maintained and disseminated by the central repository of criminal justice information. The Criminal Records and Identification Bureau (R&I) provides state and national background checks to individuals and employers based on strict guidelines provided.
Sealed juvenile records may not be used for any purpose except for presentencing reports or the court may order their use good cause.
Are you eligible for an Alaska Expungement? Most crimes can be expunged. For a description of the crimes that cannot be expunged, click here .