Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 30. Bail
Section 27. Release in Domestic Violence Cases.
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AS 12.30.027. Release in Domestic Violence Cases.

(a) Before ordering release before or after trial, or pending appeal, of a person charged with or convicted of a crime involving domestic violence, the court shall consider the safety of the alleged victim or other household member. To protect the alleged victim, household member, and the public and to reasonably assure the person's appearance, the court may impose bail and any of the conditions authorized under AS 12.30.020 , any of the provisions of AS 18.66.100(c)(1) - (7) and (11), and any other condition necessary to protect the alleged victim, household member, and the public, and to ensure the appearance of the person in court, including ordering the person to refrain from the consumption of alcohol.

(b) A court may not order or permit a person released under (a) of this section to return to the residence of the alleged victim or the residence of a petitioner who has a protective order directed to the person and issued or filed under AS 18.66.100 - 18.66.180.

(c) If the court imposes conditions of release under (a) of this section, it shall

(1) issue a written order specifying the conditions of release;

(2) provide a copy of the order to the person arrested or charged; and

(3) immediately distribute a copy of the order to the law enforcement agency that arrested the person.

(d) When a person is released from custody under (a) of this section,

(1) from a correctional facility, the correctional facility shall notify the prosecuting authority and the prosecuting authority shall make reasonable efforts to immediately notify the alleged victim of the release, and to furnish the alleged victim with a copy of the order setting any conditions of release;

(2) from other than a correctional facility, the arresting authority shall make reasonable efforts to immediately notify the alleged victim of the release, and to furnish the alleged victim with a copy of the order setting any conditions of release.

(e) A person arrested for a crime involving domestic violence may not be released from custody until the person has appeared in person before a judicial officer or telephonically for arraignment.

(f) A person may not bring a civil action for damages for a failure to comply with the provisions of this section.

(g) In this section, "crime involving domestic violence" has the meaning given in AS 18.66.990 .

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