Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 30. Bail
Section 10. Bail Before or After Conviction; Restrictions on Release Without Bail.
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AS 12.30.010. Bail Before or After Conviction; Restrictions on Release Without Bail.

(a) The defendant in a criminal proceeding is entitled to be admitted to bail before conviction as a matter of right if the alleged victim can be reasonably protected through the imposition of bail and conditions of release. The defendant in a criminal case may be admitted to bail after conviction only as permitted under AS 12.30.040 . However, nothing in this chapter allows a court to order a defendant who has not satisfied bail to be released temporarily or periodically, either before trial or after conviction, unless

(1) the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor or class B or C felony;

(2) the temporary release is because of the

(A) death of an immediate family member of the defendant;

(B) birth of the defendant's child and the defendant has executed an affidavit of paternity before the release;

(C) defendant's need for a mental health or substance abuse assessment that the court finds cannot be accommodated in the facility or telephonically; or

(D) defendant's need for a medical or dental exam required for acceptance into a residential treatment facility; and

(3) the court solicits information from the Department of Corrections regarding the defendant's conduct while incarcerated and considers that information when making a decision under this subsection.

(b) If a court orders the temporary release of a defendant under (a) of this section, the court shall order the defendant to appear in court during normal business hours at the end of the period of temporary release and before the defendant is returned to a correctional facility.

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