IIn the state of Alaska most felonies have an A, B, or C classification
with the exclusion of specific serious crimes. Each crime is
categorized by the seriousness and circumstances of the crimes
committed. According to Alaska Statute AS 11.81.250 these felonies are
classified as follows:
Class A Felonies: Any crimes that results in a serious injury
to another individual or individuals. These crimes include: robbery
(over $500 and/or involving a deadly weapon), burglary with a deadly
weapon, arson, grand larceny, and manslaughter. Sentencing for these
crimes does not exceed a prison sentence of twenty years.
Class B Felonies: Any crimes that result in physical injuries
to another person that are less severe than Class A felonies. This
classification also includes property damages and crimes committed
against any public administrator, officials, or organization. These
crimes include: drug related crimes, theft, sex related crimes, robbery
(under $500), and larceny. Sentencing for these crimes does not exceed
a prison sentence of ten years.
Class C Felonies: Any crimes considered to involve serious
misconduct but not in a manner that the crime is classifed as a more
severe felony. These crimes include: DUI, domestic disbutes, criminal
trespassing, assault, criminal mischief, battery, and perjury.
Sentencing for these crimes does not exceed a five year prison
Specific crimes that are not classified A through C and may include
mandatory prison sentences are more serious crimes. These crimes are
subject to mandatory prisons sentences of a ten years minimum to as
much as a life time prison sentence.
The crimes considered exceptions to felony classification include: Murder (1st and 2nd degree)
Attempted Murder (1st degree)
Solicitation To Commit A Murder (1st degree)
Sexual Assault (1st degree)
Conspiracy To Commit A Murder (1st degree)
Murder Involving An Unborn Child
Sexual Abuse Of A Minor (1st degree)
Misconduct That Involves A Controlled Substance (1st degree)
Promotion of Prostitution (1st degree)
For these exceptions sentencing is a mandatory prison sentence
of at least twenty years to life. Except second degree murder in which
the sentence is no less than ten years and not more than ninety-nine.
These sentences includes those not previously convicted of the crimes.
Law enforcement officials using their authority to facilitate murder
are also included in this mandatory sentence.
For those convicted of first degree murder with a previous conviction
or subjected victim to torture are sentenced to a mandatory prison
sentence of ninety-nine years.
Some of these included previous convictions include: The Murder Of An On-duty police officer, correctional officer,
Previous 1st or 2nd Degree Murder Conviction
Robbery Conviction That Resulted In the Death Of Victim
Murder Conviction In Another State Or Territory
Expungement: In Alaska individuals convicted of a crime has the opportunity
to file for an expungement of their criminal records. However, they can
only file for expungement on the grounds of mistaken identity or in the
event that there is proof of a fraudulent criminal conviction. Criminal
records of juveniles are sealed once they reach the age of eighteen.
Some convictions for which those convicted may not file for expungement