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Adult Criminal Record Clearance Overview

If you were arrested or convicted because of mistaken identity or a false accusation, the record can be sealed immediately. You must file a written request with the criminal justice agency that has the record to start the process, and it is up to the agency whether to grant your request. 

Records relating to a case dismissed following successful completion of probation pursuant to a suspended entry of judgment cannot be published on a publicly available website 60 days after the date of dismissal of the case. 

Non-conviction information or correctional treatment may not generally be disclosed to the public, save for under certain circumstances.   Court records of convictions for possession of less than one ounce of a schedule VIA controlled substance will not be published on a publicly available website.  See the legal policies and statutes for detailed statutory information. 

Adult Criminal Record Clearance Policies

    Court records of convictions for possession of less than one ounce of a schedule VIA controlled substance will not be published on a publicly available website. Alaska Stat. § 22.35.040.
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    Records relating to cases in which a juvenile was tried as an adult or the juvenile record was made public can be sealed by the court five years after disposition or sentence completion. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(f).
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    Records relating to a case dismissed following successful completion of probation pursuant to a suspended entry of judgment cannot be published on a publicly available website 60 days after the date of dismissal. Alaska Stat. §§ 12.55.078, 22.35.030.
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    Records relating to an arrest or conviction that, beyond a reasonable doubt, resulted from mistaken identity or false accusation can be sealed by the criminal justice agency responsible for maintaining the record. Alaska Stat. § 12.62.180.
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    Records relating to a charge that results in acquittal or dismissal cannot be published on a publicly available website 60 days after the date of acquittal or dismissal. Alaska Stat. § 22.35.030.
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    Non-conviction information or correctional treatment information may generally not be disclosed to the public. Alaska Stat. § 12.62.160(b).
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    Juvenile Record Clearance Overview

    Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be sealed in Alaska. Please note that the Clean Slate Clearinghouse does not provide legal advice. 

    Read the legal policies and statutes for detailed statutory information. 

    Juvenile Record Clearance Policies Overview 

     

     

    • Most juvenile recordsare sealed within30 days of you turning 18. This is done automatically; you do not have to do anything to get your record sealed. 

     

     

    • If you received a dual sentence, you may be able to get your record sealed five yearsafter you were sentenced. You must submit a request to the court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your request. 
    • Traffic offenses are not eligible for sealing. 

    Find a Lawyer 

    If you think you might be eligible to have your record sealed, find a lawyer who may be able to help you. Some lawyers might help you for free, although you may still need to pay a fee to file the paperwork in court. 

    Court Forms and Resources

    If you cannot find a lawyer to help you, you may be able to file a petition on your own using these court forms and resources.

    Juvenile Record Clearance Policies

      A record relating to a juvenile adjudication shall be sealed automatically. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(d).
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      A record relating to charges that were made public because the person received a dual sentence can be sealed, so long as the court finds that its order has had the intended rehabilitative effect and further finds that the person has fulfilled all orders entered under section 47.12.120. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(f).
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      Find A Lawyer

      Legal service providers located in the state.

      Contact information for legal aid organizations, bar associations, and other organizations that engage in record clearance work is provided for informational purposes only. The NRRC does not endorse or recommend any organization or individual referenced on the site. If you are a legal service provider who offers record clearance services, please contact us.

      Court Forms & Resources

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