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New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers and media

...reporters.Earlier this month, an Alaska Court System Rule of Administration was...Rule 9, which governs the fees Alaska courts can charge for those services...state's general fund, not the Alaska Court System. While most changes were...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/new-court-fees-affect-citizens-lawyers-
State | Local
Court rejects privacy argument in homebrew case

...dismissed. Scammon Bay, a Bering Sea community, bans the sale, import or possession of alcoholic beverages.The Alaska Court of Appeals said local-option restrictions have previously been upheld for their ties to a legitimate legislative purpose...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-14/court-rejects-privacy-argument-homebrew
State
Ex-cop, coastie accused of PFD fraud

...prison for those who do not have a prior felony conviction. Neither Barela nor Maxwell have a criminal history in Alaska, court records show.A third person was indicted by the same Juneau grand jury for PFD fraud: Sandra L. Jones, who turns...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-12/ex-cop-coastie-accused-pfd-fraud
Local
The indictment that couldn't wait

...story via social media, many residents were left wondering why the indictment couldn't wait.The answer lies in Alaska court rules that are in place to guarantee a defendant's constitutional right to a speedy trial, Scott said.The rules...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-30/indictment-couldnt-wait
Local
Appeals Court: Judge improperly nixed assault plea

...ANCHORAGE - A Superior Court judge erred when he rejected a plea agreement for a man who injured his infant son, the Alaska Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released Friday.Superior Court Judge Philip Volland incorrectly rejected the plea agreement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/appeals-court-judge-improperly-nixed-as
State
Appeals Court: Judge improperly nixed assault plea deal

...ANCHORAGE - A Superior Court judge erred when he rejected a plea agreement for a man who injured his infant son, the Alaska Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released Friday.Superior Court Judge Philip Volland incorrectly rejected the plea agreement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/appeals-court-judge-improperly-nixed-as
State
Court orders review of video testimony in sex abuse case

...ANCHORAGE - A Fairbanks man convicted in 2013 of sexually abusing two young girls will have his case reviewed after the Alaska Court of Appeals determined the children's videotaped testimony did not receive proper scrutiny by the trial judge.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-28/court-orders-review-video-testimony-sex
State
Budget cuts mean state courts will close for two extra days in FY16

If the state government shuts down, the Alaska Court System will stay open. On Tuesday, however, the court system said it won't escape budget cuts untouched.In fiscal year 2016...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-03/budget-cuts-mean-state-courts-will-clos
State
Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...diverting minors to a community panel, rather than going through the court system, for certain marijuana offenses. Alaska Court System representative Nancy Meade said the courts welcomed the option and could implement it. That's already allowed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-13/lawmakers-amend-marijuana-crimes-bill
State | AK legislature
Parolee flees police, arrested on Fritz Cove beach

...was not immediately clear for which case Mendoza is still on parole, nor what the alleged condition violation was.Alaska court records show Mendoza was charged with felony theft in May 2012, pleaded guilty to a reduced misdemeanor charge and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-21/parolee-flees-police-arrested-fritz-cov
Local

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