How To Perform an Alaska Warrant Search
If you believe you may have an active warrant issued under your name in the state of Alaska, there are several ways to perform an Alaska warrant search. One way to find out is to physically go into an Alaska law enforcement agency carrying photo identification; the law enforcement agency can perform this search for you. The obvious drawback to using this method is that you risk arrest if the law enforcement agency determines that you have a warrant out for your arrest.
Another way to check on a warrant is to use a federal, state, county, or local law enforcement website. While not every one of these law enforcement bodies maintains its own website for searching warrants, many of them do. Law enforcement agencies in Alaska that allow for online warrant searches are discussed below.
The other common way to search for warrants under a particular name in a particular state is to use a third-party search website. Websites that can search for a warrant may use the same public information that is available from law enforcement websites. Before paying for any third-party warrant search service, make sure you are not paying money for services that are available online for free.
In the United States, two kinds of warrants can be issued, as described under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. One kind is an arrest warrant, which is for the arrest of a person suspected of committing a crime that was not directly witnessed by a law enforcement officer. This type of warrant has to be issued by a judge with no conflicts of interest in the case.
The second type of warrant is a called a bench warrant. A bench warrant is issued by a judge and requires a person to appear in court. These might be issued to someone suspected of a crime who has missed their court date, or they could be issued for a witness to appear before the court.
Alaska State Troopers Warrant Search
If you want to search for whether a warrant has been issued in a particular name by the Alaska state courts, you can use the Alaska State Troopers website. People with warrants out for their arrested are listed by first and last name and age.
DEA Alaska Warrant Search
Those who are wanted on federal drug charges may be listed on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website. DEA’s website at DEA.gov maintains a list of its most wanted people accused of crimes in the past 30 days.
Anchorage Warrant Search
Alaska has relatively few law enforcement agency websites that maintain lists of wanted persons, unlike some other states. One of the cities that does maintain an online wanted list is Anchorage. The Anchorage Crime Stoppers website organized by the Anchorage Police Department shows fugitives wanted in this city.
Juneau Warrant Search
The other major Alaskan city that maintains a most wanted list of fugitives is Juneau. Juneau’s list is of warrants that were issued in the past week.
Individuals who have warrants out for their arrest are considered innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law. Those who find they have warrants out for their arrest or to appear in an Alaska court as a witness on a bench warrant may want to contact an attorney’s office so that they can be advised of their legal rights.