Criminal Justice

The Alaska Department of Law works to assure safe and healthy communities by prosecuting and convicting criminal offenders in urban and rural Alaska.

Unlike most other states, Alaska has no system of county prosecutors. Some municipalities have ordinances governing criminal conduct and prosecute misdemeanor crimes that occur in their jurisdictions, but the Attorney General has the responsibility of prosecuting violations of state law.

The district attorneys in the department's Criminal Division prosecute violations of state criminal law committed by adults and a large portion of the serious crimes committed by juveniles. Juvenile prosecutions are also handled by the Civil Division's Human Services section. Prosecution services protect the public by convicting criminals and placing them under appropriate controls.

The Attorney General is committed to providing the State of Alaska with vigorous and fair prosecution services. Many dedicated prosecutors, paraprofessionals, and support staff in the Alaska Department of Law work to help him fulfill that commitment.

Criminal Fines

If you are convicted of a crime and you fail to pay monetary penalties such as criminal fines, cost of court appointed counsel, cost of DUI incarceration, and/or restitution, the judgment(s) may be sent to the Department of Law for collection. If this happens, you will receive a demand letter from us.

For payment information, please contact the Collections & Support Section at Alaska Department of Law, 1031 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501-1994, or call (907) 269-5205.