Even if you do not qualify for a protective order, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a protective order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have a protective order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Alaska that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:
- Assault (1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, 4th degree)
- Reckless endangerment
- Stalking (1st and 2nd degree)
- Assault of an unborn child (1st and 2nd degree)
- Custodial interference (1st and 2nd degree)
- Sexual assault (1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, 4th degree)
- Sexual abuse of a minor (1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, 4th degree)
- Criminal trespass (1st and 2nd degree)
- Criminal mischief (1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, 4th degree, 5th degree)
- Endangering the welfare of a child (1st and 2nd degree)
- Criminal nonsupport
- Failure to permit visitation with a minor
- Violating a protective order
- Interference with visitation
- Interference with court-ordered custody
- Interference with custody
- Interfering with a report of a crime involving domestic violence
- Harassment (1st and 2nd degree). Harassment in the 2nd degree includes nonconsensual disclosure of intimate images,
- Indecent viewing or photography
- Burglary (1st degree and 2nd degree)
- Arson (1st degree, 2nddegree, and 3rd degree)
- Criminally negligent burning (1st degree and 2nd degree)
- Criminal mischief (1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, 4th degree, and 5th degree)
- Terroristic threatening (1st degree and 2nd degree)
- Cruelty to animals
- Prohibited conduct relating to spyware.
The Alaska Department of Law website provides a Victims’ Rights Handbook. The Victims’ Rights Handbook provides information on victims’ rights and services. You can also call the Alaska Office of Victims’ Rights at (907) 272-2620 (main telephone) or 1-866-274-2620 (toll free in Alaska).
We have detailed information regarding victim compensation in Alaska for crime victims. Go to our Victim Compensation section to read more.
You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff’s department, or district attorney’s office. See our AK Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff’s department.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.