Legal Information: Alaska

State Gun Laws

October 5, 2018

How can I find out if the abuser has been convicted of a felony?

The Alaska Court System website has a trial court link that provides information about almost all cases filed in Alaska, with some exceptions for confidential reasons. Felonies and misdemeanor records are on the website. However, if the abuser was convicted in another state, Alaska does not have access to those records.

Domestic violence misdemeanor and felony records are also kept in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). However, no one other than law enforcement officials and licensed firearm sellers are allowed to search the NICS. Your local police department may be willing to search NICS for you if you ask, but they are not required to do so.