Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 75. Weights and Measures Act
Section 133. Bail Forfeiture.
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AS 45.75.133. Bail Forfeiture.

(a) The supreme court shall specify by rule or order those violations that are appropriate for disposition without court appearance, and shall establish a schedule of bail amounts. The maximum bail forfeiture amount for an offense may not exceed the maximum fine specified by law for that offense. If the person who has been cited can dispose of the violation without court appearance, the issuing peace officer or employee shall write on the citation the amount of bail forfeiture applicable to the violation.

(b) A person cited for a violation for which a bail forfeiture amount has been established under (a) of this section may, within 15 days after the date of the citation, mail or personally deliver to the clerk of the court in which the citation is filed by the employee

(1) the amount of bail indicated on the citation for that offense; and

(2) a copy of the citation indicating that the right to an appearance is waived, a plea of no contest is entered and the bail is forfeited.

(c) When the cited person has forfeited bail under (b) of this section, the court shall enter a judgment of conviction. Forfeiture of bail is a complete satisfaction for the violation. The clerk of the court accepting the bail forfeiture shall provide the offender with a receipt stating that fact if requested.

(d) A cited person who fails to pay the bail forfeiture amount established under (a) of this section or to appear in court as required, is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

(e) Notwithstanding other provisions of law, if a person cited for a violation for which a bail forfeiture amount has been established under (a) of this section appears in court and is found guilty, the court may not impose a penalty that exceeds the bail forfeiture amount for that offense established under (a) of this section.

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