CREDIT FOR TIME ON ELECTRONIC MONITORING PRIOR TO CONVICTION
Alaska Now Allows Credit for Time Spent on Electronic Monitoring Prior to Conviction
In August 2015, the State of Alaska recently enacted legislation enabling persons convicted of crimes to get credit for time served on electronic monitoring as part of a bail condition. Stated basically, you may qualify to have the time you spent on EM applied to your current sentence.
The law is also retroactive, meaning that it can be applied to persons who are currently serving time in custody or on the Department of Corrections Electronic Monitoring program and were convicted prior to August 2015.
There are certain limitations under the statute based upon the restrictions placed upon the person while on pre-conviction electronic monitoring, thus it does not apply to everyone who was on electronic monitoring prior to conviction.
Contact the Law Office of Evan Barrickman, P.C. to find out if you qualify to have credit applied to your sentence for time served on electronic monitoring or EM prior to conviction in Alaska. The Law Office of Evan Barrickman represents clients in all stages of criminal cases including applying for and receiving credit for time served on EM in Alaska. Please call us today to schedule a consultation.