The arrest of a person may also be lawfully made by a peace officer or a private person without a warrant upon reasonable information that the accused stands charged in the courts of another state with a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, but when arrested the accused must be taken before a judge or magistrate without unnecessary delay and, in any event, within 48 hours after arrest, including Sundays and holidays, and complaint shall be made against the accused under oath setting out the ground for the arrest as in AS 12.70.120 . Thereafter the answer of the accused shall be heard as if the accused had been arrested on a warrant.

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 12.70.130 - Arrest without warrant

  • answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • oath: includes affirmation or declaration. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, organization, business trust, or society, as well as a natural person. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • state: means the State of Alaska unless applied to the different parts of the United States and in the latter case it includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060