Venue means place of trial.
Criminal Rule 18 explains how to use the court system's venue map to determine the place where a defendant's trial will be held.
In addition to the presumptive trial sites shown on the venue map, there is also a list of approved additional trial sites in Administrative Bulletin 27 . As explained in Criminal Rule 18(e), a defendant may ask the court to transfer the trial to one of those sites if it is:
- within the venue district where the crime charged is alleged to have occurred, and
- is the trial site nearest to the place where the crime charged is alleged to have occurred.
Judicial district lines are also shown on the venue map.
See also the Chart of communities on the Alaska Court System Venue Map .
Information About the Map
- Because it is a very large file, it takes about 45 seconds to open.
- Hold down the Control (Ctrl) key and hit 1 to enlarge the map to its full (100%) size. (If you want to enlarge it more or less, click on the down arrow next to the percent field near the center of the tool bar above the map and select the size you want.)
- Click on the hand icon on the tool bar to turn the cursor into a hand. Use the hand cursor to drag the map left or up until you see the area of the state you want to look at.
- Click on the magnifying glass icon to zoom in or zoom out on a specific area.
View the venue map (8.46 MB)
Where can I get a print copy of the venue map?
| Rev. 14 October 2011
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