In Alaska, a physical altercation can result in assault charges for the participants. The law differentiates between several types of assault, and the penalties may vary according to the seriousness of the charges.
Alaska is a beautiful place, known for its enticing scenery and charm. There is, unfortunately, an uglier side of the state, however. According to the Juneau Empire, 58 percent of Alaskan women have been victims of sexual or intimate partner violence.