Edison v. State

In Edison v. State, 709 P.2d 510 (Alaska App. 1985), the defendant was convicted of driving while intoxicated. The sentencing court prohibited him from returning to the town of Marshall for one year (unless the defendant received prior written approval from the court). The Court noted that Edison was banned from the entire town, not just a small part of it. Second, the Court noted that Edison lived and worked in Marshall. Third, the Court noted that the record failed to establish any reason to believe that Edison was more likely to drive drunk in Marshall than anywhere else. And finally, the Court noted that there was no evidence to suggest that "some endemic characteristic of Marshall contributes to Edison's criminal behavior."