The Right to Challenge a Judge In Alaska

Under Criminal Rule 25(d), a party has the right to challenge a judge. According to the rule, "the notice of change of judge is timely if filed within five days after notice that the case has been assigned to a specific judge." a defendant's "failure to file a timely request precludes a change of judge under this rule as a matter of right." In addition, A party loses the right under this rule to change a judge when the party, after a reasonable opportunity to consult with counsel, agrees to the assignment of the case to the judge or, knowing that the judge has been permanently assigned to the case, participates before the judge in an omnibus hearing, any subsequent pretrial hearing, a hearing under Rule 11, or the commencement of trial.