Federal Pretrial Release and Bail
Pretrial Release: Federal Bail Reform Act
If you are arrested for a federal crime, the first thing you should do is contact a federal criminal lawyer because the federal criminal justice system is convoluted and often stringent in regard to bail and release.
Pretrial release under the Federal Bail Reform Act gives you four provisions for setting bail:
- To release you on personal/own recognizance or unsecured bond;
- To release you on conditions;
- To temporarily detain you to permit revocation of conditional release, deportation or exclusion; or
- To detain you.
Factors the judicial officer shall take into account when determining pretrial release are:
- The nature and circumstances of the offense charged
- The weight of the evidence
- Your characteristics (community ties, criminal history, employment, family ties, financial resources, mental condition, etc.)
- The nature and seriousness of the danger to any person or the community that would be posed by your release
Pretrial release: Released on own Recognizance or unsecured Bond
Pretrial release on personal recognizance or an unsecured appearance bond will not be granted if the court determines that such release will not reasonable assure your appearance in court or will endanger the safety of any other person or the community. Federal judges have been given broader discretion to detain a defendant if there is a concern for the safety of the community, which includes a foreign community and not just physical harm.
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An experienced California federal criminal attorney at Wallin & Klarich can help you if you are charged with a federal crime in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina or San Diego. With over 30 years of experience as federal criminal lawyers, Wallin & Klarich will assist you in this difficult time.
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