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Federal Bail and Pretrial Detention

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Federal Crimes, pretrial detention, constitutionality, conditions of release, Bail Reform Act on Thursday, September 24, 2020

It may come as a surprise to most, including many criminal defense attorneys, that the federal system detains a greater percentage of people arrested than state systems. Since the Bail Reform Act (BRA), enacted in 1984, pretrial detention has significantly increased from 19% in 1985 to 75% in 2019, which is particularly astounding, considering violent crime accounts for only 2% of federal arrests.

Tags: Federal Crimes, pretrial detention, constitutionality, conditions of release, Bail Reform Act

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