Federal Bail and Detention Handbook provides probation and pretrial services officers, judges, and lawyers alike with quick, on-point answers to all aspects of federal bail and detention law. The Handbook serves as a comprehensive guide to the Bail Reform Act of 1984, featuring relevant statutory language, legislative history and appellate case law. It analyzes each step of the process, including:

  • Requirements at the initial appearance
  • Factors the court considers in determining whether bail should be granted
  • What conditions may properly be attached to a release on bail
  • Proper procedures to be taken when there is a failure to appear
  • How to appeal orders of release and detention

The Handbook’s Table of Cases lists every federal appellate decision of significant precedential value that interprets or applies the Act.

Designed as a practical tool to be used in both court and the office, Federal Bail and Detention Handbook includes “Practice Pointers” designed to provide defense counsel and Assistant U.S. Attorneys with strategic suggestions for dealing with the Act. The book also includes sample orders and motions and a comprehensive collection of the official, nationally recommended forms relating to release and detention.
Publication Date: April 2024
Last Updated: April 2024
ISBN: 978-1-4024-4589-7
Page Count: 384 pages
Number of Volumes: 1

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