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Federal Bail and Detention Handbook 2018

 by John L Weinberg
 
 Copyright: 2018

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  • ISBN Number: 9781402431104
  • Page Count: 368
  • Number of Volumes: 1
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Federal Bail and Detention Handbook, written by the Honorable John L. Weinberg, provides judges and lawyers alike with quick, on-point answers to all aspects of federal bail and detention law. The Handbook provides legal professionals with a comprehensive guide to the Bail Reform Act of 1984, including 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 both in court and the office, Federal Bail and Detention Handbook includes “Practice Pointers,” designed by Judge Weinberg 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.
  Table of Contents
  Special Introduction to the 2018 Edition
  Introduction
Chapter 1: The Bail Reform Act of 1984: History and Summary of Provisions
  • § 1:1 : Passage and Legislative History of the 1984 Act2
  • § 1:2 : Subsequent Amendments2
  • § 1:3 : Summary of Provisions and Changes from Prior Law3
Chapter 2: The Initial Appearance
  • § 2:1 : Generally6
  • § 2:2 : Who May Conduct Hearing7
  • § 2:3 : Court’s Options7
  • § 2:4 : Practice Pointers8
Chapter 3: Temporary Detention
  • § 3:1 : Generally11
  • § 3:2 : Motion for Temporary Detention11
  • § 3:3 : Eligible Cases11
    • § 3:3.1 : Sec. 3142(d)(1)11
    • § 3:3.2 : Sec. 3142(d)(2)12
  • § 3:4 : Duration12
  • § 3:5 : Form of Order13
  • § 3:6 : Setting the Next Hearing13
  • § 3:7 : Between Hearings13
  • § 3:8 : Action by Other District14
  • § 3:9 : Unlawful Flight by Defendant on Bond14
  • § 3:10 : Practice Pointers15
Chapter 4: Factors the Court Considers
  • § 4:1 : Generally19
  • § 4:2 : Offense Charged19
  • § 4:3 : Weight of Evidence20
  • § 4:4 : Personal Characteristics21
  • § 4:5 : Dangerousness22
  • § 4:6 : Source of Collateral23
  • § 4:7 : Practice Pointers24
Chapter 5: Conditions of Release
  • § 5:1 : Generally29
  • § 5:2 : Standard That the Court Applies29
  • § 5:3 : Least Restrictive Possible Conditions29
  • § 5:4 : Conditions in Every Bond30
  • § 5:5 : Other Conditions Court Can Impose32
  • § 5:6 : Excessive Financial Conditions40
  • § 5:7 : Amending Conditions of Release43
  • § 5:8 : Sentence Credit for Pre-Conviction Time in Custody or on Bond43
  • § 5:9 : Practice Pointers46
Chapter 6: Pretrial Detention; and Appendix 6A
  • § 6:1 : Generally54
  • § 6:2 : How and by Whom Motion for Detention Hearing Is Made54
  • § 6:3 : Timeliness of Motion for Detention Hearing55
    • § 6:3.1 : Generally55
    • § 6:3.2 : Strict Compliance—Second and Ninth Circuits56
    • § 6:3.3 : After Temporary Detention Period— First, Fifth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits56
    • § 6:3.4 : Rule 40, Charges in Another District— Seventh Circuit56
    • § 6:3.5 : No Counsel Present at Initial Appearance—Eleventh Circuit57
    • § 6:3.6 : Defendant in State Custody—First and Second Circuits57
    • § 6:3.7 : First Appearance After Detention Motion—Eighth Circuit58
    • § 6:3.8 : New Evidence and the “First Appearance” Rule—Fifth and Eighth Circuits58
  • § 6:4 : Eligible Cases59
  • § 6:5 : When Detention Hearing Is Held62
    • § 6:5.1 : Generally62
    • § 6:5.2 : Three- or Five-Day Continuances62
    • § 6:5.3 : Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays62
    • § 6:5.4 : Strict Compliance with Time Limits— Ninth and Eleventh Circuits63
    • § 6:5.5 : Sua Sponte Continuances64
    • § 6:5.6 : Waiving Time Limits64
    • § 6:5.7 : Good Cause65
    • § 6:5.8 : After Temporary Detention66
    • § 6:5.9 : Arrest in a Different District—Rule 4066
    • § 6:5.10 : Waivers of Rights by Defendant67
    • § 6:5.11 : Remedy for Excessive Delay68
  • § 6:6 : Examinations of Defendant During Continuance69
  • § 6:7 : Determination of Motion for Pretrial Detention: Standards69
    • § 6:7.1 : Generally69
    • § 6:7.2 : Dangerousness70
    • § 6:7.3 : Risk of Nonappearance71
  • § 6:8 : “Evidence” and Procedure at Detention Hearing72
    • § 6:8.1 : Counsel72
    • § 6:8.2 : Categories of “Evidence”72
    • § 6:8.3 : Testimony by Defendant73
    • § 6:8.4 : Testimony by Other Witnesses74
      • [A] : Subpoenas74
      • [B] : Cross-Examination Right Versus Proffers and Hearsay75
    • § 6:8.5 : Discovery Proceeding75
    • § 6:8.6 : Ex Parte and In Camera Evidence76
    • § 6:8.7 : Intercepted Communications— 18 U.S.C. § 2518(9)77
    • § 6:8.8 : Validity of Prior Convictions78
    • § 6:8.9 : Public Access to Hearings and Documents78
    • § 6:8.10 : Crime Victims78
  • § 6:9 : Reopening the Hearing79
  • § 6:10 : Complex Cases80
  • § 6:11 : Rebuttable Presumptions80
    • § 6:11.1 : Generally80
    • § 6:11.2 : Showings That Trigger a Rebuttable Presumption80
    • § 6:11.3 : Showing “Probable Cause”81
    • § 6:11.4 : Maximum Sentence Required82
    • § 6:11.5 : Effect of Rebuttable Presumption82
    • § 6:11.6 : How to Rebut83
  • § 6:12 : Constitutionality of Pretrial Detention84
    • § 6:12.1 : Generally84
    • § 6:12.2 : The Supreme Court85
    • § 6:12.3 : The First Circuit85
    • § 6:12.4 : The Second Circuit86
    • § 6:12.5 : The Third Circuit88
    • § 6:12.6 : The Fifth Circuit88
    • § 6:12.7 : The Sixth Circuit89
    • § 6:12.8 : The Seventh Circuit89
    • § 6:12.9 : The Eighth Circuit90
    • § 6:12.10 : The Ninth Circuit90
    • § 6:12.11 : The Tenth Circuit91
    • § 6:12.12 : The Eleventh Circuit91
    • § 6:12.13 : The District of Columbia Circuit92
    • § 6:12.14 : The District of Columbia Court of Appeals92
  • § 6:13 : Practice Pointers92
  • Appendix 6A : Sample Motion for Detention Order97
Chapter 7: Orders of Release and Detention
  • § 7:1 : Generally103
  • § 7:2 : Use of Form Orders103
  • § 7:3 : Oral Advice by Court103
  • § 7:4 : Failure to Appear104
  • § 7:5 : Are Warnings Prerequisite to Prosecution?104
  • § 7:6 : Written Findings of Fact and Reasons for Order104
  • § 7:7 : Separate Findings by District Judge and Magistrate Judge106
  • § 7:8 : Order in Each Case106
  • § 7:9 : Practice Pointers107
Chapter 8: Review and Appeal of Orders of Release and Detention
  • § 8:1 : Generally111
  • § 8:2 : Review by District Judge111
    • § 8:2.1 : Generally111
    • § 8:2.2 : Unreasonable Delay112
    • § 8:2.3 : Standard of Review and Procedure Before District Judge113
  • § 8:3 : Appeal from District Judge to Court of Appeals115
    • § 8:3.1 : Procedure115
    • § 8:3.2 : Standard of Review in Court of Appeals117
  • § 8:4 : Practice Pointers121
Chapter 9: Failure to Appear
  • § 9:1 : Generally125
  • § 9:2 : What Constitutes the Offense125
  • § 9:3 : Defenses128
  • § 9:4 : Penalties130
  • § 9:5 : Forfeiture of Bond135
  • § 9:6 : Practice Pointers135
  • § 9:7 : Maximum Imprisonment and Penalties for Failure to Appear136
Chapter 10: Crimes While on Release
  • § 10:1 : Generally138
  • § 10:2 : Penalties139
  • § 10:3 : Violations of Federal Law Only141
  • § 10:4 : Must Defendant Be Warned at Time of Release?142
  • § 10:5 : No Separate Charge Under Sec. 3147 Is Required144
  • § 10:6 : Notice to Court and Defendant145
  • § 10:7 : Role of Court and Jury in Sec. 3147 Sentence Enhancement146
  • § 10:8 : Disposition of Original Federal Charge Irrelevant147
  • § 10:9 : Practice Pointers147
Chapter 11: Violations of Conditions
  • § 11:1 : Generally151
  • § 11:2 : Procedure for Revocation of Release152
  • § 11:3 : Showing Required153
  • § 11:4 : Contempt155
  • § 11:5 : Practice Pointers156
Chapter 12: Detention or Release After Adjudication of Guilt
  • § 12:1 : Generally162
  • § 12:2 : Who May Order Release or Detention Pending Appeal163
  • § 12:3 : Defendant Convicted and Awaiting Imposition or Execution of Sentence164
  • § 12:4 : Defendant Sentenced to Imprisonment and Has Appealed168
  • § 12:5 : Defendant Sentenced and Has Not Appealed; Government Has Appealed Sentence174
  • § 12:6 : Appeal by Government Under 18 U.S.C. § 3731174
  • § 12:7 : Revocation Proceedings Pending— Probation or Supervised Release174
  • § 12:8 : Probation or Supervised Release Revoked, Defendant Has Appealed175
  • § 12:9 : Practice Pointers176
Chapter 13: Material Witnesses
  • § 13:1 : Securing the Arrest of a Material Witness180
  • § 13:2 : Detention and Release181
  • § 13:3 : Deposition of Witness181
  • § 13:4 : Practice Pointers184
Chapter 14: Other Matters
  • § 14:1 : Arrest in a Different District—Rule 40188
  • § 14:2 : Surrender of Offender by Surety189
  • § 14:3 : Cases Removed from State Court190
  • § 14:4 : State Habeas Petitions, Federal Section 2255 Motions, Immigration Hearings, and International Extradition Cases190
  • § 14:5 : Effective Date and Retroactivity192
  • § 14:6 : Claims Against Collateral192
  • § 14:7 : Juveniles194
  • § 14:8 : Felonies Committed Outside the United States by Military-Related Defendants194
  • § 14:9 : Terrorism and Other Threats to the United States195
  • § 14:10 : Detention or Release Pending Competency Examination196
  • § 14:11 : Constitutionality of State Laws Governing Detention and Release196
Appendix I: Statute
Appendix II: Legislative History
Appendix III: Forms
  Table of Cases
  Table of Cases by Jurisdiction
  Index

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