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Essay | Bail Reform Acts

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Bail Reform Acts

Summary: Discusses Bail Reform Acts throughout American history. Details what each act established. Describes the benefits of the Bail Reform Act of 1984.
Bail Reform Act of 1984

History

1) Judiciary Act of 1789

  • Defined bailable offenses and established judicial limits on setting bail
  • All noncapital offenses were bailable
  • Bail was left to the discretion of the federal judge
2) Bail Reform Act of 1966
  • Established a statutory presumption in favor of pretrial release in all noncapital cases
  • Primarily concerned with defendant's flight
  • Attempt to set reasonable conditions of pretrial release and eliminate bond requirements
  • Failed to address crimes committed by those awaiting trial
3) D.C Court Reform and Criminal Procedures Act of 1970
  • First federal attempt to define eligibility for pretrial release using objective indicators such as danger to the community, as well as the risk of flight
  • Provided procedural safeguards which judicial officers hade to follow in considering potential dangerousness or flight
4) The Bail Reform Act of 1984
  • Effective as of 10/12/84
  • Replaced Bail Reform Act of 1966
  • Enacted as Ch. 1 of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act...

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