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Legal Question: Pretrial Release

Can a federal defendant get a pretrial release if additional discovery will take 10 months? 

The only way to be released pending trial is to have a detention hearing. The court can only consider two factors: risk of flight and danger to the community. If you already had a detention hearing, then you would need to show a change in circumstance related to the reasons for denial to get a new hearing.

Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrants are issued by judges when a person is wanted by the police for the commission of a…

Alternatives To Jail Time

The Bellingham Municipal Court system has approved the use of home detention and other…