Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Bail Reform Act of 1984

Bail Reform Act of 1984

Definition

A federal statute, codified at 18 U.S.C. §§ 3141-56, that governs whether a federal defendant may be released before trial on an unsecured bond or personal recognizance, released on conditions (i.e., conditional release), or detained. Courts must consider four main factors to determine whether it is appropriate to impose pretrial-release conditions: (1) the nature and circumstances of the alleged offense, (2) the weight of the evidence against the defendant, (3) the defendant’s personal history and characteristics, and (4) the nature and degree of the danger to any person or the community that defendant’s release would present.

Get full access FREE

With a 7-Day free trial membership
Here's why 620,000 law students have relied on our key terms:
  • A complete online legal dictionary of law terms and legal definitions
  • Over 6,900 key terms written in plain English to help you not only understand the law but master it
  • The premier online law dictionary built specifically for law students
  • Easy access in class or on the go, accessible both online and through the Quimbee mobile app
  • Reliable - written by legal professors and practitioners
  • Get instant access to all related rules of law to any specific key term with a Quimbee Study Aid plan

Get full access FREE

With a 7-Day free trial membership