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Pretrial release

Pretrial Release

Pretrial release refers to the conditions of release from custody to which defendants must adhere during the time period between the filing of charges by law enforcement and court adjudication. After arrest charges are filed, the courts will decide whether a defendant can be released pending trial and other court proceedings. If a defendant is released pretrial, the courts may issue stipulations on that release...

Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, 2008-2010

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FROM 2008 TO 2010 FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS RELEASED MORE THAN A THIRD OF DEFENDANTS PRETRIAL

WASHINGTON – From 2008 to 2010, federal district courts released more than a third (36 percent) of defendants prior to case disposition, according to a...