Being charged with a federal crime can be a scary thought, however, many don’t know that within three days of your arrest, you have the right to appear before a judge, or also known as, a federal detention hearing. A federal detention hearing allows you to let the judge know that you are no danger to the general public or a flight risk and they can choose to release you until your trial date.
Preparing for Detention Hearing
Before your federal detention hearing, a pre-trial services officer will conduct a full review of any of the details about you. For example, this can include your education, occupation, financial stability, how many family members you have, etc.
You also have the option to ‘Plead the Fifth’ during the pre-trial review to avoid any unintended incrimination. After your review, the officer will tell the judge based on his assessment whether you should be released or not. However, this is merely just a recommendation and the final decision must be made by the judge.
During the Detention Hearing
While attending the detention hearing you will be informed of the charges against you. You will also have a better sense of whether there is probable cause for said charges and if there is a chance you may be released while you await your trial.
Your trusted lawyer will be allowed to present any evidence that can persuade the court you should be released on bond and once the judge receives this evidence and is convinced that you are not a flight risk or a danger to the community, he/she will approve your bail and set your next court date.
Although it is not guaranteed that you will be released until your trial date, our firm has many years of experience. We make sure that our clients receive top-flight services to increase their chances, Some factors that may affect your release can be the evidence alleged against you in the pretrial services report, the severity of the crime, your criminal history, employment, financial status, and the strength of the evidence against the accused.
When to Contact Michael B. Cohen P.A.
As soon as you are charged with a federal crime. Our skilled team will help you immediately with the aggressiveness and high-level experience we are known for. We understand that your future is on the line and you’re counting on us to protect it, judgment-free.
Throughout the entire process, you can count on Michael B. Cohen Law P.A. to guide you and support you step by step. Seek the skilled legal counsel you deserve and call us today at (954) 928-0059 for a completely free consultation or fill out a contact us form.