What happens in a federal detention hearing?
A federal detention, also known as a pre trial determination hearing, serves as a bond hearing in federal court. The standards that the court are to review are: A), is the person a threat to the community; and B) are they a flight risk. Unfortunately, in federal court, oftentimes there is a presumption of detention. However, that presumption can be overcome in the event that the court finds a legitimate basis for bond.