U.S. v. Trudeau
A District Court does not abuse its discretion, if it finds that an individual who allegedly commits four additional crimes after being released on bail is a danger to the community. The government charged the defendant, William Trudeau Jr., with committing four crimes and sought to revoke his bail. The District Court found probable cause to believe that Trudeau committed four crimes. The District Court found that Trudeau failed to rebut the presumption that "no condition or combination of conditions of release" would assure that he would not "pose a danger to the safety of any other person or the community," pursuant to 18 United States Code §3148(b). Trudeau's bail was revoked, and he appealed to the 2nd Circuit. Trudeau argued that the crimes were only minor economic crimes, and that they did not merit revocation of bail. "Even assuming that they were minor economic crimes," wrote the 2nd Circuit, "the district court acted within its discretion when it found that a person who apparently had committed four additional crimes while on bail posed a danger to the community." The 2nd Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court, Hall, J.