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Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984

On October 12, 1984, President Reagan signed Public Law 98–473. Title II of the law was titled the Comprehensive Crime Control Act (CCCA) and changed federal provisions for law enforcement in fundamental ways. Many of these provisions amended the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (often referred to as the Controlled Substances Act) and attempted to assist law enforcement in weakening the illicit drug business and punishing drug offenders. The most important sections affecting drug policy are Chapters I, II, III, and V. Chapter I of the CCCA dispensed with pretrial bail if the court found probable cause to believe the defendant committed an offense of the Controlled Substances Act punishable by 10 years or more in prison, and allowed pretrial detention ...

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