Release on Recognizance


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Release on Recognizance

In law, the release of a prisoner without assessing bail because the prisoner publicly recognized that he/she is obliged to appear in court on a later date. A prisoner may be released on recognizance if he/she is not considered to be a flight risk and/or if the person's accused crime is not too grave.
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In the '90s, the most common form of bail was release on recognizance.
Ortiz's release on recognizance on the assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury charge at the request of Mr.