Release on Recognizance

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. All states authorize this kind of bail.
Ellslager's release on recognizance in the Worcester case and ordered that he remain in custody without bail for up to 60 days.
Ortiz's release on recognizance on the assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury charge at the request of Mr.