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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Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) majority owner Tsvetan Vasilev has announced "political pressure" beyond his control is being exerted on him.While in a police station in Serbia's capital Belgrade, the Bulgarian businessman has explained he would like to undergo the entire official extradition procedure and is waiting for his lawyers to make him familiar with the next step.He has added the procedure could last over a year."I will return to Bulgaria when I have some security," private national channel TV7 quotes him as saying.Vasilev, who arrived at a Belgrade police station on Tuesday this week, was questioned by officials and released on recognizance the next day.The measure will be in force until a Serbian court adopts a final ruling on his extradition.
He was sorry to see that the use of this unnational and deadly instrument, the importation of a foreign country, has, of late, very much increased among the peasantry of Ireland." The Limerick quarter session chairman shared this sentiment: "This habit of using the knife is most cowardly, it is certainly un-Irish and should be checked." As did Justice Harrison: "Stabbing is a brutal sort of thing and quite unnational."(41) Persons convicted of homicides in which either no weapon was used or the assailants used a rock or a stick were released on recognizance or punished by sentences of less than six months 47 percent of the time.
Mohamoud Mohamed, 34, of the 1700 block of McCormick Lane in Hanover Park, and Stephanie Horist, 25, of 19 W100 block of Adele Avenue near Lombard, were released on recognizance bonds.