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(law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law

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So if a rich person, who is not an indigent but suffering financial problems, commits frustrated homicide, which is not probationable, and his risk of flight is low, he will be entitled to recognizance. But an indigent in exactly the same situation will not be so entitled because, for him, the proposed constitution requires that the offense must be probationable.
People throughout Colorado are released from jail immediately, according to state law, after a judge has granted them personal recognizance.
The 38-year-old single mother of 14 children was released on her own recognizance after arraignment in Los Angeles County Superior Court on three counts of welfare fraud.
The man was brought before the Northampton Town Justice where he pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and was released on his own recognizance, to appear back in court at a later date.
In the '90s, the most common form of bail was release on recognizance. All states authorize this kind of bail.
He was released on his own recognizance after about eight hours, but court records show that it was not a result of lack of jail capacity, Perlow said.
He was released on his own recognizance, and arraigned the following morning, according to Detective Sergeant Christopher Anderson of the East Hampton Town Police, who did not know the date of DePersia's next court appearance.
Highlights reveal that about 3 in 5 felony defendants in the 75 largest counties were released prior to the disposition of their cases; surety bonds surpassed releases on recognizance in 1998 as the most common type of pretrial release; and defendants on financial release were more likely to make all scheduled court appearances.
One important finding is that the surety bond surpassed release on recognizance (ROR) in 1998 as the most common type of pretrial release.
The victuallers' recognizance records show that their first licence was granted on August 28, 1878, and they continued to run the Lamb and Flag until 1884, when David Martin died and was buried in London Road Cemetery.
After Lynn Fice pled guilty to aggravated assault, fraud, personation, forgery, and breach of recognizance, the judge took into account the sixteen months she had spent in jail and six months on house arrest before her sentencing and ordered that she spend another fourteen months in the community under conditions.
Harville, from Palmdale, Calif., was released from court on his own recognizance and was scheduled to return to court April 6 to see if he would be retried, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press reported.
The nuns declined to be released on their own recognizance because they would have had to agree to avoid demonstrations.
Sullivan, who had been arrested last month, was released on a personal recognizance bond of $10 million.
He has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon, a misdemeanour, and was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance on 14 December, reported United Press International.