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What does release on recognizance mean in criminal law?


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June 12, 2008 1:37AM

It means that you are being released on your word that you will show up at court at the appointed times. It is used when there is little flight risk and the court system trust you will do the right thing. There is usually a bond that is being withheld and if you violate your release terms they can charge you.