Own Recognizance (OR)
When a person is released from custody and not required to pay bail because of his or her promise to come to court to answer a criminal charge.
A person released from the jail by the judge on the basis of his/her reputation, seriousness of offence, employment, financial burdens and other justified facts, without paying bail, ...
Personal recognizance: In criminal proceedings, the pretrial release of a defendant without bail upon his or her promise to return to court. (See also recognizance.) ...
Release On Own Recognizance: An alternative to bail; release upon certain conditions set by the court.
recognizance - The practice which enables an accused awaiting trial to be released without posting any security other than a promise to appear before the court at the proper time. Failure to appear in court at the proper time is a separate crime.
Recognizance An obligation entered into before a court whereby the recognizor acknowledges that he will do a specific act required by law.
Record All the documents and evidence plus transcripts of oral proceedings in a case.
A formal promise made by the accused to appear and respond to criminal charges. Depending on the circumstances, the accused may enter the recognizance before a police officer or a magistrate.
recognizanceAn accused awaiting trial can be released without bail if he promises to appear before the court at the proper time.
redirect examinationFollow cross-examination, and is conducted by the party who first examined the witness.
RECOGNIZANCE, contracts. An obligation of record entered into before a court or officer duly authorized for that purpose, with a condition to do some act required by law, which is therein specified. 2 Bl. Com. 341; Bro. Ab. h. t.; Dick. Just. h.
recognizance - A kind of bail, consisting of a written promise to appear in court when required.
Recognizance search for term A recognizance is a type of bond used in bail court where a person pledges (promises) an amount of money to the court.
(O.R.) n. the basis for a judge allowing a person accused of a crime to be free while awaiting trial, without posting bail, on the defendant's own promise to appear and his/her reputation.
OWN RECOGNIZANCE: Sometimes called personal recognizance. A person who promises to appear in court to answer criminal charges can sometimes be released from jail without having to pay bail.
OWN RECOGNIZANCE (ROR) - A person who promises to appear in court to answer criminal charges can sometimes be released from jail without having to pay bail. This person is said to be released on his or her own recognizance.
See own recognizance.
A decision issued by a court. It can be a simple command--for example, ordering a recalcitrant witness to answer a proper question--or it can be a complicated and reasoned decision made after a hearing, ...
personal recognizance Pretrial release of a criminal defendant without bail; the defendant is said to be released on personal recognizance.
personal representative (PR) In probate, a general term referring to an executor or administrator.
RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE (ROR): The release of a defendant without bail, pending a trial or other action. See also, Parole.
REMAND: The holding in custody of a defendant without bail.
A legislated form used by the court that sets out the terms under which a person will be released on bail or on a peace bond and when he or she is expected to return to appear before the court.
RELEASED ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE (ROR)
When the court determines that a defendant is likely to appear in court as required by law, bail may be deemed unnecessary and the defendant is released without posting bail.
released on recognizance
[race from the notion of two parties rushing to the courthouse in order to be the first to record a claim or interest on the same property] : of, relating to, ...
On a person's own recognizance - Release of a person from custody without the payment of any bail or posting of bond, upon the promise to return to court.
Expanded Legal Definition of PayorPeace Bond A recognizance entered into by an individual in which he commits himself to keep the peace and be of good behaviour, and other conditions, for a specified period of time.
So, the defendant must appear personally in court, when an order of bastardy is quashed and the reason is, he must enter into a recognizance to abide the order of sessions below.
is used to supply the place of words which have been omitted. In taking recognizance, for example, it is usual to make an entry on the docket of the clerk of the court, as follows: A B, tent, &c., in the sum of $1000, to answer, &c. 6 S.
release on one's own recognizance
v. for a judge to allow a criminal defendant pre-trial freedom wi...
R.O.R.: Release on Own Recognizance. A court decision to release the accused on his/her promise to appear in court, rather than setting bail.
If the accused is unable to make bail, or otherwise unable to be released on his or her own recognizance, he or she is detained in custody. Bail bond.
1. A rule which allows those accused of a felony who have been in jail for 180 days and who have not yet been brought to trial, to be released on their own recognizance if they delay has not been caused by the accused or the accused’s attorney.
: a witness whose testimony is necessary for trial and whose presence may sometimes be secured by the state by subpoena, custody, or recognizance
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An agreement that has the form of a Contract but is different in some technical way. For example, some writers would class a Recognizance as a quasi-contract.
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