recognizance


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recognizance

, recognisance
Law
a. a bond entered into before a court or magistrate by which a person binds himself to do a specified act, as to appear in court on a stated day, keep the peace, or pay a debt
b. a monetary sum pledged to the performance of such an act
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Instead, the lawsuit alleged that Still was held in the county's jail for 27 more days because she couldn't pay the county's pre-trial fee, when a judge had already determined that she should be released on her own recognizance as she was not a flight risk and was said to pose no threat of harm to others.
The suspect, General Director of this group of companies, has been charged with the alleged crime and the preventive measure in the form of a subscription on his own recognizance on not leaving Moscow and the Moscow Region.
During the current surge in immigration in South Texas, it has been common for the Border Patrol to release people on their own recognizance, with notices to appear in court later.
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.
Levine said she was encouraged by the decision of Judge David Wesley to release Wong on his own recognizance.
Spruill was arraigned in New York federal court and released on his own recognizance after entering a not-guilty plea.
Sorry, that's totally untrue," says Robert Schwab of San Mateo Pretrial Services, the nonprofit group that runs San Mateo County's recognizance program.
The informative text and supporting tables consider under what circumstances justices employed informal mediation, binding by recognizance, or indictment.
The couple was released on a $500,000 personal recognizance bond.
Four suspects arrested in the case, who were released on personal recognizance pending trial, promptly disappeared and are at large today.
Cousin on personal recognizance at the request of Assistant Attorney General Jennifer R.