OWN RECOGNIZANCE (OR)
\ˈə͡ʊn ɹˈɛkəɡnˌɪzəns ɔː], \ˈəʊn ɹˈɛkəɡnˌɪzəns ɔː], \ˈəʊ_n ɹ_ˈɛ_k_ə_ɡ_n_ˌɪ_z_ə_n_s__ ɔː]\
Definitions of OWN RECOGNIZANCE (OR)
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A way the defendant can get out of jail, without paying bail, by promising to appear in court when next required to be there. Sometimes called "personal recognizance." Only those with strong ties to the community, such as a steady job, local family and no history of failing to appear in court, are good candidates for "OR" release. If the charge is very serious, however, OR may not be an option.
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