personal recognizance

Definition of "personal recognizance"
  1. A defendant's pretrial freedom without bail based on their promise to appear in court
How to use "personal recognizance" in a sentence
  1. The judge released him on personal recognizance, trusting he would return for the trial.
  2. Because it was his first offense, he was let go on personal recognizance.
  3. His personal recognizance came as a relief, as he couldn't afford bail.

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