release on one's own recognizance

Definition of "release on one's own recognizance"
  1. When a judge decides to allow a person who is charged with a crime to stay out of jail before the trial, without needing to pay bail
How to use "release on one's own recognizance" in a sentence
  1. John hoped for a release on his own recognizance since he had a clean record and stable job.
  2. The judge granted an release on his own recognizance due to her consistent community involvement.
  3. Despite the crime charged, the defendant was released on his own recognizance because of his solid standing in the community.

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