Recent Examples of recognizance from the Web
Both men appeared in court the next day, where Orleans Justice Center commissioner Jonathan Friedman set their bond for $2,000, but allowed them both to be released on their own recognizance.
Swartz pleaded not guilty after being indicted by a federal grand jury in 2015 and has been free on his own recognizance.
Andrews was booked into jail and released on her own recognizance.
The prosecutor asked that Clarke be held on $10,000 bail, but a judge in that case released the defendant on his own recognizance.
He was released on his own recognizance and assigned a court date of May 18.
He was arrested and briefly detained in St. Louis before being released on his own recognizance.
So the Bush administration would release many of these immigrants under their own recognizance — and many of them would then fail to report for their immigration hearings.
After 12 hours in custody, Dobbins was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court April 16, according to AZFamily.
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Definition of recognizance for English Language Learners
law : a legal promise made by someone before a court of law that must be kept to avoid being punished
legal Definition of recognizance
- released on his own recognizance
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