A personal recognizance bond, when authorized by a court, permits release from custody on the defendant’s personal recognizance, which is a promise to appear as required by a court.
It is not necessary to deposit money with the court. Failure to appear will result in the issuance of an arrest warrant.
The district attorney must consent to a defendant’s release on personal recognizance bond in any case involving:
- Felony charges
- Class I misdemeanor charges
- Defendant’s prior conviction of a felony within the last 5 years
- Defendant’s prior conviction of a Class I misdemeanor within the last 2 years, or defendant’s previous failure to appear on a bail bond