What Is a Personal Recognizance Bond?

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
By | 2020-01-03T05:14:29-07:00 January 3rd, 2020|