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recognizance

ri ko nuh zuhns

  • n  (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited

  • Judge Tuttman instead ordered that Tavares be released on his own recognizance, and shortly thereafter Tavares apparently moved across the country to Washington State, where he is .
  • Today three times as many Baltimore defendants are released on their own recognizance as three years ago, when Howard was sworn in.
  • Insist that you be let out on your own recognizance.
News & Articles

  • Disneyland worker suspected in ice blasts released from jail
    FULLERTON - The 22-year-old Disneyland employee suspected of setting off two dry-ice bombs was released on his own recognizance Thursday afternoon after a judge determined he was not a risk to the community.
    June 13, 2013 - Orange County Register
  • Woman accused of Boy Scouts embezzlement in court
    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A woman accused of taking $8,000 from a Coventry Boy Scout troop has appeared in court and been released on personal recognizance.        
    June 13, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Ravens reserve Damien Berry arrested on failure to appear warrant stemming from traffic citations
    Running back has October court date, was originally charged with driving with a suspended license; released on own recognizance Ravens reserve running back Damien Berry was arrested Tuesday night by Baltimore County police on a failure to appear warrant stemming from a charge of driving with a suspended license, according to court records.        
    June 13, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
Quotes

  • Virginia Abernethy in Fairview Observer
    After they're released on their own recognizance, it is a well-established statistic that fewer than 20 percent return,Abernethy said. "The rest disappear into the community. : The only way to fix this system is to begin enforcing the...
  • Juan Ponce Enrile in BusinessWorld Online
    We're willing to take him under a recognizance, meaning he doesn't have to file any monetary bail. We will just guarantee that he will appear whenever he is needed to answer the charges,Mr. Enrile told reporters yesterday.

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