Own Recognizance Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Own Recognizance, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Own Recognizance?

A person released from the jail by the judge on the basis of his/her reputation, seriousness of offence, employment, financial burdens and other justified facts, without paying bail, but with a promise to apear in court as and when required is known to be released on own recognizance.