WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT A PERSON WILL BE RELEASED ON THEIR OWN RECOGNIZANCE?

PR (Personal Recognizance) release practices vary widely by court jurisdiction. Generally, the more severe the charge, the less likely the person is to get a PR release.

A judge is likely to consider a person’s stability and employment when setting bail. However, bail and PR release standards have been raised in domestic dispute cases over the past few years. Some states even have mandatory “cooling off” periods before bail can be set.