What Is a Court PR Bond?

A court PR bond involves the pre-trial release of an arrested or jailed person without the payment of bail. A court PR bond is also known as a personal recognizance bond.

Although a person does not pay money or obtain assistance from a bondsman, typically a dollar amount is associated with a PR bond. A judicial officer permits a person to sign a PR bond at a certain dollar amount in exchange for release. If the individual fails to appear at future judicial proceedings in the case, the bond is revoked, and the defendant must pay the dollar amount associated with that PR bond.