What is a PR bond?


Quick Answer

A personal recognizance, or PR bond, is the release of a defendant without any bail, according to Boulder County government in Colorado. While there is a dollar amount assigned to the bond, the fee is waived and the defendant must sign the bond and promise to return to court.

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Full Answer

According to USLegal, PR bonds are usually offered to those who have been arrested for minor crimes, traffic violations and technical crimes. PR bonds are issued before a criminal trial, and the purpose of a bond is to ensure that a defendant returns to court. Not all defendants qualify for bonds.

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