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What is a “personal recognizance bond”? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney


A “personal recognizance bond”, when authorized by a court, permits release from custody on the defendant’s “personal recognizance”, which is a promise to appear as required by a court.  It is not necessary to deposit money with the court.  Failure to appear will result in the issuance of an arrest warrant.  The district attorney must consent to a defendant’s release on personal recognizance bond in any case involving:

felony charges;

class I misdemeanor charges;

defendant’s prior conviction of a felony within the last 5 years;

defendant’s prior conviction of a class I misdemeanor within the last 2 years;

or

defendant’s previous failure to appear on a bail bond.