Types of Nonfinancial Release

Types of Nonfinancial Release

Release on recognizance (ROR) — The court releases the defendant on a signed agreement that he or she will appear in court as required. This includes citation releases in which arrestees are released pending their first court appearance on a written order issued by law enforcement or jail personnel.

Unsecured bond — The defendant pays no money to the court but is liable for the full amount of bail should he or she fail to appear in court.

Conditional release — Defendants are released under specified conditions. Monitoring or supervision, if required, is usually done by a pretrial services agency. In some cases, such as those involving a third-party custodian or drug monitoring and treatment, another agency may be involved in the supervision of the defendant. Conditional release sometimes includes an unsecured bond.