Affidavit in Support of Motion for Reduction of Amount of Bail or Release of Defendant on Own Recognizance

 Affidavit in Support of Motion for Reduction of Amount of Bail or Release of Defendant on Own Recognizance
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Recognizance is an obligation entered by a person before a court. Recognizer acknowledges or recognizes that he/she will do a specific act necessary by law. By doing so, a recognizer himself/herself obliged with a debt to the government. The obligation will be avoided if s/he satisfies certain conditions. Recognizance is common with regard to bail in criminal cases. Defendants are released on their own recognizance if bail bond is not set. In the U.S. it is termed as ROR meaning, "Release on Recognizance".

A court has the inherent power to deny bail to protect its processes and the community. Furthermore, it has been said that the primary inquiry is whether recognizance or a bond would secure the accused's appearance and submission to the court's jurisdiction and judgment. State v. Olson, 82 S.D. 605, 152 N.W.2d 176 (1967).

This form is a generic example that may be referred to when preparing such a form for your particular state. It is for illustrative purposes only. Local laws should be consulted to determine any specific requirements for such a form in a particular jurisdiction.

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