O.R.
Short for "own recognizance." A person who is charged with a criminal offense may be released without having to post bail if the judge is convinced that the person will honor his obligation to show up at future court appearances. Defendants who are good candidates for "O.R. release" are those who are unlikely to flee, namely, those with substantial ties to the community (property owners) and people with close and supportive family nearby.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


O.R.
Ontario Reports

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

O.R.
n.
   short for "own recognizance," meaning the judge allowed a person accused in a criminal case to go free pending trial without posting bail. A person so released is often referred to as having been "OR-ed."
   See also: own recognizance

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”