Personal bond

Personal bond – this phase is used in the sphere of Criminal Law in many countries, where details a sum of money, paid as a deposit by the convicted towards the Authorities. The role of this sum is to guarantee that the convicted will appear on all future dates of prosecution, court hearing, etc. Usually the personal bond is used as substitution of the arrest in jail, for less serious crimes. In many jurisdictions there is even a smaller guarantee – namely the personal recognizance which represents signing by the convicted at the authorities on specific repeated dates (for example, each Friday in the police station).

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