Should we represent you in your case, the PDSC will assist in the facilitation of ensuring that you meet the conditions set by the Court in order for you to be and remain released prior to trial. At your first appearance before a judge of the Superior Court, every person charged with an offense shall be ordered released pending trial in the manner and subject to the conditions provided below:
Based on the information provided which illustrates a level of assurance, to the discretion of the judge, that you will fully comply with all Court-ordered conditions and restrictions and will not endanger the safety of any other person or the community, the judge shall order you to be released on recognizance. “Release on own recognizance” is defined as the release of the person charged without bail and upon his/her written agreement to appear in Court at all required times and places and to fully comply with any other Court-ordered conditions and restrictions.
Should the judge determine that your release on your own recognizance will not reasonably assure your appearance as required, or will endanger the safety of any other person or the community, the judge shall impose the least onerous of the following conditions which is reasonably likely to assure your appearance as required and the safety of any other person and the community, or, if no single condition gives that assurance, the least onerous combination of the following conditions:
- Placement in the custody of a designated person (Third Party Custodian) or organization agreeing to supervise and to assist you in appearing in Court; For additional information regarding Third Party Custodians, please click .
- Placement of restrictions on the activities, movements, associations and residence;
- Execution of a bond in an amount specified by the judge; such bond in the discretion of the judge to be either unsecured or secured in whole or in part by the deposit of cash or other property, or by the obligation of qualified sureties;
- Release during working hours, but with the condition that you return to custody at specified times; and/or
- Any other condition reasonably necessary to assure your appearance as required and the safety of any other person and the community.