What is a personal recognizance bond and when is it available?

As noted above, these bonds are normally referred to as “P.R. Bonds” or “O.R. Bonds” and this type of bond is granted at the discretion of the judge in rare circumstances.

No one is entitled to a personal recognizance bond, but they will be given in some situations, most notably when the charges are merely misdemeanor charges and do not involve any sort of violence. These bonds allow the Defendant to bond out of jail in Oklahoma on their “own recognizance” in conjunction with the promise that they will return to their court proceedings.

Even more rare are “medical” O.R. bonds that allow a person who normally would not be considered for an O.R. bond to be released from the jail on their personal recognizance due to some serious medical condition that makes it life threatening for them to stay in custody.