The Own Recognizance Program provides service to all Superior Courts in Los Angeles County handling felony criminal cases.  Verified defendant information is provided to the court, helping them in making decisions regarding a defendant’s potential to be released from jail.

Own Recognizance Program Procedures:

Conduct interviews with the defendants
Check the defendant’s criminal background (if any)
Verify the defendant’s information with provided references
Conduct an assessment to determine the defendant’s release suitability
Contact arresting law enforcement agency for additional comments

The gathered information is supplied to the court in a written report that includes an overall evaluation and recommendation regarding whether or not the defendant should be released from jail on his or her promise to appear for future court appearances.

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