Bail Definitions

ROR (Release on Recognizance) – Release conditioned only upon the defendant’s written agreement to appear when required and to comply with the conditions of the bail bond. 

Release on Nonmonetary Conditions – Release conditioned upon the defendant’s agreement to comply with any nonmonetary conditions, which the bail authority determines are reasonably necessary to ensure the defendant’s appearance and compliance with the conditions of the bail bond. 
 
Release on Unsecured Bail Bond: Release conditioned upon the defendant’s written agreement to be liable for a fixed sum of money if he or she fails to appear as required or fails to comply with the conditions of the bail bond. No money or other form of security is deposited
 
Release on Nominal Bail – Release conditioned upon the defendant’s depositing a nominal amount of cash which the bail authority determines is sufficient security for the defendant’s release, such as $1.00, and the agreement of a designated person, organization, or bail agency to act as surety for the defendant.
 
Release on a Monetary Condition – Release conditioned upon the defendant’s compliance with a monetary condition imposed.  The amount of the monetary condition shall not be greater than is necessary to reasonably ensure the defendant’s appearance and compliance with the conditions of the bail bond.