Monday, July 20, 2015

4 Questions about OR Release for Arrested Tourists in Las Vegas Answered!

A tourist who got arrested in Las Vegas can be released by posting a bail.  However, if he doesn’t want to post a bail, another way to be released is through an OR Release.

1.   What is an OR Release?

An OR Release is also known as the “own recognizance” release.  This is granted when an arrested tourist in Las Vegas makes a written promise to appear in all future proceedings.

2.   How to get an OR Release?

The criminal defense lawyer will file a motion in court on behalf of the tourist so he will be released, without posting any bail.

Related Article: 5 FAQs about Tourist Arrests in Las Vegas

3.   What are the factors that the judge considers in granting an OR Release?

The Judge considers several factors in granting an OR Release:
  • Severity of the crime
  • Criminal history
  • Danger that might be caused to the community due to the release
  • Relation to a family, neighborhood, and employment

4.   What are the conditions applied when granted with an OR Release?

State criminal courts require definite conditions after granting a tourist with an OR release. Some of these conditions include:
  • Restriction of travel privileges
  • Periodical communication with the court
  • Regular checking of a probation officer
  •  Setting of curfew and stay-away orders

These conditions may apply until all the court proceedings are finished.

The tourist will be subject to an immediate arrest if he/she violated the conditions imposed and does not show up in court for any court proceeding that requires the defendant’s presence.