Unsecured Appearance Bond Law and Legal Definition

Unsecured appearance bond is a type of bail in which the accused make a written promise to appear in court. The bond will also contain the accused's unsecured promise to pay a specified sum of money if the accused fails to appear as required. Generally, an unsecured appearance bond is used when there is little reason to believe that an accused will not appear as required. It is an alternative to personal recognizance.