The PR bonds are done out of the Pretrial Services department.  Their department is an extension of the Courthouse.  They determine if a person is eligible to receive a personal recognizance bond.  Because this is what they are known for they are called P.R. Bonds by the majority of people.  I’ll stay with that name so there won’t be any confusion.

When a person gets a P.R. bond they are signing on their own personal recognizance.  In other words, they are promising to appear in court.  There is a fee for a P.R. bond, normally 3% of the bond, nonrefundable.  The arrested individual will be interviewed by P.R. Bonds personnel.  They will ask for a list of references and will call those individuals to help them determine if the arrested person is someone who has strong ties to the community or is someone who might run.

It’s a time consuming process which keeps them very busy.  However, they are pretty decent when dealing with people on the phone.  They are a 24/7 operation.

P.R. Bonds:  210-335-6315

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  • Marco  On August 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Yes is it possible that I may be randomly drug tested?

  • admin  On August 20, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Marco – Do you mean when you go to visit someone? If so, then no, they do not drug test.

  • kristal  On March 26, 2015 at 3:11 am

    how long can or bond take even if it’s already past 6hours?

  • admin  On April 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Kristal – Quite a while. It depends on what point you got the bond. If you got it as soon as the individual got magistrated you have to wait through the full booking process then the full bonding process. The amount of people being booked adds into the equation also. You can easily wait over 12 hours. If the arrested person is being belligerent or is drunk it may be even longer.

  • Ashley r  On June 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I’m trying to see if anyone knows if you get charged with assult/family/choking felony of 3rd degree would they still be eligible for a PR bond?

  • admin  On August 1, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Ashley – In general, felonies do not get P.R. bonds. It’s not impossible but doesn’t happen often.

  • pnkpebbles72@yahoo.com  On August 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Is there a deadline after being arrested,for an Inmate to request P.R.Bond?

  • eb  On August 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I was released on P.R bond and have to pay the 3% i don’t have a job i cannot afford a few hundred will they offer me payment plans option?

  • Alma  On September 8, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    My brother got arrested on 7/11/15 and was let out on 7/13/15 on a PR bond. On 9/8/15 the deputy went to his house and said that he had a warrant for his arrest. That the judge and the DA had pulled the PR bond. How can they do that.

  • admin  On September 10, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    PinkPebbles – The system is set up so that an inmate is screened for P.R. eligibility during the booking process. The jail does this in the hopes that the arrested person can be released before he/she goes to the jail to avoid overcrowding. That’s pretty much his chance to get a P.R. bond.

  • admin  On September 10, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Eb – You need to speak to P.R. to see if a payment plan can be set up. Call them at 210-335-6315.

  • admin  On September 10, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Alma – They are the ones that issued it. They can pull it.

  • Crystal  On October 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    How many PR bonds are you allowed. I got one 5/6 years ago can I get another?

  • admin  On October 11, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Crystal – If you meet the qualifications you can get one.

  • Roxy  On October 30, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Can you receive a p.r bond on an mtr??

  • admin  On November 6, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Roxy – It may depend on why the probation was revoked. Your best bet would be to call P.R. Bonds at 210-335-6315.

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