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.

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