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?

    • 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.

  • 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?

    • 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.

  • 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 8:12 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.

  • Misty  On November 17, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I got a letter in the mail to pick up my baby brother’s property. Do I need to make an appointment or can I just walk in and ask for it? I am planning to go tomorrow morning since it’s my only time off. Please let me know.. Thanks

    • admin  On December 15, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Misty – No appointment necessary.

  • victor  On December 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I got arrested 12-12-15 for shoplifting first time going to jail or getting in trouble. I got a PR Bond that night. My court date is Jan 25th 2016, My bond was $2,130. How much do I need to pay? And what is the process of seeing the judge? What all happens in the courtroom? They never said I need to call and check in or anything that I need to come to court would that be true.

    • admin  On January 20, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      Victor – Call PR bonds at 210-335-6315 to get help with your questions.

  • Angela  On January 12, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Can a person that has a blue warrant be released on gps monitoring program

    • admin  On January 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Not on the blue warrant. That has to be taken care of first.

  • Lou  On April 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

    My friend’s girlfriend got busted with 7 grams of drugs. And said she got out on a PR Bond. Is this possible?

    • admin  On June 3, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Lou – Well it’s not impossible but it’s unusual for a PR bond to be given on a felony.

  • Ashley  On July 8, 2016 at 1:28 am

    My husband has been in jail for about 2months the 25th of this month marks 90th day the lawyer said he can get him out that same day if they dont indite him is this true ? Is there a chance he can come out he is on parole but has never been on probation or been to prison and if he does get out can they send him back to jail ?:(

    • admin  On July 10, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Ashley – You asking for legal advice, not advice on how the jail works. We are not qualified to answer your question.

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