How to Get a Bail Bond in Bexar County without a Co-Signer

McRae Bail Bonds Staff

Did you know you can get a bail bond without a co-signer in Bexar County and its surrounding areas? When you call McRae Bail Bonds, one of our friendly agents will be able to explain how to do this. If you need details now, keep reading!

No Co-Signer? No Problem

Co-signers are usually family members or friends who make financial agreements with a bail bondsman and the court that promises you’ll show up for court dates. If you don’t have a family member or friend to co-sign for your bail bond, don’t fret. Review the following options:

Personal Recognizance Bond

A personal recognizance bond will get you out of jail if you’re eligible for one. A Bexar County court judge will review your case and your criminal background at your pre-trial hearing. Like any other bail bond, a recognizance bond ensures law enforcers that you’ll be present for court appearances. If the judge determines that you pose no threat to the community and won’t leave town, you can consider this type of bond.

A recognizance bond benefit: you won’t have to pay anything even after the judge sets your bail. Remember that if you don’t keep your commitment and fail to appear in court, you must pay the total amount your bail was set for. You could also get arrested again, resulting in even more jail time.

Collateral: Personal Property

Your personal property can be considered collateral when you don’t have a co-signer. You must also pay a non-negotiable fee when putting up collateral, which the bail bondsman will hold. The collateral will be returned to you once you’ve appeared in court.  The following are typical accepted forms of collateral:

  • Assets on paper
  • Cars or other vehicles, vehicle titles
  • Mortgage deeds

Signature Bond

Signature bonds don’t require immediate payment and is usually granted by a court judge to defendants during a pre-trial release program. This kind of program allows defendants to see a judge who will review his or her case details. By signing a warrant receipt (which will be issued if you don’t uphold your end of the agreement), this bond guarantees the court that you’ll be present for all appearances.

Don’t waste time in the Bexar County jail just because you don’t have a cosigner for a bail bond. Call McRae Bail Bonds at (210) 463-5561 to get information about your options now. Available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, we will do our best to help you when you need it the most.