Did you know that it’s possible for you to 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 that make financial agreement with a bail bondsman and the court that promises that 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
If you’re eligible for one, a personal recognizance bond will get you out of jail. At your pre-trial hearing, a Bexar County court judge will review your case and your criminal background. Just like any other bail bond, a recognizance bond ensures law enforcers that you’ll be present for your court appearances. If the judge determines that you pose no threat to the community and won’t leave town, you’ll be able to consider this type of bond.
A recognizance bond benefit: you won’t have to pay anything even after the judge sets your bail. Keep in mind that if you don’t keep your commitment and fail to show up in court, you must pay the full amount that your bail was set for. You could also get arrested all over again, resulting in even more jail time.
Collateral: Personal Property
When you don’t have a co-signer, your personal property can be considered collateral. When putting up collateral, which will be held by the bail bondsman, you’ll also have to pay a non-negotiable fee. The collateral will be returned to you once you’ve made your appearances in court. The following are typical accepted forms of collateral:
- Assets on paper
- Cars or other vehicles, vehicle titles
- Mortgage deeds
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.