Bonds

Overview

Some offenses have a pre-set bond all others have to be set by a Judge, when there is not a pre-set bond that person will meet with Pre-Trial services within 24 hours of being booked in. Pre-Trial will interview the individuals and work with the local Judges to establish bonds.

When a person is incarcerated there are several ways for that individual to post a bond to secure their release. View a brief description of the different types of bonds:

  • Partially Secured - Has a monetary value and a percentage of that must be paid before release. The total amount and the percentage to be paid are both set by the Judge issuing the bond.
  • ROR Bond - Released on Own Recognizance, This bond requires an individual to sign stating they will return on their appointed court date and is not secured by any other means.
  • Surety Bond - a surety bond requires someone of the Judges choosing to sign, most commonly a spouse or parent. But does not require any money at the time of release, however, the bond does state a monetary amount and the signer assumes that burden if the court date is missed.
  • Unsecured Bond - Has a monetary amount assigned to it but does not require money at the time of release, this bond is much like a surety bond but can be signed by the person being released.

Additional Information

  • All bonds shall be paid at the courthouse during the hours of 8 to 4 Monday through Friday. Cash and surety bonds may be paid at the jail when the courthouse is not open.
  • All payments of bonds must be in cash only and you must have exact change.
  • All persons bonding out from jail will be charged a $50 booking fee.