Step 1: You must contact an agent as soon as possible. Depending on what county you
are in, you must choose an office in that county (Hays, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson or
Step 2: After you choose an office, contact the agent from that office either by email or
Step 3: You will then be asked what the warrant status is. This includes: What county is
your warrant from; have you been bonded by one of our companies before; do you know
what the bond is set at etc.
Step 4: After that you will be asked to make an appointment with a bond agent to set up
a bond BEFORE you turn yourself in.(The only way to take care of a bond is to turn
Step 5: You will need to bring the fee which will be discussed with the agent prior to your
appointment and valid picture ID. Depending on the situation, other documentation may
be required such as proof of home ownership, proof of residency, proof of renting lease,
proof of occupation, and references(Family member and friends of whom may reach you)
Step 6: There are two ways to bond a person out. You MUST either have
1. A qualified indemnitor. This may vary according to the situation, but usually
involves someone other than the defendant who is 21 or older; is employed; owns a
home, or is buying a home, or, if renting, agent must know for how long indemnitor has
been renting at same address and how long is the lease agreement for. Again, these rules
are subject to change per the Manager of the office ONLY.
2. You may be able to put up a deposit in place of the indemnitor. The deposit
amount will vary from county to county.
Note: A deposit is not only held in place of an indemnitor, but also may be taken in
addition to a "risk" bond. If for ANY reason an agent feels that the bond may be risky,
he/she will assess the situation and make a judgement call on whether to take a deposit or
not, but an indemnitor may still be required.
What does risk mean?
A risk is any situation pertaining to the defendant or indemnitor in which an agent or
manager feels that the person may for ANY reason fail to appear in court.
Step 7: After the defendant and the indemnitor attend the appointment at the Agent's
office and fill out all of the necessary paperwork and show all necessary documentation,
a bond will then be written.
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