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