What is a Bond?
A bond is an agreement by a defendant to appear in court or pay a sum of money set by the court. There are three types of bonds: cash bond, surety/bail bond, and personal/PR bond.
What is a PR Bond
A PR Bond is a sworn agreement by the defendant that he/she will return to court as ordered and will comply with the conditions placed on his/her release. The full amount of the bond is not required at the time of release.
How do I request a PR Bond
You will automatically be considered for a PR bond by the Magistrate Judge, you may or may not qualify. An attorney may submit a request for release on a personal bond to the magistrate in most cases. For some felony cases an attorney may have to submit a request to the assigned felony court judge. Only a judge can approve release on a personal bond.
How do I pay the bond fee?
Some PR bonds require a fee. While still in custody of the Williamson County Sheriff, a defendant may pay an administrative fee with money that is on their books or else someone will need to bring to the jail a money order or cashier’s check for the amount of the fee. Please contact jail personnel for more details on payment of this fee.