Pretrial Services405 Martin Luther King, Box 19Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: (512) 943-3224
A bond is the amount of money set by a judge for releasing a defendant from jail before his/her trial. There are three types of bonds: cash, surety, and personal.
A Personal 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, but the defendant is required to pay an administrative fee of 3% of the bond.
If you are charged with certain non-violent offenses, you will automatically be considered for release on a Personal Bond. You may or may not qualify.
An attorney may submit a request for release on a personal bond to the magistrate in misdemeanor cases.
For felony cases an attorney may submit a request to the assigned felony court judge.
Only a judge can approve release on a personal bond.