How to bail someone out of jail – Frequently asked questions

Working with River City Bail Bonds is easy

We are conveniently located to better serve you.

License #182 in Bexar – serving all of Bexar County.

We are here to help you bail your loved one out of jail. Contact us today to speak with an expert bondsman.

River City Bail Bond Office

Our Location

We are located inside the historical Fire Station #11 next door to the Magistrate in San Antonio, Texas.

323 S. Frio Street
Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78207

102 S. Comal
San Antonio, TX 78207

Call us at 210-271-7700 or 210-224-9915 to speak with an expert bondsman

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Read our Bail FAQs

A bail bond essentially acts as an insurance policy whereby the bail bond company guarantees to the court that the person obtaining the bail bond will make all required appearances. If the individual appears in court as ordered, then the bail bond is never in jeopardy. However, if the individual fails to appear, the bail bond company is notified of this by the court. At that time, the bail bond company must surrender that individual back into custody. If the bail bond company fails to surrender that individual back into custody, then they are forced to pay the entire amount of the bail bond to the court.

The cost of bail bond is 10%; which again, is required by Texas State law. There are occasions, however, where we issue our customers a percentage of credit in an effort to work with them through their economic hardships.

If an individual misses court for any reason, you must contact us immediately. We have valuable information which, most of the time, will allow you to get your bail bond reinstated. It is our objective to keep you out of jail and on bail throughout your entire court proceedings.

Upon completion of your case, the judge will “exonerate” your bail bond in open court. At this point, bring us the documentation to show that the case is closed and the bail bond will no longer be active.

Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on by River City Bail Bonds. At that point the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.

The indemnitor (co-signer) is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond. Note: It is very important the indemnitor feels confident the defendant will appear in all of his/he court appearances or posting a bail bond is not recommended.

Providing Support in Difficult Times

River City Bail Bonds maintains an excellent record for bail bonds and customer service. We stand by your side throughout the process, guiding you through each step. Our experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system will help you gain your freedom fast. We take pride in serving the people of San Antonio and Forth Worth, Texas with the support they need in difficult times.

We are available to you 24 hours a day

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