South Dakota Bail Bonds

Are you looking for information on South Dakota Bail Bonds? Our bail bond directory helps you find and get in touch with a nearby licensed bail bond agent in South Dakota. We also answer many important questions on how bail bonds work in South Dakota and how much bail bonds cost.



How do bail bonds work in South Dakota?

Bail Bonds Network makes it easy to locate and contact a licensed bail bond agent in South Dakota. Most South Dakota bail bond agents can bail you (or another person) out anytime anywhere in South Dakota. Before using a bail bondsman, you should know all bail options in South Dakota in order to be released from jail. Bail bondsmen will fall under surety, or bail bonds, which typically cost you around 10% of the total bail amount. You cannot get this 10% fee back in South Dakota, no matter if you are guilty or not. It’s the cost of using a bail bondsman and the risk they take. To avoid the 10% fee, you have 3 other options in South Dakota. You can 1) pay in cash but you have to pay the entire bail amount; 2) the jail can release you on Own Recognizance (OR) which is typically used on smaller crimes committed and the judge finds you low risk and has strong confidence that you will show up to court; or 3) you can be released from jail in South Dakota by using a Property Bond. You will need personal property or land/home value that’s equal or greater than the bail amount. If you don’t show up to court or violate your release terms, the South Dakota court will issue a warrant for your arrest and can take over your property.

Knowing your bail options helps you better understand how bail bonds work in South Dakota. Upon arrest anywhere in the state of South Dakota, a person is usually processed at the local county jail. In order to be released from jail, several steps must occur, including being “booked in” and posting bail – the process of booking in typically consists of getting your mugshot and fingerprints taken, and having your arrest details inputted into the system. When the bail amount is confirmed, a bail bond agent arrives to post the bail bond at the local jail. At this time the jail release process begins and typically takes anywhere from one to two hours to complete. Although cash bonds are permitted, it is normally not a common practice due to financial limitations.

South Dakota Bail Bonds agents can help you with all your surety needs:

  • South Dakota Surety Bail Bonds
  • South Dakota Property Bail Bonds
  • South Dakota Immigration Bail Bonds



How much is bail in South Dakota?

Individuals should ask the question of “How much does a bail bond cost?” so they understand what costs are associated with bail. South Dakota bail bonds don’t have a set minimum or maximum cost structure. When you call a bail bondsman, you will need to ask what their premium fee is for the bail bond. The bail bond fee will likely be in the range of 10%, but your criminal history, flight risk, and crime committed could all play a role in the percentage that is charged by the bondsman.

Be sure to take everything into account when choosing your bail bondsman in North Carolina. It’s possible that one bondman may charge you 10% for the bail bond but will put in place a lot of rules upon release. They may add contractual rules outside of bail bond fees, for example, requirements on tracking devices, check-ins, travel rules outside of the state of South Dakota and drug or alcohol tests. While you may save 5% on your bail bond fee vs another bondsman, is the 5% bond discount worth it to you considering the extra stipulations? They are not direct money costs, but they do take up your time from school and work and increase your risk of not meeting your release obligations.

Bail Bondsman in South Dakota Directory

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