A San Antonio bail bondsman acts as an intermediary for someone who doesn’t have the full amount required to post the bail bond. The bail bondsman posts the entire amount of the bail bond that is required for someone to be released from jail, in exchange for some type of fee, usually around 10% of the bail bond amount. The bail bondsman posts a bond with the Bexar County Sheriffs Department allowing the person for whom the bond is posted for to be released from the Bexar County Jail. The bail bondsman places their assets at risk as an assurance that the released individual will make their appearance date at the Bexar County Courthouse. If the individual fails to appear at their court date as ordered, then the bail bondsman will be liable for the bail bond amount. This is known as a bond forfeiture. Usually after that happens, the bail bondsman will hire a bounty hunter to track down the individual and have them placed back in custody.