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Welcome to SMD & HLS Bail Bonds!

Welcome to SMD/HLS Bonding Company. We have been in business since 1960 and are a successful 3rd generation business. We take pride in helping so many families over the years and always stay the course throughout the bail process. We are always available to keep up with court dates and answering any questions when needed.

We act as a managing general agency always looking to grow our business and train new agents. We have a great team behind us and greatly appreciate all the hard work they and our agents provide.

24 Hour Bail Bondsman

When someone goes to jail, SMD and HLS Bonding Co. goes to work. Based in Columbus, Ohio, and serving all Ohio counties, we're open 24/7.

Bail Bond Calculator

How much is it going to cost to post bail? The judge sets the bail amount and the defendant then must pay a percentage to the court for their release or use a Bail Bonding Company.

How much is bail?

A common question we receive is How much are bail bonds? Bail varies by state but bail in Ohio is 10% of the bail set by the court.

Bail Bond Phone App

Program Emergency contacts, make a payment, submit required photos, check your court appearance dates, search for any warrants or even request a new bail bond!

Why a bail bond?

If you are arrested and accused of a crime, you may have to spend time in jail until your court appearance. Your other option is to post bail via a bail bond.

Licensed Bail Bondsman

SMD & HLS Bonding Co partner with licensed, qualified and professional bail bondsmen in Ohio. Join our team and become a bondsman today.



Jon Handler, Owner/Partner

"We are always ready 24/7 to bail you out of jail when you need it most!"

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Our Latest Reviews

  •   I have worked with SMD & HLS Bail bonds in the past and their staff is top notch. Very knowledgeable about the business and are more than willing to help. If someone were to ask me where to get a bond, I would definitely recommend SMD & HLS bail bonds. Thanks again guys!

    thumb David Leadbetter

      John handler is the best bondsman in the world.

    thumb John Loring

      Awesome bail bond agency! I did not know anything about the bail bond process. My husband was arrested and I didn't know what to do! The lady at SMD asked me where he was being held and talked me through what was needed to get the bond posted. Long story short, we were able to get him bonded and released asap. My advise, just ask them questions if you don't understand something, they are more than willing to help! Thank you again!

    thumb Brittany O'Conner
  •   Jon Handler is by far the best bondsman this county has ever had. I been bonded out twice and there's no one that compares to his service. Not even a hundred years ago. I swear he's the best. Probably in the country! I thank you for not only helping me but helping my family to get me out. With out you I would probably would've coped out and had a couple extra charges just cause the state stay isn't worth my proven innocents. Best bondsman in the world....I swear to god!

    thumb Scott Smith

      Thank you guys for always being there when i needed you !! By far the most caring and helpful bondsmen i have ever met !!!

    thumb Benny Wells

      a very good man

    thumb Teresa Foreman
  •   John Handler bail bonds get straight the the point what u need he have it ready for you!!! Thanks!

    thumb Ricky Dovrow Teague

      Always available. Very professional. Easy to work with.

    thumb Doug Funkhouser

      I recently called regarding some personal business with Jon. I was very impressed with the friendliness of your staff and how quick they were to assist.

    thumb Jim Evancho
  •   Hope to be writing for them in Mansfield and Ashland area after i complete my courses. It will be a switch going back to bonds from police work. Although i am really looking forward to it.

    thumb Jeremy Beidelschies

      Very well run company. Extremely professional and courteous staff.

    thumb Logan Insurance

      During a fight my girlfriend, she was constantly hitting me and throwing things at me. I had enough and just wanted to leave when I pushed my way through to the door and she fell to the floor; then she started saying how I hit her and knocked her down. She immediately called the cops, even though I pleaded with her I just wanted to leave. When they arrived I tried to be as honest as possible. It didn't matter, I was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence. Thank you SMD for posting bond so I could make it to work. Thanks for the photo babe, see you in court!

    thumb Michael Sheets

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