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Bail Bonds Columbus Ohio

Welcome to SMD & HLS Bail Bonds!

SMD & HLS Bonding Co @ Columbus Ohio. We have been in business since 1960 and are experienced 3rd generation Columbus bail bonds agents. We take pride in helping so many families over the years and always stay the course throughout the bail bond process. We are always available to keep up with court dates and answering any bail related questions when needed. We have designed our Columbus bail bonds website to inform you as much as possible about how bail bail bonds work. Our professional licensed bail bondsmen are here to support you and your loved ones throughout the court and bonding process beginning to end. Take a look around our site and feel free to contact us via the contact form or call us 24 hrs a day for immediate bail.

At our corporate bail office, we act as a managing general agency, training and support a network of bail bond agents throughout Ohio. We are 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. If you are interested in joining our team, visit our become a bondsman page here.

Franklin County Bail Bonds

State bail bonds and County bail bonds are the most common types of bonds in Ohio. Our bail bondsmen are licensed to write bail throughout the state of Ohio. Our home bail bond office is located in downtown Columbus Ohio, the county seat of Franklin County. If you are looking for a Franklin County Bail Bond, call our local bail bonds agents. Need a different county bail bond, see our other county bail bond agents here.

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 Services

We offer many times of bail bonds depending on the type and serverity of the accused crime.

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.

BAIL LOCATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

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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Bail Bonds in Columbus Ohio

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Our Latest Reviews

  • Thank you Handler Bail Bonds. Their staff was very friendly and helpful. Answered all my questions and took the time to walk me through the process. Happy to give a... read more

    Courtney Merle

    Fast Friendly Awesome Sauce.. My New Friends... John and Karen we're Great... Lots of Laughter ? ? Got us taken care of Right Away. Thanks Guy's.....

    Tina Taylor

    Jon handler was amazing!!!! Really worked with me and very friendly staff . I highly recommend there services to anyone in need .

    Taylere Jones
  • Thank you Handler Bail Bonds for getting my boyfriend out jail ! Great service highly recommend!

    Michaela Lynn

    Great service and very helpful! Jon handler was great ! I highly recommend

    Ariel Jackson

    Had a wonderful experience and it was fast and got what i needed And was on the go highly recommend

    essence mason
  • I live in Chicagoland Illinois, Jon Handler and his staff helped us bond our son out the same day I called. Without their help, we would have had to drive... read more

    Jerome Brown

    I used this company to bond my sister out. Jon approached us at the courthouse and was genuinely willing to help even though we were in a rough situation with... read more

    Lyndsey Hollback

    I love this place, first and foremost they are friendly as soon as you walk in the door. They are about helping people not just taking your money. They are... read more

    Nicole Pleasant
  • We have been helping the citizens of Columbus Ohio post bail for over 50 years. Call us 24/7 whenever you need us!

    Jon Handler

    very helpful and were able to meet outside of office. thank you handler bail bonds for bailing my brother out ! fast service !

    eygpt casey

    This is the BEST bond company ever!!! My son was not even booked in yet but i called the bonding company and John Handler was a wonderful help... he watched... read more

    merrie obey
  • I am the guy this company bailed out! I will be the first one to tell you they are fantastic and helped us out in a bind! Highly recommend and... read more

    Fairwood Everywhere

    Great people! Used them twice! They explain more than the courts ever did.

    Elizabeth Flickinger

    Great job for a bondsman. He will get you out !!! Jon Handler was extremely helpful for me getting out.

    Tay Champelle

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