I need bail, what do I do now?

You freedom is our business and we mean business. By selecting Cusetown Bail Bonds as your bail bondsman, you will have made the appropriate decision insuring that you or a loved one gets the opportunity to be free of jail during the criminal proceedings against them.

Or call us

(315) 451-2663

Or visit us

499 S. Warren St.
Suite 700
Syracuse, NY 13202

Or email us

We are a family owned bail bond company with a physical office located in Syracuse, NY.

We privately and discreetly handle your personal bond transactions in a clean and comfortable office environment. There is no need to meet your bondsman an a noisy jail or in the street.

Some Services

All Courts
Appeal Bonds
Appearance Bonds
Immigration Bonds
Warrants Assistance
Bail Bonds by Phone
Cash Bonds
Signature Bonds
Surety Bonds
Misdemeanor Bonds
Mobile Service
Full Service Bonds

Not sure what you should do? Here's how it works:

We understand your situation and guarantee professional, helpful service without judgement.

Bail amount is set by the court

After an arrest, the court will set a bail amount, which varies based on the charges and other contributing factors. This is done as a way of making sure that the defendant appears at the scheduled court date following his or her release from jail.

You contact Cusetown Bail Bonds

After bail is set, the first thing to do is to contact Cusetown Bail Bonds for a free initial bail consultation. We'll will put our expertise and experience to work for you immediately.

We securing your release

We then work with you or your loved one and the jail to secure release by issuing a bond in the full amount of the bail set by the court. Depending on the circumstances, collateral or a co-signer may be required.

Standard Premium Rate

You should know that the rule of thumb for bond rates is around 10% of the bond, NY State up to $3,000 is 0%, $3,000 - $10,000 is 8% and over $10,000 is 6%. This is the premium cost for the bond. This is the bail bondman's commission.


Collateral or security deposit, which you get back at the end of the case, also sometimes needs to be posted. This can be a home, condominium, land and of course cash. Remember that as long as the conditions of the bond are met, and the case is over, the collateral is returned beck to the depositor.

We offer a totally free initial consultation

Certified & Licensed

All of our bondsmen are certified, licensed and experienced

Insured & Bonded

You'll be dealing with an iinsured, bonded and licensed bail bonds company.

Bail Bond Experts

We are knowledgeable in court and bail procedures for New York

Family Owned

We are family owned and run.

24 / 7

We are here for you 24/7. Call us anytime.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We stand by our work and back it up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

What you'll need


  • The defendant's legal name
  • The defendant's date of birth
  • Your relationship to the defendant


  • Their booking number
  • What the charge is
  • The bail amount


  • What facility they are in
  • Is it a country, city or federal facility
  • The arresting agency

Payment methods

In an effort to make your experience with Cusetown Bail Bonds as easy as possible, we offer several different ways to make payments.

Phone Payments

Payments can be taken over the phone at no additional charge. Call (315)451-2663 to speak with a Cusetown representative and make your payment with a credit card, debit card or certified bank check.

In Person Payments

You may walk your payments into our local office. We accept cash, money orders and most major credit and debit cards and certified bank checks.

Mail Payments

Payments can be made by sending a check or money order (no cash please) to the main location address below.

Cusetown was very professional and knowledgable. Thank you for being there for us.

Saul Goodman

Ceo & Founder

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Saul Goodman

Ceo & Founder

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Saul Goodman

Ceo & Founder

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Saul Goodman

Ceo & Founder

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is bail?

    Bail refers to the cash or bond provided to guarantee the defendant's appearance in court in return for the defendant's release until the court date or dates. By posting bail, bail bondsmen ensure a defendant's constitutional right to remain free from custody pending trial.

  • Collateral must cover the amount of bail, as it backs the defendant's promise to show up in court. Some examples of collateral include vehicles, property, jewelry, stocks, bank accounts and certain other assets.

  • If you posted the full bail amount with the court yourself, this money will be released to you at the conclusion of the court process, provided the defendant appeared at all required court dates.

  • Bail bond forfeiture results when a court appearance is missed. If a defendant misses a court date, a bench warrant is issued for their arrest. The court also sets a deadline for when either the defendant must be located/returned to custody or the bail bond "reinstated" or the bail amount must be paid to the court.

  • A summary judgment is issued by the court following a bond forfeiture. This is a judgment against the surety for payment of the bond amount. The summary judgment is issued because the deadline for reinstating the bond or returning the defendant to custody has passed.

  • This is a process by which a defendant who has experienced a bail bond forfeiture can have their bench warrant removed and the bail bond re-activated or "reinstated" with the court. This is a legal proceeding that usually requires action by an attorney and could result in fees being paid by the bail bond agency. These fees are, in turn, passed along to the defendant/indemnitors. Due to the time it takes for the courts to process these fees, the billing for this process can take several months to complete.

  • In this case, the court will issue an arrest warrant, and the co-signer (usually a family member or friend who arranges for bail) will become responsible for the bail's full amount.

  • The defendant must make the required court appearance(s) and the case must be decided. Then the collateral gets released and the bond gets exonerated (released from obligation) based on the court appearance and decision. You do not get back the money paid to a bondsman, as this amount is the bondsman's compensation for getting the defendant out of jail before the court appearance(s).

  • The main types include:
    A Surety Bond:

    A contract with a bail agent for the bail amount. A surety (insurance) company underwrites the bond in exchange for payment of a premium percentage of the bail's full amount. Some form of collateral secures the remaining bond amount.

    A Cash Bond:

    The full amount of bail posted by the defendant in cash.

    A Federal Bond:

    A bond for cases that deal with federal offenses (like interstate crimes).

    An Immigration Bond:

    A bond set for someone held by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (such as an immigration violation).

  • The court system will set the amount of bail required for the defendant's release. Under state law, a surety company can provide a type of insurance policy or "bond" that guarantees payment of the full bail amount to the court if the defendant does not show up for all scheduled appearances. These bonds are offered by licensed bail bond agencies. For supplying these bonds, bail agencies charge a premium - a percentage of the total bond amount, typically 10%. By way of example, for a bond amount set at $50,000, the premium would be about $5,000 plus any additional fees required by the state. The bail agency must charge the premium rate it has filed with the Department of Insurance and the premium is not refundable once the defendant is released.

  • In an effort to make your experience with Cusetown Bail Bonds as easy as possible, we offer several different ways to make payments.

    You may always walk your payments into our office located at the address below.

    • Every month you will receive an updated statement showing your current balance and any recent payments. Included with that statement is a pre-addressed postage paid remittance envelope for your use. Just place your payment (sorry - no cash, please) in this envelope and drop it in any convenient mailbox. Your payment comes directly to our office and will be processed within five business days.  
      If you did not get your statement but would still like to make a payment, please send your check or money order to the following address: 

      Cusetown Bail Bonds
      231 E. Onondaga St.
      Syracuse, NY 13202
    • We accept personal checks, money orders and most major credit and debit cards.
    • Payments can also be taken over the phone at no additional charge to you.
    • We can also set up monthly automatic re-occurring payment via your credit or debit cards.



Call Us

(315) 451-2663

Our Address

499 S. Warren St.
Suite 700
Syracuse, NY 13202

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