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Bail in Idaho & Wyoming: A Primer

When someone is arrested and booked into jail, they are under arrest but the State of Idaho or Wyoming must first prove their case against the accused before they can punish someone. The trials can take a long time and for someone sitting in jail they often loose their job and are unable to care for their loved ones who depend on them. The state of Idaho and Wyoming can release you until your sentenced or the case is dismissed, but how do they determine that you would return to court until sentencing and or the dismissal of the case? The court asks for a monetary amount of money that is put up until your sentencing and or Dismissal of charges. This is called a surety bail bond.

In Idaho, under Court Rule 13, they have a bail bond schedule for most misdemeanor and felony crimes, which requires an appearance before a judge, only then will a bail amount be set. In Wyoming, the judge in each county sets the Bail bond amount for every case. In both states the judge may also “OR” or, release someone on their own recognizances. If the bond placed is too high or you cannot afford to use our service, you can ask for a bond reduction hearing from your lawyer or public defender and the judge would have a hearing to determine if the bond should be lowered.

What Does Bail Mean For YOU?

Facing the necessity of securing a bail bond for a loved one can be an unexpected and emotionally challenging experience. As a parent, sibling, or dear friend, finding oneself in this situation is a mix of concern, responsibility, and a determination to support those who matter most.

In moments like these, one is confronted with legal complexities and financial considerations that demand attention. Our mission at Teton Bail Bonds is to offer a guiding hand during this difficult period, ensuring that you navigate the bail process seamlessly and with the utmost care.

We understand that your primary focus lies in assisting your loved one to regain their freedom while adhering to the legal process. Our experienced team is here to facilitate just that, providing a comprehensive understanding of the bail bond procedure, and guiding you through each step with both professionalism and empathy.

At Teton, we acknowledge the range of emotions you’re experiencing – from worry to frustration – and we stand beside you to alleviate these burdens. We recognize that unexpected events can strain your financial resources, and we’re committed to offering flexible and manageable payment options tailored to your specific situation.

Rest assured that our businesslike approach is complemented by a deep sense of sympathy for your circumstances. We’re not just here to provide a service; we’re here to support you during a trying time. Our dedication to transparency, integrity, and efficiency ensures that you can focus on your loved one’s well-being while we handle the complexities of the bail process.

In the end, our commitment is to turn a challenging chapter into a manageable journey. With Teton Bail Bonds, you’re not alone – you have a compassionate ally who understands the importance of reuniting families and friends in their time of need.

Call us right now at 208-456-4357 if you are in Idaho and 307-413-6809 if you are in Wyoming. Don’t waste anymore time, bail is your constitutional right!

Physical Arrest

1. Defendant is placed under arrest and escorted to the jail.

2. Defendant is fingerprinted, photographed and put in a cell.

Bail and Call

3. Bail is set by a judge.

4. Defendant is given an opportunity to call someone who can help them get money for bail.

Bail Agency

5. The friend or family member who was called by the defendant then calls Teton Bail Bonds.

Bail Information

6. Teton Bail Bonds collects some quick basic information and explains available options.

Bail Bond

7. A small percentage of the bail amount is paid to the bail bond agency in exchange for a bail bond.

Payment Plan

8. If needed, an easy payment plan may be arranged.


9. After some simple paperwork is filled out, the bond is delivered to the jail and the Defendant is released.


10. Defendant may remain free on bail (provided they behave themselves) until the case has been completed or the charges are dropped.

Questions you should ask yourself before you help bail someone out

  1. How long have you known the defendant?
    • Did they just move here?
    • Where are they from?
    •  Where is their family of support network?
  2. Are they reliable?
    • Do they do what they say they will?
    • Are they a US citizen? Can they be deported?
  3. How much is the bond and how much risk are you accepting?
    • Are they on bond somewhere else?
  4. If the defendant disappears, will you be able to find them?
  5. Would you loan the same amount of money to the defendant and expect them to pay you back?

Only you can make the decision whether or not the person you are bonding is trustworthy enough to risk your financial support and or any collateral you put up, such as; cash, titles to vehicles and homes.