In a nutshell, signature bail bonds are bonds that are offered in exchange for a misdemeanor or a felony case, without the defendant having to offer a collateral. Unlike the other kind that will require the defendant to put down a certain amount of money, signature bail bonds allow the defendant to be released without paying anything.
What is required by this kind of agreement, you ask? Well, all that the court requires for a person to be granted this kind of bond is his signature and his word that he will appear in front of the court on the predetermined date and time.
You will need to get the help of an attorney in order to be able to file for signature bail bonds, for he is the one who will file a release-on-recognizance on your behalf. The judge will then review the detail of the case and have one of his clerks process your request when deemed appropriate.