A signature bond allows a person to be out of jail and in the community while their case is pending. There are usually a number of conditions attached, varying from bond to bond (though "commit no new crimes" is pretty much universal). As far as the chances an individual has of getting a signature bond when charged with a felony . . . that depends heavily on the county. In some counties, the judges grant signature bonds relatively easily (provided a person has ties to the community and a short criminal record); in other counties, it is virtually impossible to get a signature bond for someone facing a felony.