If a person is released on bail bond and they miss court the first thing they want to understand is this that the court is going to issue a bench warrant that bench warrant is for any officer that sees you or it comes in contact with you to take you back to jail. So […]
When a person signs an application for bail, that person waives certain rights. For example, the right to refuse consent to search a dwelling, the right to due process (no warrant required), etc. This is why Bail Enforcement Agents, or “Bounty Hunters” possess a much greater authority when it comes to executing arrest(s) of defendants […]
Barring restrictions applicable state by state, a bounty hunter may enter the fugitive’s private property without a warrant in order to execute a re-arrest. A bounty hunter cannot, however, enter the property of anyone other than the fugitive without a warrant or the owner’s permission.
Today’s Bounty Hunters Because bounty hunting has become an accepted and respected profession in the United States, instead of asking, “What is a bounty hunter,” most who consider this line of work actually ask, “What role does a bounty hunter play in today’s judicial system?” Bounty hunters today are, more often than not, trained, educated […]
The History of Bounty Hunters Gone are the posters of the most wanted, where the words “dead or alive” and “reward offered” were all that was needed to entice the man next door to embark on a hunt in hopes of securing a bounty on a fugitive’s head. Even as late as the early 20th […]
What is a Bounty Hunter What is a bounty hunter? A bounty hunter, in simple terms, is a skilled professional who is hired by a bail bondsman to find and capture a fugitive in exchange for a monetary reward. The bounty hunter’s reward, which is considered the “bounty,” is typically a percentage of the bail. […]
The History of Bail in the U.S. When the New World was in its infancy, crime was on the rise. In an effort to take control of the uncontrollable it was simpler to adapt the English criminal system rather than invent a new criminal system. Taking its queue from the British, over […]
There are five different types of bail, although some of them are used less frequently than others. Let’s start with the most common ones. Cash Bail Cash bail means that the accused pays the full amount of bail in cash. Sometimes the court accepts checks or even a credit card. Surety Bond Also called a bail […]