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What Should a Person Do If They Miss Court?

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 what you want to do is immediately call PG-13 Bail Bonds, a Van Nuys Bail Bonds at (818) 373-4444.

Peter from PG-13 is able to help you in a couple ways. One thing we can do is put you back on the court calendar immediately and get the bail bond reinstated.

You see when you purchase a bail bond you pay for it, one of the benefits is that we can get you back in court without you having to go back to jail. So call Peter at (818) 373-4444 immediately… we can do that we’re going to be the same person we are when we got you out of jail. You see our objective is to keep you out on bond the entire time you’re going to court. The last thing we want to see you do is to pay us for a bail bond and go back to jail really truly do not want to do that. So we can get your new court date if you missed court. Contact Us today so we can get the process started immediately!

You know to the contrary if you released on OR you have no advocate for you the only really way for you to get back on calendar is to go back to jail to turn yourself in and go to jail. That’s why you know a benefit of a bail bond is so that we can help you know to continue on remain out of custody the entire time.

Now one of the biggest things we face when people do miss court is them listening to their friends out on the street. Them listening to “oh my gosh the bounty hunters are going to come for you the cops are gonna come for everybody’s going to come for you and you need to become a fugitive. And the biggest thing I want to say is that you can’t trust the bondsman.” That’s false.If you can’t trust us and we burn our faith with you or anybody else in the community, I’m done in my industry. My bail bond company is done, so I don’t want to lie to you, I want to tell you the truth the facts what I can do. Visit my about us page for a full disclosure on my companies history.

I help you and somebody else in your family or friend goes to jail you’re going to advertisement I have to be truthful with you honest with you and tell you the reality is what’s going to happen. So, the bottom line is if you miss court, call me, we can get you back on calendar.

Now there’s gonna be times that you failed to appear maybe you’ve had multiple failures to appear of your case is pretty serious and a judge wants you back in his courtroom, that we may not be able to keep you out on bond. They may say we’re going to increase your bond.That too, we can help you. So you’re out on a twenty-five-thousand-dollar bond and you missed court and the judge is pretty hot at you for missing court and the DA wants your bail raised because they said “hey, you missed court once” yes they can raise your bail.

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If they do that one of the other benefits that we can do, is if you are out on twenty-five-thousand-dollar bond and they raise your bill to 50 thousand dollars and this is something that everybody should know, I, as a bail bondsman, if you come to me and say I missed court,I can give you credit for that initial bond that you paid before so it’s 25,000 our bond and they raise your bill that $50,000, I can give you credit for that bail bonds that you’ve already paid for and then you would only have to pay the difference which is another $25,000. Granted, we don’t want to see that happen.I mean we’re not in this to just you know to make money at every turn every corner.

We want to help you, but there is times where the court is going to raise bail. So with that being said, the bottom line is this, we in the bail bond industry trust you to get you out of jail to have you go to court, You have to trust us, have faith in us, we are here to help you.That’s how we make a living… is by helping people, getting them out of jail while they’re going to court. So that they can go to court and resolve their matter and we want to help you through that process all the way…

This is my motto…..

LAW Enforcement vs BAIL Enforcement – What’s the Difference?

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 who have failed to meet the requirements of a bail surety agreement. For example: If an individual reached out to our Van Nuys Bail Bonds with the hopes of bonding out, then once they are released, they never go to court. The next step we must take is contact our inhouse bounty hunters to apprehend this fugitive.

US Fugitive Apprehension, which is the largest private bail investigations agency in the State of Minnesota, has executed thousands of arrest warrants over the years of its existence. During the course of these apprehensions, there has been many times that law enforcement gets involved, but that does NOT mean, under ANY circumstance, that law enforcement is somehow associated with the agency.

What Should A Person Do If They Miss Court?

A police officer is commonly referred to as a “Public Servant”. These brave men and women are SWORN to protect, and to serve the citizens of their state. Bail Enforcement Agents, on the other hand, are NOT sworn to that oath. Although the experienced, professional, and courageous members of our arrest team will ALWAYS act to preserve peace and ensure the safety of innocent person(s), it is NOT their “duty” to do so.

When a police officer “believes” that a person with a felony warrant “may” be inside a dwelling, the police officer typically applies for a search warrant based on the information that they have from the street. When a Bail Enforcement Agent has the same information, they are not restricted to a search warrant, and are protected under certain specific State Statutes, as well as Supreme Court rulings designed to allow “Bounty Hunters” to cross certain borders, and enter specific dwellings, buildings, etc when looking for their defendant.

Do bounty hunters need a warrant to enter a house?

Professional Bail Investigators sometimes experience a “wall” or “defensive posture” when dealing with police officers on the street. This is because the industry is SELF-REGULATED, and there are many individuals practicing in the field who “decided” to become a “Bounty Hunter” after watching a weekend marathon of certain reality television shows. Bail Enforcement is NOT a game. Every person a Bail Investigator comes into contact with is either wanted, or presumably hiding someone who is. These are people who ARE, with most certainty, going to jail. Along with the threat of violence due to the defendants’ intent to unlawfully flee, there is also the danger by association. There IS A WAR ON COPS in our Country today, and Bail Enforcement Agents are often associated with Law Enforcement, and may be targeted just for wearing a badge.

PG-13 Bail Bonds and our agents practice our highest form of customer service while educating our clients about attending court. There are still individuals that simply do not listen. 

In today’s climate of law enforcement, there are two sides: The good guys, and us. When a GOOD cop observes a professional arrest team in the field, it is most likely that the agencies will work alongside each other WITHOUT blurring the lines of association. This means that when the two agencies are working on the same incident, one is charged with the arrest, and the other is charged with preserving safety and peace for EVERYONE involved.

There is literally hours of time that could be spent reading, conversing, and writing about this very topic. There have been many times where our association (or lack thereof) with law enforcement is explained to the public while performing our duties on the street. At the end of the day, our agency has a job to do. Our agents are assigned the most primal duty that exists in our world: To Hunt Man.

Don’t miss court. You’ll just go to jail, tired.

Today’s Bounty Hunters

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 and highly skilled professionals who are called upon by bail bondsmen to return fugitives who have failed to adhere to the conditions of their bail. Bounty hunters spend much of their time investigating, researching, interviewing, and staking out locations so as to obtain the whereabouts of fugitives.

Exceling in this profession is often reserved for individuals with a distinct set of qualities, including resourcefulness, intelligence, and perseverance. Bounty hunters are often private investigators or retired or former police officers, and most of these professionals are educated in the field of criminal justice and/or law enforcement and have training in such areas as martial arts, self-defense, firearms, and weapons.

Training and education for bounty hunters often varies on state-specific requirements for licensure or registration. Although generally not required for state licensure, many bounty hunters pursue degree programs in criminal justice and similar programs so as to achieve a solid understanding and appreciation of everything from policy analysis and corrections to policing and criminology.

The History Of Bounty Hunters!

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 century, a number of intrepid (and perhaps reckless) individuals chased down fugitives in hopes of reaping large rewards.

But bounty hunting’s history is even more colorful and extensive than the period of the famous bounty hunters like Pat Garret who, in 1881, was responsible for hunting down and killing Henry McCarty (a.k.a. Billy the Kid) in what many believe was a sensational ambush in Fort Sumner.

In fact, bounty hunting is believed to span as far back as the 13th century in England, when bail was not money, but an actual individual. During this time, a custodian was designated by the court to keep track of the accused and present him at trial. If the custodian failed to present the accused, the custodian would be forced to stand trial (and likely be hanged) in place of the accused.

A few hundred years later (1679), a structured bail system was formed, and the British Parliament created and passed the Habeas Corpus Act, allowing defendants to be released on monetary bail. The United States Constitution later adopted the Habeas Corpus Act of the Eighth Amendment, which prohibited the setting of excessive bail, and the Judiciary Act of 1789, which served to identify bailable offenses, but was also the foundation of what we now know as the U.S. judicial court system.

The U.S. Supreme Court case, Taylor v. Taintor, in 1873, gave bounty hunters the authority to act as agents of bail bondsmen. This court ruling also allowed bounty hunters a number of sweeping rights, such as the right to pursue fugitives in other states and, if necessary, break into a fugitive’s house, without a warrant, for the purpose of returning them on revoked bonds.

It wasn’t until the passage of the Bail Reform Act of 1966 that laws relating to bail really began to take shape. The Bail Reform Act of 1966 included verbiage that permitted prisoners to be released on as little bail as possible to ensure a return for trail. The subsequent Bail Reform Act of 1984 allowed courts to refuse bail to individuals who were deemed too dangerous for release.

What is a Bounty Hunter

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. If a fugitive’s bail is $10,000, a bail bondsman may offer the bounty hunter between 10 and 20 percent of the bail amount, or $1,000 to $2,000, if the fugitive is successfully captured and brought to justice.

Bounty hunters today, in most states, are licensed and/or registered professionals who play an important role in the bail bond business and therefore in the nation’s criminal justice system. Their role is closely monitored by state insurance departments and other licensing authorities. Just four states (Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Oregon and Illinois) ban the practice of bounty hunting, although most states have clear statutes (even if they don’t license bounty hunters) that regulate the practice of these professionals in the state.

The History Of Bail in the U.S.

The History of Bail in the U.S.

The History of Bail in the U.S.

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 time America was able to create a criminal system that works to provide an affordable means of release from jail and a greater success of criminals playing by the rules.

In medieval England, it was discovered that people accused of crimes would do whatever they could to avoid facing the court and the possible punishment for their crimes. In those days, the punishment was water torture and burning at the stake, so you can’t blame then for being ‘no shows.’

Local sheriffs had a great deal of difficulty keeping criminals locked up until trial because there was no magistrate in the local town and it could be a month or so before a judge would hold court, so there wasn’t any room to hold vandals, traitors and poachers. However, holding water torture over their heads seemed to be a good way to assure that anyone released from the overcrowded jails would show up for trial.

The decision of who to release was primarily made by the local sheriff, who was granted a great deal of authority by the king. The sheriff had the power to decide the fate of any and all criminals, based in the severity of the crime. This loosely structured ‘justice system’ had a tendency to be exploited for personal gain and proved to be less than perfect.

In 1275, Parliament passed the Statute of Westminster to remove some of the temptation from sheriffs. The statute specifically listed which crimes were bailable offenses and which were not. Once this was enforced, there were no changes made to the system for hundreds of years.

While there were further issues posed in relation to the right to bail and a trial, the most valuable law to date, after almost 200 years, was instituted by the U.S. Congress in the form of the Bail Reform Act of 1966. It stated that a defendant facing trial for a non-capital offense should be released “on his personal recognizance” or on personal bond. However, if the court had reason to believe the defendant would skip town, the judge could choose a more restrictive alternative like limiting the defendant’s travel and executing an ‘appearance bond’ that would be refunded when the defendant appeared in court.

Individual states might have had their own rules, but some states added guidelines similar to the Bail Reform Act of 1966. Then the District of Columbia pointed out flaws in the act like; the defendant’s potential risk to the community for non-capital offenses. This became an issue when defendants released for non-capital offenses were committing more crimes while out on bail. So a revision was made – The District of Columbia Court Reform and Criminal Procedure Act of 1970 allowed judges to consider the dangerousness to the community as well as risk of flight when setting bail for non-capital cases.

Finally, the federal justice system joined in by adding the ‘safety of the community’ as a factor to be considered when imposing bail and thus the Bail Reform Act of 1984 was passed. This newer version added guidelines stating that a person can be detained without bail if he:

  • Poses a risk to the community.
  • May intimidate jurors or witnesses, or otherwise obstruct justice while out on bail.
  • Commits a violent or drug-related crime, an offense carrying a penalty of death or life in prison, or committing any felony while already having a serious criminal record.

These are the basic concepts of bail as we know it today, but they may vary from court to court. The ultimate goal of the bail system is that people accused of certain crimes and meeting specific criteria are entitled to be released from jail as they await their day in court.

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