Is “Bail” &. “Bond” the same thing?

The words “bail” and “bond” are often used almost interchangeably when discussing jail release, and while they are closely related to each other, they are not the same thing. Bail is the money a defendant must pay in order to get out of jail. (aka….. CASH BOND)
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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.