Bail is a two-way street. When you need to get out jail fast, a bail bondsman can arrange it. However, bail is granted based upon the assurance of the defendant that he or she will appear in court when scheduled. The bail bondsman guarantees the bail based upon a promise to appear in court. When defendants ‘skip’, bail bondsmen have the right to pursue and rearrest them.
We’ve all seen ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ posters in Westerns; the sheriff would post them in his office or the general store and the bounty hunters would hunt the bad guy down for the reward. It was a practical solution to a logistical problem. Sheriffs couldn’t leave their towns unprotected while they hunted down every cattle rustler or bank robber, so bounty hunters did the job. They weren’t particular how they did it then; dead was often easier.
Bounty hunters are usually called ‘bail enforcement agents’ now and there are rules that they must follow. When they bring in the ‘skip’, they will be paid 10-20% of the bail amount. At the end of the year, a successful bounty hunter makes a decent living, but works hard for it. He or she might work 100 hours a week on a case. It’s certainly not a job for the timid. The people they are chasing have already proven, more than once, that they have no respect for the law. Between themselves, many bounty hunters would admit that they are adrenaline junkies. But they are successful at finding and bringing in bail jumpers. The bounty hunters bring back to jail about 9 out of every 10 skips — a higher success record than the police have.
Bond James Bond, Inc. is where people turn when they need to arrange for Bail in Polk County, Metro Atlanta, North Georgia and Alabama. For over 20 years, they have been assisting those who need help with the intimidating bail process — and they do it quickly. The company is able to deal with bail bonds of any size or type, no matter whether the offense was a minor traffic incident or a major felony. The doors are always open, 24/7. Check their website to find out more about how they could help.