In situations where the client has skipped out on their bail and is trying to hide within the state or even escape the state, bounty hunters can be a very important lead to ensure that nothing goes wrong and that the individual is brought to justice. Running away after you have skipped bail is one of the worst things that you can do because it generally leads to more time in jail and will also mean that there will be a warrant out for your arrest. This can be very risky, especially when the police and bounty hunters are involved.
Many times, people tend to believe that bounty hunters are violent. In actuality, while they are allowed to defend themselves, they’re not supposed to really injure or harm any of the individuals that they are seeking for. This is a stereotype that generally provided by the media. There are many bounty hunters who are kind people and do this type of work because they want to work within justice and help to ensure that people are safe. However, it can be a very dangerous occupation, especially if the individual on the run has criminal history and may be a threat to other people. The main goal of the bounty hunter is to find the individual who is on the run and bring them back to the courts. They will get paid for being able to catch the individual who is in hiding, although many bounty hunters work specifically for bail bond agencies to ensure that they get more profits.
Understanding Bail Bonds
A bail bond, also known as a surety bond, is defined as a “formal, legally enforceable contract between a first party (the principal or obligor), a second party (the customer or obligee), and a third party (the surety, such as a bank, bonding company, or insurance company) whereby the surety guarantees payment of a specified maximum sum, or to otherwise compensate (indemnify), the obligee against damage or loss caused by the actions (or a failure to perform) of the obligor)." Bail bonds guarantee that the defendant will appear in court every time that he or she is ordered to do so based on requests by the court.
If the defendant doesn’t attend court as requested, then the bond will be forfeited and the defendant will be issued an arrest warrant. The statutes for this vary from state to state, although in most cases the defendant will be subject to apprehension and arrest. The cost for bail bonds tend to vary from state to state and may be based on statutory rates or rates that have been filed by the insurance company that has underwritten the bond. Depending on the defendant’s criminal history (if any), collateral may be needed. A collateral receipt should be provided when the bond is written. The return of the collateral is based on statutes in most states; it should be held in trust for the party that is arranging the bail.