Bounty Hunters in Alhambra, CA
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What is a Bounty Hunter?
Most of us have either watched or have heard of the TV show, “Bounty Hunter.” This show depicts the occupation of bounty hunting as being exciting, and even somewhat glamorous. The hard fact of the matter is, the reality is quite different.
While bounty hunters certainly do get their fair share of adrenalin rushes, at Alhambra Bail Bonds, our bounty hunter’s life revolves around tracking bail jumpers, and bringing them back before the court on behalf of a bail bonds company. The generic title for a bounty hunter is “bail enforcement agent,” or even “fugitive recovery agent.” Bounty hunters work for a percentage of the bond, which also happens to be known as a bounty.
What Does a Bounty Hunter Do?
When posting bail on behalf of a defendant, a bail bonds agency has already made it clear to that defendant, that they are to appear before the court when required. If the defendant decides to run, or “jump bail,” the bail bonds agency is in the unfortunate position of having to pay the full bail amount to the court. Sometimes this can be an incredible financial loss for the company.
- In this situation, some bail bonds companies will hire a bounty hunter, as opposed to losing such a large sum of money. The bounty hunter will then hunt down the bail jumper and bring them back before the court.
What Rights Does a Bounty Hunter Have?
Only two countries allow bounty hunting
- The United States
- The Philippines
Having said that, not all states within the U.S.A. permit bounty hunting. In states that do permit it, bounty hunters have various rights, such as:
- They’re legally permitted to enter any property owned by the defendant as the law decrees that a defendant has given up their rights to the bail bond company.
- They’re not permitted to enter anyone else’s property without permission.
- They must have written authorization from the bail bond agency prior to arresting a bail jumper.
- They may not forcibly enter a property with the exception of pursuing under existing provisions of the law governing an arrest by a private person.
In the United States, bounty hunters claim to capture 90 percent of bail jumpers every year. This is an excellent result. This should give anyone considering jumping bail, cause to reconsider.
For experienced, top quality bail bond services, contact Alhambra Bail Bonds at 626-628-8340.