This method works well in most cases, and the defendant makes every necessary appearance in court. About 20 percent of the time, though, the suspect can “jump bail,” meaning that he or she is not appearing for trial. When that happens, the bondman is liable for the entire bail sum being paid. One way to deter defendant from skipping court is by providing some kind of collateral for bail bond, such as a car title. Also, the bondsman will often employ a bounty hunter to find the missing convict and bring him or her back to gaol.You can get additional information at Connecticut Bail Bonds Group.
The roots of bounty hunters can be traced back to early settlers in the Americas. If a law enforcement officer needed a criminal, a sign would be posted promising reward money to turn the fugitive in. Bounty hunters will actually check out the elusive convict to receive the reward. Modern bounty hunters, or bail enforcement agents, are skilled and licenced men and women, and are specifically employed by bail bond officers for catching a bail jumper. Unlike law enforcement agents, bounty hunters can cross state lines when chasing the person sought, and they can also break into the place of residence of the person without a search warrant. However, they are allowed to check with utter certainty that the house that is entered is that of the defendant.
A bail bond requires a deal between the bondholder and the defendant, who must agree to certain terms for receiving the bond. Often these requirements include waiving civil rights. That is what enables the bounty hunter to access the home of the individual and/or apprehend the person without having a warrant. The activities of bounty hunters are subject to state legislation which may call for unique criteria for training and licencing.
One of the strictest states, Connecticut, requires that while chasing a fugitive, bounty hunters must be properly trained, armed with licenced and registered weapons only, and carry uniforms and badges. More lenient states do not allow any licences or training of bail enforcement officers of any kind. Bounty hunters in Kentucky, Oregon, and Illinois are forbidden from arresting bail jumpers entirely. Such three states, and the Wisconsin legislature, also forbid commercial bail bonding. Bounty hunters are forbidden from arresting a suspect outside of the bounty
If a bounty hunter catches a criminal successfully, the bondsman pays for the services of the tracker between ten and twenty percent of the overall bail bond. Bail Compliance Agents’ National Organization says they apprehend almost 90 per cent of all bail jumpers.