Bail Bondsman vs. Bounty Hunter

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Many people are familiar with the action-packed reality TV shows involving bounty hunters, and some may think that bounty hunters and bail bondsmen are the same. They are actually two different roles with different responsibilities. Let’s take a closer look at these two positions.

A bail bond agent, or bail bondsman, is hired to post the bail amount for someone who wants to get out of jail. That person may not have the money themselves, so they turn to the bail bond agent for help. The bail bond agent posts the bail money to assure that person makes their court date after they are released from jail. The bail bond agent risks losing the money if that person does not go to court.

This is where bounty hunters come in. If a person does not appear at their court date, a bail bondsman can hire a bounty hunter to locate them and bring them in. If the bounty hunter finds the person, they will receive part of the bond as payment, but if they do not, they won’t be paid at all. There are not many qualifications or laws to regulate bounty hunters, but bail bondsmen do have to be licensed.

Big Mike’s bail bondsmen are all trained professionals with years of experience. We may not have all the glitz and glamour of bounty hunters, but we do provide professional and practical service that you and your loved ones need. If you need to get out of jail fast, give us a call today.


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