At 1st Choice Bail Bonds we care about providing our clients with helpful information to better understand the bail bond industry. As well as the justice system and their rights when under arrest. That’s why in today’s post we wanted to address a very common question, bounty hunter or bail bond agent: what’s the difference? In order to help you better understand the difference between these two titles.
Now, thanks to hollywood and popular crime shows and movies there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding bail. Especially bail bond agents and bounty hunters. That’s why we’re going to clear this up and hopefully shed some light on this misconception.
Is a licensed individual who is able to provide you with a bail bond. To learn more about bail bonds visit our page. The bail bond agent will typically keep in touch and ensure that the defendant will appear to their court date(s). As long as the defendant makes their court dates all is well.
A bounty hunter is also a licensed individual who has the authority to pursue and arrest fugitives or individuals who have skipped bail. When a defendant misses their court date(s) a bail bond agent may hire a bounty hunter.
Now occasionally you will encounter a bail bond agent that is also a licensed bounty hunter. However, it’s important to remember that they play different roles in the justice system and bail bond industry. Do you still have questions about bounty hunters? You can learn more about them here. We hope that this article has been insightful and has helped clear up the fact that bounty hunters and bail bond agents are not the same. Do you have questions about posting bail or bail bonds? Contact our professional and caring team today. At 1st Choice Bail Bonds we are every day people helping every day people who care about you and your case.