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What are Bounty Hunters and what do they do?

A bounty hunter or “bail enforcement agent”, in simple terms, is a skilled professional who is hired by a bail bondsman to find and capture a fugitive who has “skipped bail” in exchange for a monetary reward. Bounty hunters today, in most states, are licensed and/or registered professionals who play an important role in the bail bond business Bounty hunters have varying levels of authority in their duties with regard to their targets depending on which states they operate in. Barring restrictions applicable state by state, a bounty hunter may enter the fugitive's private property without a warrant in order to execute a re-arrest. However, a bounty hunter cannot enter the property of anyone other than the fugitive without a warrant or the owner's permission. The ability to carry a gun varies from state to state as well. Typically excessive force may not be used. And if a wrongful arrest

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What if the person I bailed out of jail, skips town?

The purpose of bail is to assure the attendance of the defendant, when his or her presence is required in court, whether before or after conviction. Bail is not a means of punishing a defendant, nor should there be a suggestion of revenue to the government. Whe the defendant fails to appear in court, and “skips town” with unknown whereabouts this means that the defendant has broken the contract of his bail. The surety or depositor may arrest the defendant, or authorize a bail enforcement agent or private investigator to do so for the purpose of surrendering him into custody to ensure his future appearance. This extraordinary power of the bail bondsman is of ancient origin. When bail is given, the principal is regarded as delivered to the custody of his sureties. The following may be authorized to arrest a bail fugitive: A certified law enforcement officer. A person licensed