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Bail enforcement seems to be a booming business for reality television shows. Who can blame the
producers? There was excitement, drama and a touch of possible violence that all comes together in
one attractive package.

However , the bail bond business is not as glamorous while the television shows make them appear.
A good majority of customers actually do not skip out on their bail. Perhaps before you make up your
mind on such shows as "Dog the Bounty Hunter, " you may want to get some information on how the
whole process works.

Here is how a bail bond process works. The bond is set by the court and you have to post a bond in
order to get out of jail until the court date. If you do not have the full number of the bond, then you will
need a bail agency that can pay the amount, or rather guarantee the amount.

The bond is met by the bail bond agents and you have to pay around ten percent to the agency. A
court date is set and you are expected to show up on your court date. If you fail to show, then it is
forfeited and suddenly you are in more hot water.

Once you fail to appear, a warrant is issued for your arrest. The bail bond agent wants to recover their
money, so they send out an individual who specializes in bail enforcement.

This is the bounty hunter whose goal is to find you and bring you back to jail. They have to follow the
law, but sometimes have more rights against you than even a police officer has because you signed
away many of your rights when you signed the bond agreement.

The bounty hunter must be licensed to work in the particular state where they've been chasing you.
They absolutely must follow the laws or they risk jail time themselves.

If you would like to be a bounty hunter, then you will need some actual on the job experience if you
want to avoid placing yourself in danger. There was danger involved because some people know that
they will go to prison and are determined to run and stay free.

The National Association of Bail Enforcement Agents may be what you need if you want to become a
bail enforcement agent. The website, "Nabea" is a great place to find material and informative data on
local classes that can help you to become a licensed bounty hunter/bail agent. You may never get
your own reality show but at least you can know that you are helping out people.

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