WHY DO WE NEED BOUNTY HUNTERS WHEN WE HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT?
Law Enforcement is continually overworked and understaffed. In nearly every county across the nation the amount of active warrants compared to the amount of officers assigned to them is over powering. To be a good Bounty Hunter you must be a hundred percent consistent and to get paid you must always find the fugitive. A warrant officer has primarily a set eight, ten or twelve hour shift in which to work on catching the fugitive at the end of shift he stops and continues the next day. His payday comes no matter what. A good Bounty Hunter does not stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Bounty Hunter does not stop, fore he will not get a paycheck until the fugitive is caught.
A Bounty Hunter is one of the few aspects of the criminal justice system that is provided at no expense to the tax payer. When a person bails out of jail someone called a cosigner, usually a friend or family member, pays the Bail Agent a fee to post the bail bond for the defendant's release from jail. The cosigner signs a contract guaranteeing the defendant will go to court. If a defendant fails to appear in court the Bail Agent hires a Bounty Hunter to locate, re-arrest the defendant and return him or her to jail. The fee that is charged by the Bounty Hunter is paid by the Bail Agent and then billed to the cosigner and defendant. Therefore it is no expense to the tax payer.
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