Bounty Hunting And Bail Enforcement In Oklahoma
What happens if you violate the agreement between you and your bail bondsman? To avoid serious penalties, don’t miss your court dates! At Thunder Bail Bonds, we keep in touch after you get out of jail to encourage you not to miss a court date. If you need bail bonds in Oklahoma City, OK, call (405) 235-0002.
How Does Bail Enforcement Work?
When you get out of jail on a bail bond, you sign an agreement with the bail bondsman. You are required to attend all your court dates, or else the bond is forfeited. If you don’t contact the court soon after, a warrant will likely be issued for your arrest. You will then be labeled a fugitive. When you skip or jump bail, the bail bondsman must pay the full amount of your bail or he might contract with a bail enforcer.
A bail enforcer, also called a bail enforcement agent or bounty hunter, will find the fugitive and return them to jail. The bail enforcer works for a fee, typically 10 percent of the total bond amount. Sometimes they work in conjunction with law enforcement agencies to apprehend the fugitive.
Bail Enforcement Laws in Oklahoma
There used to be no laws or statutes governing bail enforcement in Oklahoma. Today, though, there are various rules and regulations in place. Bail enforcers must be properly licensed, and a bail bondsman cannot contract with an unlicensed bounty hunter in Oklahoma. The laws differ from state to state, so those involved in bail enforcement must be well-educated in the related laws.
Wondering how you can become a bounty hunter / bail enforcer in Oklahoma? You will need to become Council on Law Enforcement and Education (CLEET) licensed and pass several tests and qualifications. There are also several hundred dollars worth in fees to pay. For more information, check out our FAQ on bail enforcer requirements in Oklahoma.
If you need a licensed armed bail enforcer in the state of Oklahoma, contact Thunder Bail Bonds Owner/Operator Frank DeLozier. Whether you need bail bonds or bail enforcement in Oklahoma City, OK, give us a call at (405) 235-0002.