There is an abundance of inaccurate knowledge circulating around communities across the country about bail bonds. It is necessary, if ever faced in a situation involving them, to know the difference between what is true and what is false with regard to certainties. Understanding the facts will help prepare a person for what will happen when he bails himself or a loved one from prison.Come watch and join us at Connecticut Bail Bonds Group
Myth # 1: Bounty Hunters are the Bail Bondsmen
Lots of people believe in what they see on TV. The entertainment industry depicts bond agents on shows such as “Dog the Bounty Hunter” as bounty hunters and films such as “The Bounty Hunter.” That just isn’t real. Not all bail bondsmen are bounty hunters who come after the FTA’s (FTA stands for “failure to appear,” People are branded “FTA” if they miss bond and don’t turn up for their court date) with a squad of men with firearms and Tasers.
The distinction is this: A bail bondman can promote and negotiate the release of an imprisoned person from a county gaol after they commit a crime at a fee. A bounty hunter is a person that will be hired by a bail bondman if the arrestee fails to appear on their court date. The bounty hunter must search and capture the said arrested person and bring them to prison to face the charges against them. A bond agent would go through these ties through find an FTA because, otherwise, the bail company will have to forego the amount of bond they faced for release by the arrester.
Myth # 2: “Bail” And “Bail Bonds” is the Same
Another common misunderstanding about the security industry is this. If a person is convicted, the judge sets a bond or a prescribed amount of money a prisoner can pay for his release from prison
There is a lot of false advertising about protection and indemnity services out there, particularly in areas of high crime. Some insurance and benefits agencies would market their premiums as being the “cheapest” anywhere. It just isn’t true. The explanation is simple: insurance premiums are governed by the State’s insurance department. A bail bondman advertising their rates to be the lowest in town is simply not telling the facts. A protection agency will charge only 10 to 15 per cent of the amount of the bail; no more and no less. If you’re in the same state, the payments for the guarantees are all the same.