If you ever wondered why commercial bail works so well than you should read this latest news story out of Florida and New Jersey. A fugitive who was on the loose after they failed to appear for court was captured and remanded into custody. Was the person apprehended by law enforcement? No. They were apprehended by a bail bondsman. You are probably wondering how that is possible? Commercial bail bond agents are financially incented to ensure that defendants show up for court. If someone fails to appear the bail bondsman is ultimately responsible for the full amount of the bond. Law enforcement on the other hand is too busy to go after these types of warrants and typically only make an arrest when the person is picked up for another charge.
This story is a great example of why commercial bail has been a part of the criminal justice system for as long as it has and a testament to why it needs to continue to be. Read the article below.
Written by: Eric Granof
Original story: Wanted Man Found in Florida