When a person is accused of certain crimes or offenses, he will have to appear before the court several times during the procedures. However, he need not spend all those days in the jail until the end of the case. If it is not a very dangerous crime, he has the right to go back if he is ready to follow some restrictions of the court. The court can fix an amount as the bail to get him released and this amount will be according to the type of crime he is charged of. Generally, this will be a big amount of money where the business people called bail bonds men will be there to help the accused one. They will pay the full amount of money the accused required for the release. In turn, they will charge a small amount of money, usually the 10% of the total bail money as their fees. Usually the bail bonds men will acquire collateral from the one who require the bail. In Las Vegas this collateral will be in the form of a property, car title etc.
The Las Vegas bail bonds men generally will go for an insurance company to secure the money they have paid for the accused. This bail bonding procedure gives the guarantee for the accused person that he will present himself for the remaining court procedures.
After getting the bail, if the person misses the court visits as scheduled by the court, the bail bonds man will have to pay for that. This can be the result if the person is disappeared from the country too.
In such a situation, the bondsmen will seek the help of the professional people known as a bounty hunter or bail enforcement agent. Their duty is to track down the ‘skipped’ person and this process is known as bounty hunting. Las Vegas bounty hunters will track and capture the escapees from the justice. The bounty hunter is being hired by the bail bonds men to do the private investigations about the person who has escaped from the legal processes. They possess the power to arrest the escapee if they have the certified copy of the bond or the authorization letter from the bail bonds men showing that the person is to be captured.
Usually the Las Vegas bounty hunter will get around 10 to 20% of the total bail amount as the fees. It is estimated that a professional bounty hunter, who is able to do 80 to 150 cases can earn any where between $50,000 to $80,000 with in a year. It has become a profession, which will help to earn tons of money.
Bounty hunt has become a part of the court procedures these days in the United States. Bounty hunt is legal now days though the state laws may differ in the aspects of the rights of the bounty hunters. It is shown in the surveys that around 30,000 people are tracked down efficiently by the bounty hunters, during a year. Bounty hunt is allowed only inside the United States so far, and it is allowed in Las Vegas, Nevada.