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  1. 1. 0In the legal world, court hearings, trials, bails and proceedings are a daily cup of tea. There are manypeople who make and enable the functioning of these legal tasks. Apart from lawyers and other jobsin these proceedings, there are other people that help in the functioning too. A bail bondsman is aperson who is responsible for servicing bail bonds. To add more information. A bail bondsman is anagent or person who makes the payment of the bail for an arrested criminal defendant in the court.This is in the form of cash or other assets, that acts as the surety agent for the arrested suspect. It isthe responsibility of the bail bondsman (also known as bail bonding agent or bail agent) to make surethe suspect appears in court for the further trials and proceedings. In legal terms as per the Section 6VAC 20-250-10 of the Regulations Relating to Property and Surety Bail Bondsmen, a "bailbondsman" means any person who is licensed by the Department who engages in the business ofbail bonding, and is thereby authorized to conduct business in all courts of the Commonwealth. Let uscheck the details on bail bondsman job description.Bail Bondsman Job Description & RequirementsWell, the history of bail bondsman job as an occupation drives back in the colonial times, and hasbeen a practice in the American legal system ever since.Education and Other Required SkillsA training course certificate and a license are the most important bail bondsman requirements. Thetraining differs with different states. The candidate has to be at least 18 years of age and must have ahigh school diploma. A clean criminal background check and no prior criminal record is mandatory.Good knowledge in subjects like mathematics, social sciences, geography and accounting ispreferred. Also a good command over other languages like Spanish, etc., will be an advantage.Because of the nature of the job, strong communication skills and a good physical health is required.They must have effective skills to communicate with law enforcement officers and criminals. This jobmay be stressful at times, so the candidate must be able to stay cool even in all kinds of situations.Job DescriptionA bail bondsman job description is everything related to servicing bail bonds. Let us check in detailabout the frame of work in the field of a bail bondsman job.The key job is to arrange for the bail of the arrested suspect. The bail bondsman will pay a certainamount for releasing the suspect until the next hearing. He is the surety agent for the suspect toattend the proceedings whenever required.Usually, the bail bondsman will charge a fee of 10% of the total bail amount. Before taking over thecase for any suspect, a bail bondsman will conduct research about the same, because if he is opts asthe surety agent and the suspect does not turn up, the bail bondsman loses the money that he has
  2. 2. invested in the bail amount for the suspect.The bail bondsman agent will conduct complete research about the suspect for whom he is the agent.After this, he may decide to reject or to accept the bail case. If he decides to accept so , and posts thebond, and the suspect appears on the trail day, he gets the money on the bond back. If the suspectdoes not show up, the bail bondsman has to arrange to get the suspect in court, either by himself orwith the help of bounty hunter or fugitive recovery agents.The court then will decide and give time to the bail bondsman to find and get the suspect in court. Thenumber of days differs with every state.Bail bondsman are usually risk takers, there is a financial risk involved in this job. So they have thesespecific reliability standards that they use before accepting the case of any suspect. The bailbondsman will check the criminal record of his client, along with other factors like community, family,background, employment history, etc.It is important for a bail bondsman to keep track of the suspect and verify the whereabouts,sometimes even on a regular basis.Also, all related paperwork needs to be done very carefully and on time, since it requires to besubmitted in the court.Job ProspectsBail bondsman are mainly self employed. They can also work for a firm in the beginning for goodexperience first. Usually, they will be hired by insurance companies as general agents. Many bailbondsman work in groups and partnerships. When talking about the earnings for a bail bondsmanjob, it will depend on the time and effort invested in this job. It also depends on the state and city thatthe bail bondsman is employed in. Career opportunities are growing in this field. However , this is nota regular job, it requires a lot of traveling even at odd hours. This also invites risks if correctverifications of the suspect are not done.Bail bondsman job description, though sounds tedious, is growing and important in criminal justice. Ifyou are the one brave on the nerves and have the passion for this work, a bail bondsman job is onegood to be a bounty hunter