IntroductionWhen you watch the Bounty Hunting shows on Television, you may begin to wonderhow to become one. The excitemen...
Chapter 1: The Bounty Hunter OverviewBondsmen hire independent contractors or bounty hunters to return a criminal back toc...
You’re simply just doing your job, and it’s nothing personal. Use this angle, and see ifyou can use your life experience t...
When an individual is charged with a crime, they are held until trial or released on abond or surety that is supposed to k...
Bounty Hunters do not fear tracking down the criminals. They wear protective gearwhich will help reduce harm. You can also...
IdahoIndianaIowaKansasLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew Hamp...
Why You Need A License To Be A Bounty HunterYou cannot become a Bounty Hunter without research and training. Otherwise you...
from home or your own office earning money that helps bring criminals back to pay forwhat they did.That in its self is as ...
Additional resources     Getting Advice on Becoming a Bounty Hunter http://www.squidoo.com/getting-     advice-on-becoming...
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  1. 1. IntroductionWhen you watch the Bounty Hunting shows on Television, you may begin to wonderhow to become one. The excitement, the fun, and the money all seem very appealing.The celebrity status is also something that really pulls people in.I wrote this course to take the “glitter and lights” from your eyes, and really show youwhat being a bounty hunter is about, how you can become one, and how you can makea lot of money as one!This course covers an overview of Bounty Hunting and how it really works. I wontpretend to have all the answers here, but I will give you just the “meat” information youneed to get started with a high profit career as a bounty hunter.If you love the thrill of the chase, Bounty Hunting will be perfect for you. There is a lot ofmoney to be made in Bounty Hunting if you train and continue to learn what is involvedin this profession.Understanding and obtaining every tool possible will help you do your job and will aidein the investigations that you successfully do.It’s all about the bottom line, and that always comes down to money!So, let’s get started…1|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  2. 2. Chapter 1: The Bounty Hunter OverviewBondsmen hire independent contractors or bounty hunters to return a criminal back tocourt. Most police departments do not have time to follow up on all criminals who do notshow up in court. There is always a new batch of criminals to arrest. For their skill andexpertise at returning the criminal, they receive a percentage of the bail.Bounty hunters train to be able to basically trick the criminal, so they can obtain themand collect their “commission” for doing so. They have various ways to catch theirsubjects off guard. They use a technique called skip tracing using the computer andmany other technologies to find the criminal’s location. Bounty hunters are very streetsavvy and resourceful. They know what questions to ask and where to go to getinformation on locating the fleeing criminal.You will find that most Bounty Hunters say their intuition is the key to their success, andthat is a very true statement. Good people skills are always necessary to find outinformation from other people, to catch your criminal. Some of the people you come incontact with may not be very forthcoming with information, however, a good bountyhunter can get information out of just about anyone. You have to use common sensewhen trying to find the criminal without giving it away that you are looking for someone.Bounty Hunters can be very crafty. Always remember that your reputation will help yougo far. Treat everyone well, and as if you’ll need them in the future. Burning bridges issomething you’ll want to do only when you absolutely have to.Let’s talk a little bit about running into violence as a bounty hunter.On TV when you watch any bounty hunting show violence is something that sometimescan’t be avoided. So you must understand that violence is a possibility within the scopeof your position as a bounty hunter, but it should only be used as a last resort when selfdefense is needed.Let’s face it, being a bounty hunter is a dangerous career to be in. There are manythings within the job that cannot be controlled, so expect the unexpected. Once thecriminal is detained by you as the Bounty Hunter, you must be able to talk with him.The trip back to turn your criminal in can calm a crazy situation down if you use yourpeople skills. It’s your job to get the criminal. You know that and so does the criminal.2|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  3. 3. You’re simply just doing your job, and it’s nothing personal. Use this angle, and see ifyou can use your life experience to inspire your criminal to get back on the straight andnarrow path. It will make your trip back a little easier, just a few of your words couldhave a lasting impact on that person!So, where did this “bounty hunter stuff” get started?The skill of Bounty Hunting actually came from England many hundreds of years ago. Itused to be that the bail was the actual person and not the money as it is today. If thecriminal did not return to fact the penalty for his action, his custodian could face thepenalty. So it was jail time, the custodian would have to do the time. It could also meanif the criminal was to be hung, the custodian could be hung in his place.As a result of the Habeas Corpus Act set up by the British Parliament in 1679, itchanged from having the person be the bail to money being bail.The law actually stated:... within two days after the party shall be brought beforethem, the said lord chancellor or lord keeper ... shalldischarge the said prisoner from his imprisonment, taking his ortheir recognizance, with one or more surety or sureties, in anysum according to their discretions, having regard to the qualityof the prisoner and nature of the offense, for his or theirappearance in the court of the Kings bench the term following...This law was written in the US Constitution. It is known as the Eight Amendment whichprohibited excessive bail. The US Judges defined what types of offenses would bebailable. The Bail Reform Act of 1966 allowed the criminal to be released on as little bailas possible.Bounty Hunters were given authority to act on behalf of the bail bondsmen. They couldpursue them in other states and even attempt to enter his house if he thought thecriminal was there. Today’s Bounty Hunters have to follow state’s restrictions but theyare still free to pursue the criminal and arrest them across state borders.You may have also seen bounty hunters also referred to as other names include BailAgent, Bail Enforcement Agent, Bail Officer, Fugitive Recovery Agent, FugitiveRecovery Officer, or Bail Fugitive Recovery Specialist.Now let’s switch gears just a bit here. I’ve skimmed over some of the information you’llneed as a bounty hunter, but let’s talk about some more specific topics…So, what exactly does a bounty hunter do?3|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  4. 4. When an individual is charged with a crime, they are held until trial or released on abond or surety that is supposed to keep them from skipping out. The bail is sometimescash or property that is given up so that the individual shows up.Sometimes the individual doesn’t have the money or doesn’t want to go to jail so heleaves. There are a million different reasons why, and as a bounty hunter I’m sure you’llhear a ton of them. However, when this does happen that’s where the Bounty Huntercomes in. The Bounty Hunter is hired the person who will lose the money to the court.The Bounty Hunter has only a set time to catch them before the bond is forfeited andthe money or property is lost.As I said, being a Bounty Hunter may not be as glamorous as you see on the television.It’s very hard work and you may find yourself in some places that you don’t want to bein.Think about it…A criminal who’s attempting to flee court will probably not stay at the Hilton while he’shiding out. Most criminals will know that things such as credit cards will be traced andwalking around with that type of money just may not be possible.Because the Bounty Hunter position is so unpredictable, you may find you have to workother jobs as well. When considering that you only get paid when you return thecriminal, you may find you need to compensate your income in some way. Once you getreally good at what you do, build your reputation, and really market yourself, that won’tbe the case though.Be prepared to do what you need to do when getting started though!Man correctional and police officers have used their experiences to become BountyHunters. In addition Private Detectives also make good Bounty Hunters because of the”skip tracing” skills in finding people.Bounty Hunters know the laws regarding bail investigations in and out. When decidingto become one, you also must know the laws inside and out. Many bounty hunters havegone to school for becoming a Bounty Hunter either online or physically within aclassroom setting. They may also have a mentor who shows them what the job reallylooks like.You will be able to kick down doors and go across states to pursue a criminal without awarrant. You will also not need permission to use wiretaps or bugs. You can also set upa surveillance video without asking local law enforcement. As a Bounty Hunter you willenjoy tracking down the deadbeat criminals and obtain satisfaction from putting thecriminals back behind bars where they belong.4|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  5. 5. Bounty Hunters do not fear tracking down the criminals. They wear protective gearwhich will help reduce harm. You can also choose to work with partners. The morepeople you have around you, the less it will take to bring the criminal back.Now of course, we know that bounty hunting is not for everyone, and we understandthat.By doing your research and deciding how you’re going to learn to be a bounty hunter,you will be able to assess the position before signing up to be a full time Bounty Hunter.Let’s talk a little bit about the bounty hunter license…Some states require a license to become a Bounty Hunter. Most states have lawsregarding what type of hunting you can do whether it be physical or not. If a state makesit unlawful to physically hunt a criminal, the Bounty Hunter must use investigation andskip tracing abilities to bring him in. This changes the scope of the job, so it is importantto know all phases of the job. You must follow the applicable laws where thecriminal currently is.Here’s a list of the states where physical hunting is banned, allowed, and the stateswhere you don’t have to have a license or training.States where physical hunting is banned:District of ColumbiaIllinoisKentuckyNorth CarolinaOregonSouth CarolinaWisconsinPhysical Hunting allowed:AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaii5|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  6. 6. IdahoIndianaIowaKansasLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWyomingNo training or license required:MaineMassachusettsMichiganMontanaNebraskaNew JerseyRhode Island - Simple PledgeWyoming6|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  7. 7. Why You Need A License To Be A Bounty HunterYou cannot become a Bounty Hunter without research and training. Otherwise you area civilian who is taking the law into his or her own hands. That’s a vigilantly, andshouldn’t be confused with being a bounty hunter.You must have knowledge of how the bail bonds system works, and the laws that goalong with it. It is a skill that takes time to perfect so that you not only stay safe, but sothat you can be a skilled bounty hunter who makes the big bucks!Bounty Hunters have skills in skip tracing, negotiation, being very perceptive and alsogreat surveillance abilities. You must know how to research and look for individuals.You have to be able to look into a criminal’s past and review all possible previousresidences. By completing your research you will learn a lot about the criminal you arepursuing. You will know his friends and the places he hangs out among many otherthings.If you do not have a license, you cannot be paid legally for bringing back a criminal. Youmay also run into law problems for doing this type of work without a license. As with anyjob, you need to make sure you have researched and completed training before youbegin as a Bounty Hunter.Know the laws, know what you need legally to complete your job, and you’ll be lesslikely to find yourself on the wrong end of the law.Now let’s talk about how you get paid as a bounty hunter.How You Get Paid As A Bounty HunterAs a licensed Bounty Hunter, you can find criminals wanted by local, state, and federalauthorities. When you bring these criminals back to justice, your reward can be $50,000or more.Now don’t get me wrong, when you first get started, you’ll probably be looking atrewards from $500 - $5,000 at best. However, as I said, the more you build yourreputation and market yourself, the more money you’ll make.Another perk is you’ll be making your own hours, and deciding when/if you want towork! Are you currently able to do that at your real job? If so, count yourself lucky. Notonly is the pay as a bounty hunter attractive, but so is the schedule. You can also work7|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  8. 8. from home or your own office earning money that helps bring criminals back to pay forwhat they did.That in its self is as rewarding as the money for most bounty hunters. Their true passionis bringing the bad guys in, and the money and fame is just icing on the cake.Is this interesting? Do you like whatyou’ve read so far? Read the rest atlearnbountyhunting.com8|Page http://learnbountyhunting.com
  9. 9. Additional resources Getting Advice on Becoming a Bounty Hunter http://www.squidoo.com/getting- advice-on-becoming-a-bounty-hunter Are you interested in becoming a bounty hunter, but you dont know where to get started? This lens will point you in the right direction. Question: Who is the... Gaining Bounty Hunter Training http://www.squidoo.com/gaining-bounty-hunter-training Bounty hunters have long since been a staple of action-adventure movies and tv shows. Thats where a lot of people get their knowledge about bounty hunting. But... Bounty Hunting and Skip Tracing http://www.squidoo.com/bounty-hunting-and-skip-tracing Due to the nature of bounty hunting, bounty hunters have to have a wide array of skills. They have to be pretty good and performing them too. However, if... Bounty Hunting Licenses Explained http://www.squidoo.com/bounty-hunting-license Bounty hunters are people who apprehend people who try to escape the long arm of justice. Though bounty hunters work their own hours and get paid to be big...

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