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Thursday, March 13, 2014

caughtIf you ever wondered why the commercial bail industry is so effective at what it does, you do not have to look any further than a recent story out of Florida. 

This past week a fugitive was captured in Florida and returned back to New Jersey where he failed to show up for court.  If you are wondering how this man was finally apprehended, you might be surprised to know that he wasn't tracked down by law enforcement.  Rather, the fugitive was tracked down and recovered by a bail bondsman.  Why?  Because the bail bond agent was financially responsible for ensuring that defendants appearance in court, and when the defendant decided to skip court and leave the state, the bail bond agent went after him.  Does this happen when defendants are released through a pretrial services agency?  Absolutely not!  If you want to know what happens when someone is let out on an unsecured bond through a pretrial services agency, just check out this recent USA Today story on fugitives on the loose.  Fugitives go 'scot-free' in New Jersey; Thousands of Philadelphia fugitives can cross a bridge to get away

Check out the original story below.

Original story:  Wanted Man Found in Florida

Written by: Eric Granof

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