Oklahoma Bail Bond Laws

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Title 59 Statutes.

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"When bail is given, the principal is regarded as delivered to the custody of his sureties. Their dominion is a continuance of the original imprisonment. Whenever they choose to do so, they may seize him and deliver him up in their discharge, and if that cannot be done at once, they may imprison him until it can be done. They may exercise their rights in person or by agent. They may pursue him into another state; may arrest him on the Sabbath; and if necessary, may break and enter his house for that purpose. The seizure is not made by virtue of new process. None is needed. It is likened to the rearrest, by the sheriff, of an escaping prisoner."

Taylor vs. Taintor - United States Supreme Court

When a defendant fails to appear for their scheduled court dates. It is our duty to arrest and surrender that defendant to the custody of the court as instated in the contract with the court.

In the United States legal system, the 1873 U.S. Supreme Court case Taylor v. Taintor, 16 Wall (83 U.S. 366, 21 L.Ed. 287), is erroneously cited as having established that the person into whose custody an accused is remanded as part of the accused’s bail has sweeping rights to recover that person (although this may have been accurate at the time the decision was reached, the portion cited was obiter dicta and has no binding precedential value). Most bounty hunters are employed by a bail bondsman: the bounty hunter is paid a portion of the bail the fugitive initially paid. If the fugitive eludes bail, the bondsman, not the bounty hunter, is responsible for the remainder of the fugitive’s bail.

Thus, the bounty hunter is the bail bondsman’s way of ensuring his clients arrive at trial. In the United States, bounty hunters catch an estimated 31,500 bail jumpers per year, about 90% of people who jump bail. Bounty hunters are also sometimes known as “bail enforcement agents” or “fugitive recovery agents,” which are the preferred industry and polite terms, but in common speech, they are still called “bounty hunters”.

U.S Supreme Court Ruling Taylor vs. Taintor

Step Aside

It is up to you to know the law, It may be necessary to show the law at times in your career, Let it be said "LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES NOT KNOW THE BAIL LAWS" Jailers, d.o.'s and other Facility Personnel "DOES NOT KNOW THE BAIL LAWS"

Friend or Foe

Let it be said, You are not Law Enforcement

They are not your Brother, They will not blanket your mistakes and will testify against you if you break the law. DO NOT think you have special privileges "YOU DON'T"

Know the law Hunters or face the consequences..

KNOW THE LAW

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