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If you’ve watched plenty of TV shows depicting private detectives, bounty hunters, and bail bondsmen over the years, you probably think that they spend much of their time relaxing by pools, driving sporty cars, and being involved in high-speed chases and intrigue. Unfortunately, that’s not quite how it goes in a typical day for a bail bondsman. However, this doesn’t mean a typical day is boring. If you’re thinking about becoming a bail bondsman, here’s how your typical day may look.
Just like many other folks out there in the world, you will start your day as a bail bondsman by arriving at your office, most likely for a 9-5 day. On most days, you’ll need to sort through mail, look over emails, and listen to and respond to voicemails. These can be from both current clients who may have questions or concerns, or from people who may be in need of your services.
Believe it or not, people who need to be bailed out of jail don’t get arrested only during normal business hours. If you’re wondering about a bail bondsman’s typical day, you’ll find out a bail bondsman is more or less on-call 24/7. Thus, don’t be surprised if you are out in the middle of the night or even on a holiday helping bail someone out of jail.
As a bail bondsman, be prepared to make lots of phone calls and fill out plenty of paperwork. Phone calls are often made to a client’s family members or others involved with their bail, giving them updates on court appearances and other matters. Each time you gain a new client, you’ll need to fill out paperwork for the bail, explain the process, and answer any questions they may have before signing on the dotted line.
Even if you don’t find yourself working with “Dog” Chapman, you may still be in contact with various bounty hunters in a typical day, especially if one of your clients has skipped out on you. Since you will be obligated to pay the full amount of bail to the court if your client misses their court date, you have tremendous incentive to find them. The bounty hunter does as well since they will receive a percentage of the bond for their services.
While filled with tasks found in many other jobs, being a bail bondsman is still one of the most interesting careers you can pursue.