Professional Bondsmen Law and Legal Definition

Professional bondsman refers to a person who makes a business of furnishing bail in criminal cases. In the U.S., professional bondsmen are generally known as bounty hunters. Some statutes define bounty hunters as professional bondsmen. In the State of Connecticut resident elector of the state who is of good moral character and of sound financial responsibility can, upon obtaining a license, engage in the business of professional bondsman.

Following is a state statute defining the term professional bondsmen. “An individual person or agent who is employed by a professional surety company or professional bail company to solicit and execute appearance bonds or actively seek bail bond business for or in behalf of a professional surety company or a professional bail company.” [Ala. R. Crim. P. Rule 7.1A].