California Bounty Hunting Laws
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The requirements to become a bail bondsman or bounty
hunter in California, while seemingly direct pursuant to California Penal Codes
Sections beginning with 1299 and including Insurance Code and Title 10 Code of
Regulations, are immeasurably more convoluted to the extent that one’s more
precise queries should fall within the realm of questions more on point to
lawful bounty hunting with an emphasis on staying out of criminal court, civil
court and the morgue.
Bailspeak is a California Department of Insurance
Approved Bail Education Provider with over 1,000 issued Bail Agent
Pre-Licensing Certificates awarded to Bailspeak Alumni and with many now
working in the California Bail Bonds Industry as bail bondsmen, posting bail
agents, bounty hunters, and ministerial employees of California’s largest bail
corporations and Mom & Pops Bail Bonds operations.
This above video by Bailspeak begins to delve into
the complexities of how to become a bounty hunter, but, at the same time, it is
important to embrace that bail training is hyper-critical and that Bailspeak
undeniably Leads the Way in California Bail Training.
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the time of this writing, Bailspeak’s Primary Instructor, Rex, is the only, undisputed California
bail education instructor with a long and ongoing history of lawfully running
bail bond agencies, lawfully drafting bail bond motions as an appointed
agent for various sureties, lawfully appearing in open court to
argue bail motions, and lawfully bounty hunting on the lesser known
mean-streets of California within the language and meaning of various Insurance
Codes, Penal Codes, and Title 10 Code Sections.
more at Live Bail Education Classes by Bailspeak.
a person has been admitted to bail in another state, escapes bail, and is
present in this State, the bail bondsman or other person who is bail for such
fugitive, may file with a magistrate in the county where the fugitive is present
an affidavit stating the name and whereabouts of the fugitive, the offense with
which the alleged fugitive was charged or of which he was convicted, the time
and place of same, and the particulars in which the fugitive has violated the
terms of his bail, and may request the issuance of a warrant for arrest of the
fugitive, and the issuance, after hearing, of an order authorizing the affiant
to return the fugitive to the jurisdiction from which he escaped bail. The
magistrate may require such additional evidence under oath as he deems necessary
to decide the issue. If he concludes that there is probable cause for believing
that the person alleged to be a fugitive is such, he may issue a warrant for his
arrest. The magistrate shall notify the district attorney of such action and
shall direct him to investigate the case and determine the facts of the matter.
When the fugitive is brought before him pursuant to the warrant, the magistrate
shall set a time and place for hearing, and shall advise the fugitive of his
right to counsel and to produce evidence at the hearing. He may admit the
fugitive to bail pending the hearing. The district attorney shall appear at the
hearing. If, after hearing, the magistrate is satisfied from the evidence that
the person is a fugitive he may issue an order authorizing affiant to return the
fugitive to the jurisdiction from which he escaped bail.”
How to Argue for a Penal Code
Section 847.5 Petition
It is the Law!
bondsman or other person who is bail for a fugitive admitted to bail in another
state who takes the fugitive into custody, except pursuant to an order issued
under this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor.”
Opinion Editorial by
(Do Not Skip This One,
Pictured above is that very first phonebook ad that I have
so often spoken of, and I thought to share it in order to establish a plausible
set of connections that may form the premise of this opinion editorial, based on
long-term big-picture thinking and with an eye on the repercussions of an
insolvent state government that, for all intents and purposes, discovers a
history of bail transactions, set aside forfeitures and exonerated bail bonds
and all of which could be proven to be predicated on the unlawful “straw man”
bail agency owner and associated unlawful practice of law by a person or persons
who is/are not a lawyer(s) and member(s) of the California State Bar or
California Department of Insurance license bail agent(s).
“No person shall
practice law in California unless the person is an active member of the State
Bar,” pursuant to Business and
Professions Code §6125; however:
California Penal Code §1305 subsection (j) [formerly
subsection “i”] offers substantially as follows:
filed in a timely manner within the 180-day period may be heard within 30 days
of the expiration of the 180-day period. The court may extend the 30-day period
upon a showing of good cause. The motion may be made by the surety insurer, the bail agent, the surety, or the
depositor of money or property, any of whom may appear in person or through an
attorney.” [Emphasis Added]
The prior “i” section was further broken into subsection
“k” which includes:
to any other notice required by law, the moving party shall give the prosecuting
agency a written notice at least 10 court days before a hearing held pursuant to
subdivision (f), (g), or (j), as a condition precedent to granting the
(Please Note: Actual filing times are
controlled by a different California Code and are covered in Bailspeak’s Bail
Agent Pre-Licensing classes.)
Lastly, we arrive at California Penal Code §1305
subsection (g), which plainly states that “temporary” detainment [by “the
bail agent”] of the defendant “in
the presence of...local law enforcement...” is required for the “G” to work,
suggests that a bounty hunter (who is not a licensed bail agent and appointed by
the Surety in question) may not be recognized for the purposes of what is
commonly referred to as a “G Motion.”
Today people have gone on the record to claim 2013 bounty
hunting, a history of running bail agencies, drafting bail motions and appearing
in court and all without any consolidated claim or allegation of either holding
a California Department of Insurance Bail Agent License, or ever holding any Bail Agent License or being certified within
the meaning of the California Penal Code Sections beginning with Section 1299
and running through 1305!
The complexities started by
this opinion editorial are vast and are the subjects of any Bailspeak class sets
of instruction, but I think we have established heretofore that any person who
negotiates, transacts, drafts, appears, or “Gs” must be licensed by the
California Department of Insurance as a Bail Agent, lest retroactive “void”
issues may be discovered and even criminal matters entertained because Penal
Code and Insurance Code violations have teeth—very sharp teeth!
How to Become a Civilian TASER®* International
Certified Instructor Who Certifies Instructors – No Law Enforcement Training or
Opinion Editorial by Rex Venator
You Pay all travel and lodging expenses
plus approximately $390.00 for the
online and practical course; You Pay an Annual $1,200.00 Licensing Fee, Taser Collects Online Fees from each of your students; You then Pay TASER a
Percentage off of each Student you bring in; You Pay for all Training Materials, You Pay TASER for training cartridges and other TASER equipment; You Pay for all class rent; You Pay for electricity, air and heat,
and YOU repeat the process early and
often for the insidious privilege to PayTASER in able to Create Your Own Future,
In response to some queries as to why I
opted NOT to renew my TASER Instructor Certification Certificate for the 4th
time, the above has been posted on a Bailspeak Sister Website, but, more
importantly, how many people can really comply with the above and utter
antithesis of even beginning to exist in the Free Market as a TASER Certified
It all sounds like a great idea in the
furtherance to Protect Life ~ really?
What happens if, however unlikely and due to Free Market realities, the
private security and bounty hunting industries suffers a deluge of so-called “train the trainer” instructors? Is this strong likelihood a good thing or bad
thing when it comes to protecting the public?
The good news is that there is NO CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT to carry a
TASER CEW® in California, and Bailspeak still offers both TASER CEW products
and a Tactical TASER CEW Training Course that counts for 6 Hours of Continuing
Bail Education—without TASER’s newly oppressive monetary requirements.
Furthermore, I learned that TASER
personnel erroneously “assumed” that
each of the posted Bailspeak Class Photos were somehow TASER classes and not
Bail Education Training Classes and therefore decided to revamp how it collects
money from prior TASER Certified Instructors—Count me out; I am not and have
never have been a TASER Kool-Aid drinking minion to the extent that any and all lawsuits that predate 2009 are,
reportedly, not being adamantly contested by TASER and TASER devices older than
2005 should be immediately taken off line for, well, to protect the public.
CHECKif the ostensible TASER Instructor who “certified”you on CEWs knows about and has met with the above NEW requirements. If not, TASER personnel have clearly stated
that they will not recognize such certifications and have been known to
suddenly change policies and retroactively engage in “...wide sweeping enforcement...” to literally renege on what many
folks have paid for and relied upon in good faith and without prior notice and No Refunds.
Author’s Opinion Note: I concluded after
several telephone conversations with TASER personnel that the above is what
happens when people who have always collected paychecks and never had to make a
payroll as a business owner, by and large, takeover the training department of
TASER and CEW are each Registered Trademarks of TASER International, Inc.
California Bounty Hunting License requirement information
about how to become a bounty hunter in California and general California Penal
Code Section 1299 bounty hunting law questions and answers. PLEASE take a
moment and read this video's description; it may be very important to you and
those who care about you.
Q: Do I need a Bounty Hunter License to Bounty Hunt in California?
A: No. California is a Penal Code 1299 Certification State with an exception
for California licensed private investigators and out-of-state bail agents or
private investigators who must then comply with the requirements of California
Penal Code §847.5 covered in detail in another video and in Bailspeak Bail
Agent Pre-Licensing Certification Classes.
Q: Do I need a Criminal Justice Degree or would a Criminal Justice Degree help
me in becoming a bounty hunter?
A: No. There is no requirement for a California bounty hunter to have any
degree, nor is there any known evidence, anecdotal or otherwise, to suggest
that a criminal justice degree has anything to do with California bounty
hunting in any way whatever.
Q: What are the Bounty Hunting Laws for California?
A: Please visit Bailspeak's Sister site penalcode1299.com to study 1299
California Bounty Hunter Laws in totality.
Q: Can felons be California bounty hunters?
A: This subject will require a protracted set of questions and answers that are
blocks of instruction in Bailspeak classes. There is no easy answer other than
yes,no and maybe.
Q: Okay. So Bailspeak is a PC 1299 Compliant bounty hunter school, but why
should I enroll in a Bailspeak Class?
A: Please Take the below Bailspeak "Lawful Bounty Hunting Quiz," and,
if you cannot answer all of the questions without Internet search engines or
Bailspeak Alumni assistance, please consider enrolling in Bailspeak's Live
Seminar Bail Training Courses.
• What is the "forfeiture period," how is it triggered, when does it
start, how long does it last?
• What is the "appearance period" regarding a forfeited bond?
• Is it lawful to apprehend a bail jumper while a motion to extend is pending?
• Under which laws and circumstances do bounty hunters LAWFULLY transport and
• Under which circumstances may a prosecuting attorney charge a bounty hunter
with Burglary, False Imprisonment, Extortion, Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Robbery,
Impersonation, and when do charges go Federal?
• When and how does Deprivation of Civil Rights under the Color of State
Authority apply to bounty hunters?
• What constitutes Due Diligence that will not shock the reasonable person?
• How much time does a bounty hunter have to book a bail jumper?
• What documents are required to lawfully apprehend a bail jumper?
• Which documents are interchangeable?
• When may a bounty hunter be charged with perjury, forgery, conspiracy, and
impersonating a peace officer?
• Is it lawful to place GPS Trackers on People's vehicles?
• Which Certifications do you need to lawfully bounty hunt?
• What is a "declaration" or "conclusory affidavit," and do
you have to be "1299 compliant" to complete one or either?
If you cannot answer ALL of the above bounty hunting 101 questions, you may
subject yourself to multiple "stacked charges," such as follows:
• Felony Burglary
• Felony Conspiracy
• Felony Kidnapping
• False Imprisonment
• False Impersonation
• Felony Kidnapping for Ransom
• Torture - Life Sentence
• Federal Crimes - No Parole in many cases
• Deprivation of "Second Bite at the Apple" Civil Rights
Q: What are the Live Bail School Tuition Costs to become a bounty hunter in CA?
A: Visit bailspeak.com and click on the "Bail Agent Prelicensing"
page, scroll down past Sacramento and past San Diego where you will find
Q: What about California Bail Agent Continuing Bail Education?
A: Bailspeak is also "Approved" by the California Department of
Insurance in offering a variety of continuing bail education classes that are
current, timely and matter in today's bail bond industry.
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CALIFORNIA BOUNTY HUNTING LICENSE?
This is Chuck from the Salida—Modesto class
earlier this month.
I just wanted to let you know that I was
contracted to hunt a $50,000 skip that fled to my island from Washington State.
The recovery agent called me, and, after
we talked for a couple minutes, I told him I just returned from California
where I took your course.
Mentioning you and Bailspeak earned me
instant recognition as a working, knowledgeable professional, and we talked for
approximately 45 minutes.
Your name travels wide and is well
respected. I'm sure you already know
that, but I just thought that I'd pass this on.
Have a good day Rex and thank you again,
from Hawaii Bail Agent and Bounty Hunter ~ March 29, 2014
the stories and examples that tied into the curriculum that we’re learning in
liked how the speaker was interactive and used real life scenarios.”
good.Know’s what he’s doing.
Everything! Very good.”
like that it was] Taught by an actual agent/bounty hunter. Thank you!”
was extremely helpful in answering questions and making the class
exciting. The way things were explained
by the speaker. Pleasant to have as an
the way info was presented. Great job.”
was very informative and not boring.
seminar.The quiz and presentations from instructor. Thank you Rex!”
made it very interesting and engaging. I
learned a lot.”
Rex explains everything with these stories helps me understand more better.”
Rex Venator is a Real Bounty Hunter, and below are
examples of how he is viewed by the Bail and Bounty Hunting Community.
information and the knowledge.”
thorough & highly organized. Great
examples used by instructor to help process the information. I will be better off, having taken this
was discussed and Rex kept it interesting.
Not only did I enjoy it, I will recommend it!”
enjoyed the up to date factual information, the multi teaching tools had great
success. The instructor [Rex] was very
knowledgeable on the topics. By the
class being small it allowed us to learn more efficiently.”
instruction, great examples of case history.
Great job and instructor likes to teach!”
liked] how interactive the course was and how everything I was interested in or
questioned was covered. Very
knowledgeable and helpful and made the course fun!”
“Everything! Rex is the shit walking dictionary, best instructor! Give him a raise or let me tase him!”
instructor was very animated, and took pride in his work. Cared about students and really took his job
informative. Glad I picked
Bailspeak. [I liked] that everything is
explained clearly. I had questions and
Rex answered them within the course of the class. It was great, as expected.”
relational stories and examples, positive experiences. I look forward to learning more about the
subjects due to Rex’s teachings. I know
what to concentrate on.”
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