2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 17 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 6 - BONDS AND RECOGNIZANCES
ARTICLE 2 - SURETIES
PART 2 - PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN
§ 17-6-56 - Bail recovery agents; requirements; registration
. Bail recovery agents; requirements; registration
(a) As used in this Code section and Code Sections 17-6-57
, the term "bail recovery agent" means any person who performs services or takes action for the purpose of apprehending the principal on a bail bond granted in this state or capturing a fugitive who has escaped from bail in this state for gratuity, benefit, or compensation.
(b) A bail recovery agent must be a United States citizen, 25 years of age or older, and must obtain a license pursuant to Code Section 16-11-129
(c) Any sheriff of a county shall require any professional bondsman who is a resident of or doing business in the sheriff's county to register his or her bail recovery agents in that county. The professional bondsman must submit to the sheriff, in a form and manner to be determined by the sheriff, a list of all bail recovery agents whose services may be used by such bondsman.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer