2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 17 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 6 - BONDS AND RECOGNIZANCES
ARTICLE 2 - SURETIES
PART 2 - PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN
§ 17-6-57 - Bail recovery agents; notification to local police; out-of-state agents; identification card
. Bail recovery agents; notification to local police; out-of-state agents; identification card
(a) Any bail recovery agent who enters any local police jurisdiction in pursuit of and for the purpose of apprehending the principal on a bail bond or capturing a fugitive or engaging in surveillance of such principal or fugitive shall, prior to taking any action in his or her capacity as a bail recovery agent in that local police jurisdiction, notify by facsimile transmission or telephone the sheriff and police chief of the local police jurisdiction in which the surveillance, apprehension, or capture is to take place unless it is to take place in public.
(b) An out-of-state bail recovery agent shall submit proof to the sheriff or police chief that he or she is qualified to be a bail recovery agent under the requirements of his or her home state. An out-of-state bail recovery agent shall deliver a certified copy of the bail bond or of the forfeiture or failure to appear to the sheriff or chief of police. Such out-of-state bail recovery agent, if not qualified in his or her home state or if his or her home state does not require bail recovery agents to be qualified, shall employ a Georgia bail recovery agent who is lawfully registered pursuant to this part.
(c) Each professional bondsman shall issue a uniform identification card to each bail recovery agent registered by the professional bondsman which identification card shall include the bail recovery agent's name, height, weight, address, photograph, and signature. The identification card shall also include the signature of the professional bondsman who has registered the bail recovery agent as required in subsection (c) of Code Section 17-6-56
. A bail recovery agent shall be required to carry such identification card while acting in the capacity as a bail recovery agent.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer