The title of today’s blog almost sounds like the setup to a terrible joke, doesn’t it? The truth of the matter though is that a bail bond agent and a bounty hunter are often thought of as the same thing. Believe it or not, this often isn’t the case. That’s why in today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few common questions people have about bail bond agents to settle some of the confusion.

Who Can Bail Someone Out of Jail?

One of the questions we get asked on a regular basis is if you need to be related to the person in jail in order to buy a bail bond. Fortunately this is a common misconception. Whether you’re a friend or a relative, you can bail your loved one out of jail.

Okay, But What Should I Consider?

Choosing to bail a person out of jail can be a difficult decision to make. Luckily for you, we offer free advice for those who call the team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds. A few things we’d be happy to discuss include whether or not the person in question is a potential flight risk, what the circumstances of the arrest were like, or what happens if you choose not to bail the person out. There are a lot of things to think about and we’d be happy to help you through the process, answering any of your questions in order to make sure you make the best decision possible.

What Happens If They Don’t Show Up For Court?

The last thing you want is for the person you spent your time and money on to skip their court appearance. It means that you’re usually on the hook and you’ll have a few decisions to make. Keep in mind that if your loved one doesn’t show up to court, we’re here to help you decide what steps to take moving forward. Each situation has a number of options to consider and we’d be glad to help you work your way through things.

That’s where the answer to the question in the title of today’s blog comes in.

One option you have available is to hire a bounty hunter to seek out your loved one, ensuring that he or she is returned to custody. In fact, according to an article on, “If the state you reside in allows it you have the option of hiring a fugitive recovery agent, more commonly known as a bounty hunter, to track down the defendant and return them to custody. This will have the same practical effect as if they were arrested pursuant to the bench warrant and you will have to fill out the applicable paperwork to take your bond out of default.“

The Team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds in Oahu is Here to Help

So to put it simply, the difference between a bounty hunter and bail bondsman is this: a bounty hunter will seek out your loved one if he or she doesn’t show up to court whereas a bail bondsman is simply there to help make sure you have the money needed to pay for bail in the first place. When a bail amount is set and you can’t afford it, we can help you out. It’s as simple as that.

In fact, at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, our goal is to provide our clients with a level of care and customer service that is completely unmatched by others in our industry. We know that you’ll likely have quite a few questions and we want you to know that we’ll always be here to answer when you call. Whether it’s in the middle of the day or the middle of the night, you can rest assured that we’ll pick up the phone to provide you with the help you need.

By offering 24-hour bail bonds, we’re able to help you no matter when you need it. That’s our promise to you and we’ll stand by us. Have a question? We’re here to help. Contact us any time of the day or night to get the help you need during your trying time. We’ll be there to lend a helping hand.