Bail bonds help a person arrested of a crime to get out of jail on bail against the security of a bond. The bond has terms like payment of cash security for receiving bail and a promise to appear for all court hearings without absconding till closure of the case. Violation of the bond terms will lead to rearrest and cash security forfeiture. Otherwise the entire security will be refunded on case closure.
Bail bonds for non violent crimes will not require a payment of cash as security. You will be granted bail on your own recognizance which provides an implicit promise not to abscond.
The bail bonds can be secured directly from the court or through bail bondsmen. These people are specialized agents who secure you the bail bond for a fee that is 10% of the bond amount. They get all the paperwork done for you. They prevent forfeiture by ensuring you don’t abscond and if you don’t attend hearings they will send bounty hunters to locate you and bring you to court.
Bounty hunters have legal powers to break into premises and enter them, use guns as per gun laws and arrest the absconding criminal so as to apprehend him and ensure that the bail bond conditions are met.