Facebook users we asked what words people would use to describe a bail bond agent. The number one response with 52% was “professional.” The second and third most popular responses were “intimidating” with 30% and “scary” with 21%. When you think about it, this is actually a pretty interesting collection of words.
Bail agents are definitely skilled professionals and they play a valuable role in the criminal justice system. The interesting thing though is the stereotypical responses of intimidating and scary. Thanks to Hollywood’s portrayal of the bail bond industry, it is easy to see why people have this perception. However, the reality is much different; bail agents aren’t intimidating or scary. They are regular folks just like the rest of us that go to work every day and try to do the best they can. We invite you to read some of the profiles of the Agents in the ExpertBail Network to learn more about this misunderstood profession.