Our weekly look at the world of the Bail Bond industry. Commercial Bonds seem to be on the endanged species list in several states, prefering instead pre trial realease programs. On paper it sounds great, in practice it is far different. The tax payer foots the bill, the accused person foots the bill by having to pay monthly for his freedom, essentially he or she is on probation, but has yet to have been proved guilty of anything. When the person misses his court date, who looks for him? The answer is nobody. The world of Comercial Bonds is far different, the bondsman make a contract with the accused and the court. It is a one time fee, it does not matter if the bond lasts two weeks, two months, or two years. The tax payer is not involved, In the event that the accussed fails to appear in court the Bond holder has a huge vested interest in locating the person.