Take a Bail Enforcement Agent Aptitude Test

Bail Enforcement

Select the best answer for each question

1. What supreme court case gave bail bond agents arrest powers?

    a) Gilbert & sullivan

    b) United States v. Wadsworth

    c. Taylor v. Taintor

    d. Custer v. Illinois 

2. What states do not allow bounty hunters?

    a)  Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida and Mississippi

    b)  Illinois, Oregon, Kentucky,Wisconsin, North & South Carolina and the District of Columbia

    c)  Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah and Montana

    d)  Vermont, Maine, Virginia, Delaware and Illinois

3.  When is bail set for the accused in a court case?

     a)  When the accused is arrested

     b)  When the accused is booked

     c)   When the accused is arraigned

     d)   When the accused appears for trial

4.   What is the difference between law enforcement and bail enforcement?

      a)  Law enforcement are government paid while bail enforcement agents are privatey paid

      b)  Bail enforcement is contract enforcement while law enforcement is statute & code enforcement

      c)  Law enforcement agents are sworn officers bail enforcement agents are unsworn agents.

      d)  All of the above

5.  Where does the bail bond agent get his authority?

      a)  The state police

      b)  The state courts

      c)   The state insurance department

      d)  The state department of corrections

6.   What acts are bail agents prohibited from performing?

       a)  cashing checks

       b)  practicing criminal law

       c)  refusing excessive collateral

       d)  refusing bail

7.    What does the word collateral mean?

       a)  bail premium

       b)  bail tuition

       c)  bai security

       d)  bail costs

8.   Why must bail enforcement agents be licensed?

       a)  To obtain more money for the state

       b)  To regulate the employment of bail enforcement agents

       c)   To prevent the hiring of criminals as bail enforcement agents

       d)   none of the above 

9.   The accused charged with a felony may be released from court

       a)  on bail

       b)  on ROR

       c)  on probation

       d)  all of the above

10.  Who first receives notice of a defendant's failure to appear

       a)  Indemnitors

       b)  defendant

       c)  insurance company

       d)  bail agent 

Answers to the test can be found on the next page