Bounty hunters still hunt for their fugitives in America as they have since the gun-slinging days of the Old West.
Their profession protected by an 1800’s United States Supreme Court ruling, Taylor vs. Taintor, they require no training or licensing and have the authority to travel anywhere in the United States, search homes without search warrants, carry weapons, and arrest people. Anyone can be a bounty hunter and in many ways they have more power than police.
They are hired when a bail bond company’s client fails to appear for his or her court date. The bail bond company stands to forfeit the entire amount of the bail to the courts, so the company hires a bounty hunter to track the fugitive down.