Q: Is a Bails Bondsman allowed to hand cuff you, put you in a dark room, force the person signing for your bail to go to
their vehicle and get the purse of the person on bail and make the signer get into the purse and pull out a credit card and run the card for 3500 dollars and then bring the person on bail out to the desk still handcuffed and force them to sign a collateral receipt and take 50 dollars cash from the purse?
A: For this issue, you must consult a criminal defense attorney (either hired by you or court-appointed). Bail bondsmen have certain limited powers to detain a defendant who has failed to appear in court while on bond. Whether the one in your situation went beyond their legal powers is a question for your attorney, who must review all of the facts and background details. A bail bondsman who unlawfully detains someone may be sued for money damages (which would be handled by an attorney handling civil litigation).
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