Hey it's not James Bond or Ray Donovan or Magnum PI but Bill Warner Investigations 'G' License PI's carry 2 concealed weapons anywhere in Florida with Handcuffs for Bodyguard Work and assist Bail Bondsmen in Fugitive Recovery using vehicles with heavily tinted windows equipped with computers and long lens telephoto cameras and video equipment for surveillance.
FOX NEWS..The death of country singer Randy Howard, gunned down a week ago in his Tennessee home by a bounty hunter, played out like a grim song blaring from a honky-tonk juke box. Wanted for jumping bail on a DUI charge, Howard was in his Lynchburg cabin when Jackie Shell, a bounty hunter, came looking for him. He was killed in an ensuing shootout. Shell, who says Howard shot first, has not been charged in the case, the latest to shine a spotlight on a part of law enforcement that often operates on its fringes, 'BOUNTY HUNTERS'.
No person in Florida shall represent himself or herself to be a "bail enforcement agent", "bounty hunter", or similar title in (Florida) .
Official titles can be an elite group of:
- Florida Surety Agents
- Florida Bail Bondsman
- Florida Bail Bonds Investigators
In Florida an arrest can be made by a licensed and appointed Florida Surety Agent, a Licensed Agent from another state where the bond was posted provided that the agent has a certified copy of the bond, or a law enforcement officer. State of Florida 'Bounty Hunters": Free lance bounty hunters banned. Does not allow bounty hunters. Fugitives can only be recovered by those to whom they are bonded out. One cannot make an arrest on an out of state bond unless the person is licensed in the state or the state where the bond was written. Violation of the statute is a 3rd class felony. (Florida Statutes 648.30 (2)(3)). UCEA.
(1) A person may not act in the capacity of a bail bond agent or temporary bail bond agent or perform any of the functions, duties, or powers prescribed for bail bond agents or temporary bail bond agents under this chapter unless that person is qualified, licensed, and appointed as provided in this chapter.
(2) A person may not represent himself or herself to be a bail enforcement agent, bounty hunter, or other similar title in this state.
(3) A person, other than a certified law enforcement officer, may not apprehend, detain, or arrest a principal on a bond, wherever issued, unless that person is qualified, licensed, and appointed as provided in this chapter or licensed as a bail bond agent or bail bond enforcement agent, or holds an equivalent license by the state where the bond was written.
(4) Any person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
State of Florida POSSESSION OF HANDCUFFS AND HANDCUFFS KEY:
(2) Any person who possesses a concealed handcuff key commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) It is a defense to a charge of violating this section that, immediately upon being placed in custody, the person in custody actually and effectively disclosed to the law enforcement officer that he or she was in possession of a concealed handcuff key.
(4)(a) It is a defense to a charge of violating this section that the person in custody and in possession of a concealed handcuff key is:
1. A federal, state, or local law enforcement officer, including a reserve or auxiliary officer, a licensed security officer, or a private investigator as defined in s. 493.6101; or
2. A professional bail bond agent, temporary bail bond agent, runner, or limited surety agent as defined in s. 648.25.
Private investigators most often work for private investigation agencies or operate their own independent firms. They often work on a contract basis for both public and private sector clients, and almost always hold a state license permitting them to conduct legal investigations and surveillance with impunity. Since a state licensing and regulatory body often oversees the field of private investigations, becoming a PI means meeting state-specific requirements for licensure.
State of Florida PRIVATE INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES
15) “Private investigative agency” means any person who, for consideration, advertises as providing or is engaged in the business of furnishing private investigations.
(16) “Private investigator” means any individual who, for consideration, advertises as providing or performs private investigation. This does not include an informant who, on a one-time or limited basis, as a result of a unique expertise, ability, vocation, or special access and who, under the direction and control of a Class “C” licensee or a Class “MA” licensee, provides information or services that would otherwise be included in the definition of private investigation.
(17) “Private investigation” means the investigation by a person or persons for the purpose of obtaining information with reference to any of the following matters:(6) In addition to any other firearm approved by the department, a licensee who has been issued a Class “G” license may carry a .38 caliber revolver; or a .380 caliber or 9 millimeter semiautomatic pistol (I prefer a Walther PPKS .380 with laser sight see video); or a .357 caliber revolver with .38 caliber ammunition only; or a .40 caliber handgun; or a .45 ACP handgun while performing duties authorized under this chapter. A licensee may not carry more than two firearms upon her or his person when performing her or his duties. A licensee may only carry a firearm of the specific type and caliber with which she or he is qualified pursuant to the firearms training referenced in subsection (8) or s. 493.6113(3)(b).
(a) Crime or wrongs done or threatened against the United States or any state or territory of the United States, when operating under express written authority of the governmental official responsible for authorizing such investigation, see Video on Sarasota Saudi family and 9/11 Hijackers CLICK HERE.
(b) The identity, habits, conduct, movements, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, reputation, or character of any society, person, or group of persons.
(c) The credibility of witnesses or other persons.
(d) The whereabouts of missing persons, owners of unclaimed property or escheated property, or heirs to estates.
(e) The location or recovery of lost or stolen property.
(f) The causes and origin of, or responsibility for, fires, libels, slanders, losses, accidents, damage, or injuries to real or personal property.
(g) The business of securing evidence to be used before investigating committees or boards of award or arbitration or in the trial of civil or criminal cases and the preparation therefor.
(4) A Class “C” or Class “CC” PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR licensee 21 years of age or older who has also been issued a Class “G” license may carry, in the performance of her or his duties, a concealed firearm. The Class “G” license shall clearly indicate such authority. The authority of any such licensee to carry a concealed firearm shall be valid throughout the state, in any location, while performing services within the scope of the license.
(8) A Class “C” or Class “CC” PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR licensee may perform bodyguard services without obtaining a Class “D” license, although I currently have a Class “D” license and a Class “G” license.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com