In Florida, fugitives can only be recovered by those to whom they are bonded out.  The state does not allow bounty hunters.  It is illegal to refer to or identify oneself as a bounty hunter, bail enforcement agent, or fugitive recovery agent in the state.

Pursuant to Fla. Stat. § 648.30, a person cannot represent himself/herself to be a bail enforcement agent, bounty hunter, or other similar title in the state.  Additionally, a person, other than a certified law enforcement officer, cannot apprehend, detain, or arrest a principal on a bond, wherever issued, unless that person is qualified, licensed, and appointed 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[i].

[i] Fla. Stat. § 648.30.

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