Human Trafficking

What is Human Trafficking? Unfortunately this is something that has been in the news all too often and is getting more and more popular. Human Trafficking is defined as “the transporting, soliciting, recruiting, harboring, providing, or obtaining of another person for transport: for the purposes of forced labor, domestic servitude or sexual exploitation using force, fraud and/or coercion.” 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to make you aware that human trafficking is happening everywhere including in Florida. According to CBS News, the number of human trafficking cases have increased more than 50% in Florida as compared to last year. Part of
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Pet Medication & Addiction

Did you know that some opioid addicts are using pet medication to get their fix? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to make you aware that addicts are finding new and novel ways to get the drugs they crave! Unfortunately, to get the drugs they want, some pet owners are intentionally injuring their pet. The addicts then bring their pet to the vet and ask for a painkiller for their animal. Heather Pereira of Kentucky, was convicted on three counts of torture of a cat or a dog as well as five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by making false
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Home Burglaries

Did you know that home burglaries spike in July and August? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants has tips to keep your home safe from burglars. Here are a few tips: •Make sure all doors and windows are locked. Oftentimes, in the rush to leave, someone forgets to lock a door or window. This includes doors that lead from the garage to the outside. •Put timers on lights. •Lock the garage door and disconnect the automatic opener. •Keep landscaping trimmed. Don’t provide cover for thieves. Also, make sure you remove all ladders. You don’t want to provide an easy way for
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Happy 4th of July!

49th Street Bail Bonds wishes you a Happy 4th of July! Stay safe this 4th of July with these quick tips and avoid jail time… •Always supervise the grill when cooking out. •Never grill indoors. •Always swim with a buddy. •Always supervise children near and in water. •Watch for rip currents at the beach and swim by the lifeguard tower. •Wear a life jacket when boating. •Know your limits with alcohol consumption. Pace yourself, eat food, and drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages also. •Swim sober, boat sober! •Don’t drink and drive. •Don’t take part in celebratory gunfire. Remember that what
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Vandalism, Graffiti, Petty Theft

Summer Vacation Can Bring Vandalism, Graffiti, Petty Theft…Criminal Mischief Summer Days are almost here! Do you know what your kids will be up to? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that summer boredom could lead kids down the wrong path. Kids might think that it is fun or a prank to break a window on a house, key a car, spray paint graffiti, or slash car tires but these are actually crimes that fall into the category of criminal mischief. Florida Statutes According to Florida statues, criminal mischief is “when you willfully and maliciously damage any property
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Memorial Weekend

Avoid Jail Time Memorial Weekend According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for this Memorial Day weekend. The Memorial Day holiday period is defined as being from Thursday, May 25th through Monday, May 29th. We want you to be aware that all of these extra cars on the road can lead to accidents. Here are a few tips for staying safe while traveling this weekend: •Allow extra time to get to your final destination. •Pay attention to the road. Watch out for aggressive drivers. •Take frequent
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Cons Helping Cons

We Are Happy To Announce Our Newest Partnership with a Non-Profit Organization! Exciting things are happening here at 49th Street Bail Bonds! We have recently partnered with a great program called “Cons Helping Cons”. Essentially, this group helps cons transition from prison to society. This program is a non-profit organization that began in the early 2000’s. The program helps find housing and employment after being released from prison. The ex-convicts learn job skills and get updated on the new technologies. This group is founded by two ex-convicts who noticed that many cons were returning to prison due to their inability
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Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse and Child Neglect, both are real and you can be arrested Did you know that April is National Child Abuse Prevention month? April has been designated as the month to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), child abuse is defined as, “all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust, or power.” Examples of child abuse include but are
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Domestic Violence and Cell Phones

If You Are A Victim of Domestic Violence, Read This… 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to educate people about a bill in Indiana that helps domestic violence victims. This bill, Senate Bill 323, helps victims of domestic violence keep their cell phones away from their abusers after they get a protective order. In essence, the bill allows the victims to keep their cell phone number and separate their cell phone account from the abuser. This way, agencies trying to help the victim are able to stay in contact with them. This bill also has the added benefit of severing the
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March Madness

March Madness and We Don’t Mean Basketball! March brings fun holidays and events such as St. Patrick’s Day, Bike Week, and spring break. People are out celebrating and enjoying the time with friends and family. However, quite a bit of that celebrating can involving drinking alcohol. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that drinking and driving can cost you money, jail time, and possibly yours or someone else’s life. St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year which could cause an increase in the amount of people celebrating the holiday. While drinking green beer can be
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