Will Hurricane Irma Bring Looters?

Hurricane Irma is headed to Florida, are you prepared? What happens if you are told to evacuate or end up evacuating? Will your valuables still be in your home after the storm or will they be stolen by looters? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that looting is a crime. Looting is essentially stealing goods during or following a catastrophe such as a natural disaster. According to Florida Statute 806.13, “looting is a form of criminal mischief. The punishment for a crime classified as criminal mischief depends on the extent of the damage committed. If the total amount
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Jail Time and Labor Day Weekend

DUI Checkpoints are Legal Labor Day is right around the corner. Are you aware that many sobriety (DUI) checkpoints are set up around holidays? These checkpoints are legal in the state of Florida. The DUI checkpoints are roadblocks set up by the police to catch drunk or impaired drivers. These checkpoints may be publicized in advance or may just have signs announcing them as you approach them. Do you know what to expect if you are stopped at a sobriety (DUI) checkpoint? Here is what typically occurs: •The police officer will ask you for your license, registration, and proof of
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Background Checks

Are You Hiring? Background checks are extremely important when hiring! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware of the importance of conducting a background check when hiring a new employee. While you might not be in the position to hire a new employee, chances are high that you will have a background check done on you before you are hired. Did you know a background check can impact your chance of getting hired? A background check is used by employers to ensure the accuracy of a candidates information, learn about possible criminal charges, employer sanctions and other information
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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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