Halloween – Jail Time

It’s that spooky time of year, Halloween! Many people will be attending Halloween parties this year as well as handing out candy on the big day. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe this Halloween. Here are tips for having fun, staying safe, and staying out of jail: •If you are attending a Halloween party, then make sure to have a designated driver. Do not drink and drive! •When at a party at a bar, make sure that you receive your drinks from your waiter or bartender. Do not leave drinks unattended because they might be drugged. •Be
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Mass Shooting – Las Vegas

Another mass shooting incident has taken place. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers our deepest condolences to the friends and families that had loved ones injured or killed in this massacre. Unfortunately, these mass shootings are becoming more and more common. Do you know what to do in the event that this situation happens to you? 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips to help you survive a mass shooting: •Mentally prepare yourself before the situation occurs. Every time you enter a building, attend a concert, see a movie, eat at a restaurant, etc. look around and plan how you would
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Greek Life: Hazing

What is Hazing? College is in full swing. Many fraternities and sororities have their recruitment during the fall. Many new members or pledges of these fraternities and sororities will never see hazing, however, there are always a few cases where hazing takes place. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know about hazing and what it entails. Definition of hazing According to the Florida Statues 1006.63, hazing is “any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for purposes including, but not limited to, initiation or admission with any organization
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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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