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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Bar Safety

Tips for Bar Safety Do your weekend plans include meeting up with friends at a bar? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe and have fun while at a bar. Here are a few tips for a safe night out: •Always stay with your friends/in a group. •Have each other’s phone numbers so if you are separated, you can call each other to re-group. Have more than just one person’s phone number. •Get your drink directly from the bar •Know where your drink is and don’t leave it unattended. “Roofies” can be put in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
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Protesting

Considering Protesting??? Be Careful….. With the onset of a new administration in Washington, D.C., come new laws and new ways of doing things. Because of this, there has been an increase in protests across the nation. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe and on the right side of the law if you plan on protesting. Here are a few tips if you plan on attending a protest: •If you are attending a protest or march, please make sure that the proper permits have been obtained. Without a permit, you can be arrested. •Don’t go alone. Go with
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Domestic Violence Awareness Next Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic violence continues to be a problem throughout Florida. According to Florida law, domestic violence is defined as, “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” So much of this goes on in all communities. What you may think is a normal household on the outside, the inside can be quite different! Here are a few signs of an abusive relationship: • Being controlling. Does
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Alcohol at College Sporting Events

Do you think it is okay for colleges to sell alcohol at sporting events? There is a new trend of colleges turning to alcohol sales during sporting events. This trend is occurring in order to boost attendance at games as well as bringing in extra money for the school. Of course, the paradox is that many college students are under the legal drinking age of 21. There are two train of thoughts to why selling alcohol at a college sporting event is either a good idea or a bad idea. Those who believe it is a good idea cite these
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Looting, Storm Clean-Up

Hurricane Hermine Hurricane Hermine was the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in eleven years. This hurricane caused extensive damage including limbs down, trees down, flooding, and the loss of power. Unfortunately, natural disasters sometimes lead to looting. Our bondsman on 49th Street want you to be aware that looting is a crime. Penalties for looting vary and depend on the amount of the item stolen. A person can be charged with petty theft, larceny, grand theft, or burglary. In Florida, there is an anti-looting law. The anti-looting law, according to the Sun Sentinel, “provides increased penalties for specific
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Opioid Addiction

Recently in the news, reporters are discussig a major increase in drug overdose victims in Cincinnati. These victims were overdosing on heroin that was mixed with an opioid such as carfentanil which is 100 more times more powerful than fentanyl. Do you truly know what opioids are and how dangerous they can be? Do your kids know too? If not they should! According to WebMd.com, an opioid is a type of narcotic pain medication. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that opioids are “a medication that helps to reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affects
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Red Zone

Many students are starting college and living away from home for the first time. The first six weeks of college, from the first day up until Thanksgiving break, are considered the “red zone”. What is the red zone? It is a time where college students are the most vulnerable for sexual assault. Incoming freshman are the most at risk since they frequently are inexperienced with taking care of themselves and in recognizing dangerous situations. Many of the sexual assaults are from “acquaintance rape”. Every college student needs to recognize that their new acquaintance might not have their best intentions at
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