Online Predators

The holidays are finally here! Children, teens, and young adults are now on break from school and college. Many electronic devices will be under the tree come Christmas morning. While having your child on the internet and social sites can be beneficial, it can also be dangerous. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that sexual predators lurk on social media and the internet and try and lure children. Here are a few tips on how to protect your children: •Use privacy settings on social media sites such as Facebook. •Talk to your children about safety online. Make
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Home for the Holidays?

Home for the holidays or not? If you plan on traveling during this holiday season, make sure your home is secure before you leave. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips on keeping your home safe when traveling: •Make sure to lock your doors and windows. Sounds basic but many people forget to do this in the rush to get out the door and on their way. •Don’t post your travel plans on social media. Save the photos and travel stories until you return home. •Make your home look lived in even when you aren’t there. Have the mail picked
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Porch Pirates For the Holidays

Pirates Not Only in the Ocean…They May Visit Your Porch! Cyber Monday has come and gone. Many people took advantage of cyber Monday for discounts on their holiday gifts. Many of these gifts will start arriving very soon. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that thieves known as “porch pirates” target boxes left on front porches. Here are a few tips to keep your deliveries safe from porch pirates: •Have your packages delivered to your workplace or a friend/neighbor •Pick up your package at the post office •Utilize store pick-up. Order an item online and send it
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Drunk Driving, DUI & Holidays

Intoxication During the Holidays Did you know that the day before Thanksgiving kicks off the deadliest season for drunk driving? In fact, Thanksgiving Eve has been dubbed “Blackout Wednesday or Drinksgiving” by many national organizations. Binge Drinking 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that drinking and driving can extend beyond the immediate danger of killing somebody including yourself. Studies have shown there is typically a rise in both binge drinking and DUIs over the holiday season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “728 people will be injured or killed each day between Thanksgiving and New
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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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