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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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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