Keeping Your Home Burglar Free

Home Break Ins An ounce of prevention can help keep your home secure from burglars this summer. With the kids off from school, most families plan a vacation for the summer. Burglars know this and as a result, July and August are the most frequent months for a break-in to occur. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers tips to keeping your home secure while you travel: •Lock all the doors and windows •If you have a spare key hidden outside, then remove it. Don’t make it easy for thieves! •Unplug your garage door opener. This way thieves can’t use a universal
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Avoid Jail On July 4th

Happy 4th of July! 49th Street Bail Bonds wishes everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July. During this holiday weekend, make sure to follow safety precautions in order to avoid a trip to the hospital or jail. Picnics, barbecues, boating, and fireworks are all traditional ways of celebrating America’s birthday. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers tips on staying healthy and safe this Independence Day: •Wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water •Keep foods at proper temperatures in order to avoid food poisoning •Consume alcohol responsibly •Never drink and drive •Keep children away from grills •If boating, make sure
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Terrorism, Safety Tips, Be Aware

In light of the shooting of Christina Grimmie and the Orlando massacre, 49th Street Bail Bonds offers safety tips for various situations: •In crowds, check out your surroundings. Know where the exits are located. Pick a place to meet if you are separated from family/friends •Have emergency information loaded into your phones along with the numbers of family/friends. Consider designating a few family or friends as your ICE (in case of emergency) person and input them as ICE on your phone •Speak up if you see something off or out of kilter In the event of an active shooter, the
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Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs, Abuse, Arrest The death of Prince is bringing the subject of prescription drug abuse into the spotlight. The Center for Disease Control reports that two million Americans are addicted to Opioid drugs such as Fentanyl, Morphine, and Oxycodone. There has been an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. Our bailbondsmen on 49th Street bail many people from jail each week for drug arrests. Whether it be for selling drugs, stealing drugs, recreational use of drugs or drug abuse. These drugs are are highly addictive and users will try most anything to obtain the drugs. For example, a
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Child Endangerment, Negligence

Can parents be charged with a crime when their child’s actions result in a loss? Child endangerment, neglect, exploitation, abuse, etc. There are many crimes parents and care givers can be charged with when it comes to children. What one may think is not a problem, the criminal justice system may think differently. Authorities are still investigating a few of the stories involving children in the news lately. In some of these cases the parents could be potentially charged with a crime such as endangerment or neglect. Recently, a child fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo which
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Memorial Weekend Safety

Safety For Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer. It is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. The combination of a 3-day weekend along with parties and more people on the road leads to more traffic accidents and fatalities. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe over this Memorial Day Weekend. Here are a few tips to help stay safe: •Don’t drink and drive! Approximately 44% of all traffic fatalities that happen over this weekend have alcohol as a factor •Don’t run red lights. There is around
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Designer Drugs

Do you know what designer drugs are? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “a designer drug is a drug that is created to be only slightly different from an illegal drug so that it will not be considered illegal. It is a synthetic version of a controlled substance that is produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid having it classified as an illicit drug.” Designer drugs are created in illegal labs and by people at home. The results of a designer drug can drastically change a person’s behavior. Examples of designer drugs include bath salts and Flakka. In the
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Sextortion

Do you know what sextortion is? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware of this crime. In essence, sextortion is using or threatening to use sexual images or information such as nude photos to coerce the victim into providing sexual favors or to have the victim commit crimes for them. Sextortion can effect children, college students, and adults. Sextortion is an online crime. The suspects use the internet to solicit children and college students to perform sex acts or a striptease and then the suspects threaten to post the videos or images unless the victims pay money, commit
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Crooks & Chips!

How Many Days Till Your Chip Can Be Used Everywhere? Scamming information from credit cards and bank cards has been easy for thieves. Because of this and to increase security, the new micro-chip enabled credit and debit cards have been introduced. These cards help thwart thieves because they create a unique code that cannot be reused for each transaction. The swipe cards just stored data that remained the same and was easy to copy. However, thieves have caught on and are now relying on an old scam to get information. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that
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Transgender Bathrooms

Transgender Bathroom Law Could the new transgender “bathroom” law open the door for more criminal mischief? Some say it will and some say it won’t. An article in the Daily News has a quote from a woman who was a victim of sexual assault, she states, “We’re not here saying that the transgendered community are predators. We will never say that because we don’t believe that. What we do believe is that this code is so poorly written that predators will abuse. We know it because we have lived it.” Are people abusing the law in order to commit crimes
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