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 your partner want control of everything?
• Isolating you from friends and family
• Cruel to animals or children
• Keeping money from you
• Insisting that you don’t work or go to school
• Does your partner behave in two different ways (a public and private way)?
• Does your partner threaten to kill you or themselves if you leave the abusive relationship?
• Does your partner threaten to take away or harm your kids?
• Humiliate or embarrass you with constant put downs or name calling?
• Does your partner hit you?
These are a few ways that an abuser attempts to control a relationship and are all forms of domestic violence. If you need help, please call 1-800-500-1119 from anywhere in Florida. Don’t wait and think things will improve, it may be too late if you do.
Domestic violence is a first degree misdemeanor. Penalties could include up to a year in jail, a year of probation, and/or a fine. Civil liberties can also be lost and this is a charge that will stay on your record for the rest of your life.
49th Street Bail Bonds offers bail for clients who are facing domestic violence charges, a DUI, assault and battery charges, or any other charge. To start the bail bond process, please call 727-592-0000. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all year long.
Our experienced and knowledgeable bail bond agents are here to help. They will walk you step by step through the bail bond process. The bail bond agents will help you with the paperwork, explain the bail bond process, and answer questions that you may have about the criminal justice system. Being in jail can be a scary experience. Don’t go it alone, please call us at 727-592-0000.
49th Street Bail Bonds is located at 12211 49th Street North, Suite #2, in Clearwater, Florida. We serve all of Pinellas County. We have helped clients from Clearwater, Largo, Tampa Bay, South Tampa, St. Petersburg, St. Pete beach, Seminole, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Bay Pines, and more. We can help you too! Please call us at 727-592-0000. We are the bail bondsman on 49th street!