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 thefts and burglaries committed after the governor has declared a state of emergency.” Penalties could include jail time and fines. This will vary depending on the type of charge and amount of item/s stolen.

Looters sometimes only steal necessities such as food and water while other looters choose to go for big ticket items such as jewelry and TV’s. Either way, looting is stealing and the looters can face charges.

As the bondsman on 49th Street we are experienced and knowledgeable in bailing people out of jail. We are a Clearwater, Florida based bail bond agency. Over the years we have bailed clients out of jail for numerous charges including: burglary, grand theft, larceny, DUI, domestic violence, and more.

49th Street Bail Bonds is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all year long. To start the bail bond process, please call our office at 727-592-0000. We are here to help so please call us today. Our experienced bail bond agents can help you navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process. They will guide you through the paperwork, answer your questions, and even call you to remind you of upcoming court appearances.

Don’t go it alone, please call us today at 727-592-0000.
We have helped clients across Pinellas County including those residing in Clearwater, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Largo, Seminole, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Bay Pines, and South Tampa. We can also help clients across the state and the US.

Bail bonds can be paid online via any major credit card. Our payment system is easy, convenient, and secure. We also offer a payment plan for those who qualify. Don’t go it alone. Please call us at 727-592-0000 to start the bail bond process today!

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