Online Safety

Online Safety Over Summer Vacation Summer is almost here! Kids across the state are over joyed with the prospect of free time during the summer while their parents may be cringing at the thought. Many children will be using the internet even more over the summer vacation. Between chat rooms, games, and social media, how do you keep your kids safe? 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for keeping kids safe while online: •Make your child aware that it is dangerous to give out personal information such as last name, address, and phone number •Do not let your child
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Boating Under The Influence

Gorgeous Weather, Great Day For A Boat Ride! Our Florida weather has sure been nothing to be disappointed about lately which means many boat owners are taking to the water! Did you know that Florida leads the country in boating fatalities each year and approximately 1/3 of those fatalities are caused by alcohol use? Be aware of the charges and penalties that you could face if you are caught boating under the influence. While it is not illegal to drink alcoholic beverages while boating, it is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Drinking and operating
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Should Celebrities Face Jail Time?

Has Your Favorite Celebrity Been Charged with College Bribery? Should celebrities face jail time? That is a question we are certain is being talked about on social media. Oftentimes, we read about how these people that make millions of dollars are caught doing drugs, reckless driving, money laundering, and in the latest case, bribery. Are celebrities and professional athletes exempt from the law? Some people may think so while others would disagree. The laws also vary from state to state so depending on where the criminal act occurred can also dictate the punishment. Currently, the college bribery story is in
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Bike Week 2019

Are you attending Bike Week 2019? Our bail bondsmen at 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to stay safe and out of jail during Bike Week this year. Bike Week 2019 starts on March 8th and goes through March 17th. With all of the extra bikers on the roadways, caution is needed while driving especially along Interstate 4 where bikers may be cruising going back and forth between bike week and Clearwater, Florida. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for staying safe while navigating the roads: •Wear a helmet and other safety gear such as boots, gloves, and pants.
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Valentine Safety

Love is in the air! Many people use online dating sites, apps, or blind dates set up by friends to meet people for dates. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to educate daters on how to stay safe and have fun. Here are a few tips for staying safe when meeting your date for the first time: •Always inform a friend of your plans. Let them know the first and last name of the person you are meeting, where you are meeting, and what your plans are for the date. •Plan to check in with your friend via a text or
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Sex Trafficking and Super Bowl

Super Bowl, Law Enforcement, Arrests Made! Sex trafficking made the news during Super Bowl LIII this year. Unfortunately Atlanta, Georgia is considered to be “one of the biggest hubs of sex trafficking nationwide” according to WTOL News. Prior to the Super Bowl, there was an increase in reports of sex trafficking happening causing many police departments to pull together to track down and arrest those involved in sex trafficking. Due to their diligence, the police ended up arresting 40 people involved in sex trafficking. Along with the sex trafficking bust, many anti-trafficking groups were out trying to educate the public
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Super Bowl Safety

Are you ready for some football? This Sunday, is the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl Sunday! Nearly 112.2 million Americans will watch the Super Bowl this year (based on last year’s ratings). 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to stay safe and out of jail this weekend. We know many people will be attending a Super Bowl party at a private home or at a bar. Here are a few tips to stay safe no matter where you watch the Super Bowl: •Don’t drink and drive. •Have a designated driver. •If hosting a party, offer the designated driver
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DNA And Crime Scenes

Have You Considered Testing Your DNA? Many people have used popular DNA tests such as Ancestry DNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, and GED Match to trace their roots and find relatives. There are some differences with each of these tests… The difference with GED Match is that the program will allow a user to submit raw DNA data from a consumer genetic testing company and then compare the data. This data is now being used by police in order to track down cold cases. In fact, this was how the Golden State Killer was identified. Since then, cases have
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“Trash Pirates” After The Holidays

Christmas is over and it’s time to throw away all of the boxes that your new electronics came in. Placing these boxes by your trash advertises to all of the thieves that you are now the proud owner of a big screen tv, gaming device, and iPad. While thieves might not break into your house rights after the holiday, they might be keeping a mental list of who got what and where. This way, they can rob you when you are back to work and the kids are back in school. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants your home to stay
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Porch Pirates, Thieves and Christmas

Orders Are Made, Credit Cards Used, Now We Wait For Our Packages…Will They Arrive? Cyber Monday has come and gone. You did your research for the best prices, shopped online, and are now waiting for your goodies to get here. Unfortunately, thieves are also waiting to scoop up your new purchases right off of your front porch. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for keeping your purchases safe and sound and in your possession: •Keep track of when your packages are scheduled to arrive. •Send your packages to where you are. Be that at home, the office, or to
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