Orlando, FL, July 01, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- 33rd Street Bail Bonds announces the launch of their online guide for safety tips over the 4th of July holiday. The online guide can be accessed at: http://www.injail.com/july-4th-safety/.
A sample of the tips include:
• Never drink and drive
• Do not let children set-off fireworks
• Avoid alcohol and drugs while out on a boat
Independence Day is celebrated with barbecues, pool parties, trips to the beach, and gatherings with family and friends. The evening always ends with a big bang with the fireworks display. Many fireworks displays are offered locally throughout Central Florida.
Russ Pacala, owner of Orlando’s 33rd Street Bail Bonds states “Many people choose to set-off their own fireworks displays from their homes. In Florida, the only fireworks legal for people who don’t possess a special permit to use are: sparklers, fountains, snakes, and glow worms. Fireworks that explode, fly, or lift-off are prohibited by law. There is a loophole in the law that allows people to buy certain types of fireworks if they fill out a form saying that they are going to use the fireworks for a lawful purpose such as using the fireworks to scare off animals at a farm. If a person chooses to buy the fireworks after signing the waiver and uses the fireworks for a different purpose such as a 4th of July display, they can be arrested and charged with possession or use of illegal fireworks. The charge is a misdemeanor and could result in a fine up to $1000 and a year in prison.”
The bondmen at 33rd Street Bail Bonds also discusses in their guide how harmless pranks can be considered criminal mischief. Pacala adds, “Vandalism or leaving graffiti in Florida, can be classified as criminal mischief in the state of Florida. According to the state criminal mischief is defined as: A person commits the offense of criminal mischief if he or she willfully and maliciously injures or damages, by any means, any real or personal property belonging to another, including, but not limited to the placement of graffiti thereon, or other acts of vandalism thereto. Real property includes homes, buildings and similar structures, where as personal property includes things such as cars and boats. So a harmless prank could cause somebody some jail time.”
Charges and penalties for criminal mischief vary and depend on the damage committed. Charges range from a 2nd degree misdemeanor up to a 3rd degree felony. Penalties range from 60 days in jail with up to $500 in fines for a 2nd degree misdemeanor up to 5 years in prison and up to $5000 in fines for a 3rd degree felony. Graffiti has mandatory minimum fine of $250 for a first conviction, $500 for a second conviction, and $1000 for a third conviction. The sentence for graffiti also includes community service.
Drinking and driving or while boating is also prevalent during the holiday weekend. A DUI or BUI are serious offenses. Jail time, monetary penalties, loss of license, community service, and a DUI school are all possible penalties for choosing to drink and drive or drink and boat in Central Florida.
Pacala states, “Every year we have clients that need to be bailed out of jail for a DUI, BUI, or criminal mischief. Unfortunately, alcohol lowers inhibitions and friends may push each other to perform harmless pranks that really aren’t harmless. 33rd Street Bail Bonds is here to help. We encourage defendants to please call us at 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303 to start the bail bond process.”
33rd Street Bail Bonds is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all year long including holidays such as the 4th of July. The experienced and knowledgeable bail bond agents will help a client navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process. This Orlando based bail bond agency has helped clients throughout Central Florida including clients living in Osceola, Volusia, Lake, Seminole, and Orange counties.
Located at 2439 33rd Street in Orlando, Florida, this bail bond office is family owned and operated. Bonds can be posted by phone, fax, or online. To learn more about this bail bond agency, please visit online at: www.injail.com or call 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303.