Summer is almost here!
Children will be out of school and home for the summer. Make sure that your child will be supervised and taken care of during this summer break.
33rd Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware of child neglect laws.
What is child neglect?
Child neglect occurs when “a caregiver fails to provide a child with the essential care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child’s physical and mental health, or fails to take reasonable steps to protect the child from abuse, neglect, or exploitation by another person. This includes food and nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision, medicine and medical services. This can be based on repeated conduct or on a single incident or omission that results in, or could reasonable be expected to result in, serious physical or mental injury, or a substantial risk of death to a child.” In Florida, child neglect is a third- degree felony and could result in up to five years in prison, five years of probation, and a $5000 fine.
If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, then it needs to be reported immediately.
Florida law requires “any person in Florida who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child is being abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent, legal custodian, caregiver, or other person responsible for the child’s welfare must immediately report that knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Abuse Hotline of the Department on Children and Families. Failure to report is a felony of the third degree.” There are many ways to make a report, by phone, fax, or online. The toll- free number is 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). The fax number is 1-800-914-0004. To report online, please go to https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/abuse-hotline/report-online.shtml.
33rd Street Bail Bonds offers bonds for clients facing numerous charges including DUI, drug possession, domestic violence, assault, battery, theft, and more. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. To start the bail bond process, please call 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303.
We serve all of Central Florida including Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Lake, and Volusia counties. We are the oldest and most trusted bail bond agency in Central Florida. We are family owned and operated since 1971.
Our bail bond agents can help you navigate the ins and outs of the bail bond process. They can assist with paperwork, answer questions, and explain the bail bond process. Don’t go it alone, we encourage you to call us today!