Football season has finally arrived!

When attending football games, many people choose to make a day of it and participate in pre-game tailgating parties. Tailgating is a fun activity that involves food, drink, and socializing. Most of the time tailgating is safe, however, there always exceptions.

33rd Street Bail Bonds presents this online guide with safety tips to keep you and your guests safe and out of jail.
•Make sure to serve water and non-alcoholic drinks along with the alcoholic ones.
•Do not serve alcohol to minors.
•Be aware that minors are prohibited from even holding alcohol and you could be charged with a crime if they are.
•Monitor your guests and make sure that there is a designated driver.
•Have plenty of food to absorb all of the alcohol.
•Be aware that alcohol lowers people inhibitions. Friendly “ribbing and bantering” can turn violent quickly especially if it is between fans from two opposing teams.
•Don’t wander alone when tailgating especially if you have been drinking. You could wander into a dangerous crowd, get lost, or become involved in an altercation. Be on guard and travel with a buddy.
•Make sure to keep your car locked and valuables hidden.
•When leaving the game, be careful. There are a lot of vehicles and a lot of people.

33rd Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe and have fun while tailgating.

If you, a friend, or a loved one is charged with serving alcohol to minors, then the charge is a second-degree misdemeanor and the penalties can include paying a fine up to $500.00 and be sentenced to up to 60 days in jail. If a minor is in possession of alcohol (MIP), then they too could face a second -degree misdemeanor which could result in up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00. The minor only needs to possess the alcohol. The minor does not have to drink or consume the alcohol to be breaking the law.

The Law

If a person is charged with a DUI, then the charges and penalties will vary depending on whether it is a first offense or not and whether there was bodily injury or not. Depending on the DUI charge, a person can face a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge. Penalties can include fines, jail time, community service, probation, license revocation, having your vehicle impounded, having an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, and having to attend a DUI school.

The Charges…

Friendly “ribbing and bantering” could result in a violent situation such as a fight or people throwing glass bottles at each other. This could result in a person being charged with assault or battery. Penalties for these charges vary on whether the charge is simple assault, simple battery, aggravated assault, or aggravated battery. Simple assault is a second-degree misdemeanor which could result in 60 days in jail and a fine up to $500.00. Simple battery is a first-degree misdemeanor which could result in up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00 for a first offense. If it is a second offense, then the charge turns into felony battery and could result in up to 5 years in jail and up to $5,000.00 in fines. Aggravated assault is a third -degree felony and could result in up to 5 years in jail and up to $5000.00 in fines. Aggravated battery is a second-degree felony and could result in up to 15 years in jail with up to a $10,000.00 fine.

Theft often takes place during a sporting event.

Valuables left in plain view lure in thieves. Charges in theft depend on the value of the stolen items. Charges range from second-degree petty theft up to first-degree theft. Penalties for all theft charges could include jail time and fines. The penalty will be based upon the charge.

Why call 33rd Street Bail Bonds if you are arrested?

33rd Street Bail Bonds offers bail for clients facing numerous charges including DUI, assault, battery, theft, and more. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, please call our bail bond agency at 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303 to start the bail bond process. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. Our bail bondsmen are all experienced and knowledgeable. They are ready to assist you during this trying time. Our bail bond agents can help you fill out paperwork, explain the bail bond process, and answer questions regarding the criminal justice system. There is no need to go it alone, please call us today at 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303!

33rd Street Bail Bonds is family owned and operated since 1971. We are Central Florida’s oldest bail bonding agency. We have helped many clients throughout Central Florida including those residing in or near Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, and Volusia counties. We can help you too. Please call us today! 33rd Street Bail Bonds is the name you can trust!