Personal Safety, Know Your Surroundings

33rd Street Bail Bonds wants to remind you of some safety tips to keep in mind during the summer months where days are longer, and it stays lighter later.

Weather you are walking for exercise or walking to your car in a parking lot it is always very important to stay attentive to your surroundings. If you are listening to music, keep the volume at a low level so you can hear what is going on around you.

Other reminders:

•Walking or jogging with a friend is better than venturing out alone. Anyone walking alone is prey for assault.
•Avoid walking too closely to bushes or areas with any kind of tall overgrowth.
•Always walk on the sidewalk facing traffic. Facing traffic makes it more difficult for someone to drive up behind you without being noticed.
•If you carry a purse, don’t dangle it by your side so that a thief can run by you and grab it. Carry your purse close to your body, preferably in front.
•Park in highly visible, well-lit areas
•Walk to your car confident and with purpose.
•Always lock your car doors (even before you buckle up).
•As you approach your car, look under and around it. Before getting in your car look in the back seat and on the floor.
•Walk with purpose. So many times people are engrossed in their phones that simple things like walking through a parking lot makes a person vulnerable if they are looking down at their phone as opposed to walking with a purpose and watching their surroundings

Often people get comfortable with their surroundings they forget that danger could be lurking close by.

How many times have you gone to Downtown Orlando for a night out with some friends and walked to your car alone? Leaving a restaurant in Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland or Lake Mary by yourself and walking to your car you always want to be alert.

In the news you may hear of a person being charged with assault or battery. Assault refers to a threat of harm that leads to the victim’s fear of imminent harm. The offense does not include physical contact between the perpetrator and the victim. When the defendant makes physical contact with the victim, Florida state laws allow for prosecution of the act as battery. The consequences of an assault or battery conviction depend on the specific charge pursued by the Florida state prosecutor. Depending on the severity of the case sentences can range from monetary fines to imprisonment.

33rd Street Bail Bond is the oldest Orlando bail bonds agency in Central Florida. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round. Need bail now? Give us a call at 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303 and we can walk you through the bail bond process. Our knowledgeable and experienced bail bondsmen will answer any questions you may have and provide an empathetic ear. We have been helping clients since 1971 in Orlando, MetroWest, Pine Hills, Maitland, Conway, Windermere, Winter Park, Casselberry, Longwood, Sanford and Lake Mary. We have helped clients throughout Central Florida including Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties. Please give us a call if you need fast bail now and we will get the bail bond process started. Call us at 407-425-7200 or 407-425-3303 for a fast bail bondsman!