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Protect Your Home During Holidays

Protect Your Home During Holidays

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Joe Knape wants you and your family to be safe this holiday season. Here are a few tips that can make you holidays safer and more enjoyable taken from a recent Tallahassee Democrat article written by Jordon Culver. The full article can be found at

There is an old saying that goes “Safety begins at home”. For some, the holidays call for exterior lights, lavish decorations and even sound shows. Putting these decorations in place requires home owners to do tasks they are not usually called on to perform, like reaching and stretching from the tops of ladders. Sometimes the ladders get away from you. Dr. Sam Ashoo, the Medical Director at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare says there is no single injury that defines the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but accidents with ladders surely increase, as do sports related injuries.

The holidays also bring to mind lavish meals, with the bounty spread out across multiple tables. All that food has to be prepared, and according to Tallahassee Fire Department Spokesman Mike Bellamy, that can lead to home stovetop and range fires with are a serious cause of fires and injuries.

There is also a serious risk of crimes. Culver’s article cites Tallahassee Police Department spokeswoman Officer Susan Newhouse, who gives some pointers on how not to become a victim. These tips include securing your home by locking the doors and using lights on timers to give the appearance that someone is home, and to make sure the house is not completely dark when you return.

When you shop, protect yourself and your new found treasures by moving your car after you place your packages inside. While this may be a hassle trying to find another parking place in a busy mall lot, it may save you hundreds of dollars by increasing the odds your packages will still be there when you return.

If you find yourself in need of a lawyer this holiday season, call on Criminal Defense Attorney Joe Knape. Joe has his main office in Orlando but will travel to meet you for your case throughout Central Florida. The initial consultation is free of charge. You have nothing to lose. Payment plans are available, and Joe Knape accepts all major credit cards.


Call Central Florida Criminal Lawyer Joe Knape at 850-225-5563 or fill out the contact form at

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