Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Four Things You Should Know Before Deciding Not To Post Bail

Four Things You Should Know Before Deciding Not To Post Bail


So you got arrested for DUI, and since it is only your first offense, you feel somewhat confident and assured that the penalties will not be that strict. After all, there are more hardened criminals to go after, so why should they waste time and energy on your first DUI offense, right?

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To Post Bail or Not?

When you are taken to jail for booking, you will be advised that you can post bail if you want to get out of prison as soon as possible. If you have the money to post bail, then go ahead. You are going to get it back after your trial. However, if you do not have the money to post bail, then hire a bail bond agent who can post bail on your behalf. They take 10% of the bail amount though as their fee, so that will be additional money out of your pockets. Once you post bail, you can get out of prison and prepare for your court appearance.

Depending upon your total bail amount, that 10% can be huge. If you decide to be a cheapskate and not post bail, that’s okay. Know though that you will have to spend some time in the holding cell before you appear for your court hearing.

Not Posting Bail?

Before you decide not to post bail, here are four things that you should know.

One, court dates are scheduled by the clerk’s office. Depending upon the number of arrests made the night you were arrested and depending upon the severity of your case, you could be out of the holding cell the morning after. You will only have to spend one night in jail, saving you money on bail costs. However, if you were arrested on a Friday night or on a weekend, you will have to spend more time in the holding cell until you get your schedule for your court date. Will you be able to tolerate being in prison that long?

Two, depending upon the holding cells in your area, you will either get to spend your time in a single-person cell or a multiple-person cell. Lucky you if they put you in a single-person cell. You will not have to worry about other inmates, some of whom can be downright rude, disruptive, and troublesome. However, if they put you in a multi-person cell and you know you are going to be in there for a while, will you risk your safety and wellbeing?

Three, most prisons do not offer the best amenities; some of them do not even give you basic items such as toilet paper and shampoo. If you decide not to post bail, knowing you will be there for a while, then be prepared for the lack of these items. Plus, holding cells are pretty cold, so ask your family members or friends to bring you extra sweaters or jackets to keep you warmer.

Four, you also have to consider the inmates. What if they are rowdy, scary, creepy troublemakers who love harassing people?

Holding cells are not fun, so before you decide not to post bail, think of these four things.

Jennifer Dallas is a freelance content provider for law-related blogs as well as parenting sites. If you find yourself in legal trouble, she recommends visiting www.bailbondsdirect.com/ for options.

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Pitfall Of Not Having Prenuptial Agreement

Pitfall Of Not Having Prenuptial Agreement


I doubt there is anyone who would not be aware of what a prenuptial agreement. There has been so much of hue and cry over their pros and cons. This conversation sounds familiar, “Oh My God! You are talking about a prenup agreement!!! Are you people out of your mind, you haven’t even started living together and already thinking of splitting up.”Did someone say that to you? Or wait a second; is that one of your lines? Then I guess it is time for you to reconsider. You need to get the facts right first to judge the merits of this legal agreement.

I quite agree that it might sound unromantic for those madly in love. This still doesn’t change the fact that if you have been practical enough to think when to get married and who to marry then why not think beyond that. This is not a contract expressing distrust but one securing both of your futures and having back-up plans to avoid any legal hassle that, God forbid, could occur. There is another myth associated to it that states that prenuptial agreements are for millionaires only. No, they are for everyone and anyone who likes to keep complications away from their life. You surely don’t want to fight about ‘this is mine and this is yours’. So, before the argument starts itself, you can resolve it by having a reliable agreement in place.

Be Prepared

A prenuptial agreement helps you sort out your financial matters and come to a mutual conclusion. This formal agreement creates a platform of understanding between the future bride and groom. If you know what to expect you surely won’t try to grab share of each other wealth. This will surely help you gain mutual respect. Ensure a properly executed prenuptial agreement and control your own personal assets, this is called smart planning.

Protect Everything                       

Prenuptial agreement protects you from almost everything and resolves things before they begin. It can surely avoid the ugly monetary fights at the later stage of life. Consider this, if one spouse brings certain amounts of debt to marriage, this agreement will ensure that the other spouse assets are protected in case of the debts incurred outside the marriage. Everyone wants to safeguard their family heirloom and family business and a prenup agreement will guarantee that.

Reduced Divorce Costs

Most of the time a divorce gets ugly only when there is money or kids involved in the picture. Now, if you have a prenuptial agreement there is not much left to fight about. You don’t have to stress yourself and help can avoid a very expensive divorce proceeding. The distribution of assets is mentioned in detail on paper and is binding on both the sides.

Child Custody

One critical reason to get your agreement in place is to make sure that your children are spared of a messy divorce. This will shield the children from being used as leverage and you can also eliminate the factors dealing with the legal custody of the kids.

There are other minor grounds too for you to consider a prenuptial agreement like earnings, business ownership and saving legal costs. It is a foolproof method to ascertain that your marriage does not end up in a messy divorce. Heard of the phrase, “Hope for the best and be ready for the worst”, haven’t you?

Today’s guest post was submitted by Keith Shelby. He likes writing on topics that are close to his heart. He feels homes are no longer safe and urges people to keep their important documents like property and marriage records safely in a bank.

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