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Buying a First Home

After 10 years of marriage, I’m still enjoying living in the first home I moved into with my husband. Buying a first home can be one of the most exciting events in a person’s life. Before making this important expenditure, people need to first sit down and determine how they will successfully finance it. After all, a home will likely be the most expensive purchase you make in your life. Talk to a loan officer and determine how much money you can reasonably borrow. Then, decide how much money you want to use as a down payment. You also must decide how many years you will finance your home for. On this blog, you will learn about the process of buying a first home with a loan.


Buying a First Home

Top Reasons Why Your Loved One Might Be Denied Bail

Irma Bates

When your loved one has committed a crime, you may want nothing more than to see him or her out of jail. If you work with a bail bondsman, you will be able to post bail, and your loved one will be free until the trial. However, depending on certain factors, your loved one might be denied bail.

Serious Crimes are Often Denied Bail 

When your loved one has been charged with a serious crime, this may lead to him or her being denied bail. Common crimes that lead to a denied bail include murder, rape, and kidnapping. In other cases, the bail might be set very high, at the judge's discretion.

The Defendant Might Be a Flight Risk

If there's a good reason to believe that your loved one is a flight risk, he or she might be denied bail. For instance, if the defendant was arrested for a similar crime and jumped bail, the judge may deny a bail in the future. If the defendant won't go to court hearings or if he or she behaves in an unprofessional manner, this may lead to the judge refusing bail.

Mentally Ill and Exceptionally Dangerous Criminals are Denied Bail

When there is a reason to believe that your loved one is mentally ill, the judge may have him or her confined to a mental institution or a medical facility. Some judges may leave a mentally impaired defendant in jail. Also, if the judge believes that the defendant is a significant threat to society, he or she might have bail denied. For example, a serial killer or terrorist would likely have bail denied.

Parole Violators Often Don't Receive Bail

If the defendant was on parole, committing a crime would be considered a parole violation and your loved one would likely be denied bail.

Non-Citizens Can Be Denied Bail

Those who are not U.S. citizens can be denied bail. Depending on the immigration laws in effect, illegal aliens may need to be held in custody until they can receive a hearing and can then be deported. 

If your loved one is not denied bail, you should contact a bail bonds company that can help you post bail. Bail bonds companies will typically ask for collateral or will post bail based on your credit. Rather than having to put so much of your own finances up, you will only have to pay a fee.