Obviously, I am not in this situation. Related article, wondering what is happening to this woman’s house/loans/expenses/rent/car payments/etc

So before conviction, when you’re being held pending court proceedings, it would be inconvenient to attend your work place during that time. So I’m wondering, what happens?

If you’re found not guilty after months of court hearings, are you just fucked over completely because the bank foreclosed on your house?

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      What happens to your home/property in other countries when you’re incarcerated for extended periods of time?

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        In india there is no law barring from paying/owning property from jail.

        There is no difference between defaulting weather you are in jail or not.

        It would be treated as if you ran off in case you don’t respond and fail to pay the required payments, things would proceed accordingly.

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          There’s no law in the US stopping you from paying from jail either. If you have the money.

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            Yeah there’s no law preventing it but you wouldn’t have the ability to write a check or to send money by Zelle, as an example. You would need someone outside the jail to make those payments on your behalf.

            Edit: I wonder why people are downvoting me. When someone is arrested and put in jail they just can’t do normal things. Maybe some people eventually get computer access in prison but realistically you couldn’t depend on it

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                    Not sure why you got down voted for that. But the prisons are privatized in the US. Not sure how that would affect phone or internet

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            Actually, I just now realized that I misread their comment and thought they were asking about what happens in the US. I’m honestly not sure what happens in places like Europe, but I imagine it’s much less of an issue since prison isn’t the ‘solution’ for everything like it is here.

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      You still haven’t answered what happens in other countries. Everyone else is saying it’s the same process.

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      Well, this is not a US problem or a prison problem. It’s fundamentally a problem where you don’t pay your mortgage. If you decide to go to the international space station for 2 years and not pay your mortgage during that time, you will get your house foreclosed.

      Pay your mortgage and if you are not able to do it yourself, get someone to do it for you.

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        It’s an especially awful problem in America because we jail people for minor offenses so this impacts a lot of people that arguably should never be jailed anyways… and once you’re jailed in the US there’s a strong chance it will happen again and again.

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        People who spend 2 years on the ISS are generally very well paid for it. They’re not going to have any trouble covering their mortgage.

        That is entirely different from having your ability to earn a living taken away by the state even while legally presumed innocent.