Monthly Archives: June 2014

Case Study Research Gives Lawyers the Information That They Need

NLPA blog 4 6-23-14Even the best lawyers can only spend so much time devoted to a single case. Lawyers tend to be very busy people and when they’re working more than one case at a time, there is not always time left over for thorough research. Of course, defendants cannot usually do their own legal research, so they might not have any way of ensuring their case is stronger.

By hiring a company to do case study research for your case, you can have important information that will be useful when you actually go to court. Extra research can help a lawyer build a much stronger case and provide you with a higher level of defense than you might otherwise experience. Case research is a valuable asset to take into court with you.

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Changes in California Three Strikes Law Mean a Second Chance for Some Convicts

NLPA blog 3 6-23-14Our legal system in the United States is always changing and evolving in an attempt to have the most just and fair system. In some cases, when changes are made, those affected by old policies have a chance to be resentenced with newer policies in mind. One great example of a time where we saw the evolution of a legal system is in the situation of California.

The California three strikes law was changed in 2012 so that people who were being sentenced for a third charge had to have committed a serious or violent felony in order for the three strikes law to apply. This was good news for many people who were convicted and sent to jail for 25 years to life because of their third nonviolent felony. These people can now be resentenced and in some cases set free.

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Don’t Attempt Brief Writing By Yourself

NLPA blog 2 6-23-14When my uncle was young, he was arrested for trespassing on government property because he was found walking on railroad tracks. My uncle was facing federal charges, but didn’t think it would be too difficult to navigate the system by himself. He nearly lost his case because he started out without a lawyer and without any kind of experience in the legal system.

Many people facing criminal charges feel that they can avoid spending too much money by defending themselves. Even in the least complicated cases, it is important that you have professionals on your side. Attempting to defend yourself or trying your own hand at brief writing could mean that you end up with a conviction that would otherwise have gone away.

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Getting Affordable Legal Help When You Really Need It

NLPA blog 1 6-23-14When you find yourself in a situation involving the justice system, you really need a guide to help you through the process of moving through the justice system. The average person cannot possibly understand the legal system in the same way as a high quality lawyer. Only someone with knowledge of the justice system is really in a position to defend you.

The main difficulty with getting a high quality lawyer is that people often don’t know where to look for help. It is not uncommon that people find themselves in need of some truly affordable legal help. Finding the right lawyer and getting the help that you need to get through the difficult time you’re facing is important. NLPA can help you get the information that you need to begin your journey.

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