Monthly Archives: September 2014

It is Your Right to Have the Legal Assistance You Want

nlpa blog 6 9-09-14In the United States, every person being brought before a court on charges has the right to legal help. From the moment that you are arrested onward, you do not have to speak to any officials without the presence of a lawyer. You also have the right to choose a lawyer that you can afford and want to employee. It is your right to be completely in control of this process.

This also means that you are allowed to hire additional legal assistance to make sure that your lawyer is prepared for the case. This can mean hiring services from companies like NLPA who can do the extra research that a busy lawyer may not necessarily have time for. Having this extra boost can really add a lot to your case and help your lawyer to prove your innocence.

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Get Legal Advice Quickly When You Need It

nlpa blog 5 9-09-14Unless you have been to law school there is very little way that you’ll be able to navigate the complex legal system. When a person is arrested for a crime, they typically have only a vague idea of what to expect from this point on. Hearings about bail setting and paperwork to bring witnesses and experts to the stand are far too confusing for the average person.

If you find yourself or a loved one involved in a legal situation, it is very important that you seek legal advice right away. The sooner you hire a legal council and have someone to help you navigate your way through the legal system, the better chance you’ll have of making your case a good one. It may also help to seek out information about your case specifically.

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Calculating a Sentence Based on Federal Sentencing Guidelines

nlpa blog 4 9-09-14When it comes to predicting what a sentence will be for a specific crime, it can be very difficult. When a judge has determined that someone is guilty, the particular sentence can still vary greatly. This is because many individual details of a case can make it worthy of a higher or lower sentence. No two cases are exactly the same so sentencing can be difficult to predict.

When a judge assigns a sentence, they use federal sentencing guidelines that take into account different facts of the case to give the judge some idea of what the sentence should be. These guidelines give them a range of sentencing options. The judge then must take into account the individual facts of a case to determine where in the range the sentence should fall.

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Why Should You Choose NLPA to Get Your Legal Services?

nlpa blog 1 9-19-14When you are looking for someone to support you during a trial, the NLPA is a good place to go. The NLPA is different from other businesses because the company has been in business for 28 years with licensed attorneys owning and operating the company. We have achieved accreditation with an A rating from the Better Business Bureau in that time.

Unlike other companies, there is a trained receptionist to answer your calls and no computer system to talk to. The NLPA offers a wide range of legal services including case research prepared by licensed attorneys. Our certified attorneys and paralegals monitor your case closely and let you know how the case is progressing. Our services won’t bankrupt you either since we offer a no interest finance program

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Parole is Just One Way to Get Early Release from Federal Prison

nlpa blog 2 9-09-14Once you are sentenced to time in federal prison, you won’t necessarily have to serve all of the time that you have been sentenced to inside of an actual prison. In many situations, a prisoner can be granted parole which will allow them to leave the prison and live life in the normal world. There are conditions of parole that these people must follow even when they’re out.

Parole is a good way to obtain an early release from federal prison. In the federal court system you are able to apply for parole after you have served one third of the time that you were sentenced to. Requests for parole are considered based on details of the initial crime and behavior while inside of prison as well. If parole is denied, you can reapply after a set amount of time.

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Get Help to Ease Your Way Through the Deportation Process

nlpa blog 1 9-09-14One of the good things that came out of the Anti-Terrorism Bill is an established procedure for helping a foreign national return to their home country before they complete a prison sentence here in the United States. Of course, the process for getting this to happen is not at all simple. There is a lot of paperwork that must be completed before a person is deported.

It is a good idea to get help when trying to negotiate the deportation process. NLPA can help you with the process by helping with all of the necessary paperwork. They can help send in an application to your own country and an application in this country to make the whole process goes more smoothly. This can mean you are able to return home before your sentence is even over.

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Expunging Convictions Can Help Give You a Life After Prison

nlpa blog 4 8-12-14When people come out of prison, it can be very difficult for them to stay away from a life of crime again. This is partly due to old habits and old friendships, but also partly because survival outside of prison with a criminal record can be challenging. Many jobs won’t hire people who have been convicted of a crime and some landlords won’t rent to these people either.

When a person is released from prison after serving their sentence, one of the best ways they can give themselves a new chance at life is to get away from where they used to live and the people they used to spend time with. Expunging convictions so that they don’t show up on background checks can help you obtain a job more easily. These steps can make the difference and lead a person off the path of crime.

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Trial Preparation is Where Cases are Won and Lost

nlpa blog 12 8-12-14When it comes to legal cases, proving your innocence or obtaining the best possible sentence when guilty comes down to working hard to obtain the legal help that you need for the situation. Before a trial, having a lawyer in your employee is extremely important. This is the person who will make sure that your case is solid and provide you with the help you need in court.

It is sometimes good to also have a team to work with your lawyer on trial preparation, because this is one of the most crucial times in a case. During the early preparation, evidence is discovered and information brought to light that can make a huge difference in your case. The amount of effort put into obtaining all the information necessary prior to a case determines whether it is won or lost.

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Understanding How Sentencing Guidelines Affect You

nlpa blog 11 8-12-14Since judges are human beings, rather than any kind of true impartial force, the government lays down some advice on how sentences should look for different crimes. This is a way to make it so that someone charged with assault in one area does not get a much higher sentence than someone charged in a different area. The idea is that similar levels of crime receive similar sentences.

While judges have to adhere to some sentencing guidelines, the guidelines usually include a range of years to be served in prison or a range of fines. There are many provisions that can be used to help a defendant receive a lower sentence based on the specific situation. Getting the legal research needed to ask for this sentence can mean you’re out of jail a lot sooner.

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What You Need To Know About Pretrial Services and Sentencing

nlpa blog 10 8-12-14Once you are arrested and charged with a crime it can seem like everything is moving really fast. The legal process that you are about to undergo can be extremely intimidating especially because it is difficult to understand what is going to happen. Most people are not well informed about the steps involved in the legal process and how the whole process moves from start to completion.

This is where pretrial services and sentencing information can come in handy. NLPA offers a wide variety of services for those who are about to embark on the path toward proving their innocence. They will help keep you informed with everything that you need to know about your case and the legal process that is about to occur. You can also get their help with legal documents.

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