Monthly Archives: January 2015

Getting a Bit of Help with Legal Documents Preparation

nlpa blog 6 1-07-15Anyone who has ever read a legal document knows that these are not simple documents. When one of my relatives was involved in a court case, he was really confused by the different documents that needed to be submitted. Luckily, he had a lawyer who could give him some assistance with filing the things that he needed filed in a timely manner.

Paying a lawyer to help with this kind of preparation can be an unnecessary expense in some cases. There are other businesses that are able to assist you with legal documents preparation. This can make it so that you can lower the costs of this part of your defense without compromising the way that your paperwork is filled out.

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Legal Assistance Made it a Lot Easier to Get Ready for a Trial

nlpa blog 5 1-07-15When my friend was arrested on assault charges, he was very afraid that he was going to have to spend a lot of time in jail. He knew that what he had done wasn’t right, but he didn’t think he deserved to go to jail for a long time because of it. Initially, he asked a friend to help him with his case, but between the two of them they didn’t have the legal knowledge that they needed.

They decided that in order to win their case they would need someone else helping them to figure everything out. They ended up seeking legal assistance very quickly. This was a really good idea because their law team was able to start getting motions ready for the trial and prepared my friend for the questioning that he was likely to undergo.

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Look to Professionals to Get the Best Legal Advice

nlpa blog 4 1-07-15If you find yourself facing a trial for a crime, it may be tempting to just plead guilty or to represent yourself rather than trying to seek out a lawyer who can help you. Lawyers may be very expensive, but it is important that you have someone like this with you in the courtroom. It is a very bad idea to go into any legal proceeding without having a lawyer helping you.

While other people may give you advice on your legal matters, the only people who can give you real legal advice are lawyers who are trained to do so. These people have a lot more experience and knowledge in the area of law so they are more qualified to give advice than anyone else. With the help of a real lawyer, you will likely do better in court.

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Federal Sentencing Guidelines Are Not the Same as Rules

nlpa blog 12 12-08-14When a judge has to make a decision about what kind of prison time he is going to be giving for a certain offense, he is not free to make any decision that he wants without consulting sentencing guidelines. These guidelines present a range of sentence lengths that should be given depending on the facts of the case. The judge has to take these into account.

In the end, a judge may decide not to follow the guidelines because of special circumstances in the case. The federal sentencing guidelines are not hard and fast rules that a judge has to abide to. This is because every case is different and a set of guidelines could not possibly account for all of the different nuances that might be present within a case

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