Monthly Archives: April 2015

Using NLPA for Immigration Assistance Can Mean that You Can Stay in the Country

nlpa blog 1 4-07-15When someone is in the country illegally or past the point when they have been allowed to be in the country, they may be deported back to their home country. For those who have started families here or are escaping dangerous situations back in their own country being sent back may not feel like an option. These individuals who want to stay in the United States need legal help to do so.

In the past, NLPA has helped individuals trying to secure a stay in the United States. They have managed to secure this opportunity for clients who looked for legal help with immigration assistance. If you are afraid of being deported, it is important to find good legal help that you can use to help you secure more time in the United States.

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The Court of Appeals Can Help to Protect Individuals from Wrongful Convictions

nlpa blog 12 3-09-15Whether it might be because of certain problems with evidence or trouble with a lawyer, some people come out of their initial trial feeling as if they have been convicted wrongly of a crime that they didn’t commit. There are many cases throughout history where this has occurred. Luckily, there is now a court of appeals which can give some help to these people.

The court of appeals gives people a second chance of their case being heard in front of an entirely different group of people than the ones for the first court. This appeal can provide new evidence or use a different lawyer to help prove that the sentence given was not one that was fair. This helps to free those who might otherwise have to live with wrongful convictions.

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Sentencing Guidelines are in Place to Help Build a Legal System That is More Fair

nlpa blog 11 3-09-15Since the United States is so large and many values and beliefs can vary from one location to the next. This makes it so that it can be a lot more difficult for people to receive a fair sentence that is the same from one location to another. Initially, someone living in one state might get a much larger sentence than someone living somewhere else even after committing a similar crime.

Since this wasn’t very fair, the government decided to set up some guidelines to make sure that judges everywhere has something to structure sentences off of. These sentencing guidelines are used by judges to determine a range of consequences that different actions can have. The judge may choose to vary the sentence based on the severity of the crime.

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