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A Prison Transfer Can Help an Inmate Get into a Program That They Need

nlpa blog 12 4-07-15Part of the idea of prison as a consequence for doing any kind of a crime is that these inmates are given a chance at recovery from whatever problem has landed them in jail. Different prisons have different programs for these individuals to help them become better people. Of course, not all prisoners are in a prison where a program that they might need is offered.

When these programs could be really helpful to a person, it might be better for them to be in a different prison than the one that they are put in initially. Filing a request for a prison transfer can help these people to get into a prison where a valuable program is offered. Since prisoners are encouraged to find recovery during prison these transfers are often approved.

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Securing Great Prison Medical Care Through The Proper Motions

nlpa blog 11 4-07-15While there is medical care in prison that all prisoners can receive, this care is not always adequate for people with certain kind of ailments. When someone is sick, time is really of the essence and it is important that they receive the treatment that they really deserve to receive as a human being. This can be challenging in a prison system since resources are not as readily available.

It is a good idea for those with special medical problems to find help getting the right medical care that they need. Prison medical care for these patients may not be enough so they may need to have a brief furlough where they can be treated properly by specialists. Knowing what motions to put forward when a friend or family member is facing sickness while in prison can help them to get the care they need quickly.

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Lawyer Assistance Ensures that Each Case Gets Specific Attention

nlpa blog 10 4-07-15Lawyers are expensive and generally have many cases on their plate at the same time. This can make it far more challenging for a case to get the specific attention that it deserves at every single part of the process. Since each and every case is important to the person who is fighting for their freedom, hiring someone to give that attention is important.

Luckily, many lawyers are willing to work together with other services that can help them to build the strongest case possible. Lawyer assistance services can really make it so that your case is a lot stronger and better researched than it might have been without this help. This can really make a lot of difference in some cases since details that might not otherwise come out can be presented.

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Federal Sentencing Guidelines Allow Some Difference in How Crimes Are Punished

nlpa blog 9 4-07-15When someone is found guilty of a crime, there is a completely separate hearing in which they are actually sentenced to a specific punishment. Different facts of the case and the individual involved in the case are taken into account at this point to see how a person should be punished for any specific crime. A judge will determine a sentence on the basis of these facts.

Of course, judges are not meant to pick just any sentence for the crime that has been committed. There are federal sentencing guidelines that give them a model for what kinds of crimes are punishable by what kind of a sentence. Judges have to consult these guidelines before choosing a sentence and can determine where in the range of sentences this case falls.

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Federal Appeals Can Help Correct Any Initial Problems with a Case

nlpa blog 8 4-07-15During a case, evidence is presented and judges or juries base their rulings on the information that is given to them. This doesn’t mean that the information given is always completely accurate. Mistakes can be made which might lead to problems in the eventual sentence that is given. Since courts make mistakes, there is an appeal system to right these wrongs.

When people feel that something has gone wrong with their initial case to make their sentence unfair they turn to federal appeals court to be given a chance at resentencing. In a case worked on by the NLPA, erroneous drug amounts were brought to light. This resulted in a sentence being set aside and eventually reduced by five years because of this change.

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Securing an Early Release from Federal Prison with the Help of the NLPA

nlpa blog 7 4-07-15Once you have already been convicted of a crime, it might be a challenge to reduce this sentence and make it so that you will not have to serve the complete sentence. Luckily, an appeal can be very helpful to you especially if you were somehow wronged by the court or if you have had an ineffective counsel when you were previously sentenced. This can help cut years off of your sentence.

In one of the cases that the NLPA recently worked on, the NLPA recommended that the counsel ask for the sentence to be vacated due to a violation of due process. In this case, the sentence was eventually reduced by 20 years. Similar cases to this one can result in significant changes in a sentence and early release from federal prison for some individuals.

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Quality Case Study Research Can Help Your Appeal

nlpa blog 6 4-07-15When you are trying to appeal a sentence that you have been given, it is very important that this appeal means something. With the right professionals helping your council certain parts of the prosecution’s evidence can be removed reducing your sentence significantly. There are many cases NLPA has helped with already that have resulted in resentencing which significantly reduced sentences.

Before an appeal can be successful, a professional must review the case and do some significant case study research to determine what the best avenue for perusing a lesser sentence would be. The NLPA can look at your case for you and recommend to your council what approach should be taken. This has already helped many clients have their previous sentence vacated.

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Getting Affordable Legal Help Before a Trail Can Help You Succeed

nlpa blog 4 4-07-15If you currently stand accused of a crime, you may not know where to turn for help right away. Most people don’t have money in the bank to just pay a lawyer right after they are facing charges. Good lawyers can be extremely expensive to employee charging hundreds of dollars an hour just to work on your case and go to court with you.

All of these charges can stack up quickly, making it very challenging for you to pay your standard living expenses on top of all of these. It is important that you try to find some affordable legal help so that you can get through your trial without coming out of it broke. You can find help that is a lot more affordable or can be paid over time to make the costs of your trial manageable.

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A Written Opening Brief Can Get You the Appeal You Need

nlpa blog 5 4-07-15After being sentenced for a crime, you might feel that the sentence that you have been given is unfair. There are many reasons that the sentence might actually be the wrong one for whatever crime you did. This is because specific crimes are given different sentences based at least partially on the opinion of a judge and different judges might see the same crime differently.

In order to have this sentence reduced, you have to make an appeal and appear in an appellate court. Before this can even happen, you will need a written opening brief which explains in a professional manner why you want an appeal and what you hope to present at this appeal. Having an experienced professional prepare this brief is much better than doing it yourself.

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Legal Research Case Evaluation is the First Step in a Successful Appeal

nlpa blog 3 4-07-15After you have already been sentenced for a crime you still have a very good chance of ending up with a lower sentence or even being proved not guilty after all during an appeal process. Since everyone who is convicted of a crime has the right to at least one appeal, you don’t have to worry about your appeal never being heard. When you do make an appeal however, you want it to be complete.

Before you really begin the process of building an appeal case for the government, it is very important that you have someone research your case. Having legal research case evaluation done by the NLPA has resulted in many clients getting reduced sentences. In some cases, these clients were able to reduce their sentence by over 15 years.

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