Category Archives: Case Evaluation

Legal Research Case Evaluations Can Help You Have a Better Grasp of Your Case

nlpa blog 2 11-10-14Once your case in court is over and you have been convicted of a crime, you shouldn’t just stop fighting the charges that have been bought against you. You still have time to seek help and get some relief from your sentence. After you have already lost a case, you may not know what steps to take to go on to form an appeal or ask for a reduction in sentence.

A good place to start is by going back to the attorney that you may have used for your trial. You can also get a legal research case evaluation done by a completely different company. This evaluation will look at your case individually and determine which motions you might be able to raise to work on pursuing some relief when it comes to your sentence.

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Legal Research Case Law Can Help Lawyers Choose a Way to Approach a Case

nlpa blog 8 8-12-14When lawyers are examining a case to see what sort of evidence can be used during an appeal or a sentence reduction trial, they often look at information from other cases to see what has worked in the past in similar situations. Presenting arguments that worked previously or developing new arguments based on this can help build the case. Of course, a lot of research needs to be done to determine all options.

A lawyer may work with a team that specializes in legal research case law to help him do the footwork and find the information that he needs for an appeal or a trial. Examining the current case and other cases that happened in the past, can help lawyers identify possible options for their client. This can also help them identify early issues within the case.

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Behind Any Good Defense is Case Study Research

nlpa blog 3 8-12-14In the legal system, one of the big pieces of evidence brought before the court can be older decisions either by the same court, same level of court, or a higher court. Past rulings on similar crimes are usually taken as precedent for what courts should decide in the future. Of course, with thousands of cases to look through, lawyers can’t always come up with this information for the defense.

If you want to build the best defense possible either for yourself or a loved one, hiring a team to conduct case study research can be a good way to find valuable evidence that can be brought before the court. While case study data is not always relevant, it can sometimes be the deciding factor in a case. It is definitely an avenue that everyone should look into.

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Hiring a Legal Research Service to Help Strengthen Your Case

nlpa blog 4 7-10-14When you go into court, you are likely to feel quite stressed about the situation. Even if you feel like you have hired the best possible attorney, you might still be concerned about the case. Your freedom is on the line, so it is reasonable to feel nervous and worried in this situation. Being convicted with a crime can change your life entirely. No one wants that.

To make sure that you’re going into court with the best possible defense, it is a good idea to find a legal research service that can help with your case. These services can provide your lawyer with information about past cases that can be valuable in your case. Going into court with a strong defense is your best chance of coming out with the best possible verdict.

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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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Quarterback Gets Caught!

A guest wears an anti-bullying button, which is the logo of the documentary film "Bully" at its Los Angeles premiere in HollywoodGrowing up as a kid in a neighborhood community was difficult at times, having a police officer, emergency medical technician, or fire fighter live on every other block. The saying goes in my home town, there was always someone on your block who was an emergency responder, may not be for the town we lived in but they call our town home. I wasn’t really a bad kid growing up, yes I had my fair share of being tormented in high school as well as being thwarted by upper class men, but I didn’t let it get to me. On the week of graduation I was walking in the senior building to get to my locker when I saw the lead quarterback sell marijuana to another student.  The quarter back knew my father was local police officer for the town we lived in. c539c9653a8c8504280f6a706700c1f9

With the situation which just escalated rapidly, he picked me up by my shirt, held me up against the lockers about one foot off the ground and said, “if you say anything to anyone, I will kill you.” Unknown to him the vice principal had just walked into the senior hall as everything was transpiring. I reacted. I grabbed his wrist, placed him in a suppression hold known as a goose neck and in doing so broke his playing wrist. Though in pain and with the vice principal now engaged in the event, the quarterback was screaming he was going to sue me because he could no longer peruse his dream in football. His family too me to court as I claimed self-defense and even the vice principal stated in his statement I was just defending myself from someone who was almost twice my size at the time.

The judge ruled in my favor and the quarterback was expelled from school and was force to be schooled elsewhere in a neighboring district. Later in life I ran into the once quarterback of my high school and he stopped me in the process and said he was sorry and now he has a landscaping business and is making more money than if he were to pursue his career in professional football. I stated to him, I appreciate the apology no matter how late, and I hope your wrist is okay. If it wasn’t for the vice principal and my family lawyer being able to conduct case study research about other similar cases in Washington State, I feel the out come would have, or could have been different.

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LEGAL RESEARCH SERVICE PROVIDED BY NLPA

Legal ResearchMany times lawyers are extremely busy and need to receive assistance from firms who provide legal research services such as NLPA.

The mission of NLPA in providing legal research services is to assist solo practitioner and small law firms with the preparation of research in criminal cases so that they will have the same excellent research sources available to them as the large law firms at an affordable price and on an as needed basis.

The attorneys who prepare research for NLPA have many years of experience and provide fast affordable and reliable research for attorneys throughout the United States.

By using a legal research services and consulting firm such as NLPA, an attorney can win more cases an improve his work product without hiring additional staff members. The attorney can also increase his earning potential and stop working nights and weekends on research that is prepared by NLPA instead. If you want to use NLPA’s legal research service to provide research assistance to you in a criminal case, please contact us. One of our lawyers will be happy to speak with you and give you a no-cost and no-obligation estimate of how our research staff can assist you.

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Understanding Wrongful Convictions

wrongful.convictionAre You the Victim of Wrongful Convictions?

It is said that when you are wrongfully convicted, you carry on your shoulder one of the greatest burdens in life – paying for a crime or wrongdoing committed by others.  Let us take for example the case of Chedrick Britt of Florida, Case number 02-CF-15542 (13th Cir. 2002).

Chedrick Britt was charged with three sexual offenses by the Grand Jury in Hillsborough County, Florida in 2002. In May of 2004, Mr. Britt proceeded to a Jury Trial in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court and sentenced to a term of 30 years. During trial, testimony was presented that a rape kit was prepared by law enforcement officials which examined several key elements, however, the evidence was not tested for DNA.

NLPA was hired to assist Mr. Britt’s attorney, Charles A. Murray, Esq., to request the State of Florida test the rape kit for DNA evidence. Accordingly, NLPA aided Mr. Murray in the preparation of a post-conviction motion for DNA testing pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.853. The post-conviction motion was granted and the rape kit was tested for DNA. The results of the testing called into question the propriety of Mr. Britt’s convictions, which resulted in the courts vacating his conviction and sentences in 2013 and order that a new trial be set should the government wish to continue with the prosecution of Mr. Britt’s case.

Critical to the success of the request for DNA testing was to demonstrate that testing would likely uncover evidence that Mr. Britt did not commit the crimes at hand and he had received wrongful convictions.

Wrongful convictions can be intricate and controversial in nature. The bottom line is that just because an individual is convicted does not mean that the individual was properly convicted and that all attempts to obtain justice must cease. Wrongful convictions are harmful and burdensome. They put a burden on innocent people who have been accused and do an injustice to the victim and society as a whole because the real perpetrator of the crime remains free to commit other crimes.

NLPA has been at the forefront of attacking unjust convictions. Should you find the victim of a wrongful conviction on in a similar situation as Mr. Britt, NLPA stands ready to assist you and your counsel in the research and preparation of any motions and/or research necessary to assist you in the vigorous defense of your case. For more information about wrongful convictions, contact NLPA today.

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NLPA Case Evaluations and Case Study Research Services

Case_Study_ResearchHave you been convicted of a crime you did not commit or are you considering having case study research completed in an attempt to seek further relief in your case?

 If you have ever been convicted of criminal charges and/or imprisoned, the entire process can be overwhelming on you and your loved ones. There may be a lot of confusion your case, how the legal system works, the penalties involved, or you may be wondering what you can do with your case at this point. Hiring a criminal defense team who has the confidence and experience to aggressively represent your interests is essential to your case. At National Legal Professional Associates, we have the experience and dedication necessary to bring your case to a successful conclusion. 

NLPA can assist in the preparation of a case evaluation that will outline for you, your attorney, and your family potential issues that we believe could be raised in a post-conviction motion to assist you in pursuing post-conviction relief. The case evaluation will include personalized case study research concerning the issues that apply as well as a factual statement of your case, a review of the sentencing guidelines, a summary of procedural sentencing defects, possible ineffective assistance of counsel, and a complete review of the entire transcript of the legal proceedings in your case. The case evaluation would address not only court action available in attempting to reduce the sentence you received or overturning your conviction but, it would also address potential alternative remedies that may be available to you such as Expunging, Sealing or Overturning prior convictions, Pardon or Clemency applications, and New Rules of Evidence that may be available for out of time situations.

If you are interested in learning more about Case Evaluations and case study research, contact NLPA today!

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Post Conviction Relief Assistance

gavelHave you been convicted of a crime?  Are you in need of Post Conviction Relief Assistance?

Oftentimes when an appeal is denied, defendants and attorneys feel that there are no other options available to help a defendant. This is not the case. Post-Conviction Motions enable a defendant to raise new issues not raised in the appeal such as Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Newly Discovered Evidence. Post-Conviction Relief Motions are critical avenues to present new information or information that was not able to be presented on appeal. Researching a case to identify each of these potential issues requires a significant amount of time and experience and can make or break your attempt to receive relief in your case.

Many times post-conviction motions have specific filing deadlines. Deadlines for State and Federal post-conviction motions vary and NLPA is well-versed in all jurisdictions. If you’re not certain of the avenue to pursue in seeking post conviction relief, NLPA also offers case evaluation services through licensed counsel. A case evaluation is a detailed analysis will help to identify not only potential issues that may be available for use in a post-conviction relief motion but it can also outline any deadlines that may exist and the recommended avenue of relief in each case.  NLPA can prepare this case evaluation for counsel licensed in your jurisdiction to receive and review with you.

NLPA’s researchers work through each case with a “fine-toothed comb” to review every possible avenue for counsel that can be used in pursuing relief in the case.

Our researchers can assist counsel in preparing a thoroughly researched motion to pursue relief in your case. Our post conviction relief service includes not only the preparation of the opening motion for counsel, but also preparing any replies to the government’s opposition as well as objections to reports and recommendation and, if necessary assisting counsel to prepare for evidentiary hearings.

If you are in need of assistance, contact us today for more information.

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