Look for Different Legal Services to Help You Get Through the Difficult Legal Process

nlpa blog 7 3-09-15Being accused of a crime can be something that is incredibly stressful, since this could be something that greatly affects your life. If you are unable to protect yourself well in court with a proper lawyer, you may face time in prison and significant fines for a crime that you may or may not have committed. It is very important that you have the right legal assistance for your case.

When you are looking for a lawyer or any other legal help, it is very important that you understand what is being offered. Getting the right legal services will ensure that you aren’t left having to deal with some parts of the case by yourself. You never want to end up having to fill out legal paperwork or taking a large role in your own defense.

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Legal Assistance Can Help You through the Legal Process

nlpa blog 6 3-09-15If you are being accused of a crime, you may feel like you have no way of navigating through the complicated legal process. A lot of the process can be shrouded in mystery since not all lawyers will clearly go over every single part of the process. To those who are not formally trained in law, it may be a lot more difficult to understand what is going on.

One way to make sure that you don’t feel lost when going through the entire legal process is to make sure that you have all of the legal assistance you need. This includes assistance that may just help to keep you informed of everything that is happening with your case. This will help to give you peace of mind so that you can feel a lot better about the case.

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Federal Appeals Take Place in One of Nine Federal Courts of Appeal

nlpa blog 5 3-09-15If you are appealing a federal crime that you have been convicted of, the appeal might take place a bit further from where you call home than it would if you were charged with a lesser crime. This is because these appeals take place in very special courts that are spread out around the United States. There are some spaces that might be far away from one of these courts.

Originally these nine courts, spread out across the United States were built to make it easier for the Supreme Court to get through all of the cases that were being sent to them. Federal appeals all go through these courts before they can be sent to the Supreme Court. Both defendants and prosecutors can file for an appeal if they are unhappy with the results of a case.

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Starting the Deportation Process to Help You Get Home Quickly

nlpa blog 4 3-09-15If you are a foreign national who is stuck in the United States because you are serving out a sentence in the United States Justice system, there is a way that you can return to your home country to serve the rest of the sentence. Staying in the United States can be a problem because you are far from home and far from family. Luckily, there is a process to help you return home.

There is paperwork that must be submitted to your home country and to the United States before you can be returned to your home country. The deportation process can start with the submission of this paperwork which must be filled out fully and accurately. Only after this is submitted can any progress be made toward having you deported back home.

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Good Brief Writing is What Helps People Get Their Cases Heard

nlpa blog 3 3-09-15The Supreme Court takes very few cases each year even though a huge number of people apply for an appeal on their case here. This is because all of these cases have been heard by another appellate court first and the Supreme Court doesn’t feel like trying them would result in any difference. Only with compelling new evidence or a controversial case will the Supreme Court be interested.

When it comes to getting a case all the way to the Supreme Court, great brief writing can factor into the court’s decision on whether or not to accept the case. A well written brief that clearly explains what is compelling or controversial about the decision made on this case can help to attract further interest. This is always the first step to having a case enter the Supreme Court.

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A Written Opening Brief is the First Step of the Appeal Process

nlpa blog 2 3-09-15Once a sentence has been given, there are still ways to have your case heard for a second time in an effort to have your sentence reduced or sometimes even dismissed entirely. To do this, you must prepare for an appeal with the lawyer that you had before or a completely new one. They can point out parts of the case that could be examined more closely in an appellate court.

The first part of the appeal process is submitting a written opening brief to an appellate court in order to apply for an appeal. In the United States, everyone gets to have a chance for appeal at least once, but sometimes more times if a case is big enough to go to the Supreme Court. The brief is the document explains why an appeal is necessary for this particular case.

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Applying for Deportation May Be Challenging Without Immigration Assistance

nlpa blog 1 3-09-15Under a bill that was signed back in 1996 there is actually a procedure that allows foreign nationals to return to their home country even during they are serving time. This makes it so that these individuals can go home to continue to serve out the rest of their sentence in a place that is a lot closer to family and friends. Even though the process is in place, it can still be very daunting.

There is a lot of paperwork that must be submitted both to the United States government and to a home country. Immigration assistance can help you through this paperwork to help get the process going. Once the paperwork is submitted properly, you’ll have a much better chance of returning home even prior to the completion of a sentence in the United States.

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Legal Research Case Evaluations Can Help Your Lawyer Build You a Good Appeal

nlpa blog 12 2-05-15Once you are convicted of a crime, you have a last line of defense to try to protect you from wrongful conviction. This is the criminal appeal which allows your lawyer to present new evidence, point out problems not brought out in the last time the case was in court, and attempt to have old evidence removed. This appeal can help a person obtain a lesser sentence or have a ruling overturned.

Before the entire appeal process can begin, someone needs to look over the case and see which parts of the case should even be brought up on appeal. Having a legal research case evaluation done on the case, can help your lawyer pinpoint parts of the case that might be highlighted for the appeal. The evaluation should help your lawyer build a better appeal case.

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A Written Opening Brief is Very Important for Having Your Appeal Heard

nlpa blog 11 2-05-15When your loved one is in jail, it can be very difficult to be able to get the time to go and see them or to have a relationship with them. A long sentence stretching into the foreseeable future can feel a bit like a sentence for both of you. This can be especially difficult if you feel that the punishment is unfair based on the crime or that the person was wrongly convicted.

Luckily, there is an appeals process that ever single convict can go through to try and obtain a lesser sentence or even have a conviction overturned. This process is started by a compelling written opening brief that a lawyer submits to court. This brief should cover the information of the case and why an appeal is necessary by presenting problems of the initial case.

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A Prison Transfer Can Give Prisoners Better Opportunities

nlpa blog 10 2-05-15One of the things that is important to know when you or a loved one is serving time in prison is that not all prisons are created equally. Some of these prisons have better programs or services that could be better for certain convicts. Other prisons are closer to home which can make it easier for friends and family to keep in contact over the time that is spent there.

When a prisoner is assigned to a prison, some of these things may be taken into account, but people don’t always end up where they want to be due to overcrowding in some prisons. If you have been serving a sentence in a prison different than one that you wanted to be in, you can request a prison transfer. Being in a different prison can sometimes help prisoners to be rehabilitated.

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