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Offline Lettiegonz

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Info on NLPA
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:17:50 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of national legal professional associatation?
Would appreciate any feedback.
Thank so much
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Offline pt1318

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Re: Info on NLPA
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 01:19:57 PM »
IMHO they're a huge waste of money, at least in our case they were. All they did is tell us what we already knew before we hired them. We should have hired a real lawyer right away instead of wasting time and money on NLPA.
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Re: Info on NLPA
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 03:28:50 PM »
I am not familiar with them.  But like PT stated you cannot underestimate the cost of a good defense attorney.  Of course they come with a price and issues themselves.

Offline trauma4us

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Re: Info on NLPA
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 07:30:11 PM »
When looking for a lawyer, interview them:

1.  Ask if they have handled your particular crime. In my sons case, he was charged with a violent Class X felony with a possible sentence of up to 60 years. He was in a small town and the small town lawyers had very little experience with this type of case.

2.  Be ready to interview lawyers: in our case, I talked with 5 lawyers. Price range for plea was between 5k-100k. No one wished to take it to trial.

3.  Make sure your lawyer knows the judge and is well liked and knows the ins/out of the particular court. This is especially important when dealing with small counties. Sometimes they will look sideways at you if you get a "big city" lawyer to come to their small county.

This is just my experience for what its worth....best wishes. Its a very stressful time.

Offline pt1318

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Re: Info on NLPA
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 10:47:45 AM »
They're not real attorneys, I think the case workers might be paralegals but I'm not even sure about that. They can't represent you or file any motions etc. on your behalf. So you would still have to hire an actual attorney anyway and all NLPA would do is basically assist your lawyer.
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