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COVID-19 RELEASE – SUCCESSFUL CASES

Casey v. United States, 2020 WL 2297184 (ED Va. May 6, 2020)
Loyd v. United States, No. 15 20394 1, 2020 WL 2572275 (ED Mich. May 21, 2020)
Poulios v. United States, 2020 WL 1922775 (ED Va. Apr. 21, 2020)
United States v. Agomuoh, No. 16 20196, 2020 WL 2526113 (ED Mich. May 18, 2020)
United States v. Al Jumail, 2020 WL 2395224 (ED Mich. May 12, 2020)
United States v. Almonte, 2020 WL 1812713 (D. Conn. Apr. 9, 2020)
United States v. Amarrah, 2020 WL 2220008 (ED Mich. May 7, 2020)
United States v. Anderson, No. 15 cr 30015, 2020 WL 2521513 (CD Ill. May 18, 2020)
United States v. Ardila, 2020 WL 2097736 (D Conn. May 1, 2020)
United States v. Arey, 2020 WL 2464796 (WD Va. May 13, 2020)
United States v. Arreola Bretado, 2020 WL 2535049 (SD Cal. May 15, 2020)
United States v. Asaro, 2020 WL 1899221 (EDNY Apr. 20, 2020)
United States v. Atkinson, 2020 WL 1904585 (D Nev. Apr. 17, 2020)
United States v. Atwi, 2020 WL 1910152 (ED Mich Apr. 20, 2020)
United States v. Barber, 2020 WL 2404679 (D Ore. May 12, 2020)
United States v. Barrenechea, 2020 WL 2315638 (ND Cal. May 7, 2020)
United States v. Beck, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108542, (M.D.N.C. June 28, 2019)
United States v. Bennett, No. 05 Cr. 1192 1 (NRB), 2020 WL 2539077 (SDNY May 18, 2020)
United States v. Bess, 2020 WL 1940809 (WDNY Apr. 22, 2020)
United States v. Bischoff, No. 17 cr 196 JD, 2020 WL 2561423 (D N.H. May 18, 2020)
United States v. Bray, 2020 U.S. Dist. E.D.M.I (2:19-cr-20216-VAR-APP. May 14, 2020)
United States v. Bright, No. 2:15CR00015 005, 2020 WL 2537508 (WD Va. May 19, 2020)
United States v. Brooks, 2020 WL 2509107 (CD Ill. May 15, 2020)
United States v. Brown, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175424, (S.D. Iowa Oct. 8, 2019)
United States v. Campagna, 2020 WL 1489829 (SDNY Mar. 27, 2020)
United States v. Cantu, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100923 (S.D. Tex. June 17, 2019)
United States v. Cassidy, 2020 WL 2465078 (WDNY May 13, 2020)
United States v. Coles, 2020 WL 1976296 (CD Ill. Apr. 24, 2020)
United States v. Connell, 2020 WL 2315858 (ND Cal. May 8, 2020)
United States v. Copeland, No. 02 cr 01120 (FB), 2020 WL 2537250 (EDNY May 19, 2020) United States United States v. Cotinola , No. 13 CR 03890 MV, 2020 WL 2526717 (D N.M. May 18, 2020)
United States v. Curtis, No. 03 533 (BAH), 2020 WL 1935543 (DDC Apr. 22, 2020)
United States v. Davis, 2020 WL 1083158 (D. Md. March 5, 2020)
United States v. Dorsey, 2020 WL 2562878 (WD Wash. May 19, 2020)
United States v. Doshi, No. 13 cr 20349, 2020 WL 2556794 (ED Mich. May 20, 2020)
United States v. Dunlap, 2020 WL 2062311 (MD NC Apr. 29, 2020)
United States v. Early, 2020 WL 2112371 (ND Ill. May 4, 2020)
United States v. Echevarria, 2020 WL 2113604 (D Conn. May 4, 2020)
United States v. El Hanafi, No. 10 CR 162 (KMW), 2020 WL 2538384 (SDNY May 19, 2020)
United States v. Etzel, 2020 WL 2096423 (D Ore. May 1, 2020)
United States v. Fischman, 2020 WL 2097615 (ND Cal. May 1, 2020)
United States v. Foreman, 2020 WL 2315908 (D Conn. May 11, 2020)
United States v. Fox, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115388 (D. Me. July 11, 2019)
United States v. Galloway, No. RDB 10 0775, 2020 WL 2571172 (ED Mich. May 21, 2020)
United States v. Gileno, 2020 WL 1916773 (D Conn. Apr. 20, 2020)
United States v. Ginsberg, 2020 WL 2494643 (ND Ill. May 14, 2020)
United States v. Gonzales, 2020 WL 1536155 (Ed Wash. Mar. 31, 2020)
United States v. Gonzalez, 2020 WL 2511427 (D Conn. May 15, 2020)
United States v. Gorai,, 2020 WL 1975372 (D Nev. Apr. 24, 2020)
United States v. Gotschall, No. CR17 4031 LTS 4 (N.D. Iowa Dec. 27, 2019)
United States v. Gutman, 2020 WL 2467435 (D Md. May 13, 2020)
United States v. Handy, 2020 WL 2487371 (D Conn. May 14, 2020)
United States v. Hansen, 2020 WL 2219068 (ND Ill. May 7, 2020)
United States v. Harper, 2020 WL 2046381 (D Conn. Apr. 28, 2020)
United States v. Hill, No. 3:19 cr 00038 (JAM), 2020 WL 2542725 (D Conn. May 19, 2020)
United States v. Howard, 2020 WL 2200855 (ED NC May 6, 2020)
United States v. Hunt, 2020 WL 2395222 (ED Mich. May 12, 2020)
United States v. Jackson, 2020 WL 1955402 (SD Tex. Apr. 23, 2020)
United States v. Johnson, No. 15 cr 125 (KBJ), 2020 WL 2515856 (DDC May 16, 2020)
United States v. Joling, 2020 WL 1903280 (D Ore. Apr. 17, 2020)
United States v. Joseph, 2020 WL 2315806 (ND Cal. May 8, 2020)
United States v. Kelly, 2020 WL 2104241 (SD Miss. May 1, 2020)
United States v. Kubinski, 2020 WL 2475859 (ED N.0 May 13, 2020)
United States v. Lacy, 2020 WL 2093363 (CD Ill. May 1, 2020)
United States v. Lee, 2020 WL 2512415 (ND Cal. May 15, 2020)
United States v. Lopez, 2020 WL 2489746 (D N.M. May 14, 2020)
United States v. Lucas, 2020 WL 2059735 (WDNY Apr. 29, 2020)
United States v. Lynn, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135987 (S.D. Ala. Aug. 13, 2019)
United States v. Mattingley, 2020 WL 2499707 (WD Va. May 14, 2020)
United States v. Mel, 2020 WL 2041674 (D Md. Apr. 28, 2020)
United States v. Mondaca, 2020 WL 1029024 (S.D. Cal. March 3, 2020)
United States v. Moore, No. 3:16 CR 00171 JO, 2020 WL 2572529 (D Ore. May 21, 2020)
United States v. Moskowitz, 2020 WL 2187770 (EDNY May 5, 2020)
United States v. Muniz,, 2020 WL 1540325 (SD Tex. Mar. 30, 2020)
United States v. Norris, 2020 WL 2110640 (ED NC Apr. 30, 2020)
United States v. O’Bryan, 2020 US Dist. LEXIS 29747 (D.Kan 2020)
United States v. Pabon, 2020 WL 2112265 (D Mass. May 4, 2020)
United States v. Park, 2020 WL 1970603 (SDNY Apr. 24, 2020)
United States v. Parker, No. 2:98 cr 00749, 2020 WL 2572525 (CD Cal. May 21, 2020)
United States v. Pena, 2020 WL 2301199 (SDNY May 8, 2020)
United States v. Perez, 2020 WL 1180719 (D. Kansas March 11, 2020)
United States v. Peters,2020 WL 2092617 (D Conn. May 1, 2020)
United States v. Pinkerton, 2020 WL 2083968 (CD Ill. Apr. 30, 2020)
United States v. Pippin, No. CR16 0266, 2020 WL 2602140 (WD Wash. May 20, 2020)
United States v. Pomante, 2020 WL 2513095 (ED Mich. May 15, 2020)
United States v. Powell, No. 1:94 cr 00316 (ESH) (DDC Mar. 28, 2020)
United States v. Quintero, 2020 WL 2175171 (WDNY May 6, 2020)
United States v. Rahim, No. 16 20433, 2020 WL 2604857 (ED Mich. May 21, 2020)
United States v. Ramirez, 2020 WL 2404858 (D Mass. May 12, 2020)
United States v. Readus, No. 16 20827 1, 2020 WL 2572280 (ED Mich. May 21, 2020)
United States v. Redd, 2020 WL 1248493 (E.D. Va. Mar. 16, 2020)
United States v. Reddy, 2020 WL 2320093 (ED Mich. May 11, 2020)
Unites States v. Rehman, 14-19-CR-0254 (SDTX Apr.10, 2020)
United States v. Reid, 2020 WL 2128855 (ND Cal, May 5, 2020)
United States v. Rivera, 2020 WL 2094094 (SDNY May 1, 2020)
United States v. Rivernider, 2020 WL 2393959 (D Conn. May 12, 2020)
United States v. Robinson, 2020 WL 1982872 (N Cal, Apr. 27, 2020)
United States v. Rodriguez, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204440, (N.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2019)
United States v. Rountree, No. 1:12 CR 0308 (LEK), 2020 WL 2610923 (NDNY May 18, 2020)
United States v. Saad, 2020 WL 2065476 (ED Mich. Apr. 29, 2020)
United States v. Sanchez, 2020 WL 1933815 (D Conn. Apr. 22, 2020)
United States v. Sarkisyan, 2020 WL 2542032 (ND Cal. May 19, 2020)
United States v. Sawicz, 2020 WL 1815851 (EDNY Apr. 10, 2020)
United States v. Schafer, No. 6:18 CR 06152 EAW, 2020 WL 2519726 (WDNY May 18, 2020)
United States v. Schmit, 2020 U.S.Dist LEXIS 2832(N.D. Iowa 2020)
United States v. Schneider, No. 14 cr 30036, 2020 WL 2556354 (CD Ill. May 20, 2020)
United States v. Scparta,, 2020 WL 1910481 (SDNY Apr. 20, 2020)
United States v. Scott, 2020 WL 2467425 (D Md. May 13, 2020)
United States v. Sedge, 2020 WL 2475071 (EDNY May 13, 2020)
United States v. Sholler, 2020 WL 2512416 (ND Cal. May 15, 2020)
United States v. Simpson, 2020 WL 2323055 (ND Cal. May 11, 2020)
United States v. Soto, 2020 WL 2104787 (D Mass. May 1, 2020)
United States v. Stephenson, No. 3:05 CR 00511, 2020 WL 2566760 (SD Iowa May 21, 2020)
United States v. Thorson, 2020 WL 1978385 (WD Ky. Apr. 24, 2020)
United States v. Tillman, 2020 WL 1950835 (WD Mich. Apr. 23, 2020)
United States v. Turner, 2020 WL 1917833 (WD Va. Apr. 20, 2020)
United States v. Ullings, 2020 WL 2394096 (ND Ga. May 12, 2020)
United States v. Velencia, 2020 WL 2319323 (SDNY May 11, 2020)
United States v. Vence Small, 2020 WL 2572742 (D Conn. May 21, 2020)
United States v. White, No. 13 cr 20653 1, 2020 WL 2557077 (ED Mich. May 20, 2020)
United States v. Williams, 2020 WL 1974372 (D Conn. Apr. 24, 2020)
United States v. Williams, 2020 WL 2494645 (ND Ill. May 14, 2020)
United States v. Walls, 2020 WL 1952979 (ED Mich. Apr. 23, 2020)
United States v. Young, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37395 (M.D. Tenn. 2020)
United States v. Young, 2020 WL 2514673 (D Mass. May 15, 2020)

AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES

THIS AGREEMENT is a legally binding agreement between the undersigned parties, the first party being referred to herein as “You” and the second party being NATIONAL LEGAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES, referred to herein as “NLPA.” This agreement outlines our respective responsibilities. WE ARE entering into this agreement because You wish to use NLPA’s services as consultant to Your licensed attorney in connection with the pursuit of legal remedies on Your behalf, more specifically reflected on Exhibit “A”; and for the cost set forth on Exhibit “B.” As part of this Agreement, both NLPA and You agree as follows:
1) You will pay the research fee and expenses set forth on Exhibit “B”. In consideration of this fee, NLPA agrees to provide consulting assistance in Your case as set forth in Exhibit “A”. You understand that in the event the Research Fee is not paid in full, an amount of completed research, based upon the amount You have paid toward the research fee, will be released by NLPA to only Your licensed attorney.

2) ALL MONIES PAID TO NLPA SHOULD BE PAID BY CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER. IF SUMS ARE PAID VIA A PERSONAL CHECK, RESEARCH WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL FOURTEEN (14) DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF THE CHECK, UNLESS SUFFICIENT FUNDS CAN BE CONFIRMED THROUGH THE TELECHECK® PROCESS. IF SUMS ARE PAID BY MONEY ORDER OR CERTIFIED CHECK RESEARCH WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIPT. IF SUMS ARE PAID BY PERSONAL CHECK VERIFIED THROUGH THE TELECHECK® PROCESS, RESEARCH WILL BEGIN AS SOON AS VERIFICATION OCCURS. Please remember that NLPA also accepts wire transfers or payments by all major credit cards.

3) You agree:
a) You have asked NLPA to assist in the providing of the research and consulting services described above.

b) You understand that NLPA is not, and does not represent itself to be, a law firm but rather is a research and writing consultant supplementing Your defense team. You further understand that NLPA’s research services will only be provided, as consultant information, to Your licensed attorney and copies of research will also be sent to you provided our office has received authorization from your attorney to send the research to you. You recognize that NLPA neither provides nor offers legal advice or research services to anyone other than a licensed attorney. You also understand that should you need counsel to represent you that although NLPA is happy to refer you to a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction, that it is your responsibility to retain that attorney.

c) Research on Your case will be released only after both of the following have occurred: this Agreement for Services is signed by You and received by NLPA and payment toward the Research Fee has been received by NLPA (and cleared if payment is made by personal check). You also understand that if the entire fee set forth in Exhibit “B” hereof is not paid in full by any appropriate deadline, unless otherwise agreed, NLPA will only be preparing a proportionate share of the research based upon funds received from client. Please note that Your payment of funds to NLPA pursuant to this agreement will be deemed to be acceptance of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

d) You understand that in order for NLPA to assist Your attorney in preparing research and consulting with Your counsel as contemplated by this Agreement, it is essential that Your attorney authorize NLPA’s assistance. In the event Your attorney declines to have NLPA assistance after NLPA is hired, You will have several options, including: (1) You can request that NLPA continue to assist you, but not in the capacity of any legal research. Or (2) You can seek new counsel who will work with NLPA on Your defense team.

e) You understand the total cost for the requested services is the fee on Exhibit B. In the event that NLPA is requested to perform only a portion of these services, NLPA’s professional time, administrative time, and research services will be billed against this fee at the rate of $250.00 (Two Hundred Fifty Dollars) per hour for licensed attorney research time and $125.00 (One Hundred Twenty Five Dollars) per hour for professional administrative time spent on the case. Further, You agree and recognize that all conditions of NLPA’s services have been identified and outlined.

f) NLPA is not representing you as counsel and, therefore, cannot file documents in any court, and that no representations concerning NLPA’s services, other than those outlined herein, have been made to You. You understand that only your attorney can file pleadings in the appropriate court on your behalf.

g) You will make available to NLPA whatever documentation and transcripts are necessary. You will provide payment to whatever source is necessary to secure the materials. Although NLPA may be able to assist in obtaining documents related to Your case, it will not be NLPA’s financial responsibility to secure documentation. Further, you understand that once research is completed on your case and if requested by you, NLPA will return the documents to the defendant’s family or as instructed by the defendant provided that NLPA receives payment for the cost of shipping and handling. You further understand that in the event the fee is not paid or in the event you do not request the return of the documents, that NLPA is authorized to destroy the documents after a period of one year.

h) In conjunction with the research services to be provided according to this Agreement, You agree to pay to NLPA the full Research Fee set forth on Exhibit B on the terms and conditions set forth above.

I) You agree to pay, upon the execution of this Agreement, an expense deposit in the amount of $250.00 in addition to the Research Fee set forth above. This expense deposit will be applied against any and all costs and expenses related to the case including but not limited to photocopies, postage, long distance expense, and such other expenses as NLPA may deem necessary and proper. Expense costs do not include NLPA’s professional time, administrative time, or research services. NLPA agrees that no additional expense costs beyond the $250.00 deposit will be incurred by NLPA without Your expressed agreement in advance.

j) You understand NLPA will only agree to accept one collect telephone call per week from You. You also agree and understand that whenever possible, You need to send to NLPA written correspondence about issues in Your case to ensure that our research staff will be aware of Your thoughts concerning issues to be raised. Written correspondence is much more successful in communicating Your concerns than a brief telephone conversation.

k) You understand the agreed upon Research Fee noted in Exhibit “B” is based on the condition that transcripts for Your trial do not exceed three/3 days of testimony. You understand once NLPA has been hired and receives the transcripts for the case, and if the transcripts exceed three (3) days and no adjustment has been made in the Research Fee, NLPA reserves the right to either increase the Research Fee by $250.00 per day of additional testimony or, in the alternative, if You are unable to pay additional sums as set forth herein, that NLPA shall not complete all research normally contemplated but will prepare as much research as the funds to NLPA shall permit. You will provide payment to whatever source is necessary to secure the materials. It is not be NLPA’s financial responsibility to secure documentation.

l) You understand NLPA is owned by licensed attorneys and these attorneys may be available to provide legal representation to You should You so desire to retain them for that purpose, You have the right to retain counsel of Your own choice and there is no requirement You utilize NLPA’s attorneys as Your counsel. You are encouraged to seek legal counsel of Your own choice. You understand that H. Wesley Robinson is not a licensed attorney but Director Emeritus of Client Services and confirm you have received NLPA’s heritage memorandum.

m) You understand that the research and consulting assistance referenced in this Agreement is based upon the preliminary information provided by You to NLPA and the assistance that You have reported to NLPA that You want NLPA to provide to Your attorney. You further understand that once all relevant information and documentation concerning Your situation has been provided to and reviewed by NLPA, NLPA may recommend to You and Your attorney any modification of the nature of the research and consulting assistance requested to be appropriate and most consistent with the needs and instructions of Your attorney. Should this occur, You and Your attorney will be advised immediately by NLPA and, at that time, You and Your attorney will have the option of instructing NLPA to proceed with the modified research assistance or instructing NLPA to terminate its research assistance pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (7) hereof. The final decision on what legal action is to be taken, if any, is that of Your attorney.

n) If NLPA is being hired to prepare a case evaluation for counsel, you specifically authorize NLPA to send the case research to the attorney being utilized as case evaluation counsel by NLPA. You understand that NLPA can make no assurances as to the recommendations made by the case evaluation to counsel. At the direction of your counsel NLPA does agree to conduct a full review. You understand that the purpose of the evaluation is to have NLPA’s lawyers review the case and provide to counsel their thoughts and recommendations as to what can be done to assist the defendant. NLPA cannot make any guarantees as to the outcome of this evaluation and whether options available to the defendant may already be time-barred or that the evaluation will identify new issues or information that was not previously known to the defendant. I further understand that due to the passage of time or due to the fact that I may have filed numerous prior post-convictions and appeals that in order to be able to resume my pursuit of post-conviction relief, the evaluation may point out to me that may need to obtain new evidence or may need a new rule of law to occur. Should new evidence be necessary, I agree to assist NLPA in locating the individuals who might be able to provide new evidence to help me. However, NLPA does agree to conduct a full review for counsel of all issues that could potentially assist the defendant in the preparation of the case evaluation. I also understand that the case evaluation may not provide me with any new information already known about my case. Once the evaluation is completed and you review the recommendations made therein, should you desire to have NLPA assist counsel with the implementation of the recommendations made in the evaluation, NLPA will charge an additional fee for that service. However, the cost for the new service will be reduced by the amount paid for the evaluation. You further understand that should You want to implement recommendations made in evaluation, it will be necessary for You to arrange for counsel to represent you in court for purposes of the recommendation. Though the fee for counsel to review the evaluation once completed is included in the evaluation fee, You also understand having counsel assist in your representation in the case will involve an additional fee that would need to be paid by You directly to that attorney. You understand that the fee set forth in Exhibit “A” is to be applied toward the preparation of research only by the attorneys on NLPA’s staff.

o) You understand that the fee set forth in Exhibit “A” is not designated for the payment of additional costs such as expert witnesses, transcripts, filing fees, private investigators, etc. The cost of these additional items is to be paid directly by the client. You understand that once the evaluation is completed, this fee is non-refundable.

p) If NLPA is hired to provide Presentencing or Pretrial Assistance, the $1,500.00 fee for Pretrial Information Program (PIP) and Preliminary Sentencing Assistance (PSA) is non-refundable. Since PIP and PSA assistance consists of the providing of general information concerning the status of the case, such assistance can be provided without the direct authorization of the defendant’s counsel. By signing this agreement You acknowledge and understand that by subscribing to PIP/PSA services, said services does not include the preparation of case specific research concerning Your case and that until Your attorney authorizes our assistance with the case, NLPA is limited to only providing the general PIP/PSA information as provided for under the PIP/PSA services for which You have subscribed. You further understand that under the PIP/PSA services, NLPA will monitor the status of Your case (provided online dockets are available with the court) and provide periodic updated docket sheets to You so you know what is happening with Your case from the court’s perspective. However, should Your attorney authorize our assistance with Your case, NLPA will then shift its focus from the PIP/PSA service to Full Pretrial (FPT) assistance or Full Sentencing Assistance (FSA) and You will need to continue to make Your payments toward the balance of the research fee. Should NLPA receive authorization from Your counsel to provide Full Pretrial (FPT) assistance or Full Sentencing Assistance (FSA), by signing this agreement You acknowledge and understand that any and all case specific research such as pretrial motions and/or any other pretrial/sentencing research requested by counsel is provided for under this section of the Agreement only and is not included with the PIP/PSA subscription services. You further acknowledge and understand that any case specific research such as the pretrial motions and/or any other research requested by counsel, will be prepared by NLPA at the request of Your counsel and that counsel can utilize the research prepared by our office at his/her discretion. You further acknowledge and understand that once NLPA releases the research to counsel, it is counsel who makes all decisions as to how much, if any, of the research prepared by NLPA is to be utilized. You further acknowledge and understand that NLPA cannot make any representations as to the status of the case that is not noted on the docket sheet nor answer any case specific questions regarding the case, defense strategy or comment on the factual basis of the case and that such inquiries need to be made directly to Your counsel.

q) If NLPA is hired to provide research assistance at the appeal or post-conviction motion stage, and counsel representing the defendant declines to authorize, direct, and/or receive research from NLPA, or you determine that you are unable to pay the entire fee for the appeal or post-conviction motion, then You may choose from the following options: Option 1: You may request that NLPA convert the research that you have hired NLPA to prepare into a case evaluation which will then be forwarded to a new attorney that NLPA refers to you. NLPA will provide You with the names of three lawyers who would be willing to direct NLPA and to receive the research from NLPA. You can then choose which of the three lawyers You want to receive and to review the research from NLPA. You specifically authorize NLPA to use the funds paid on behalf of the defendant for this purpose; Option 2: You may, pursuant to Paragraph 7 of this agreement discharge NLPA and discontinue any research that has been prepared on the case. You understand that should you elect to pursue this option that the funds paid to NLPA pursuant to this agreement will be billed against as provided in Paragraph 7 in order to determine the amount of refund you may be entitled to receive.

r) You understand I do have the right to cancel this agreement within three days of signing it by executing the Notice of Recision which has been enclosed with this agreement. By signing this agreement I acknowledge that I have received the notice of my right of recision. I also acknowledge I have the right to waive my three day grace period should I elect to do so and can do so by signing where noted at the bottom of this agreement.

s) You understand and agree that in the event is required to pursue assistance in the defendant’s case, that you will provide said new evidence or in the event you are unable to locate the individual(s) who will provide such evidence you will hire an investigator to locate and interview the individual(s) providing the new evidence. Further, you agree that in the event new forensic evidence is necessary (e.g.: ballistics evidence, fingerprint evidence, DNA evidence, etc.) that you will agree to retain the appropriate provide such forensic evidence.

4) Both parties to this Agreement recognize that NLPA provides technical legal assistance to Your licensed attorney. Upon being hired for the service outlined in Exhibit “A,” NLPA agrees to research and prepare all outlined aspects of Your defense to the best of its ability and to pursue all legal arguments requested by Your attorney. It does not guarantee the successful outcome of each and every case in which it becomes involved. Further, unless otherwise specified, the Research Fee quoted in Exhibit “B” of this agreement does not include any research or other work regarding assets which the government may attempt to seize by forfeiture.

5) You specifically represent that You understand that unless otherwise agreed upon, completed research will only be prepared and released to Your attorney based upon the amount of funds paid by You to NLPA. You understand that our lawyers will prepare the research as funds are received from you. If you are participating in a payment plan either through the NLPA in house plan, you understand that if payments become sixty (60) days delinquent, all research on the case being prepared by NLPA will be discontinued until such time as payments are brought current. Should You be unable to pay the entire Research Fee prior to the due date of any given pleading, NLPA will conduct as much research as is proportionately possible based upon the percentage of the total amount paid by You as of that date, and will then forward the completed research to Your attorney.

6) You also understand, for NLPA to fully perform its responsibilities in the research and preparation of the necessary pleadings for Your case, it is Your responsibility to ensure that Your attorney provides documentation to NLPA. You specifically represent that You understand that, although NLPA will faithfully and to the best of its ability complete the research as provided for herein, NLPA does not control decisions made by Your attorney with respect to the manner in which research is utilized, or the case strategy or any method of the attorney’s representation. b)Further, you understand that you are hiring NLPA solely to provide research for the service set forth in Exhibit “A”. You understand that if NLPA is being hired to provide pretrial research to your counsel that the fee paid pursuant to this agreement covers the cost of 40 hours research. Should counsel desire further pretrial research that exceeds the 40 hour limitation, you agree to pay for any additional research necessary at a discounted hourly rate of $50.00 per hour. You also understand that once the service you have hired NLPA to provide has been completed, should t be necessary to pursue other options in the case, there will be an additional fee for any additional services other than that specified in Exhibit “A” herein.

7) Either party may terminate this Agreement by tendering a written notice to the other party. In the event of termination by You, NLPA shall be entitled to payment for all work performed from the date that NLPA receives its initial payment for services through the termination at the rate of $250.00 per hour for licensed attorney research time and $125.00 per hour for professional research time as well as reimbursement of all expenses as set forth above. Further, You agree that in the event You terminate NLPA’s research assistance prior to the completion of the research contracted for herein, a case administration charge in the amount of $750.00 will be deducted from any payment made to NLPA by You. If You want to pay this fee via Credit/Debit Card, by signing this Agreement for Services, You agree to have the following amount withdrawn from your account and all subsequent payments until the fee is paid in full. You agree that once your payment is received, work will begin, you relinquish your right to do a chargeback on your card.

8) In the event that the research prepared by NLPA is successful in assisting You in receiving relief in Your case, You authorize NLPA to include this and related information concerning the success of Your case in its monthly newsletter sent to members of the legal profession.

9) Non-Disparagement Clause. During the term of this contract and thereafter, the client agrees to take no action which is intended or would reasonably be expected to harm NLPA or its reputation or which would reasonably be expected to lead to unwarranted and unfavorable publicity to NLPA.

10) Liquidated damages for Breach of Non-Disparagement Clause. In the event that the client breaches any component of the Non-Disparagement Clause contained in the section listed above at any time, client acknowledges and agrees that it would be impractical or extremely difficult to ascertain the amount of actual damages to NLPA. For this reason, the client agrees that any violation of the non-disparagement provision of this agreement shall result in the imposition of liquidated damages, and not as a penalty, in the amount of $25,000.00 per each occurrence to be paid by the client to NLPA which represents the reasonable compensation for the loss incurred by NLPA because of the breach.”

11) You understand that there may be filing deadlines involved in the research that needs to be prepared by NLPA. Accordingly, You agree to ensure that payment is made in full to NLPA prior to any filing deadline which may apply in Your case. Further, you understand, in order for NLPA to make a complete assessment of any potential due dates/deadlines concerning future filings on your behalf, NLPA requires receipt of all relevant documentation in your case. Also, you understand if you fail to inform NLPA of the current status of any filings pending in any court or you fail to inform NLPA of any known impending deadlines in your case; NLPA cannot properly assess any potential future deadlines. Therefore, you understand NLPA is not liable for any filing deadlines you may potentially miss because of a failure on your part to: provide relevant case documentation; and/or inform NLPA of the present filing status of your case; and/or inform NLPA of any other known pending case filing deadlines.”

12) You understand that research will not be provided to Your attorney unless and until this Agreement is appropriately executed or accepted, and until Your attorney agrees to accept and review the research.

13) Legal Visits: I understand that I may request a legal visit at my place of confinement. I further understand that the fee quoted in this agreement for NLPA’s assistance does not include the cost of such visit. I understand that the cost for a legal visit is billed at the rate of $250 /hour portal to portal plus travel expenses.

14) You expressly represent that the funds being utilized to hire NLPA to assist Your attorney have been generated from legal sources and are not subject to any pending forfeiture actions. Further, if a defendant is indigent and has appointed counsel, You represent that such funds being paid to NLPA are not the defendant’s funds but are from friends or family members.

15) Pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, You specifically consent to the receipt of any documents, letters, or notices by fax. This consent shall include You and all agents or attorneys acting on Your behalf.

16) I further understand and agree the only representations and information that I am relying upon in hiring NLPA are contained solely in the terms of this agreement and no other separate representations or agreements have been made to me other than what is contained herein

17) I understand I have hired NLPA to prepare a COVID-19 Motion to request release from prison to avoid continued exposure to COVID-19 and this motion must be filed by counsel. Should my counsel of record be unwilling to file such a motion, I understand NLPA will refer me to counsel who will file the motion and represent the Defendant for any hearings held by the court in its consideration of same. I further understand that should I need to hire new legal counsel for this motion, any additional cost for counsel and filing fees are my responsibility.

You can download the Full agreement here: Covid-19 Agreement PDF

MORE THAN 1 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 – 70,000 DEATHS VIRUS SPREADS THROUGH PRISONS

NLPA is writing to help save the health and possibly the life of your loved one from becoming a victim of COVID-19 (Coronavirsus). We recently prepared and sent to your counsel a case evaluation that outlined a “game plan” for post conviction relief. Although Attorney offered to file the recommended writ to secure your loved one’s release at a substantially reduced price, you have yet to implement the “game plan” NLPA recommended.

Now, since we completed the case evaluation and with the rapid spreading of COVID-19 through the prison system, we want to offer another remedy. This not only will help reduce the time which your loved one must serve in prison, but also protect him from falling victim to COVID-19 as it spreads through the prisons.

Carefully read the COVID-19 information attached to this letter. It outlines how, by the preparation and filing of a proper motion, courts everywhere have already ordered the transfer of hundreds of inmates to Community Treatment Centers, House Arrest—and in some cases ordered an immediate release until the pandemic is ended. It is clear the conditions in the jails and prisons are such that it is impossible for the Department of Corrections to practice “social distancing” and proper hygiene.

Do something now to protect your loved one at this critical, dangerous time. Thousands of inmates have been released from prisons and jails throughout the US. Contact NLPA immediately before it is too late.

Sincerely yours,
National Legal Professional Associates
National Legal Professional Associates (NLPA)

Enclosure: COVID-19 Memo

MORE THAN 1 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 – 70,000 DEATHS VIRUS SPREADS THROUGH PRISONS

NLPA is writing to help save the health and possibly the life of your loved one from becoming a victim of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). With the rapid spreading of COVID-19 through the prison system, we want to offer another remedy. This not only will help reduce the time which your loved one must serve in prison, but also protect him from falling victim to COVID-19 as it spreads through the prisons.

We previous sent you the COVID-19 information complied by NLPA. It outlines how, by the preparation and filing of a proper motion, courts everywhere have already ordered the transfer of hundreds of inmates to Community Treatment Centers, House Arrest—and in some cases ordered an immediate release until the pandemic is ended. It is clear the conditions in the jails and prisons are such that it is impossible for the Department of Corrections to practice “social distancing” and proper hygiene.

Do something now to protect your loved one at this critical, dangerous time. Thousands of inmates have been released from prisons and jails throughout the US. Contact NLPA immediately before it is too late.

Sincerely yours,
National Legal Professional Associates
National Legal Professional Associates (NLPA)

Enclosure: COVID-19 Flyer, COVID Successful Cases

COVID-19 Flyer, COVID Successful Cases

NLPA is writing to help save the health and possibly the life of your loved one from becoming a victim of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). With the rapid spreading of COVID-19 through the prison system, we want to offer another remedy. This not only will help reduce the time which your loved one must serve in prison, but also protect him from falling victim to COVID-19 as it spreads through the prisons.

Enclosed is COVID-19 information complied by NLPA. It outlines how, by the preparation and filing of a proper motion, courts everywhere have already ordered the transfer of hundreds of inmates to Community Treatment Centers, House Arrest—and in some cases ordered an immediate release until the pandemic is ended. It is clear the conditions in the jails and prisons are such that it is impossible for the Department of Corrections to practice “social distancing” and proper hygiene.

Do something now to protect your loved one at this critical, dangerous time. Thousands of inmates have been released from prisons and jails throughout the US. Contact NLPA immediately before it is too late.

Sincerely yours,

National Legal Professional Associates (NLPA)

Rest In Peace – COVID-19 Victim List! Don’t delay!

You don’t want your loved one’s name on this list.

When a drug sentence turns into a death sentence. These 26 inmates may have survived if their families had a COVID-19 Motion filed. Every day counts for your loved ones! Take action now to protect them from getting COVID-19.

Stephen Cino (died April 29: “54 year old male who was sentenced in the Western District of Virginia to a 292 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone Buprenorphine and Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine”)

Willie Peterson (died April 30: “51 year old male who was sentenced in the Southern District of West Virginia to a 97 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute 100 Grams or More of Heroin and a Quantity of Fentanyl”).

Kevin Ivy (died May 2: “59 year old male who was sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas to a 49 month sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine”)

Jimmie Lee Houston (dies May 6: “75 year old male who was sentenced in the District of Alaska to a 120 month sentence for Possessing a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possessing a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, and Criminal Forfeiture Allegation).

George Escamilla (died May 8: “67 year old male who was sentenced in the Western District of Texas to a 192 month sentence for Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 kilograms or more of Cocaine and Aiding and Abetting.”)

Guadalupe Ramos (died May 10: “56 year old male who was sentenced in the Western District of Texas to a 210 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute 1 Kilogram or More of Heroin”)

Juan Mata (died May 11: “59 year old male sentenced in the Western District of Texas to a 135 month sentence for Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute 500g or more of Cocaine).

Vernon Adderley (died May 11: “56 year old male who was sentenced in the Southern District of New York to a 420 month sentence for Narcotics Conspiracy, Conspiracy to Deal in Firearms without a License, and Using and Carrying a Firearm During a Narcotics Crime”).

James Lino (died May 13: “65 year old male who was sentenced in the District of Hawaii to a 34 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute”).

Calderon Mendoza (died May 14: “60 year old male sentenced in the Southern District of Florida to a 144 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Knowing it Would be Imported into the United States and Distribute Cocaine Using an Airplane Registered in the United States”).

Jerry Lynn Dempsey (died May 15: “59 year old male who was sentenced in the Southern District of California to a 130 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine”)

Bich Tran (died May 17: “50 year old male who was sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas to a 360 month sentence for Conspiracy to Manufacture and Possession with Intent to Distribute Ecstasy, Methamphetamine, Cocaine Base, and Marijuana”)

Fidel Torres (died May 20: “62 year old male sentenced in the Southern District of Texas to a 220 month sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Quantity in Excess of 1000 kilograms of Marijuana, and Aid and Abet to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Quantity in Excess of 1000 kilograms of Marijuana”)

Patrick Jones (died March 28: “49 year old male who was sentenced in the Western District of Texas to a 324 month sentence for Possession with Intent to Distribute 425.1 grams of crack cocaine within 1000 ft. of a junior college”)

Nicholas Rodriguez (died April 1: “43 year old male who was sentenced in the Northern District of California to a 188 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Methamphetamine”)

Woodrow Taylor (died April 2: “53 year old male serving a 60 month sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of Cocaine”)

David Townsend (died April 2: “66 year old male who was sentenced in the Northern District of Georgia to a 240 month sentence for Possession With Intent to Distribute at least 100 kg. of Marijuana, at least 500 gm. of Methamphetamine Mixture, and at least 5 gm. of Methamphetamine Actual”)

Margarito Garcia Fragoso (died April 2: “65 year old male serving 126 month sentence for Possession with Intent to Distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime”)

Gary Edward Nixon (died April 12: “57 year old male who was sentenced in the Eastern District of North Carolina to a 155 month Supervised Release Violation Term with new criminal conduct of Conspiracy to Distribute With Intent to Distribute More Than 5 Grams of Cocaine Base (Crack). The original offense conduct was Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute 100 Grams or More of Heroin and Possession With Intent to Distribute a Quantity of Heroin”)

Alvin Turner (died April 13: “43 year old male sentenced in the Eastern District of Michigan to a 180 month term for Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine”)

Michael Fleming (died April 19: “59 year old male who was sentenced in the District of Wyoming to a 240 month sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute
Methamphetamine”)

Arnoldo Almeida (died April 22: “a 61 year old male who was sentenced in the Western District of Texas to a 188 month sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Cocaine”)

Oscar Ortiz (died April 24: “78 year old male who was sentenced in the District of Idaho to a 324 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and/or Marijuana, Drug Possession/Distribution”)

Donnie Grabener (died April 25: “65 year old male who was sentenced in the District of Louisiana to a 120 month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Felon in Possession of a Firearm”)

Andrea Circle Bear (died April 28: “30 year old female who was sentenced in the District of South Dakota to a 26 month sentence for Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises”)

William Walker Minto (died April 28: “73 year old male who was sentenced in the Eastern District of Tennessee to a 240 month term for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess With Intent to Distribute 1,000 Kilograms or More of Marijuana”)

MORE THAN 10 MILLION COVID-19 CASES & 512,000 DEATHS REPORTED MORE THAN 50,000 INMATES INFECTED – NEARLY 600 DEAD IN PRISONS

We are all concerned about how the COVID 19 (Coronavirus disease) pandemic is affecting us “on the streets”. But, as cases of the virus continue to spread among prisoners and staff in facilities, what about your loved one who is locked up and cannot take proper precautions to protect himself? We all know how unsanitary conditions are in the prisons and how it is impossible to practice “social distancing”.

In the past week, 1000’s of prisoners have been released to House Arrest, Community Treatment Centers or time served from jails and prisons all over the country. These releases have been made for inmates serving their sentences as well as awaiting trial and sentencing. The courts have finally shown a strong interest in granting relief to defendants by filing a Motion for Compassionate Release. This motion emphasizes the “extraordinary and compelling” medical conditions that now threaten the life of the many defendants who are vulnerable to this killing disease.

Don’t let your love one languish in prison facing a potentially life threatening disease and adverse medical conditions. A number of district courts have concluded that Guideline §1B1.13 cmt. n.1 does not restrain a court’s assessment of whether extraordinary and compelling reasons exist to release a defendant. Courts have concluded that the Commission’s failure to amend Guideline §1B1.13 and related Commentary following the First Step Act does not preclude a court from acting on motions for sentence reductions or using the catch all provision in Application Note 1(D). Here are few of the successful cases where defendants has already been released: United States v. Sawicz, 2020 WL 1815851 (EDNY Apr. 10, 2020); United States v. Almonte, 2020 WL 1812713 (D. Conn. Apr. 9, 2020); United States v. Campagna, 2020 WL 1489829 (SDNY Mar. 27, 2020);United States v. Powell, No. 1:94 cr 00316 (ESH) (DDC Mar. 28, 2020);United States v. Muniz,, 2020 WL 1540325 (SD Tex. Mar. 30, 2020);United States v. Gonzales, 2020 WL 1536155 (Ed Wash. Mar. 31, 2020); United States v. Rodriguez,

2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204440, (N.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2019); United States v. Brown, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175424, (S.D. Iowa Oct. 8, 2019); United States v. Fox, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115388 (D. Me. July 11, 2019); United States v. Beck, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108542, (M.D.N.C. June 28, 2019);United States v. Cantu, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100923 (S.D. Tex. June 17, 2019); United States v. Lynn, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135987 (S.D. Ala. Aug. 13, 2019); United States v. Gotschall, No. CR17 4031 LTS 4, Doc. No. 337, at *5 (N.D. Iowa Dec. 27, 2019); United States v. Schmit, 2020 U.S.Dist LEXIS 2832(N.D. Iowa 2020); United States v. O’Bryan, 2020 US Dist. LEXIS 29747 (D.Kan 2020);

United States v. Young, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37395 (M.D. Tenn. 2020); United States v. Mondaca, 2020 WL 1029024 (S.D. Cal. March 3, 2020); United States v. Davis, 2020 WL 1083158 (D. Md. March 5, 2020); United States v. Perez, 2020 WL 1180719 (D. Kansas March 11, 2020); United States v. Redd, 2020 WL 1248493 (E.D. Va. Mar. 16, 2020); Poulios v. United States, 2020 WL 1922775 (ED Va. Apr. 21, 2020); United States v. Scparta,, 2020 WL 1910481 (SDNY Apr. 20, 2020); United States v. Atwi, 2020 WL 1910152 (ED Mich Apr. 20, 2020); United States v. Gileno, 2020 WL 1916773 (D Conn. Apr. 20, 2020); United States v. Turner, 2020 WL 1917833 (WD Va. Apr. 20, 2020); United States v. Asaro, 2020 WL 1899221 (EDNY Apr. 20, 2020); United States v. Joling, 2020 WL 1903280 (D Ore. Apr. 17, 2020);
United States v. Atkinson, 2020 WL 1904585 (D Nev. Apr. 17, 2020);

Don’t Delay! If you are interested in having NLPA’s lawyers prepare a Motion for Compassionate Release to be filed by your counsel before it is too late, contact NLPA as soon as possible. NLPA can prepare the motion for your loved one’s legal counsel to file into court. Under the special Compassionate Release Program we have reduced the fee to $2,500.00.

STRONGER TOGETHER LET’S KEEP EVERYONE SAFE DON’T ALLOW YOUR INCARCERATED LOVED ONE BECOME A VICTIM OF COVID 19 COMPASSIONATE RELEASE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRISONERS

We are all concerned about how the COVID 19 (Coronavirus disease) pandemic is affecting all of us “on the streets”. But, as cases of the virus continue to spread among prisoners and staff in facilities throughout the US, what about your loved one who is locked up and cannot take proper precautions to protect himself? We all know how unsanitary conditions are in the prisons.

For example, in the past week, several 1000’s prisoners have been released to House Arrest, Community Treatment Centers or time served from jails and prisons all over the country. These releases have been made for non-violent inmates serving their sentences as well as awaiting trial and sentencing.

The courts have finally shown a strong interest in granting relief to defendants by filing a Motion for Compassionate Release. This motion emphasizes the “extraordinary and compelling” medical conditions that now threaten the life of the some defendants who are vulnerable to this killing disease.

Already this month, several 1000s defendants have received relief under this new Motion – Don’t let your love one languish in prison facing a potentially life threatening disease and adverse medical conditions. A number of district courts have concluded that Guideline §1B1.13 cmt. n.1 does not restrain a court’s assessment of whether extraordinary and compelling reasons exist to release a defendant. Courts have concluded that the

Commission’s failure to amend Guideline §1B1.13 and related Commentary following the First Step Act does not preclude a court from acting on motions for sentence reductions or using the catch all provision in Application Note 1(D).United States v. Rodriguez, CR17 00021, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204440, (N.D. Cal. Nov. 25, 2019); United States v. Urkevich, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197408 (D. Neb. Nov. 14, 2019); United States v. Brown, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 175424, (S.D. Iowa Oct. 8, 2019); United States v. Fox, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115388 (D. Me. July 11, 2019); United States v. Beck, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108542, (M.D.N.C. June 28, 2019); United States v. Cantu, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100923 (S.D. Tex. June 17, 2019); United States v. Lynn, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135987 (S.D. Ala. Aug. 13, 2019). United States v. Gotschall, No. CR17 4031 LTS 4, Doc. No. 337, at *5 (N.D. Iowa Dec. 27, 2019); United States v. Schmit, 2020 U.S.Dist LEXIS 2832(N.D. Iowa 2020); United States v. O’Bryan, 2020 US Dist. LEXIS 29747 (D.Kan 2020); United States v. Cantu, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100923 (S.D. Tex. June 17, 2019); United States v. Young, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37395 (M.D. Tenn. 2020).

Don’t Delay!! If you are interested in having NLPA’s lawyers prepare a Motion for Compassionate Release to be filed by counsel before it is too late, contact NLPA as soon as possible. NLPA can prepare the motion for your loved one’s legal counsel to file into court. Under the special Compassionate Release Program our fee is $2,500.00.