The Criminal Defense Firm, P.A. Reviews (1)
NLPA mislead myself and my husband. Claiming the ability to assist us with a legal matter despite the expiration of Missouri's statue of limitations.
My husband is currently incarcerated. His incarceration began in July of 2012 at which time he received an advertisement circular that had be going around the prison. The advertisement was for NLPA claiming assistance with conviction relief options. We contact this company and proceeded moving torward a post conviction relief in my husbands case. At the time that we first contact them for assistance we were still in the 180 days that required for many post conviction avenues. In October of 2012 my husband sent NLPA $500. Prior to us sending them money, me being a skeptic, called and inquired about the time limitations which expired early October and was told by one of the employees not to worry about that because "NLPA" has ways to work around those deadlines. Still skeptical, we sent them money based on their claim to be able to assist in other ways due to the expiration of the 180 day limit. This initial $500 was to express interest and possibly get the research started. NLPA requested $1000 to get started but since we didn't have $1000 laying around we sent the $500. We were assigned a case manager after the check for the funds had been received. Our case manager was [redacted] who to my knowledge is the owner of this company. Upon speaking to Mr. [redacted], he made mentioned of promising avenues in which he could and would use to get relief in my husbands case. Some more time had passed with unable to make any payments however the company continued to keep in touch and make reference to the results that my husband and I could look forward to even though we were going further and further away from the original 180 day expiration for relief. In December of 2013 [redacted] introduced us to a financing company that could assist us in getting his company funded so that they may continue working on our case. I did complete an application, which included me sending this company (United Paralegals of America) a $500 deposit in addition to the $500 that I had already sent NLPA. Once approved this company would send NLPA a check to cover the remaining 2495.00 that I owed them for the research. February 2014, I received the completed research that was to include all available avenues in which my husband and I could seek relief in his case. This long awaited research pointed out every single deadline that we had missed in detail. I have 38 pages of options that will not apply due to deadline expiration. When asked about these deadlines in the beginning before sending NLPA any funds, we were told one thing and after they received our fund or at least funds on our behalf the outlook and outcome changed