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2024 Know Your Rights Scholarship

At The Nieves Law Firm, we are passionate about criminal law. We make it a priority to stand up for individuals who find themselves facing overwhelming odds. As criminal defense attorneys, we have experience defending individuals and we know how easy it is for someone who isn’t aware of their rights to be taken advantage of during an arrest. This is an issue that we see far too often. We want to do something to change that.

We are proud to continue The Know Your Rights Scholarship for 2024 in an effort to spread awareness about individual rights. When individuals are not armed with specific knowledge about their individual rights, they run the risk of making self-incriminating statements during or after an arrest. We hope that this scholarship will encourage discussion and help educate others about their individual rights. In a 750 word essay, discuss what you think should be done to increase awareness about individual rights and avoiding self-incrimination. One student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that will be put toward their education. Click here to check out some of our previous scholarship winners!

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Scholarship Overview

The Know Your Rights Scholarship is open to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or law program at an accredited university within the United States.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • High school students who wish to apply must be graduating and/or enrolled in a college or university by the scholarship deadline.

Application Instructions

To apply for The Know Your Rights Scholarship, email the following material to contact@thenieveslawfirm.com with the subject line “Your Name – 2024 Know Your Rights Scholarship application” on or before February 28, 2024.

  • A current resume with updated contact information and education status
  • Official or unofficial transcript from your current or most recent educational institution
  • A 750-word essay discussing what you feel should be done to increase awareness surrounding individual rights to help individuals avoid self-incrimination.

Scholarship Deadline

The deadline to submit your completed scholarship application is February 28, 2024.

 

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The Nieves Law Firm is dedicated to providing aggressive criminal defense representation to working professionals who have found themselves in trouble with the law. We show up to win, and we’re not afraid to fight aggressively to accomplish our client’s goals.

We understand that being accused of a crime can be a scary and confusing experience. That’s why we take the stress off our clients by handling the full scope of their legal situation from the initial consultation to the final outcome. Our bilingual attorneys and staff are here to ensure that our clients feel heard and understood every step of the way.

As one of the largest criminal defense teams in Oakland and the Greater Bay Area, we have the resources and experience to handle even the most complex cases. Our experienced team examines various aspects of your case and, perhaps most importantly, we genuinely care about our clients and their future. We take the time to learn about their goals and priorities so that we can achieve an outcome that allows them to move past their mistakes and focus on the future they want. When you work with us, you become part of our team.

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When facing a criminal charge, having dedicated and experienced attorneys on your side is critical. At The Nieves Law Firm, we understand the gravity of your situation, and our criminal defense attorneys provide unwavering support and legal guidance.

From the moment you reach out to us, we prioritize your well-being and legal interests. Our criminal lawyers are with you every step of the way, from arrest to hearings and beyond, to ensure that your rights are protected. Whether you’re facing charges related to DUI, drug offenses, assault, sex crimes or any other allegation, we have the knowledge and courtroom experience to fight vigorously on your behalf.

We believe in the power of collaboration and will actively involve you in the decision-making process, ensuring you are well-informed and empowered to make the best choices for your defense. Our goal is not only to navigate the legal complexities but also to provide you with the peace of mind and reassurance you deserve during this challenging time.

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