Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley Criminal Defense Attorney
The Law Offices of Gregory Caplan445 South Figueroa, Suite #2700
Los Angeles, California 90071
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Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of Gregory Caplan can help clients with criminal charges in local Superior Courts. Mr. Caplan's law practice focuses on alternative resolutions, working towards resolving cases with options such as pre-filing diversion, office hearings, and City Attorney Diversion, whenever possible.
As a criminal defense lawyer, Gregory Caplan provides answers to his clients’ questions, and works towards resolving their criminal charges by utilizing comprehensive approaches in the local courts. His unique strategies are the product of his extensive background in criminal law, which included a period of nine years as a California prosecutor. Mr. Caplan emphasizes his practice on helping clients in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley (including Burbank Court), as well as in the Santa Clarita Valley. Gregory Caplan was the Prosecutor in the Burbank Courthouse for the Burbank City Prosecutor from 2000-2006. During that time, and thereafter, he successfully handled 1000s of cases in the various courtrooms of the Burbank Superior Court, as a Burbank Criminal Lawyer.
What is it that differentiates Criminal Defense Lawyer Gregory Caplan from other attorneys? Mr. Caplan evaluates each case, as well as his client’s needs, to effectively and efficiently guide them through the challenges of the local courts, and provides to them a clear understanding of the courtroom process. Unlike many criminal defense lawyers, Mr. Caplan understands the local procedures and practices of the courthouses in which his clients’ cases are heard, and can provide the benefit of the “local advantage.”
One important example of the “Local Advantage” would be Mr. Caplan’s significant familiarity with “City Attorney Diversion” programs, which quietly exist in the local City Attorneys’ Offices, as well as some area courtrooms, giving persons charged with crimes, an opportunity to earn dismissals of their charges upon successful completion of program requirements. Criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles who are unfamiliar with these possibilities simply cannot advise you of the alternatives which exist for your case.
Year this Office was Established: 2006
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Larceny; Petty Theft; Grand Theft; Drug Possession; Drug Transportation; Possession for Sale; Hit and Run; Code Violation; Exhibition of Speed; Reckless Driving; Bench Warrant; Airport Arrest; Probation Violation; Code Violation; Failure to Appear.
Areas of Law Description
If you have been arrested for a theft-related charge in Los Angeles County, such as Petty Theft, Grand Theft, or Burglary, early intervention can be critical in effectively resolving your case. Certain alternatives, such as APPS and City Attorney Diversion, are generally only available for consideration before a case is filed in court. Thus, if you wait until your court date to determine your options, you may have missed out on a tremendous opportunity. Gregory Caplan describes early intervention strategies which can be effective in theft cases, on his video, at Los Angeles Theft Defense Lawyer.
- Weapon Defense
Illegal weapon cases in Los Angeles often involve guns, dirks or daggers, brass knuckles, switchblades, batons, and nunchakus. Possession of these items can result in felony charges, and can negatively impact a person’s record, employment, as well as immigration status. Therefore, if you are accused of a weapon violation in Los Angeles County, it is critical to have attorney representation.
- Drug Defense
Drug crimes occur frequently in Los Angeles County, and all have potentially serious consequences. Gregory Caplan provides extensive and substantial legal counsel for clients charged with drug violations in Los Angeles County. Mr. Caplan has more than 15 years working on drug cases in court.
Gregory Caplan has worked on hundreds of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases during his career as a prosecutor and defense lawyer. Because of his extensive background with DUI cases, he understands the important details which can affect these cases, well as successful approaches to deal with them. He can promptly make your DMV hearing request, as well as handle your DUI case in court. His background provides insight as to the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecutor’s case, and he can evaluate this information when determining the best strategies for you.
- Hit and Run
Gregory Caplan has handled well over 100 Hit and Run Cases, as a prosecutor and defense lawyer. He is familiar with effective approaches to these situations, and provides timely and effective representation for his clients. While results always depend on unique circumstances of each case, Mr. Caplan’s systematic approach is designed to determine each client’s most effective strategies.
The criminal charge on your record has made it difficult to obtain a career, or a professional license, and is holding you back from a successful future. You’ve paid your fines, completed your community service, and you are a different person than you were then. It’s time to move forward in the right direction, and take steps to remove the criminal charge from your record. So, how do you start the expungement process? The key to success with a Los Angeles Expungement is to determine the most direct approach for your specific case. The starting point begins with determining your eligibility.
- Code Violation
If you are charged with a local code violation, you are subject to large monetary fines and other significant conditions which can be imposed by a court. Thus, it is in your best interest to speak with a Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Code Violation Attorney. The legal penalties for a local code violation are far too severe to forgo effective representation from a well-informed lawyer. An attorney can work with prosecuting agencies to help facilitate an effective solution, help you plan to make appropriate corrections, and inform you of your best options.
- Traffic Violation
Gregory Caplan has handled numerous serious traffic violation cases, as a deputy district attorney and city prosecutor, as well as a defense lawyer. There are a wide range of charges which can be filed in court, including misdemeanors and felonies, and specific elements must be shown for a person to be convicted. Because of the intricate issues which arise in these cases, it is important to have representation from an effective defense attorney to handle your serious Vehicle Code violation.
- Probation Violation
Los Angeles Probation Violation Attorney Gregory Caplan has worked on 100s of probation violations in his career in criminal law. His experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney gives him insight about effective strategies for clients facing a violation of probation. He is familiar with area judges, courtrooms, and prosecutors, and utilizes a systematic approach, to determine the most effective strategies for his clients.
- Airport Arrest
If you have been stopped, detained, searched, arrested, or given a citation (a notice to appear in court), while you were at Los Angeles International Airport or other Southern California International Airport, it is important to promptly retain a criminal defense attorney. Routine detentions and searches at security checkpoints operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) "routinely" result in arrests of people who have never been in trouble with the law. The consequences can be severe and you certainly want to do everything you can to protect your constitutional and statutory rights. Gregory Caplan has substantial experience handling hundreds of these cases in his criminal law career.
- Bench Warrant
When a judge is presented documentation which indicates that a person has committed a crime, an arrest warrant can be issued. An arrest warrant authorizes an immediate arrest of that person. When an arrest warrant is issued, police agencies will generally make efforts to make the arrest as soon as possible. When the person is located, he or she will be placed under arrest and remain in jail until bail is posted or is taken to court to answer for the charges. If a person with a warrant voluntary goes to court, depending on the circumstances, the judge may release the person from the warrant without bail. Thus, it can be extremely important to take affirmative steps to resolve a warrant.
- Failure to Appear
Failure to appear is a legal term used to describe when you do not appear for a court appearance at a set date and time. If you do not show up in court for an arraignment, criminal proceedings, or criminal sentencing, you will likely have a bench warrant issued in your case. A bench warrant can lead to your immediate arrest and your failure to appear can negatively impact your probation status, as well. There are many reasons as to why you may have failed to appear in court. Regardless of the reason, failure to appear is considered very risky for your criminal case. For this reason, you need the prompt legal expertise of an effective criminal defense attorney.
- Suspended License
Losing your privilege to drive a motor vehicle in Los Angeles County can put you in a difficult situation. However, there are many effective approaches in Los Angeles County Courts where you can avoid the endless revolving doors, and resolve the situation. If you are charged with Driving on a Suspended License, Driving on a Revoked License, or Driving without a Valid License, it is important to have a skilled attorney to guide you through the complexities of the judicial system, to find the best approach to handle your particular case. That attorney is Gregory Caplan.
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