Criminal Defense Blog

Sara Caplan is a criminal defense attorney, and she also handles immigration matters. She was Of Counsel to Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro from 1995 to 2006, and before that had her own office and worked with Robert Shapiro, including representation of OJ Simpson and other well known celebrities athletes and musicians. She is a litigation attorney specializing in criminal defense (state and federal), professional administrative hearings (such as medical, dental, nursing, and real estate boards) and immigration matters.

All criminal offenders in the U.S go through the justice system, after which they receive a sentence upon conviction. However, states like California have realized that low-level offenders can benefit more from counseling and training than...

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California is the primary center of technology in the United States, owing to its major tech companies like Silicon Valley. For this reason, the state is a hotspot for all types of cybercrimes. Most cyber crimes result in financial losses and...

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Crime is as eternal as a society, meaning that crime will exist as long as there is a society. With advancements in science and technology, detecting and investigating crimes have also developed. The progress of forensic science has entirely...

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Workplace conduct is often scrutinized to ensure that employers and employees maintain a healthy relationship. Due to this, you may face serious sexual harassment accusations attracting criminal charges in specific cases. When accusations arise,...

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Opioid-related deaths have reached epidemic levels across the country over the last few years. Opioids are extremely powerful painkillers, yet even when used responsibly, they can cause considerable complications, such as an overdose or accidental...

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According to the California PC 13700, you could face domestic violence charges if you commit abuse against an intimate partner. The law defines abuse as intentionally or recklessly using or threatening to use physical force against your intimate...

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Until recently, the law relied on the process of elimination, commonly known as negative corpus, to prove arson cases. This investigation method is no longer applicable. It was removed from the National Fire Protection Association fire...

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Prosecutorial Misconduct

Published: Dec 06, 2021

Prosecutorial misconduct is any unethical or illegal conduct by a prosecutor when handling a case. Prosecutors are bound by strict professional ethics, rules, and standards due to the power they wield. If a prosecutor engages in misconduct, they...

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Eyewitness testimonies are an excellent form of evidence in the investigation and prosecution of crimes in California. An eyewitness account can outline the events that led to the commission of a particular offense and details regarding how the...

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California's Three Strikes Law is a sentencing scheme that requires criminal defendants who are convicted for three serious felonies to receive a prison sentence of twenty-five years to life. The Three Strikes Law is extremely serious. Under...

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Many Americans are currently navigating the criminal justice system more than ever before for various offenses. Several of these citizens face discrimination in the corridors of justice based on socioeconomic status and race. Reforming the...

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For what seemed to be a promising future for the Los Angeles criminal justice system, there have been a few setbacks that the new District Attorney, George Gascon, has to deal with. A few months after he was sworn in, George Gascon seemed to face a...

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For-profit Prisons

Published: May 27, 2021

Three notions are hard to deny. If you are a capitalist, you probably believe running any industry privately makes better economic sense. On the other hand, some on the political left will argue that the government should supply essential services,...

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If you are a student in a federally-funded university or college and get involved in sexual misconduct, the school administration will likely handle your case as a Title IX proceeding. These proceedings are different from the typical criminal court...

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California criminal law details restrictions, punishment, and descriptions of various crimes. Moreover, the laws are categorized in several statutes for reference when deciding on a suspect’s case. While the existing codified laws are reliable, the...

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Today, I proudly enjoyed one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire 29 years of practicing law. After 8 years of very intense and difficult litigation with the U.S. Government, my client, who is a homosexual, ethnic Chinese and Christian...

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Douglas Bradford entered his ex-girlfriend’s studio in the summer of 1979 wielding a weapon he had fashioned at home: a garrote made of wooden mop handles connected by a thick wire, a prosecutor said Monday. He wrapped the wire around her neck and...

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TITLE IX INVESTIGATIONS

Published: Feb 14, 2018

Although the United States Secretary of Education, Betsy De Vos, rescinded the requirement that Title IX investigations be determined by the preponderance of the evidence standard, in California, that standard is still mandatory. In September 2014,...

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TESTIMONIALS

Chris

Criminal Defense Matter

Ms. Caplan is an excellent attorney who is very responsive to her clients. She is always accessible. She is also very knowledgeable and experienced. She takes the time to fully explain procedures...

Errol S.

Criminal Defense Matter

She is an instant wining defense attorney.

Evan

Criminal Defense Matter

Sara is the best. She is passionate and really cares about her clients and what is right. She takes her cases very personally and in this day and age to find an attorney who cares about her clients...

Lisa

Criminal Defense Matter

Sara L. Caplan Esq. Is a terrific attorney and an all around wonderful person. She took great care of a family friend who was in a terrible situation. Sara went beyond mere duty to her client. She...

Michael J. (CEO Digital Evidence)

Criminal Defense Matter

I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Caplan, and she is a great attorney.

Sergio

Criminal Defense Matter

Sara always worked efforfully to obtain a great outcome for my brother. He was facing very serious criminal charges. The charges were dismissed after he completed a 1-year probation sentence.

Steven A, Esq.

Criminal Defense Matter

Sara is extremely gifted attorney, with tons of experience and deep practical knowledge.

Tom

Criminal Defense Matter

Sara handled our case with the utmost care and professionalism that you could want . Her experience and intelligence, along with a wonderful heart make her the best lawyer I've ever been around.

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