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.

The Importance of Criminal Justice Reform

Published: Sep 16, 2021

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 legislation...

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Title IX Proceedings in Educational Institutions & Colleges and Universities

Published: Jul 16, 2021

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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For Profit Prisons

Published: Jun 16, 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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New District Attorney Elected in LA County

Published: Jun 02, 2021

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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New 2021 California Criminal Law Changes

Published: Apr 27, 2021

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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Title IX Investigations

Published: Dec 14, 2017

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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Sara Caplan is co counsel with Robert Shapiro in cold case murder trial in Los Angeles.

Published: Jul 16, 2014

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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Major Favorable Immigration Decision by Criminal Defense Attorney Sara L. Caplan

Published: Mar 20, 2014

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 man of...

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