What do you do if you or a family member has been arrested for a case set in the Airport Courthouse? While many people wait until the date the case is set for court to determine how they want to handle their case, they may have missed out on an opportunity to direct their case away from the court and into an alternative program.
Los Angeles Airport Court Defense Attorney Gregory Caplan has helped many clients with cases set at the Airport Courthouse. He understands the need to make prompt contact with the local City Attorney's Office or District Attorney’s Office, to make efforts to direct the case towards an alternative resolution outside of the criminal justice system.
Examples of alternative resolution include the City Attorney Office Hearing Program, which involves cases approved by the filing prosecutor for alternative dispositions, and City Attorney Diversion (APPS). Case eligiblity is determined only at the time the filing prosecutor evaluates a case. Thus, if a person waits until the fiirst court hearing to request an alternative, it is generally too late.
Mr. Caplan makes sure his clients understand the options available to them at the onset, and explains the approaches and strategies best suited for their charges. He takes the time to evaluate the facts of the charges to advise his clients the best course of action each step of the process.
Don’t take a chance on you or your loved one’s future. Call Gregory Caplan, now, and see what he can do to help resolve your case, at 310-498-0755!
Airport Criminal Court Cases
Gregory Caplan has helped many clients in the Airport Courthouse, which is located at 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045. The Airport Courthouse jurisdiction includes immediate areas surrounding the Airport Courthouse, including Los Angeles, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Mr. Caplan works tirelessly to help clients with their criminal charges in the local courts. Any of his case results are based on unique facts and circumstances related to that particular case.
Gregory Caplan generally makes substantial efforts on behalf of clients during the Pre-filing stage. This is an opportunity for the prosecuting agency to consider out of court alternatives. For example, an otherwise law-abiding person accidently brings in a prohibited item to LAX Airport. While this may have technically violated Penal Code 171.5, the LA City Attorney will consider Office Hearings in lieu of criminal charges.Mr. Caplan explains his strategies at: Los Angeles Airport Defense Attorney. Because of the possible court alternatives, Mr. Caplan promptly contacts the prosecutor’s office, to provide relevant information which may steer a case to an alternative resolution!
Theft charges, such as shoplifting and petty theft, are common at the LAX Courthouse. Some first-time offenders accused of low-value theft cases may be eligible for the APPS City Attorney Diversion or an Office Hearing. APPS and Office Hearings are offered prior to court, so your attorney should make efforts to request this option on your behalf.
Drug cases at LAX Court range from infraction to felony level, and any drug charge can have significant consequences, such as a negative history in an employment background check. While lower level drug cases may be resolved somewhat informally (some courts will dismiss infraction drug cases if a person attends AA Meetings), misdemeanor and felony cases are more involved. Depending on the circumstances, you may have a valid defense, or you may be eligible for a solution which would allow for an eventual dismissal of your case, with programs such as PC 1000, Drug Diversion, and Proposition 36 Court. It is important to fully understand the consequences, as well as your options.
A common occurance in LAX jurisdiction relates to leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging proper information. Esentially, what may seem like a civil law issue, becomes a criminal investigation for Hit and Run. Depending on the extent of injury, a casematter can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. However, traffic detectives in LA County are sometimes inclined to resolve the case with a civil resolution. If you are accused of a hit and run, an attorney can make efforts on your behalf to steer a case in a civil direction. In any event, you should never speak to police or attempt to resolve a hit and run allegation on your own. Contacting an involved party can result in new and additional criminal charges being filed.
Driving on a Suspended License in the Airport Court jurisdiction can result in a misdemeanor charge. It isn't worth taking a chance and driving without a valid license. A comprehensive review of your DMV record may determine that the problem is easier to resolve than you think. Mr. Caplan can guide you through the process, and advise you of your best options.
Gregory Caplan has helped many people with bench warrants, probation violation allegations, and expungements in Los Angeles. Find out your next step to moving forward in your life, and see what options exist in your case.
Call Gregory Caplan, now, and find out what he can do to help you with your case, at 310-498-0755!