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Case Results

Disclaimer: Any results portrayed in our website were obtained in specific cases which depended on unique facts and circumstances. Mr. Caplan does not guarantee specific results in any of his cases. Individual results vary.

See what his clients say at: Gregory Caplan Reviews, as well as in the testimonials, below:

"During a recent trip a knife was found in my wife's carryon bag while going through airport security. We thought they would take the knife and we would be on our way. Not so, we were cited for "possession of a prohibited item in an airport". The general consensus of all we talked to was Get-a-Lawyer.

Because of Mr. Caplan's past experience as a prosecutor in the Los Angeles courts we decided to hire him to represent us. Within in a matter of days our case went from preparing to attend court to hear our fate to a phone call from Mr. Caplan informing us that the entire case had been dismissed with NO criminal record history.

We believe this best possible outcome is due to the high level of detail that Mr. Caplan compiled prior to meeting with the prosecuting attorney.

Mr. Caplan was always prompt and courteous with my many phone calls and emails. My wife and I are very thankful for Mr. Caplan's efforts on our behalf. I highly recommend Mr. Caplan to anyone who should have a need for a top-notch criminal defense lawyer." Steven & Laurie M.

"I was represented by Mr. Gregory Caplan recently on a hit and run charge. I was very worried about what could happen to me and my drivers license. From the first day we met and had our first meeting, he spoke to me with confidence and made me feel at ease and a little bit better about my situation.

Mr. Caplan took the time to go and meet with the district attorney, and the other party that I hit during my accident. Mr. Caplan got me a Civil Compromise In my case, basically meaning that my case was dropped and at no charges or convictions were charged to me. He basically made my charge disappear! I would strongly recommend my Caplan for anyone needing a great Attorney." Reinaldo

"Gregory Caplan is a phenomenal attorney. I live in Texas and needed something to be cleared up in California from 5 years ago and he took care of it right away in great fashion. He is very attentive and keeps you posted at all times, not to mention very polite. He doesn t move forward until he has consulted with you, which is very important, especially when you live in completely different states. He also charges very fairly for his services.

If you are ever in need of an attorney in the Los Angeles area I highly recommend Mr. Caplan." Christopher

"Greg Caplan is the best attorney in Los Angeles. This is the truth. He works very hard for his clients and knows the law so well. He was a former prosecutor in Burbank and with that unique experience I think it gives him an added advantage for knowing the best way to approach your case. I was so nervous and upset with my arrest, Greg really went well out of his way to calm me down and assure me everything would be ok. In the end Greg got all charges dropped for only a 52 week class but I have no record! If you are looking for a lawyer you should call him." Mark

Read about client theft, hit and run, vehicle, weapon, felony, misdemeanor, as well as drug and alcohol case results, below:

Theft Case Results

2013 - Mr. Caplan convinced the judge and prosecutor to terminate probation early and expunge conviction. This case originally was a theft case which Mr. Caplan resolved as a "non-theft" violation.

March 29, 2013 Mr. Caplan's motion in San Fernando Courthouse to reduce a felony grand theft to a misdemeanor, terminate probation early, and expunge the case was granted.

December 27, 2012, Gregory Caplan received a dismissal for a client's Burbank shoplifting case after the client completed 5 days of community work and the Alternative Prosecution Program (APPS).

In September, 2012, Mr. Caplan's client, a college student, was accused of shoplifting. Mr. Caplan took early intervention steps on the client's behalf, and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case if the client successfully completed community service and the APPS Program.

In August, 2012, a Client was accused of a theft of more than $400 in LA County. Mr. Caplan worked out a resolution where the theft charge was dismissed and the case resolved for a Trespass violation.

In June, 2012, Mr. Caplan's client received a dismissal of a Burbank theft case after completion of APPS and community service.

In February, 2012, Mr. Caplan convinced City Prosecutor to dismiss Petty Theft charge where client, who was in the country on a Visa, was accused of $181 theft. The case was resolved with a less-serious non-theft related violation, which prevented substantial immigration consequences.

In September, 2011, Mr. Caplan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss a Penal Code section 459, Burglary charge, upon Client's successful completion of APPS and community service.

Client was charged with Petty Theft in Burbank Court in April, 2011. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to dismiss case upon completion of Alternative Prosecution Program and community service.

Another client was charged with Petty Theft in Burbank Court in May, 2011. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to dismiss case upon completion of Alternative Prosecution Program and community work.

Client arrested for shoplifting in Burbank in 2010, and was on probation in another case. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to allow APPS/Community Service Program, dismissed the theft case and reinstated probation in the other case, with no additional requirements.

Client was arrested for a violation of Penal Code section 484, Petty Theft at the Northridge Mall in 2010. Mr. Caplan convinced the City Attorney to refer case to Pre-Filing Diversion, and case was not filed.

Another client was arrested at Northridge Mall for shoplifting in 2010. Mr. Caplan convinced Prosecutor's Office to send case to APPS Diversion instead of filing charges at court.

Client was charged with shoplifting in Burbank Court in 2010. Mr. Caplan resolved case with APPS and Community Service, and a dismissal of the charges.

Client was convicted in Burbank of Burglary while represented by another attorney. In 2010, Mr. Caplan convinced Judge and Prosecutor to withdraw plea to Burglary charge, and substitute a trespass violation in its place with the order of some additional community service. The case was expunged upon completion of the community service.

Client arrested for shoplifting in 2010. Petty Theft charge was set in San Fernando Court. Mr. Caplan convinced City Attorney to dismiss theft charge for a plea to a trespass charge, instead.

Client had warrant for Petty Theft case in Van Nuys Court in 2009. Mr. Caplan convinced City Attorney to dismiss theft charge. Client resolved case with an infraction trespass violation and warrant was quashed.

Client was charged with Petty Theft at Los Angeles Central Arraignment Court in 2009. Mr. Caplan convinced parties involved and judge to discharge case with a Civil Compromise.

Client was arrested for theft in 2009 at Los Angeles shopping mall. Mr. Caplan convinced Prosecutor's Office to defer filing and refer case to APPS, instead.

Client charged with Penal Code section 487, Grand Theft in 2009 in Burbank. Mr. Caplan resolved case with dismissal of theft charges and plea to Trespass violation with community service.

Client arrested for felony Burglary in Burbank in 2009. Mr. Caplan resolved case with diversion on trespass charge and dismissal of burglary violation.

Client arrested for shoplifting in Valencia in 2009. Case resolved at Santa Clarita Court for trespass violation and theft charge was dismissed.

Client arrested for felony burglary charge in Valencia in 2009. Case resolved for DA Diversion, where case was reduced to trespass infraction upon completion of court requirements.

Client was charged with a theft violation in 2008 at Santa Clarita Court , alleging over $100 stolen. Mr. Caplan convinced the prosecutor to reduce charge to an infraction.

A client was accused of a $180 theft offense in Glendale Courthouse in 2008. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to dismiss theft charge and allow plea to a less serious Trespass charge, instead.

Client was charged with violation of Penal Code section 484, Petty Theft in Torrance Court in 2007 . Mr. Caplan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charge, and offer a much less serious charge, instead.

Hit and Run/Reckless Driving/No License Case Results

September, 2013, Civil Compromise of Hit and Run in Los Angeles Superior Court (Burbank).

In 2012, Client was accused of an Injury Hit and Run. Mr. Caplan steered the case away from a criminal filing after discussions with investigating detective.

Prosecutor's Office was proceeding with filing misdemeanor Hit and Run charges on client in February, 2011. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to agree to zero-point infraction charges, instead.

Mr. Caplan's client was charged with Hit and Run in Burbank Court in 2010. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to dismiss misdemeanor charge upon payment of restitution and a plea to a no point infraction charge.

Another client was charged with Hit and Run in Burbank in 2010. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to allow a City Attorney Diversion Program where client could receive infraction resolution and dismissal of misdemeanor charges upon completion of required terms.

Client was accused of January, 2010, Hit and Run in Granada Hills- no charges were filed.

Client was accused of Los Angeles Hit and Run. Gregory Caplan contacted California Highway Patrol and provided client's account of incident. Case was not filed, thereafter.

Mr. Caplan assisted client with Los Angeles hit and run accusation in April, 2009. City Attorney agreed to Office Hearing and no criminal filing.

Client had Los Angeles Hit and Run allegation in March, 2009- no charges were filed.

Mr. Caplan convinced the D.A. to dismiss a Santa Clarita misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge, and reduce the charge to an infraction violation of Speeding.

Client was charged with misdemeanor violations of Reckless Driving and Driving without a valid Driver's License at Santa Clarita Courthouse. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to dismiss misdemeanor violations for an infraction resolution.

Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to dismiss misdemeanor Driving on a Suspended License charge, a 2 point violation, for a plea to an infraction charge which counted as no points on client's DMV record.

Mr. Caplan convinced the Los Angeles Metropolitan Court Judge to dismiss a Vehicle Code section 14601.1, Driving on a Suspended License charge based on Constitutional violations.

Gregory Caplan convinced the City Attorney to dismiss a Suspended License misdemeanor, and reduce a San Fernando Court case to a no point infraction violation.

Mr. Caplan effectively resolved a Malibu bench warrant and suspended license case, with a reduced charge and no jail.

Weapon Case Results

Charge in Penal Code section 12020, Possession of Weapon case dismissed, after Mr. Caplan provided significant legal research to show that charge was incorrect.

Another client was charged with Possession of a Weapon at the Airport. Mr. Caplan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the case after client completed a City Attorney Diversion Program and some community work.

Client had drug conviction 10+ years ago that was going to prevent him from becoming a citizen. Mr. Caplan had plea vacated and drug charge dismissed.

Felony Case Results

Mr. Caplan provided information to District Attorney in Glendale to convince them not to file charges against client for felony violations.

Client was arrested for felony drug violations. Mr. Caplan resolved case with a dismissal in Santa Clarita Court .

Misdemeanor Violations

Client was charged with violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), Spousal Battery. Prosecutor eventually agreed to resolve case for infraction charge and dismissal of misdemeanor offense.

Client was charged with False Identification and False Seal (ID Card). Mr. Caplan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss these charges. The prosecutor allowed a City Attorney Diversion Program where client was ultimately able to receive a dismissal of the entire case after completing community work.

Gregory Caplan's client was suspected of Penal Code section 653(m) violation, Harassing Phone Calls. Mr. Caplan's investigation provided to detective resulted in no filing of charges.

A Van Nuys Court judge indicated that Client was to receive a year in jail for violations. Upon further consideration, court only sentenced Mr. Caplan's client to 10 days in jail.

Client was charged with violation of Penal Code section 242(e)(1), Spousal Battery. Prosecutor eventually agreed to resolve case for infraction charge and dismissal of misdemeanor offense.

Mr. Caplan's client was suspected of Penal Code section 653(m) violation, Harassing Phone Calls. Mr. Caplan's investigation provided to detective resulted in no filing of charges.

Van Nuys Court had indicated that Client was to receive a year in jail for violations. Upon further consideration, court only sentenced Mr. Caplan's client to 10 days in jail.

Drug and Alcohol Case Results

Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana. Mr. Caplan resolved case with dismissal of drug charge and plea to an infraction charge.

Client had drug conviction 10+ years ago that was going to prevent him from becoming a citizen. Mr. Caplan had plea vacated and drug charge dismissed.

Client was charged with possession of concentrated cannabis, which could have impacted immigration rights. Mr. Caplan convinced prosecutor to dismiss the drug charge and allow client to plead to a Trespass charge, instead, preserving immigration rights of the client.

Mr. Caplan received an acquittal at trial for a client charged with "Zero Tolerance" alcohol violation. Client was able to save his driver's license.