What do you do if you or a loved one has been arrested in the Van Nuys area? You have many concerns and questions, such as: What will happen to my family, my job, and my life? You need the attorney who promptly takes action on his clients' behalf, who explains the best options to his clients, and who understands all effective alternatives available at the Van Nuys Criminal Court. That attorney is Gregory Caplan.
Van Nuys Criminal Attorney Gregory Caplan provides prompt representation to his clients to begin the process of resolving their situation. He carefully explains options to his clients and their families, and effectively explores the best available options.
There is a significant advantage to having the attorney who understands the local court system. As you will read, below, Gregory Caplan's extensive experience in the local system provides his clients the local advantage.
There are many options which must be pursued quickly, or they will not be available later. Because of this, Mr. Caplan’s strategies generally involve prompt contact with the District Attorney’s Office, to steer cases away from felony filing consideration.
Mr. Caplan also makes prompt contact in many cases (such as shoplifting and petty theft), with the City Attorney’s Office, to present his clients for consideration to alternatives to the criminal justice system, including Alternative Prosecution Program (APPS), a diversion program which originated in Van Nuys, allowing people arrested to receive dismissals of their charges. Once a case is filed in this Court, City Attorney Diversion is no longer available.
Your case may qualify for an alternative program. Call Gregory Caplan, now, at 818-536-3630, to find out your options!
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If your case has been filed in court, there are still many effective strategies your attorney can pursue. Again, timely intervention is critical at the earliest possible stage of the proceedings. Alternatives such as Civil Compromise need to be evaluated and presented to the court for consideration of dismissal in a timely fashion. Motions must be prepared at the earliest possible stage, to effectively present legal defenses, as well. Time is often a critical factor in resolving a Van Nuys criminal case.
The Van Nuys Criminal Court has a reputation for tough sentences and courtrooms. Mr. Caplan is familiar with this local system. He developed his understanding of these courts through years of experience, developing an effective working relationship.
Don’t take a chance on you or your loved one’s future. Call now, and see what Mr. Caplan can do to help you solve your Van Nuys case, at 818-536-3630!
Van Nuys Criminal Cases
Gregory Caplan has helped many clients in the Van Nuys Criminal Court, which is located at 14400 Erwin Street Mall in Van Nuys, CA 91401, as you will read below. Each case outcome depends on unique facts, circumstances, and law. Thus, while Gregory Caplan works extensively resolving each client’s case, the resolutions are uniquely fact-dependant. No attorney can guarantee the outcome of a criminal charge.
Mr. Caplan focuses a great deal of his attention on Pre-filing investigations. In some situations, if a client’s perspective and positive factors are brought to the attention of law enforcement and prosecution agencies in Van Nuys, there may not be a filing of criminal charges. However, even if a case is filed, there are still other alternatives which can be pursued.
The City Attorney evaluates cases for an alternative to criminal charges called Alternative Prosecution Program (APPS) for first-time offenders and low-level charges. The most significant factor about this program is that it must be approved prior to a criminal case being filed in Van Nuys Court. Thus, time is of the essence to make immediate contact with the supervisors at the City Attorney’s Office to request admission into this program.
The City Attorney also utilizes a program called Office Hearings, where a hearing officer conducts a hearing to determine if criminal charges are appropriate. This is another alternative to criminal charges being filed. Again, the City Attorney evaluates eligibility of this program prior to court proceedings. An effective Van Nuys Criminal Lawyer will make significant efforts to convince the City Attorney’s Office to reject a criminal filing and proceed with an Office Hearing. At a City Attorney Office Hearing, Gregory Caplan will work on convincing the hearing officer to close the case out without charges being filed.
Mr. Caplan has been an effective Van Nuys Theft Attorney, helping clients with petty theft, shoplifting, and related charges. Again, with Van Nuys theft cases, Mr. Caplan makes substantial efforts to convince the prosecutor’s office to consider alternatives such as APPS. From the time of an arrest to the time the City Attorney makes a decision to file theft charges is usually only a few days. Thus, it is extremely important for Mr. Caplan to quickly lobby for this alternative for a client, and provide compelling reasons why his client should be admitted into the program.
Mr. Caplan has helped many clients involved in Van Nuys Hit and Run incidents. Mr. Caplan’s prompt assistance has helped steer cases away from criminal charges at court, and into a civil direction. Early intervention can be critical in resolving many hit and run cases; once a case is filed in court, some alternatives are unavailable, though there still may be effective approaches.
Gregory Caplan understands effective strategies for clients with suspended driver's licenses. There can be effective methods to obtain dismissals and reductions of these charges in the Van Nuys Traffic Court, depending on the case. Mr. Caplan works on globally resolving a client’s driving issues to avoid future similar problems for the client in the future.
Gregory Caplan has helped clients with drug cases. Mr. Caplan works on a comprehensive plan to help clients and families when a loved one has been accused of a drug violation in the Van Nuys Court. There are many effective solutions where a client may receive a dismissal of drug charges, including PC 1000, Drug Diversion, and Proposition 36 Court. The latest case law from the United States Supreme Court limits police searches and seizures; Gregory Caplan evaluates his client’s cases to determine if the proper protocol was followed, and can challenge the defects of the case.
He has also guided many clients through the complexities of the Van Nuys Court, to resolve their bench warrant cases. It is important to know which court and judge will handle your bench warrant to determine the best strategies for your case.
Gregory Caplan has also helped clients effectively resolve their probation violations in Van Nuys. There are numerous ways to present compelling arguments to a court to allow for consideration of reinstatement of probation.
Mr. Caplan can help you swiftly handle your Van Nuys Court charges, as explained above, including misdemeanor or felony violations, such shoplifting, petty theft, drug possession, driving on a suspended License, hit and run, bench warrants, probation violations, weapon charges, and other criminal cases.
Contact Gregory Caplan, now, and find out what he can do to help you with your case at 818-536-3630!