Sara Caplan is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney (29 years). She also... more
Sara Caplan is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney (29 years). She also handles many immigration matters. She was for 11 years Of Counsel to Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil Shapiro; and was co-counsel with Robert Shapiro for 14 years. After a brief hiatus Ms. Caplan is currently working as co-counsel with Robert L. Shapiro on several criminal matters pending at this ... view profile
Practicing criminal defense since 1990, was a Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles... more
Practicing criminal defense since 1990, was a Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles for seven years, served as a 1LT in the US Army as a JAG, completed an international fellowship with the ILF in Nepal in 2010 and formed a non-profit, the Center for Juvenile Justice in Colorado to serve kids in the delinquency system and teach law students. I am committed to my clients and love to teach and me... view profile
I am motivated by two things: my family and my job. When not working on my cases I... more
I am motivated by two things: my family and my job. When not working on my cases I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. I enjoy having my own law firm so I can be available for both my family and clients when needed.
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.
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