Alan P. Caplan
Attorney at Law

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Over the past 40 years I have defended men and women who have been charged or are being investigated for serious crimes in federal and state jurisdictions throughout the United States. These cases, often complex and "high-profile", have included appearances in 35 different Federal District Courts, 9 of the 12 Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, the United States Supreme Court, and the trial and appellate courts of 11 States.

For a detailed personal history, including education and representative sampling of cases - click here

Who Can Benefit From My Second Opinion?

My Guarantee of Objectivity

I want to avoid any possible conflict of interest on my own part. Therefore, if you already have a lawyer I will strictly limit my involvement in your case to providing advice, a second opinion. Under no circumstances will I take on the role of your primary attorney. Putting it more directly, I am not offering second opinions in order to hustle new cases. My sole focus will be to help you avoid or mitigate any criminal penalties from your situation, which may or may not include a recommendation that you find a different lawyer to represent you.

If I believe that you might be better served by new counsel, I will help you to find and evaluate other choices, and will not accept a "referral fee" or other compensation from your new attorney. In this way there will be no hidden agenda, allowing me to totally focus on your legal issues and your personal circumstances.

My second opinions can help folks who find themselves, their family members or friends in any of the following situations:

    •  Under investigation for a federal or state crime.

    •  Awaiting trial or on trial after being charged with a federal or state crime.

    •  Considering whether to plead guilty or go to trial after already being charged 
        with a crime.

    •  Preparing for sentencing after pleading guilty, or after being found guilty at a trial.

    •  Appealing a federal or state conviction, or seeking post-conviction 
        ("habeas corpus") relief.

    •  Subpoenaed to testify as a witness before a federal or state criminal grand jury or
        at a criminal trial.

    •  Deciding how to respond if you are contacted by law enforcement personnel or a
        prosecutor seeking information about a criminal matter.