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Rick Horowitz

Rick Horowitz

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Juvenile

About Me

Need help with a criminal case? 


 


My practice is 100% criminal defense (including juvenile criminal defense).  It's all I do because I want to be the best and focusing on one type of law is how I do it.  Even before I became an attorney, I worked for a criminal defense lawyer.  As a law student, I worked on "special circumstances" murder trials and even argued a criminal case before the Fifth Appellate District Court. 


 


I have experience with cases involving murder, assault, attempted murder, domestic violence, sex and drug cases. I also handle more than a few juvenile court cases, as well. 


 


Most of my cases are in the Fresno County Superior Court, but I also cover state court cases in Tulare and Kings County.  I am also admitted to practice in the Eastern District (federal) Court for the State of California and the Northern District (federal) Court for the State of California. 


 


COMMUNICATION is very important to me and I have set up a special phone system that allows my clients to contact me when they need me, even if it is an evening or weekend. 


 


Need someone committed to fighting for your rights AND keeping you informed about your case?  Call me today!


 


Learn more about me at Probable Cause and Fresno Criminal Defense.


 


ATTENTION LAWYERS WHO DON'T KNOW ME: IF YOU TRY TO ENDORSE ME, AND I DO NOT KNOW YOU, I WILL DELETE YOUR ENDORSEMENT. ENDORSING AN ATTORNEY YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IS UNETHICAL. I WILL NOT "TRADE ENDORSEMENTS" WITH ATTORNEYS. I ENDORSE ONLY ATTORNEYS I PERSONALLY KNOW, AND WHOM I FEEL DESERVE MY SAYING SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THEM.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Criminal Defense: 51%
    8 years, 617 cases
  2. Juvenile: 49%
    7 years, 582 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Mark A. Broughton

    I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a staunch advocate for his clients. He is very thorough and prepared, leaving no stone unturned. He is a true believer in the constitution and dedicated to the rights of those he represents.

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    Mark Broughton Violent Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Raymond Mugridge

    I endorse this lawyer. Rick worked for me for many years as a law clerk and associate attorney. He has assisted me in court in several special circumstance homicide cases. On the very first case he handled for my office he won the trial. He is a hard working, aggressive advocate for his clients.

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    David Mugridge Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200702/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
For interest in criminal law and academic excellenceAlbert Ramirez Scholarship2006
Juris Doctorate with DistinctionSan Joaquin College of Law2006
Witkin Award for Corporations LawWitkin2005
ScholarshipJames K. and Carol Herbert Scholarship2005
Leadership AwardLeon S. Peters Foundation Leadership Award2005
ScholarshipDelta Theta Phi2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Rick Horowitz2007 - Present
DeanDelta Theta Phi Law Fraternity2005 - 2006
Intern/Certified StudentLaw Office of David R. Mugridge2003 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney2007 - 2009
American Bar AssociationAttorney2007 - 2009
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney2006 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationPrivate Attorney2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. Brian C.Settled for two misdemeanors.
People v. Nicholas R.All charges dismissed on eve of trial.
People v. Mitch M.Misdemeanor plea.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Joaquin COLLawJuris Doctorate2006
California St Univ FresnoPhilosophyBachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Photo Expo 2014Symposium on Photography & the Law2014
Online panelMedical Marijuana2011
Alternate Defense Office Continuing EducationIn Defense of Gangs2007