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Rick Horowitz

Rick Horowitz

Law Office of Rick Horowitz
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law
  • California
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Rick Horowitz is a skilled criminal defense attorney in Fresno and the founder of The Law Offices of Rick Horowitz. At the firm, he regularly assists clients who are facing serious criminal charges, including weapons charges, drug charges, sex crime charges, and even murder charges. His proven track record has earned him the respect of his clients, while his determination and aggressive approach to defense has earned him the respect of local judges and fellow attorneys, including prosecutors. If you or a loved one needs a criminal defense lawyer in the Fresno area, contact the firm for a free consultation.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultation to get initial understanding of case for purposes of determining appropriate fees is done by appointment in office.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, Mastercard, Discover Cards
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Payments are dependent on the facts of the case. I have no particular set fee. Fees average from a low of $1,000 for some types of cases to several tens of thousands for others.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States District Court, Eastern California
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United States District Court, Northern California
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  • American Sign Language: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Office of Rick Horowitz
- Current
Since my very first case (a special circumstances death penalty case), I have handled or assisted other attorneys in handling serious crimes including murder, attempted murder, assault, domestic violence, drug cases and sex crimes. In addition, about a third of my practice consists of juvenile delinquency. I have developed a reputation as a "motions and research attorney" with the result that I frequently assist other attorneys by "ghostwriting" motions for them, provide research services and/or just providing strategic advice. Attorneys with many more years of experience come to me almost weekly with requests for assistance or to bounce ideas off me. Because of the attention to detail and devotion to working up a case, clients who wish to do so are frequently able to avoid trial; however, I also have a proven success rate in trial. While each case is different and all my contracts come with a "no crystal ball" guarantee (meaning I can't predict the future, makes promises about the outcome, or tell you what your specific results will be), my track record puts me near the top as a Fresno criminal defense attorney.
San Joaquin College of Law
J.D. (2006)
I took the four-year program because I initially maintained my position as Director of Information Systems for a multi-million-dollar yellow pages company. At the end of my second year, I quit my regular job to open an office as an independent law clerk, primarily clerking for criminal law specialist David Mugridge in Fresno, California. During my time in school I served two years as an officer of Delta Theta Phi, including one year as the Dean. In 2006, I graduated third in my class of fifty-three, passed the bar on my first try and changed the wording on my office door from "Law Clerk" to "Lawyer" after being sworn in April 17, 2007.
Honors: Witkin Award for Corporations Law
Activities: Master of the Web, Delta Theta Phi Dean, Delta Theta Phi
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California St Univ Fresno
B.A. (1995) | Philosophy
My particular interests as a Philosophy major included cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. Because of this, I took significantly longer than normal to graduate because I took classes in anthropology, psychology, linguistics and computer science in addition to a philosophy curriculum filled with guided independent studies courses in cognitive science. I also served one year each as President of the Philosophy and Anthropology clubs.
Activities: Philosophy Club, President & Member Anthropology Club, President & Member
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 248684
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
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California Attorney for Criminal Justice
- Current
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California Public Defenders Association
- Current
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Board of Governors & Legislative Committee
Activities: I am on the Legislative Committee for the Board of Governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
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Speaking Engagements
California Marijuana Law After Prop 64, Ciummo & Associates MCLE, Fresno, CA
Ciummo & Associates
Taught a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education class on then-current marijuana laws relating to medical and recreational use under California state and municipal statutes to a group of about 20-30 attorneys.
Fresno City College Photography 5, College class (not a seminar), Fresno, CA
Fresno City College
Taught a class at Fresno City College about the details of state and local laws relating to photography, with a little bit about trademark and copyright laws (federal), as well.
Photography & the Law, Fifth Annual Fresno City College Photography Seminar, Fresno, CA
Fresno City College
I was on a panel that included one other lawyer, and a couple of other photographers. My portion of the talk was to display some of my photography, and discuss the laws of my county and state that relate to photographers.
In Defense of Gangs, Alternate Defense Office Continuing Education, Fresno, CA
Alternate Defense Office
Taught a group of lawyers from various counties around California on the details of defending gang cases, and understanding California gang laws. (In adding this, I had to choose a month/day which might not be accurate. I only remember it occurred in 2007, but that was a long time ago, and I forget the exact time of year. But the software here insists on a month and day.)
Websites & Blogs
Probable Cause Criminal Defense Blog
Contact & Map
The Law Office Of Rick Horowitz
2014 Tulare St
Suite 627
Fresno, CA 93721
Telephone: (559) 233-8886
Fax: (559) 233-8887
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