General Information

Practice Limited to Criminal Defense & Immigration

Criminal Defense Focus

You probably figured by the name of the website that Fresno lawyer Rick Horowitz
(that would be me) practices criminal defense. I believe that in order to do a job well,
one needs to focus and so I made the decision early on to focus on criminal defense. I
don’t do personal injury. I don’t do family law. I don’t do corporate law. I fight
criminal defense cases to force the government, if it believes someone has committed a
crime, to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Consequences of Criminal Convictions for Immigrants

I practice in Fresno, California, and Fresno has a large immigrant population. Many
criminal defense attorneys fail to understand the important and serious consequences
of a conviction for their clients. My attention to detail means that I consider the
impact of a criminal conviction on the immigration status of my clients. In one recent
case, this kept my client from being deported.

Federal & State Courts

As a member in good standing of the California State Bar, I am authorized to practice law
in any court within the State of California. I have also been admitted to practice in the
following United States District Courts:

  • Eastern District of California
  • Northern District of California

Specific Areas of Focus

[LAST UPDATED: 1/8/2009] The following list is not complete! I’m currently still building this website. Over the next few days, or weeks, I will add to the bulleted list of specific areas of focus for my practice which will contain links to other pages describing those areas. Look for it soon in the sidebars to this page.