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Blackhawk Criminal Defense

Blackhawk Defense Lawyer

Personalized Strategies and Aggressive Advocacy

Criminal defense is a fundamental aspect of the legal system, encompassing the representation of individuals facing allegations of criminal conduct. These accusations can stem from perceived violations of either state or federal laws, with potential consequences ranging from fines to imprisonment.

A criminal defense attorney protects the rights of their clients throughout the legal process. This duty includes various responsibilities at each step, from the initial stages of investigation to trial proceedings, if necessary. One of the primary functions of a criminal defense attorney is to counsel their clients on navigating the complexities of the legal system. This guidance may involve advising clients on what to say or do during interactions with law enforcement agencies, preventing them from inadvertently incriminating themselves.

Furthermore, defense lawyers advocate for their clients' interests in court. This representation includes challenging the prosecution's evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and presenting a compelling defense strategy tailored to the case's circumstances. Additionally, in instances where law enforcement misconduct or procedural errors occurred, attorneys may file motions requesting remedies from the court, such as the suppression of evidence obtained unlawfully.

At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we understand the gravity of criminal charges and the profound impact they can have on individuals and their families. Our team provides legal representation to clients facing state and federal charges. Led by Daniel Horowitz, our firm boasts a wealth of experience in criminal defense, having defended thousands of clients and handling over 200 jury trials. Daniel has represented prominent members of our community in civil and criminal matters. He represented Gordon Bingham in the civil lawsuit regarding the Danville Arts Center and author Terry McMillan, among many others.

We provide compassionate yet vigorous legal representation to every client who entrusts us with their case. Contact our Blackhawk criminal defense lawyer today at (925) 291-5388.

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Cases We Handle

There Are No Problems, Only Solutions

Handling a Various Cases

At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we provide comprehensive legal representation to individuals facing criminal charges. Our team has the knowledge, skills, and dedication to effectively defend against a diverse range of offenses at the state and federal levels.

Whether the case involves a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony, we approach each matter with the same professionalism and determination.

Examples of cases routinely handled by our team include the following:

  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Theft crimes
  • Serious felonies
  • White collar crimes

With over three decades of experience defending the accused, we understand that no two cases are alike and that each client's situation presents unique challenges and opportunities. As such, we work closely with our clients to develop personalized defense strategies tailored to their circumstances.

Contact our Blackhawk criminal defense attorney today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case. You can reach us at (925) 291-5388 or through our online contact form.

  • Public Service and Community

    Daniel Horowitz turned down many offers to join large law firms in their trial departments.  Staying in the Lafayette Community, participating in school activities, local music programs and local athletics was more important to him.   Dan is a long serving member of the Lafayette Crime Prevention Commission and a strong supporter of LPIE, Generations in Jazz, the Chamber of Commerce, Acalanes sports and many other Lafayette and Contra Costa County charities and community organizations.

  • Lawyers in Lafayette, Contra Costa County, New York, & Washington State

     Lawyers in Lafayette is located in Contra Costa County.  We have established relationships with lawyers throughout California and the United States.  Members include legendary New York based First Amendment Attorney Martin Garbus with whom we have worked on cases from Ukraine to New York and are presently litigating a case in Washington D.C. defending two journalists sued for “trespass” when they went undercover to unearth a major news story. 

    Other members  with separate practices who work on Daniel's custom teams include Vallejo, California Criminal Defense Specialist Dan Russo, a veteran of over 300 jury trials. 

    In New York we partner with the legendary lawyer, Martin Garbus. Martin Garbus is the author of six books and over 30 articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Shouting Fire is a documentary film about his life and career. He received the Fulbright Award for his work on International Human Rights in 2010.   Horowitz and Garbus are presently set for trial in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. defending two journalists being sued for uncovering the Hamas connections of a well known (self identified) “civil rights” organization.

    Our physician defense group in Washington State is led by the powerhouse attorney of Washington State, Anne Bremner.  

    Our physician lawyer Dr. Mark Ravis is headquartered in Calambas, California.   Mark Ravis and Daniel Horowitz recently won a major victory in a worker's compensation fraud criminal case in Orange County.  All charges against their clients were dismissed on demurrer and on due process (Fifth Amendment) grounds.

     Lawyers in Lafayette is a slogan for branding purposes and each lawyer on this website is an independent lawyer with a separate practice.   

  • Introducing Dr. Mark Ravis Physician - Lawyer / Medical Doctor

    Our physician lawyer Mark Ravis provides the highest quality medical license representation.  Chiropractor/paralegal Michael Yates and lead counsel Daniel Horowitz complete the trial portion of the medical defense legal team.  We protect doctors on MEC review issues, medical board matters, practice group disputes and hospital discipline.   Daniel's Youtube Channel features numerous videos of interest to medical doctors.  He also discusses what it was like to litigate against Vice President Harris when she was a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney's office.

  • Deeply Involved in Community Service

    Daniel Horowitz is an active community member serving for over eight years on the City of Lafayette, Crime Prevention Commission. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a major contributor to Lafayette Partners in Education. Daniel is a strong supporter of Acalanes High School sports as well as Generations In Jazz and the Lafayette artistic community.

The Range of Services Provided by a Lawyer

A criminal defense attorney is a steadfast ally for individuals facing criminal charges, offering comprehensive services to safeguard their clients' rights and pursue just outcomes.

The multifaceted role of a lawyer includes the following:

  • Protecting legal rights. Drawing upon their deep understanding of criminal law, defense attorneys are adept at identifying and addressing any factors that could compromise the fairness of the legal proceedings.
  • Investigating and gathering evidence. An investigation entails examining the details of the alleged offense, including interviewing witnesses, analyzing forensic evidence, and scrutinizing police reports. By leaving no stone unturned, defense attorneys strive to uncover exculpatory evidence that may bolster their client's defense or undermine the prosecution's case.
  • Negotiating with prosecutors. Leveraging their insight into the case's strengths and weaknesses, defense attorneys negotiate with prosecutors to seek favorable plea deals that could mitigate the potential consequences of a conviction.
  • Crafting a defense strategy. Criminal defense attorneys take a client-centered approach, listening attentively to their clients' perspectives and concerns and tailoring their defense strategies accordingly. By applying their knowledge of legal precedents and statutes while recognizing the distinctive aspects of each case, defense attorneys develop strategies to seek favorable outcomes for their clients.

Client Testimonials

Contra Costa County Location - National Reputation for Excellence
    “He believed in me and listened to what I had to say.”
    I can not say enough about Mr. Horowitz and his staff. Brook was amazing to myself and my family. My case was very unique. He believed in me and listened to what I had to say. I highly recommend him and his staff. Yvett Bline
    - Yvett Bline
    “I'm an Attorney and would highly recommend him to other professionals (and others alike) because he's the very BEST at what he does”
    Dan Horowitz handled my complex business issue with magnanimity, compassion, care, promptness, and utmost professionalism. I'm an Attorney and would highly recommend him to other professionals (and others alike) because he's the very BEST at what he does and has an uncanny knack at finding unique resolutions with unparalleled speed and efficiency. What is quite outatanding is that he treats each client with kindness and compassion as if a family member
    - Lovely K.
    “What impressed me most was his unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for me.”
    I cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding legal services provided by Daniel Horowitz. He not only possesses an in-depth understanding of the law but also demonstrated a genuine commitment to me. He took the time to listen attentively to my concerns, providing clear and concise explanations of the legal processes involved in my case. He made me feel heard and supported during this tumultuous time. What impressed me most was his unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for me. The attention to detail and strategic approach to my case were evident at every stage. I am eternally grateful towards Daniel for what he has done for me and I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking legal representation. Thank you Dan
    - Kento T.
    “Daniel and his team did an excellent job.”
    Daniel and his team did an excellent job. He was always readily available to take my call and provided peace of mind through a stressful situation.
    - Reid V.
    “I would highly recommend the Law Office Of Daniel Horowitz.”
    My experience with Dan was great. I appreciate the knowledge Dan has and the professionalism they exhibit. I would highly recommend the Law Office Of Daniel Horowitz. My family and I are truly grateful we worked with him.
    - Brandon D.
    “There are lawyers and then there are real lawyers. Dan Horowitz is a real lawyer in every since of the word.”
    There are lawyers and then there are real lawyers. Dan Horowitz is a real lawyer in every since of the word. Dan is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. You will not find very many attorneys having such recognition especially one that hits on all cylinders as Dan. In addition to his knowledge of the law and his experience, which I found to be unmatched, i appreciated the fact that he at all times is genuine, which for me says it all. Thank you Dan.
    - Cory N.
    “The Best Attorney I Could Have Asked For”
    “The Best Attorney I Could Have Asked For.”
    - Katherine Ryken
    “Dan Horowitz was the best attorney I could have asked for during a difficult time in my career.”
    Dan Horowitz was the best attorney I could have asked for during a difficult time in my career. From the moment I met him, I felt believed, respected, and safe. He and his team were endlessly responsive and empathetic to me and my family. He fought for my case day and night, always keeping my best interests at the forefront of his mind. As I learned from Dan, it is never a good time in one’s life to need legal representation - but if you need it, Dan is your person, your advocate, and your best friend. We are forever grateful for his tireless commitment to justice for the people.
    - Katherine R.

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