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Clayton Criminal Defense

Clayton Criminal Defense Attorney

Guidance Through the Complexities of the Justice System

The criminal justice system is a multifaceted network comprising various entities, including law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and judicial institutions, designed to administer justice to individuals accused of committing crimes. Authorities undertake numerous proceedings and procedures to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate criminal offenses within this framework. Navigating the intricacies of the criminal justice system, with its maze of laws, regulations, and protocols, can be daunting for those unfamiliar with its inner workings.

A Clayton criminal defense lawyer helps untangle the legal complexities as a guide and advocate for their clients. Beyond merely deciphering the legal jargon, a proficient attorney manages the intricacies on behalf of their clients, alleviating the burden and stress associated with taking on a case alone. Most importantly, they protect their clients' rights, safeguarding their fundamental liberties and facilitating a fair legal process.

At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we provide representation in criminal defense matters. With a deep understanding of state and federal laws, our team can defend against various misdemeanor and felony charges. Whether facing allegations of juvenile offenses or complex white-collar crimes, our firm has represented thousands of clients, delivering dedicated advocacy and personalized legal strategies tailored to each case. Led by Daniel Horowitz, a certified criminal law specialist, our team has the knowledge, experience, and insight to navigate even the most challenging matters.

Our experienced Clayton criminal defense attorney is ready to assess your case and discuss your legal options. Contact us today at (925) 291-5388 to schedule a consultation.

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Cases We Handle

There Are No Problems, Only Solutions

Advocacy, Guidance, and Tailored Defense

In criminal defense, attorneys are indispensable, empowering their clients through advocacy, guidance, and tailored defense strategies.

A lawyer upholds the following duties:

  • Advocating for clients' rights. With a steadfast commitment to upholding the principles of justice, these attorneys diligently safeguard the constitutional rights afforded to individuals accused of criminal offenses. Whether advocating for the presumption of innocence, challenging unlawful searches and seizures, or upholding due process rights, lawyers are unwavering in their dedication to protecting their clients’ fundamental liberties.
  • Providing legal guidance and support. Recognizing the overwhelming nature of criminal charges, attorneys offer compassionate counsel and strategic advice to help clients navigate the complexities of the legal system with confidence and clarity. From explaining the intricacies of proceedings to addressing concerns and answering questions, lawyers are allies who empower their clients to make informed decisions and advocate for their best interests.
  • Building tailored defense strategies. Recognizing that no two cases are alike, attorneys leverage their insights and experience to develop personalized defenses to pursue just results. Through meticulous investigation, negotiations with prosecutors, or vigorous advocacy in the courtroom, lawyers work tirelessly for the people they represent.
  • Helping understand legal options. Through clear and comprehensive communication, attorneys empower their clients to make informed decisions about their cases, weighing the risks and benefits of various options. By fostering open dialogue and transparent communication, criminal defense attorneys enable their clients to actively participate in their defense and make choices that align with their goals and priorities.
  • 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 not a law firm.  It is a group of lawyers with independent practices.  Offices are in Lafayette, Napa, Vallejo and Calabasas.  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.

Getting Started on Your Case

With over 30 years of experience in criminal defense, the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz is a reliable ally in navigating the complexities of the legal system. Our firm pursues every avenue to seek just results for our clients.

To get started on your defense, contact us today at (925) 291-5388 and schedule a consultation with our Clayton criminal defense lawyer.

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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