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Moraga Criminal Defense Attorney

Aggressive Defense for All Types of Criminal Charges

Being accused of a crime can be a terrifying experience. The fear of the unknown and the possibility of losing your freedom can be overwhelming. If you are facing criminal charges in Moraga, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights and work with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we are committed to providing aggressive criminal defense representation to clients in Moraga and throughout the Bay Area. We have over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases and have a long track record of success. As a former prosecutor, Dan Horowitz understands how the other side thinks and can anticipate the prosecution’s strategies. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you obtain a favorable outcome.


If you have been charged with a crime in Moraga, contact our firm at (925) 291-5388 to schedule a consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call.


Types of Cases We Handle

Our firm handles all types of criminal cases, including but not limited to:

Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you are facing criminal charges in Moraga, you may be wondering if you need a criminal defense attorney. While it is true that you are not required to have an attorney represent you in a criminal case, it is in your best interests to hire a lawyer.

Here are some reasons why you should hire a criminal defense attorney:

  • They can protect your rights: When you are charged with a crime, you have certain constitutional rights, including the right to an attorney and the right to remain silent. An experienced defense attorney will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
  • They can help you understand the charges: If you are facing criminal charges, you may be confused about what you are being accused of. An attorney can help explain the charges to you and help you understand the potential consequences.
  • They can help you build a strong defense: An experienced criminal defense lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case and help you build a strong defense strategy. They will work to find any holes in the prosecution’s case and collect evidence that supports your defense.
  • They can help you avoid a conviction: If you are convicted of a crime, you could be facing serious consequences, including jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. A skilled attorney will fight to help you avoid a conviction and the resulting penalties.

When you hire the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, PC, you can expect to work directly with our lead attorney, Dan Horowitz. He will take the time to understand your situation and your goals and will develop a strategy that is tailored to your needs. Our firm has a reputation for providing aggressive representation and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.

What Are the Penalties for a Criminal Conviction in Moraga?

In California, the penalties for a criminal conviction will depend on a number of factors, including the type and severity of the crime and the defendant’s criminal history.

Here are some of the potential penalties for a criminal conviction in Moraga:

  • Probation: Probation is a common penalty for less serious crimes. If you are sentenced to probation, you will be required to follow certain terms and conditions. If you violate your probation, you could face additional penalties, including jail time.
  • Fines: If you are convicted of a crime, you could be facing substantial fines. The amount of the fine will depend on the type of crime and the circumstances surrounding the offense.
  • Jail or prison time: If you are convicted of a crime, you could be facing jail or prison time. The length of the sentence will depend on the type and severity of the crime and the defendant’s criminal history.
  • Restitution: If you are convicted of a crime, you could be ordered to pay restitution to the victim. Restitution is intended to compensate the victim for any losses they suffered as a result of the crime.
  • Probation Violations: If you are sentenced to probation, you will be required to follow certain terms and conditions. If you violate your probation, you could face additional penalties, including jail time.

What Are My Rights If I Am Arrested in Moraga?

If you are arrested in Moraga, it is important to remember that you have certain rights. These rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and are intended to protect you from being unfairly treated by the police and the prosecution.

Here are some of the rights you have if you are arrested:

  • The right to remain silent: If you are arrested, you have the right to remain silent. You do not have to answer any questions from the police or the prosecution. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court.
  • The right to an attorney: If you are arrested, you have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you. It is in your best interests to exercise this right and contact an attorney as soon as possible.
  • The right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects you from being subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures by the police. This means that the police cannot search you, your vehicle, or your home without a valid search warrant or probable cause.
  • The right to due process: The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees you the right to due process of law. This means that the government must follow certain procedures and treat you fairly if you are charged with a crime.

If your rights were violated at any point during your arrest or the criminal investigation, the evidence against you may be inadmissible in court. An experienced criminal defense attorney can review your case and determine if your rights were violated.

How Long Does a Moraga Criminal Case Take?

If you have been charged with a crime in Moraga, you may be wondering how long your case will take to resolve. The length of a criminal case will depend on a number of factors, including the type and severity of the crime and the circumstances surrounding the offense.

Here are some of the factors that can impact the length of a criminal case:

  • The complexity of the case: If the case is complex and involves multiple charges and/or defendants, it will likely take longer to resolve.
  • The strength of the evidence: If the prosecution has strong evidence against you, the case may resolve more quickly. If the evidence is weak, the case may take longer to resolve.
  • The availability of the court: Most courts are busy and have a large caseload. If the court has a large number of cases, it may take longer for your case to be heard.
  • The cooperation of the defendant: If the defendant is uncooperative or does not follow the terms and conditions of their release, it may take longer for the case to resolve.

In California, most criminal cases take several months to resolve. Some cases can take a year or more to go to trial.

At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we understand that you are anxious to have your case resolved. We will work diligently to move your case forward as quickly as possible and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process. We are skilled negotiators and will fight to help you obtain a fair and favorable outcome. If the prosecution is unwilling to make a fair offer, we are not afraid to take your case to trial.


Defending Against Criminal Charges in Moraga

If you are facing criminal charges in Moraga, you need an attorney who is willing to fight for you. At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we are not afraid to take on the prosecution and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights.

Here are some of the ways we can help you fight the charges against you:

  • Review the evidence: When you are charged with a crime, the prosecution has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We will review the evidence against you and look for any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
  • Investigate the case: Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation of your case and look for any evidence that can be used to support your defense. We will interview witnesses, review police reports, and consult with experts, if needed.
  • Negotiate with the prosecution: In some cases, it may be in your best interests to negotiate with the prosecution. We are skilled negotiators and have had great success obtaining favorable plea bargains for our clients.
  • Take your case to trial: If the prosecution is unwilling to make a fair offer, we are not afraid to take your case to trial. Dan Horowitz is a skilled trial lawyer and will fight tirelessly to help you obtain a favorable outcome.

Why Choose the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz ?

If you are facing criminal charges in Moraga, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner. At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we are committed to helping clients obtain a favorable outcome in their criminal cases.

When you choose our firm, you can expect the following:

  • Aggressive representation: We are not afraid to take on the prosecution and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. We will do everything in our power to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.
  • Responsive communication: We understand that you have questions and concerns about your case. We will keep you informed throughout the legal process and will be available to answer any questions you may have.
  • Personalized attention: When you hire our firm, you can expect to work directly with Attorney Dan Horowitz. He will take the time to understand your situation and your goals and will develop a strategy that is tailored to your needs.
  • Track record of success: We have a long track record of success and have obtained favorable outcomes in many criminal cases. We are skilled negotiators and have had great success obtaining favorable plea bargains for our clients.

TRULY LOCAL

Unlike the 1-800 criminal defense firms, Daniel Horowitz is truly local.  Dan's clients run into him at his favorite Moraga restaurant (La Finestra) watching Bob Athayde play the piano, at Campalindo theater performances and just around town.  While Daniel's reputation is truly statewide his connection to our community ensures that you get the personal attention that you deserve. When you hire the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, you can trust that we will provide you with the aggressive representation you need and deserve. We are available 24/7 to take your call and will work diligently to protect your rights.


Get the Aggressive Defense You Need

If you have been charged with a crime in Moraga, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner. At the Law Office of Daniel Horowitz, we are committed to providing our clients with the aggressive representation they need and deserve. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you obtain a fair and favorable outcome in your case.

Don’t wait to get the legal help you need. Contact our firm at (925) 291-5388 to schedule a consultation.

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  • 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.

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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