CRIMINAL DEFENSE SPECIALIST
To legally advertise as a criminal defense specialist, the attorney must pass a written test and undergo extensive peer review by other criminal defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors. If you had a serious medical condition wouldn’t you seek the services of a specialist? The same is true in criminal defense. A criminal defense attorney who is a general practitioner will rarely have the expertise to provide you with the best defense against criminal charges.
If you have a heart problem would you go to a foot doctor? Of course not. But many attorneys advertise as “CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER” and some (without State Bar approval), call themselves “CRIMINAL DEFENSE SPECIALISTS”. But are they ? The specialist certification requires academic achievement, trial skills and certification from other attorneys. Unlike flashy advertising claims, the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certification is an objective, earned achievement. Only a few hundred attorneys in the entire State of California are certified criminal defense specialists.
Both Daniel Horowitz and Carmela Caramagno are criminal defense specialists certified by the State of California Board of Legal Specialization. Tom Kensok is a former Assistant District Attorney who was lead counsel in over 100 serious felony trials. Oksana Tsykova is a National Trial Lawyer “Top 40 Under 40” award recipient.
Criminal law is Trial law. Personal injury cases usually settle. High stakes federal criminal cases often settle. But high stakes state court cases often go to trial. Daniel Horowitz is one of the nation’s most experienced jury trial lawyers.
RECENT CRIMINAL JURY TRIALS
The types of cases that Daniel Horowitz has recently taken to trial may help you in deciding whether his office is a good fit for your case.
- Felony Vehicular Manslaughter
- Major Drug Conspiracy
- Attempted Murder
- Dissuading a Witness
- Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury
- MS-13 Gang Conspiracy
- Family Affiliated Mafia Gang Conspiracy
- Medical Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
AREAS OF CRIMINAL PRACTICE
The combined areas of excellence for Daniel Horowitz, Carmela Caramagno & Oksana Tsykova include:
- Insurance Fraud
- Fraudulent Claims
- Challenges to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Legal Commentator
- Lectures & Speaking Engagements
- Federal crimes
- Serious Felonies
- Drug Charges
- RICO / VCAR
- Family Law Contempt
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- Medical Defense
- Physician Fraud Defense
- Chiropractic Fraud
- Billing Frauds
- Juvenile Crime
- Narcotics Conspiracy (Link to 9 minute lecture on Federal Conspiracy Law)
- Self Defense
- Mental State Defenses
- Business Crimes
- Money Laundering
- DUI Trials
- Medical Licensing and Criminal Defense Law
A Team of Specialists
When you hire criminal defense specialist Daniel Horowitz, you also have the ability to form a custom team of top lawyers specializing in criminal defense. Carmela Caramagno is also a State Bar of California certified specialist and Tom Kensok was a top level prosecutor for almost 3 decades. Even the firms youngest member has been lead counsel in over a dozen jury trials. Why hire a “big firm” which has most of your critical work done by an inexperienced associate ? With “Lawyers in Lafayette”, you can custom assemble a team of the most experienced trial lawyers. Our support team includes paralegals who have been approved and appointed on capital murder cases, a licensed chiropractor, investigators with significant military, corporate and police experience. You deserve the best and we provide the best custom defense team ideally suited to your needs.