Rick Horowitz
Law Office of Rick Horowitz

2014 Tulare Street
Suite 627
Fresno, California 93721, United States
Phone: 559-233-8886
Fax: 559-233-8887
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Law
In re Jose O.

Motion to Allow Client the Dignity of Entering the Courtroom Without Shackles

Motion written after a juvenile was brought into a locked courtroom in shackles based on "policy."…more
 /  Criminal Law
In the Matter of Odd Duck

Response to People's Disposition Statement

This past week, I've had to crank out three motions under quite tight timeframes resulting in my pulling not one, but TWO "all-nighters" (thankfully, not in a row). This brief demonstrates what my work looks like under…more
 /  Criminal Law
A Not Very Nice Guy v. A Nice Lady

Reply to Petitioner's Points & Authorities in Opposition to Respondent's Motion for Attorney's Fees & Costs

This is different from my normal submissions. I was hired by an attorney to write a Reply to a Response that had been filed on a Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs. It's also different in that this Reply ended up not being…more
 /  Family Law

DMV Hearing Brief

In a regular courtroom when the defense makes an objection, there is the potential for "argument" on the issue. The defense may explain the basis for his objection. The prosecutor will argue for why the objection should be…more
 /  Criminal Law
People v. Some Dude

Petition for Peremptory Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Stay

After losing in the trial court on the motion for unmonitored contact visits, I filed a Petition for Peremptory Writ of Mandate and Request for Immediate Stay in the Fifth Appellate District Court. The postcard denial which…more
 /  Criminal Law
People v. Some Dude

Declaration of Rick Horowitz in Support of Motion for Unmonitored Contact Visits

This is the Declaration in Support of Motion for Unmonitored Contact Visits which was filed with the Motion…more
 /  Criminal Law
People v. Some Dude

Ex Parte Motion for Order to Require the Fresno County Sheriff's Department to Allow Unmonitored Contact Visits for Defense Team

While admitted to jail to visit my client, I noted that the room contained an intercom. There was no way to know if anyone was listening on the intercom. I felt that to honor my duty of confidentiality under California Rules…more
 /  Criminal Law
People v. Some Dude

Motion to Allow Admission of Extrajudicial Statements of Non-Testifying Persons

This is a motion I wrote while assisting attorney Erin Ormonde in a trial for home invasion robbery in Fresno, California. While she was busy at trial adapting to the shifting sands of various inconsistent rulings, I often left…more
 /  Criminal Law
People v. Name Deleted

Motion to Permit the Defense to Put on a Defense

Once in awhile, I get involved in a case where the procedures and rulings of the court just about drive me over the edge. I will occasionally write a motion which, based on the prior rulings, I know is nearly certainly going to…more
 /  Criminal Law

Ex Parte Motion for Order to Require the Kings County Sheriff's Department to Allow Contact Visits for Defense Team

While awaiting my bar results, I was approached by the family of a man charged with a gang murder. It was a death penalty case at the time, but I had reason to believe the DA's office would soon take death off the table. (They…more
 /  Criminal Law
People v. Murderer

Motion In Limine to Exclude Prosecution's Gang Cop Testimony and Gang Evidence

While still a student, I "sat second chair" on a special circumstances murder case. My job was to keep out prejudicial gang evidence. Along the way, I wrote and argued several motions, conducted an Evidence Code section 402…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
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