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Assault Attorney in Fresno

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Frankly, I’ve lost track of the number of cases involving assault with a deadly weapon, assault with great bodily injury, and other assault cases I’ve defended through the years. I’ve probably done more of these types of cases than all other types combined. Some of my clients haven’t always believed that I would be able to give them the best fight because assault cases usually involve a lot of evidence, including frequently a number of eyewitnesses. My testimonials page shows that I have sometimes surprised my clients by not only fighting harder than they expected but winning.

If you are facing assault charges, contact the Law Offices of Rick Horowitz at (559) 540-8899 to speak with me today!

Handling Simple & Complex Assault Cases

I routinely handle cases involving assault crimes. In 2010, in one case, there were 14 charges, including four charges of attempted murder, four charges of assault with a deadly weapon, and shooting at an occupied vehicle, among others. Even before putting on a single defense witness, the judge was convinced to dismiss several charges, including all the attempted murder charges. At the end of the defense portion of the case, my client was acquitted of all charges. While no attorney can make promises about the outcome in a particular case—neither I nor any other attorney I know can read the future—I have a proven track record of success.

In another case that involved two minors on charges that included assault and gang charges—well, I’ll let you see what local attorney Ron Smith had to say about it:

In one particular trial I recall, we represented co-defendants. During the trial, the court began to make a ruling which would have been harmful to both our clients. Rick’s quick thinking stopped that in its tracks, with the end result that the charges against his client were found not true. – Fresno-area attorney Ronald Smith (read his endorsement of me on

Whether the charges you are facing are for simple assault, including fist-fights that got out of hand to assault with a deadly weapon where you are accused of hitting someone with a bat or shooting at them with a gun, I know how to defend your case.

Some crimes of assault are complicated by involving a specific type of person, like an accusation of assaulting a police officer, firefighter, or school employee. Other assaults come with increased penalties because of being done at a specific location, like a school or park.

Aggravated Assault in Fresno

While assault does not necessarily involve the physical harming of another individual, aggravated assault is a threat or violent action that provides clear intent of wanting to inflict harm onto another. This can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances of the situation.

Depending on the severity of the allegations, aggravated assault penalties typically include:

  • Probation
  • Up to 1 Year in Prison
  • Up to $10k in Fines
  • Medical, or Emotional, Restitution
  • Community Service, Anger Management, and/or Restraining Order

Regardless of your circumstances, if you find yourself in trouble for an assault crime or similar crime of violence, remember not to answer any questions or give any statements to anyone (especially police, correctional officers, or other government officials). Instead, call me, Fresno assault attorney Rick Horowitz, at (559) 540-8899 to defend you against the accusations.

Contact my firm to learn more about how a Fresno assault lawyer can help you fight for your rights.


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  • Avvo clients choice award - criminal defense 2012
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