Kristy Horton studied Law at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While attending McGeorge, she was a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship and Albert F. Zangerle Memorial Scholarship, she was on the Dean's Honor List, and she was a comment writer and editor for the Pacific McGeorge Global Business & Development Law Journal. Additionally, Kristy participated in the Parole Representation Clinic where she effectively represented parolees who had allegedly violated the terms of their probation.
Kristy Horton began her career in criminal law in the summer of 2008 when she accepted a Law Clerk position at the Law Office of Thomas A. Johnson. Kristy quickly proved herself to be a valuable asset to the firm and assisted in obtaining favorable results for numerous clients. As the result of Ms. Horton's outstanding work product and dedication towards defending the rights of her clients, Ms. Horton was offered an Associate position at the Law Office of Thomas A. Johnson.
Described by clients as efficient, detail-oriented, and practical, Ms. Horton looks at all sides of an issue to determine the best approach for the client's defense.
Defending Against Driving under the Influence (DUI) with Drugs and/or Alcohol Charges
If you have been charged with a DUI with drugs and/or alcohol, you could be facing serious consequences such as loss of driving privileges, potential jail time, and fines. You need a criminal defense lawyer who is prepared to aggressively protect your rights.
The penalties for a first offense DUI violation of Vehicle Code section 23152 include fines between $390 and $1000, jail time from 48 hours to six months, license suspension for six months, probation from three to five years, participation in a DUI education program, and other penalties. If you have a prior DUI conviction, the penalties are more severe.
Kristy M. Horton is a Northern California criminal defense attorney who has experience with DUI cases and resources to diligently investigate the facts of your case, discover weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, negotiate a dismissal or reduction of your charges if possible, and defend you in court before a jury of your peers if necessary.
If you have been accused of a DUI with drugs and/or alcohol, or any other misdemeanor in Northern California, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your criminal defense options. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at (916) 248-8598 or e-mail us today.
Defending Against Misdemeanor Charges
Misdemeanors are lesser crimes punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year. Misdemeanors are distinguished from felonies which can be punished by a state prison term. The most common misdemeanors charged include:
• DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (without injury to others)
• Petty theft
• Disturbing the peace
• Possession of drug paraphernalia
• Simple assault and battery
• Drunkenness in public
• Criminal traffic violations
• Public nuisances
• Indecent exposure
If you have been accused of a misdemeanor in Northern California, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your criminal defense options. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at (916) 248-8598 or e-mail us today.
Areas Of Practice
- Criminal Law, Federal and State
- Criminal Appeals
- California, 2010
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2010
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
- J.D., 2010
- Honors: Recipient, Dean's Scholarship
- Honors: Albert F. Zangerle Memorial Scholarship
- Honors: Dean's List
- University of California, San Diego, California
- B.A., Sociology, 2004