Fresno Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker

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2333 Merced Street
Fresno, CA 93721
888-626-3146

Operating Hours

Thu: 07:30am - 05:30pm
Mon: 07:30am - 06:00pm
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 07:30am - 06:30pm
Sun: 08:00am - 03:00pm

On Call

Sun: 03:00pm - 08:00am
Thu: 05:30pm - 07:30am
Mon: 06:00pm - 07:30am
Tue, Wed, Fri: 06:30pm - 07:30am
Sat: 06:30pm - 08:00am

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Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney - Fresno DUI Attorney

Jonathan Rooker has proudly worked to help people through tough times.  Pride, effort, education, and desire combine to make him the best criminal defense lawyer in Fresno County. 

Fresno DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker was the 6th attorney in Californie to earn the prestigious ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Designation
Fresno DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker was the 6th attorney in California to earn the prestigious ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Designation

Defending people against accusatins is a key element of our criminal justice system.  Since formation of our country the right to present a defense, based in constitutional rights and guarantees has helped citizens defend themselves against government tyranny.  The right to remain silent has, in large part, replaced the forced confessions, true and false, of those accused by the same government who is extracting the confessions.  It was so crucial to a civilized government-citizen relationship that it was codified in the origianal bill of rights at the founding of our nation.  This occured in large part to torutured confessions, not much different than took place during the Salem witch trials. Now, following an arrest, but prior to a custodial interrogation, the government must inform you of this right.  With such safeguards we, in part, avoid the attrocities that led to their necessity.  It is a safeguard, for everyone, agaisnt the same government.

Fresno Criminal Defense & DUI lawyer:  ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist uses science to defend his clients
Fresno Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer Jonathan Rooker - Science is the best defense

The right to present a defense, testify as part of your defense, or remain silient is also important.  Our criminal justic system is in large part based upon the English Common Law, with notable deviations.  One area that has changed is that in the English system, there was a time when the accussed was not even allowed to speak in his own defense.  This is because they had the highest motivation to lie to the trial court.  Their neck was on the line, litterally.  Today, we have an absolute right to speak in our own defense.  It is an evoloution of justice, and we cannot be so arrogant as to believe our system to be perfect, free of the need for change, and fair to all.  

To defend yourself against accusations that can change your life, you should consult with a quality, educated, professional defense attorney help you defend against the government accusations.

Fresno DUI Attorney | Madera DUI Attorney If you've been cited, you need to know what to do next. Help your attorney help you, contact me as soon as possible

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Fresno DUI Lawyer Jonathan Rooker: Fresno area law enforcement agencies have some of the strictest DUI enforcement policies in the Nation. The first decision an officer makes during the DUI enforcement is the decision to stop the vehicle. It may be a driving pattern, maintenance infraction, tinted windows, or other issues the lead the officer to make that decision. The next decision is whether to have the driver exit the vehicle and conduct a DUI investigation. Factors include odor or alcohol, red watery eyes, and slurred speech. Timely stopping, parking, and fumbling with a license or insurance paperwork, all influence the officers decision to continue the investigation. Once outside the vehicle the subject may sway or have trouble following directions. At the conclusion of the third stage, the officer decides if there is probable cause for an arrest. If you are arrested, there are steps you should take on your own behalf. It is important for anyone cited for DUI to contact the DMV within 10 days to preserve their right to an Admin Per Se Hearing in front of a DMV officer. Failure to contact the DMV within 10 days may result in the suspension of your driving privilege. Remember, the officer arrests at probable cause, but it takes proof beyond a reasonable doubt to convict. If the officer does their job right, a large percentage of the people should be found not guilty.

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney: Sometimes good people need help during tough times

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Fresno & Madera Criminal Defense Lawyer Jonathan Rooker: Domestic Violence (DV) charges, punishments, and your rights is something you need to understand if you've been accused. DV charges can result in a sentence of probation, jail, and/or prison. DV can be charged under various sections including PC 243(E) or the more serious PC 273.5 Felony (DV) accusation. Many convictions result in being sentenced to a 52-week program, referred to as the Batterers Treatment Program (BTP). The right to own, possess, or use a Firearms, a serious issue for many people who grew up in the rural valley hunting, fishing, and target shooting can be lost forever. While Judges routinely advise those convicted of misdemeanor Domestic Violence that they will be prohibited from owning firearms for 10-years, the Federal Government will preclude gun ownership for the remainder of the persons life if they are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. It is important that the court knows you are a law abiding, upstanding, and productive member of society. Don't let an accusation turn into a lifetime of being stigmatized as a criminal.

"Criminal defense is about helping good people, that is what I do." Jonathan Rooker

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Experienced Fresno and Madera County Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker understands the needs of each client are quite unique to each individual client. Some clients are looking to keep their drivers license, others are looking to avoid long periods of incarceration. Many times pride and principles are cited for the client's motivation to achieve a particular resolution to their case. Many clients just want to put their life, family, and career back together. It is the responsibility of the defense attorney to coordinate and effective defense for the benefit of the client. It is essential that I provide the best defense for the individual person and their specifically tailored needs in life. I will help you by building the best defense that the facts allow. One important aspect of hiring a private attorney is the time they spend listening to your needs, and working to obtain an effective resolution under the circumstances. When these problems arise, it's time to reach out for a helping hand. I handle criminal defense cases on a daily basis, helping people with their issues. Let me help you.