Fresno 3rd Offense DUI

Fresno DUI Lawyer Jonathan Rooker can help answer these questions.  He is an experienced and qualified DUI attorney in Fresno California.  Some common questions are, I was arrested for DUI?  What happens?  Will the DMV take my license?  Will I serve time in Jail? How much are the fines for DUI?  Can I make Payments?  Do I need a lawyer for my DUI?  Will my work find out?  Will I lose my job? How long do I have to to appeal it tot he DMV? How do I get my license back after a DUI? Call Fresno DUI lawyer Jonathan Rooker.

3rd Offense DUI within a 10-year period:

Any person convicted of a third DUI within a 10-year period will face harsh penalties.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence required by law of 120-days in county jail.  The fines will be in the area of $2,000, and up to 5-years of probation may be imposed.  Fresno typically sentences offenders to a 3-year probation, 120-days in County Jail, fines in the area of $2,000.   A 30-month DUI program is required by the DMV to reinstate your license.  You will have to file an SR-22 proof of financial responsibility (Insurance) with the DMV for 3-years following a conviction.

Hiring an experienced defense attorney who keeps current with DUI laws can help you avoid jail time.  There are options, depending on the circumstance.  Fresno County has allowed some offenders to serve their custody time in rehabilitation programs, house arrest with GPS monitors, and/or with a "SCRAM" monitor which may or may not have GPS activated.

SCRAM:  Scram monitors are a continuous alcohol monitor that attached to a clients leg, like a GPS, but the SCRAM monitor detects alcohol in a clients sweat, and reports the presence of alcohol to the monitoring company, and subsequently to the court.  The web address below will provide you with more information on the SCRAM monitor.

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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.

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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.