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

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker
Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker
Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney | Fresno DUI Attorney  | Fresno DUI Defense Lawyer

Client Testimonial: 

Mr. Rooker helped make the best of an awful situation. He exceeded all my expectations and went well beyond requirements in effort to help me. I couldn't imagine going through the legal process without him. I would recommend to anyone that they seek the services of Mr. Rooker if they are in legal trouble.

The decision involving which Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney is the best lawyer to hire is one of the most important decision an accused can make.  Jonathan has experience defending both State and Federal criminal cases.

Jonathan gained legal experience while employed with the Fresno County Public Defenders Office.  He defended a wide array of criminal matters, in multiple courtrooms. Providing an Intelligent and Aggressive Defense  is important to obtain the best results in each case.

TOP 3 Most Important Things To Do After a DUI- An Attorney can help with these plans

1.  Contact the DMV and Request a hearing:  In that request, ask for a "stay on the suspension of your driving privilege pending the outcome of the hearing" which will allow you to properly defend yourself against the .08 BAC action taken by the DMV.

2.  Plan for every possible outcome of the hearing:  If your license is suspended, you will have a period of time which you may not drive.  Plan to ride with others, take Uber or other transportation, ride a bicycle, or even stay close to your work for the necessary time period before you may lawfully drive.

3.  Plan for court:  If you hire an attorney, they help you effectively plan your defense, and alternatives if you lose.  It is important that the attorney is familiar with the court, DA's, and Judges in the county you were arrested in. 

Understanding Absorption of Alcohol and DUI's



Do you need a DUI/DWI Defense Attorney in Fresno, California?  Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired (DWI) in Fresno County?  If so, you have options that you may not be aware of.  At The Law Office of Jonathan Rooker, we are dedicated to helping out clients.  We will work to get the best possible results for each case.  Having defended thousands of clients against DUI/DWI charges in my career, I will use this expertise to help defend you, and fight for you in court, where you need it most.  This is why I provide a free, no cost to you, consultation.  I want you to understand your defenses, the process, and possible outcomes of your DUI/DWI case along with the ripple effect it may have in your life, and future.  When you choose Jonathan Rooker to fight your DUI/DWI or Criminal Allegations, you will get quality representation from an experienced and educated attorney which includes:

1.  An attorney who is committed to protecting you and your rights.

2. An attorney who understands the evidence, both the strengths and weaknesses, and how to defend against the accusations.

3. An Attorney who will negotiate the best possible offer in your case, and let you choose between accepting the offer, or going to trial on your crimnal allegationsAttorney Jonathan Rooker has qualified as an expert at the DMV Traffic Safety Office in multiple counties to testify as an expert in toxicology and DUI related issues.  This is important to helping with a quality defense because Mr. Rooker has unique education, training, and experience that can help him  better understand a science related DUI Alcohol or DUI Drug Defense.  Multiple judges have allowed Mr. Rooker to testify as an expert witness on toxicology issues in multiple counties. You may ask, why is this important to you?

1.  All DUI Defense attorney as not equal.  DUI Defense is highly scientific, which includes the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of alcohol and/or drugs in the human body.  Having a Masters Degree in Forensic Science and Forensic Toxicology helps me understand what defense may be available to you.

2.  Having a superior education has helped earn the respect of other attorneys, prosecutors, and even Judges.  

3.  Being educated on the science, I can effectively cross exam government experts, and point out the flaws in their testimony, opinions, and the science they base it on.

If you have a DUI, Get Jonathan on your side

Criminal Defense Lawyer Identification of Drugs, mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography at Axion Labs
Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer Learning Gas Chromatography and Solid Drug Analysis at Axion Laboratories in Chicago

Jonathan is one of the most respected criminal defense lawyers in the valley, and gained the Rising Star designation from Super Lawyers in 2015-2017.  He is a member of the CA DUI Lawyers Association. CADUILA, National College for DUI Defense. (NCDD).  For more about Jonathan's education and accomplishments see Attorney Rooker's Profile. Also see the NCDD Attorney Profile for Jonathan Rooker. Jonathan presented on the absorption of alcohol at the November 2016 CA DUI Lawyers Association meeting in Sacramento.

TOP FRESNO DUI LAWYER: Founding Member of DUI Lawyers Association:  (DUIDLA)

Jonathan Rooker is available for free consultation visits at no charge to you. Hiring a criminal defense attorney with relevant education in the area of law that you need representation in, is important to a successful defense. Having police training also helps Jonathan understand how to apply the facts of your case to the law, which is important to properly defending against criminal allegations.

Fresno DUI Attorney earns ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Designation
Fresno DUI Attorney earns ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Designation

Top Fresno DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker passed the final exam after a strenuous In-Laboratory and Classroom educational. Becoming the 6th Lawyer in the State of California to earn the prestigious ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Designation. DUI Defense is many times a Science based defense, and knowing how to properly examine experts as to the measurement of alcohol in DUI Defendant's blood is essential to a quality defense. Jonathan Rooker strives to obtain extensive specialized education to be utilized to help his clients in court.

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

Glass chess

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


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.