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Fresno DUI Attorney and ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist Jonathan Rooker

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DUI: Common questions people have after being arrested for DUI:

Fresno DUI Lawyer Jonathan Rooker can help answer these questions.  He is an experienced and qualified Fresno DUI attorney.  Some common questions are, I was arrested in Fresno for DUI?  What will happens?  Will the DMV take my license?  Will I serve time in Jail? How much are the fines for DUI in Fresno County?  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 to the DMV? How do I get my license back after a DUI? 

Fresno DUI Attorney ACS-CHAL Lawyer-scientist
Fresno DUI Lawyer ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist

Have you been arrested or cited for a DUI in Fresno  or Madera County?  Do you want to know what could happen to you if convicted of a violation of the DUI laws?

Some common questions are:

Did the police take your drivers license when you were arrested for DUI?  When will you get it back?  How long will it be suspended?

These are all questions that can be answered by scheduling a Free appointment with a Criminal Defense Lawyer, to help answer your questions and advise you on how proceed with you case, getting your drivers license back, dealing with the DMV, and moving forward with you life.

A common First Offense DUI Sentence in Fresno County is as follows:

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Help with your Fresno - Madera DUI

1st Offense DUI:

A first offense DUI can be punished with up to 6-Months in County Jail, fines approaching if not exceeding $2,000, and up to 5-Years probation.  The typical first offense routinely garners a sentences of 10-Days in County Jail, usually served on the Adult Offender Work Program, 3-years probation, and fines/restitution just under $2,000, which may be reduced by 50% with attendance in the 4-hour Decisions For Life Program, formerly referred to as Scared Stiff Program.  A 13-week DUI class is required by the DMV and courts.  It may be a longer depending on BAC.  If the BAC is .20% or greater, and 18-month DUI class will be required by the DMV before your license will be restored.

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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


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.