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Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker Can Help You

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer | Fresno DUI Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker has built a strong reputation for using science as a key to providing a quality defense to his clients.  The extensive education and scientific approach is key to many cases that involve toxicology, aclohol, drugs, identification of narcotics.  While all defense to criminal allegations may not be sciene based, it may be important to have an attorney who is bette able to recognize the issues and orchestrate a proper defenese.  Working with the law firm where partners Jonathan Eaton Rooker practices Criminal Defense law in Fresno County, Madera County, Kings County, Tulare County and the surrounding communities.  Having grown up in the Fresno County town of Caruthers, Jonathan is familiar with the outlying communities and the specific needs of the population.

Jonathan Rooker can help you, when you need it most. The road to justice may sometimes be a long road, but it is a worth fighting for.  Don't try to handle a criminal allegation without first consulting and educated experienced attorney to see if they can help and/or advise you on the best defense.

With the goal of helping his clients, Jonathan continues to vigorously pursue relevant academic pursuits.  He attends many training events, classes, and educational seminars each year.  He completed a M.S. in Forensic Toxicology in 2015, quickly starting the Forensic Science Masters program and graduating in Fall 2016.  

Jonathan uses science to raise the bar for defending criminal cases, sex based crimes, and DUI defense.  He continues improving his DUI specific education by attending many professional seminars such as the National College for DUI Defense - Mastering Scientific Evidence seminar, which was held in New Orleans in March of 2014.  Many of the best DUI Lawyers in the nation were present.

 Fresno Criminal Defense & DUI  Attorney Jonathan Rooker guide you through the Justice System
Fresno Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker guide you through the Justice System

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney and Fresno DUI Defense Lawyer Jonathan Rooker will fight for you in court.  He is an aggressive attorney who understands the system and how to help clients.  His unique and extensive education is helpful when evaluating, working on, and defending charges.  DUI, Homicide, and designer drug cases are some of he most science dependent of all charges.  Jonathan has a strong background and education the involves science, forensic toxicology, gas chromatography, and Criminology.

Jonathan is among a small but elite portion of Criminal Defense lawyers who excells due to his education, because science is a defendants friend.  I have found that many times, science is on our the defenses side.  The prosecutions experts are under educated, poorly trained, and quite simply wrong in many aspects of science.  Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney that embraces the scientific values may help you see justice in your case.Some important aspects of which attorney to hire is their specific education, training, and expertis.  Click here for more on Jonathan's  Education, Training, and Expertise that can help you defend your case.

Why is Jonathan Rooker the best attorney for my case?

Jonathan Rooker combines a working knowledge of police training with his criminal defense skill set. Jonathan learned about police training while in the Basic Reserve Police Academy, which gives him insight into how police operate and the reasoning behind their actions.  This allows him to better defend you by knowing what to expect from the officers when they testify as to their training an experience in law enforcement. Further education was acquired while learning Criminology with a Law Enforcement option as an undergraduate at Fresno State.

An application of knowledge to the human aspect of a case is very important.  Jonathan has a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling which helps provide a humanistic approach to understanding witnesses, officers, clients, and victims.  Human behavior and the reasoning behind the behavior can be very complex, and relating to the jury is important.  Using his education to help pick, or voire dire a jury panel is one of the most important aspects of a trial.  It is important to know your audience.

Fresno DUI Attorney Designated as the 6th ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist in California
Fresno DUI Attorney Designated as the 6th ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist in California

Many cases today include intoxicants whether they be alcohol, prescription drugs, street drugs, or other substances that have a toxic effect on the human body.  Jonathan completed his Masters Degree in Forensic Toxicology.  This allows an added understanding of the effects of intoxicants on the human body, impairment, or even death.  This understanding is very helpful when attempting to reconstruct or ascertain the chemical state of a human body at a time before it was tested.  Retrograde extrapolation is the current science used to recreate or attempt to understand a level of toxicity at a time prior to the test.  Some believe it to be a pseudo-science, but when properly applied it can completely change the face of a case.

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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.

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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.