DUI Info | Fresno Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney

Not all DUI attorneys are Equal.  Most Criminal Defense attorneys handle DUI's.  Not all Criminal Defense attorneys have the DUI specific education to properly defend DUI's.  There are many questions you should ask before hiring an attorney to help you with your DUI.

Have you been trained to conduct Field Sobriety Tests?

Have you completed a NHTSA certified course to be a SFST instructor?

Are you a member of the California DUI Lawyers association?

Do you regularly attend DUI Defense Seminars?  If so, which ones have you attended?

Are you a member of the National College for DUI Defense?

Do you have specific training and/or education as to Forensic Toxicology?

Have you been trained in a laboratory on the proper methods and procedures for Gas Chromatography?

Jonathan Rooker can answer YES to each of these questions.  If you are going to hire a DUI attorney hire one that can answer YES to each of these questions. DUI's are some of the most technical, science based, and difficult cases to handle.  They are common, but not simple.  While interning during law school, and experienced attorney who routinely handles serious felonies told me, "If you can do a DUI right, you can do a homicide."  Those words have proved true.  If you are looking for a DUI attorney, understand DUI's are not simple, they are complicated, make sure you have an attorney with specialized training, education, and experience.

National College for DUI Defense - WWW. NCDD.CCOM

California DUI Lawyers Association-

CDLA- www.california-dui-lawyers.orghttp://www.lapier.com/index.html

Jonathan had the extraordinary experience of being able to take the Standardized Field Sobriety Test Student and Later Instructor course from the foremost expert in the Nation, Col. Bob LaPier.  Jonathan was even invited back as an instructor, and looks forward to being able to instruct at one of the Mr. LaPier's courses in the future.  Visit Col. Bob's page, and see what a remarkably knowledgeable and personable expert Mr. LaPier is.

Jonathan is looking forward to learning from the some of the foremost experts in the world when he arrives in the "Big Easy" in March.

http://www.ncdd.com/sessions-and-seminars/523334261f1d75ae77357a8b/tcdla-with-ncdd-2014-mse2014 Mastering Scientific Evidence. Co-Sponsored by NCDD and TCDLA The Royal Sonesta, New Orleans, Louisiana The Royal Sonesta, New Orleans, Louisiana.  This year's Mastering Scientific Evidence will be held March 20-22 at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street, in New Orleans.

This seminar is a can't miss for anyone defending those accused of impaired driving and/or boating. This event is co-sponsored by the National College for DUI Defense and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.   Founded in 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia by William C. “Bubba” Head this event remains the premier seminar on scientific evidence in DUI and DWI cases.  T

his year's seminar includes the premier scientific alcohol researcher as well as the most commonly cited expert by prosecutors nationwide, Dr. A.W. Jones.   This seminar will feature not only scientific education, but application of this knowledge through demonstrated trial skills.  These strategies will provide the attendee the opportunity to expose reasonable doubt and return not guilty verdicts.   The culmination of this program, as in years' past, is the mock jury trial where the details of the presentations are demonstrated in a real jury trial.  The defense attorneys will be an NCDD Regent and an NCDD Faculty Member.  The blood test will be a real blood test case that was tried in front of a real jury.  As is common, the jurors will be told that this is a real case, and that their verdict will decide the Defendant's fate.  This year's case will involve a blood test case as this is becoming increasingly common throughout the United States in large part due to “no refusal” weekends.   Early Registration is underway.

NCDD/TCDLA members tuition is $945 ($995 with book in lieu of USB).  Non-Members tuition is $1095 ($1145 with book).  Tuition increases January 31st. NCDD members register by phone, fax or mail for member rate.  Click here for more information and registration form. To register by phone call TCDLA at: 512-478-2514Fax completed registration form with credit card information to: 512.469.0512Mail completed registration form with payment to: TCDLA 6808Hill Meadow Dr.  Austin, Texas 78736  Seminar Co-Chairs:  Troy McKinney, Gary Trichter, Mimi Coffey and Doug Murphy.

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


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.