Fresno and Madera Marijuana DUI Lawyer



The “Marijuana DUI” or the “DUI Drug” charge is one of the fastest growing categories of DUI charges in California.  Fresno and Madera Counties have been very strict with charging drivers with Marijuan related DUI charges.  You could face the exact same DUI charge (Section: 23152(a) of the Vehicle Code) as if you were driving impaired by alcohol.  (This is different than the VC 23152 .08% BAC Per Se DUI violation, but very similar) 

In Fresno and Madera counties, if you are charged with a Marijuana, drug, or alcohol related DUI Charge, do not take any chances with your future, liberty, or defense.  Fight your charges with an experienced and educated DUI Defense Attorney.  One of biggest reasons why DUI Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker is the best DUI Defense attorney for your case is his scientific knowledge.  The pharmacodynamics and pharmakinetics of alcohol and drugs in the human body is a very specific science.  Also understanding the testing process involved, and understanding the testing process is crucial for providing a proper defense.

Legislature is currently working on a law (AB 1356) that would allow for the use of “Marijuana Breathalyziers” to detect and measure marijuana with a roadside swab test.  The results are ready in a matter of a few minutes.

Fresno & Madera DUI Drug and Marijuana Defense Lawyer (6th ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist in California)
Fresno & Madera DUI Drug and Marijuana Defense Lawyer (6th ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist in California)

Experts cannot agree on any specific level of marijuana or marijuana metabolites that indicates impairment in a specific subject.  However, to be convicted of DUI Drug or DUI Marijuana a subject must be impaired.  The fear being that drivers who are legitimately using marijuana, are not impaired, but have metabolites of THC or marijuana in their systems may be arrested and charged with DUI.  If you are charged with Marijuana, it is important that your attorney knows how to defend against these charges, is educated on the testing process and the errors that can occur, and has studied NHTSA results and journal articles from experts in the field to help defend your against these charges.

Having studied the testing process and the pharmacology of DUI Drug including Marijuana along with the metabolites, Jonathan has the specific education to help you defend against DUI Drug or DUI Marijuana Charges.  Many times the DA's have your reports, toxicology results, and police report for months before you appear in court. Therefore, it is important to hire a DUI Defense Attorney as soon as possible to help defend against DUI charges.  This gives your attorney the time to prepare a proper defense.

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.