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Being an attorney means we have passed law school, the bar exam, and been sworn in to practice law.  It does not necessarily mean we have any practical trial experience, and necessarily, at some point, we, as attorneys, do not.  Then, after being allowed to go out and "practice" law, we hold people's lives, futures, and careers in our hands.  But learning how to be a trial lawyer, is much different being an effective trial attorney.

Being a trial attorney can be looked at in two ways.  First, a person training to be a professional football player, a wide receiver for instance.  They can run routes, catch footballs, lift weights, but have never stepped on a football field at any point.  They, absent any coaching, or practice with the team, are the starting wide receiver in the super bowl.  They run, fleet footed down field, the ball comes, they reach out to catch it like they so many times in the past, only to be crushed by a devastating hit by the defense, drop the ball, and lay there motionless until the stretcher carries them away.  That can be a new attorney in trial, and too many times the crushing blow is to the defendant.

Another way to look at it, is the person who has played football at every level, and been naturally gifted.  But, that gifted athlete isn't willing to take the coaches advice, and never fulfills his potential.  That is the smart, personable attorney who never seeks the education from those who have done it before them.  Does it well, their way, but never as good as if they were open to learning from others.  Ego's run wild in the practice of law, it is exactly that ego that needs to be checked to reach our full potential.

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That is why I read books, attend seminars, and have obtained two masters degrees in Forensic Science since I became a lawyer.  That is why I pay thousands of dollars every year to attend seminars across the nation, to learn from the best. To better help my criminal defense and DUI clients with their cases.

I will continue to gain education, trial skills, negotiating tactics, and people skills to help me help my clients.  

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.