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Fresno Criminal Defense | Fresno Criminal Defense Domestic Violence Attorney


Domestic Violence is an interesting area of law.  It often crosses into the realm of the family courts, with some aspects of a factual scenario or situation taking place in the criminal courts.  If you are accused of Domestic Violence in Fresno County, you could face serious consequences.  The courts routinely sentence offenders to a 52-week Batterers Treat Program, multiple years of Probation, and jail sentences for even misdemeanor offenses.  Often, the jail time is converted to adult offender work program, but that is no guarantee.  Several factors come into play.

Does the Complaining witness, or Victim want to testify?  Can the victim just drop charges?  Can the case go forward without a victim witness?  These are all good questions, with some tough answers.

In felony cases there is a preliminary hearing.  Officers can often testify to hearsay statements at preliminary hearings.  A case can go forward without the victim/witness. The State of California prosecutes cases, so a victim may not arbitrarily drop charges, as they are not the ones pressing the charges.

Marsy's law, or the victims bill of rights gives victims the right not to be incarcerated for not testifying at a preliminary hearing, or a trial.  There are many other rights now afforded victims, that previously were not available to them.  For further information see the link to the victim's bill of rights under "Marsy's Law" in the Domestic Violence area of the webpage.

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"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.