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Practicing criminal Defense in Fresno County has been a rewarding experience where I have helped those false accused regain their liberty on many occasions.  However, I understand there are real life situations where the victimization alleged are real, and the victims need help to remove themselves from the situation.  The human side of life is important to me, and I feel for the real victims.  I noticed an article in the Selma Enterprise Newspaper that told of a new victims advocate and support group for domestic violence victims in Selma, Ca.  I feel that justice is important, and so is getting the help a person needs is also important.  In an effort to assist with the endeavor of providing public awareness of the problem, and for true victims to gain much needed assistance I reproduced the article in part below.  The recent double homicide in Selma which had a factual domestic connection has brought new light to a problem that is many times silently ignored.

The Selma Enterprise Published and article of helping Domestic Violence Victims on January 21, 2015•  Getting Help A domestic violence support group meets Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the S.M.A.R.T. Center, 1800 Sheridan St. Details:

The center will provided tutoring programs, cooking classes and food distribution assistance. The Marjaree Mason Center's 24 hour hotline is 233-4357. Their Web site is The center offers shelters in Fresno, Clovis and Reedley.

The message from the article included letting victims know they have help, support and it can be located in Selma California. There is a domestic violence support group that meets in Selma at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the S.M.A.R.T. Center 1800 Sheridan St. Details: 896-9209.

The Marjoree Mason center offers shelters in Fresno, Clovis and Reedley.

The Selma Group began meeting six months ago and attendance is growing.  Selma has recently been rocked by the violent deaths of cousins Jessica Cervantes and Giovanni Cervantes comes the realization that the need is greater than many may realize. Both Cervantes were killed by Giovanni's long-time boyfriend Jan. 5 in Selma.

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.