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Fresno Domestic Violence (DV) (Criminal Defense) Attorney Jonathan Rooker has a unique insight to the ling between different crimes, accusations, and convictions that are often times related.  Jonathan commonly relays that the "4-D's" are interrelated, and should be guarded against.  Often time a person will suffer a series of misfortune events, that culminate in the destruction of a person's life as they know it.  Each event, by itself is destructive enough, but when the negative events occur in sequence, it can destroy a good person's life, career, family, and freedom in a short period of time.

There is a combination of factor, any of which could, and often time does start the unfortunate series of events in motion.  DUI's are stressing event, a criminal accusation, that can lead to fines, imprisonment, family issues, and loss of employment.  Often times, a DUI is the catalyst that starts the downward spiral of Divorce, Domestic Violence, and Discharge from employment.

A second scenario is the Discharge from employment.  When a person loses their employment financial issues are sure to follow.  That stresses a relationship, can lead to drinking (DUI), arguing (Divorce), and/or domestic violence(DV).  When finances come into play, relationships commonly experience problems.  If a breakup, or dissolution of the marriage or termination of the relationship occurs, alcohol and drug use are common, which can lead to a DUI, Domestic Violence, and/or Divorce.

The third triggering event could be a Domestic Violence issue.  Many times a person is deeply affected by a Domestic Violence issue, and the effects can carry over.  The alleged perpetrator and victim alike can suffer depression from the events.  Shame, blame, and regret come with depression.  Some professions actually mandate the suspension or termination from employment of an individual who has been convicted of Domestic Violence.  The right to bear arms is taken from the person accused.  All too often divorce follows, and DUI's occur as well.

The final route is Divorce.  A divorce can trigger an abusive relation, a Domestic Violence charge followed from the jealously of a spouse over the other former spouse.  Anger is a common emotion experienced.  Once these factors are set in motion, alcohol and drugs can commonly come into the picture.  Discharge from employment is too common when a person is confronted by this serious group of events.

It is important for an individual in this, in any of these positions to realize how quickly and easily each of these events can occur, and cause a person's life spiral down hill.  If any of these events have occurred in your life, you may consider avoiding even social alcohol consumption, drug use, and guard against any emotional outbursts by understanding it is not in your best interest to add any of the 4-D's to your life.

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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.