Fresno DUI Attorney: ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist

On June 22, 2015 Fresno area DUI Attorney Jonathan earned the designation of ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist.  ACS is The American Society, the largest organization of its type.  The CHAL is the Chemistry and Law Division of the ACS.  The Lawyer Scientist is the top honor bestowed upon Attorneys by the ACS, the highest honor of its' type.

Fresno DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker completed a series of intensive laboratory and classroom courses at Axion Labs in Chicago, then passed a proficiency exam along with other qualifications to earn this hone.  Jonathan was the Sixth Lawyer in the State of California to earn this honor and be officially recognized for completing this endeavor.  

Practicing DUI Defense is complicated and scientific area of law.  Fresno DUI lawyers practice in one of the strictest environments in the nation for DUI prosecution.  Many people distrust the breath alcohol tests and have elected to have a blood test performed to analyze the alcohol content of their blood for DUI purposes. To properly defend clients against DUI charges when blood tests have been performed, it is essential to have an attorney trained on the subject.

There are very few attorneys who have achieved ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist Designation in the world.  The following link will take you to the entire list. Jonathan was the 6th ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist in California at the time he was added, and the first one North of Bakersfield.

Jonathan was featured in the Fresno Bee as the 6th ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist in the state of California.  Many of the best DUI lawyers in the Nation have traveled to Axion Labs to be better DUI Lawyers. DUI is a Science based offense with many science based defenses.  A DUI Lawyer needs to understand the science behind the offense to properly evaluate the best defense to a DUI charge.  

List of ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientists in the Nation

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.