Fresno DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker-Qualified at the DMV as an Expert Witness | If you want to hire the best DUI Defense Attorney, shouldn't they be an expert and a DUI attorney?

FRESNO DUI ATTORNEY Jonathan Rooker was qualified as and allowed to testify as an EXPERT witness at the DMV Drivers Safety Office on August 12, 2014.  DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker has spent an extensive amount of time and money driving and flying to seminars and training around the nation.  He continues to pursue education that will provide assistance to his clients, his DUI clients in particular.

Part of that education includes pursuing a Masters Degree in Forensic Toxicology.  Jonathan is approximately half way to achieving that goal.  He has also completed numerous other educational goals.  As part of his Criminology Degree Jonathan took a courses which included Criminal Forensics and Biology while earning his Bachelors Degree in Criminology with a law enforcement option.  Jonathan has also completed Basic Reserve Police Academy Level III.  A diversified education includes a Masters Degree in Ed. Counseling that included components of substance abuse and the psychology of student behavior along with the laws governing how the students should be dealt with and a counseled.

Jonathan completed law school in the minimum course completion time of Three years, graduating in 2009. Seeking a more specific education regarding science and DUI's Jonathan completed the NHTSA Student course and later the  Instructor Course on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  Continuing to be intrigued with the in depth science behind breath and blood testing methods to ascertain Blood Alcohol Content, Jonathan then continued his DUI focused scientific education by attending Axion Laboratories Forensic Chromatography course in Chicago. This intense, laboratory setting, and educational course opened even more avenues for education.  Science is truly infinite, and each measure of learning comes with new questions.  This has caused Jonathan to continue toward both a Masters in Forensic Toxicology and planning return to Axion Laboratories for Mass Spectrometery-Sollid Drug Analysis in November.  This will a be a Second step of four, toward the highest Scientific Honor offered by the American Chemical Society to an Attorney-, The Lawyer-Scientist Designation.  At the time of this blog, there is only a handful of lawyers with such a designation nation wide.


Today, Jonathan was qualified as an expert witness by the DMV in Fresno California.  He was allowed to testify, not as a lawyer, but based on his in depth scientific education on Forensic Toxicology.  This is an important milestone, but far from the end of Jonathan quest for educational excellence in the profession.  In order to know what questions to ask an expert in trial, at the DMV, or when evaluating a case, one must know what to look for, and what to ask.  Jonathan has a unique understand of these key points.

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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.