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Fresno DUI Attorney Blog:  Science is our friend

Fresno DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker believes science our friend when it comes to defendant DUI's.  As a Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney, especially a criminal defense attorney in Fresno where DUI's are given out at such a high rate, Jonathan believes science and education are important for an attorney to understand when defending a DUI charge where facts prior to the stop are so important in determining blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of driving.

Absorption of alcohol is a big factor.  Alcohol isn't magic, it doesn't instantly travel from your esophagus into your blood.  It travels the same route as other hydrophilic substances that are orally ingested. The alcohol enters the stomach where a small percentage 10-25% is absorbed through the stomach lining.  Next, like other foods and liquids it exits the pyloric valve into the small intestine, where it is absorbed into the system. This is a process, and it is not a fast one. Alcohol is commonly absorbed into food that is consumed before, during, or after the consumption of an alcoholic beverage.  As a DUI Lawyer, it is important that we understand the process, as to cross examine the states expert properly.  In these circumstances, where alcohol is absorbed into the food, gastric emptying must occur before complete absorption of the alcohol into the blood stream can occur.

Government experts routinely testify in DUI Trials that Complete Absorption of alcohol occurs within 15 minutes of consumption.  That would mean, that the stomach has emptied, also known as gastric emptying, has occurred.  When viewed by logic, it would also mean that a person who eats a meal, drinks a beverage, or consumes a combination of both would have an empty stomach in less than 15 minutes.  Anyone who has been sick, regurgitated their stomach contents hours after eating or drinking would understand this is not true.  Yet, the government perpetuates these lies to help wrongly convict innocent people of DUI.

Science tells us that it routinely takes a couple hours to fully absorb the alcohol we consume.  Science tells us that it can take up to 6 hours to fully absorb the alcohol.  Science tells us that DUI conviction are routinely based on faulty opinions by so called government experts that are poorly trained, under education, and told how to testify.  Science tells us that the medical community does not agree with the government experts.

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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.