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Jonathan Rooker of the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman

Fresno Criminal DUI Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker is devoted to fighting for and defending DUI clients in their time of need.  He will apply his knowledge of the Forensic Toxicolgy the pharmacokinetics of alcohol along with his legal knowledge to assist you defend against allegations of DUI and court and at the DMV.  A DUI conviction may have long term and far reaching consequences.  In additional to fines and a loss of liberty a conviction may cost you future employment opportunities, professional licensing opportunities, and many other negative consequences.

Quality and Effective representation by an experienced and educated DUI Defense Attorney is important for the best results in your case. Facing a criminal justice system with unlimited resources alone can seriously jeopardize your case, freedom, liberty, and future.  The final outcome of your case is dependent on the quality and skill of your Fresno DUI Attorney.  Aggressive, educated, experienced, and creative defenses to your allegations help you garner and effective resolution that allow youre best opportunity to avoid a conviction.  Jonathan Rooker has achieved effective resolutions and numerous successes in his law career.    It is important to contact Jonathan Rooker as soon as possible so he can begin evaluating your case and preparing a defense.

Jonathan is prepared to aggressively challenge the evidence using his scientific education which is unique in the field,  to help you.   Experienced DMV Defense Attorney An arrest for driving under the influence will lead to an automatic suspension of your California Drivers License and you driving privilege.  Defending DMV Admin Per Se DUI clients at a DMV hearing has become routine for Jonathan.

Specific Education on DUI Law, science, and fat is important when defending DUI cases.  Jonathan Rooker has experience attacking the prosecutions cases and the evidence brought against you.  Jonathan is one of very few attorneys who has taken an American Chemical Society course on Gas Chromatography and is nearing completion (Exp Graduation Date 2014) of his MS in Forensic Toxicology.  This scientific knowledge will help Jonathan identify areas of you case from which he can attack the prosecution's evidence and theories from a scientific perspective that few other lawyers understand.  More serious accusations of FELONY DUI offer include Hospital Blood Draws and testing of a defendant's blood.  Make sure any attorney you hire is qualified to attack blood, or gas chromatography results by using science and education to defend you. Jonathan is an affordable attorney, but not the cheapest.  He is the attorney you need when you want the best.  Jonathan has testified as an expert in Fresno County DMV hearing regarding a drivers license suspension hearing.

Another common Question: How much will it cost me if I get a DUI?

The Hanford Sentinel in Kings County recently answered that question in an article they printed that is reproduced below in part below:

What is the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of DUI?

Most of the time people think of being placed in handcuffs, put in the rear of a patrol vehicle, spending the night in jail and paying a bunch of money in court fines and fees. This is completely accurate; however it is just touching the surface.  Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both will cost you somewhere around $13,500 (according to the Automobile Club of Southern California) for a first time offense.  Of course this can vary depending on the county, as well as the insurance company you use, however this amount is an average.  What could be worse than paying that much for a DUI? Killing innocent people is much worse.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012 (the most current statistics available) 33,561 people were killed in traffic collisions.  A staggering 10,332 people were killed in DUI related crashes which were completely preventable. If the DUI driver survives, it won't be a mere $13,500 they will have to worry about. They will likely be charged with murder.   People v. Watson was an important court decision which set the foundation to substantiate a second degree murder charge for anyone who, as a result of driving under the influence, takes another's life.  If a lengthy prison sentence isn't punishment enough. . . .

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.