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People do not leave their home or work intending to get arrested  for DUI/DWI.  Having one drink too many can be a costly affair.  There are serious consequences for being arrested for DUI/DWI in today's society.  Pre-Employment fingerprint background checks, state licensing, drivers license suspensions, insurance, jail time, even prison can occur as a result of being DUI. Don't let a mistake in judgment cost you your future or your job.  Remember, that being arrested for DUI does not necessarily mean you will be convicted of DUI. If you have been cited for Driving Under The Influence, more commonly referred to as DUI or Drunk Driving, call a lawyer who has specialized education to assist you with your DUI.

Jonathan Rooker has a specialized Education that help him provide a professional evaluation of your DUI case, facts, and needs.  Jonathan Rooker can evaluate your case from the perspective of an attorney, and due to his specialized education in Gas Chromatography, Toxicology, and Field Sobriety Tests, he can evaluate your psycho-motor skills as demonstrated on the FST's, and your absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of the alcohol or drug involved.  His expertise in pharmacology and Toxicology provide him with the education to help you with your case that is rarely found in Fresno DUI Attorneys, or the nation.

Jonathan Rooker offers aggressive and education DUI Defense to clients seeking help with their cases.  It is his goal to have the charges dropped or greatly reduced, which will help you move forward with your life following the traumatic experience that is too often suffered by good people.  Each case has its' own unique set of needs.  Some clients only care about the loss of a California Drivers License, suspensions, or assistance with the proper method to obtain a California Drivers License following a suspension.  This problem is exasperated by the sprawling rural setting of the greater Fresno County and Central Valley farm based communities that require commuting to work or travelling for work needs.

When you hire Jonathan Rooker to handle your DUI case, your case is in capable and educated hands.  We review you case from an educated and scientific viewpoint with an understanding of the law and pharmacology of alcohol and impairing substances.  We then help you decide what direction you should take with your case while aggressively defending your DUI case while orchestrating a quality DUI Defense that helps you put your life back on track.

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.