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Fresno DUI Lawyer | Madera DUI lawyer

 Fresno DUI Lawyer | Madera DUI lawyer

A Fresno DUI Lawyer can help defend you against a California criminal DUI conviction.  If you have been arrested for a DUI in Fresno or Madera County, it is important you quickly take the proper actions to protect yourself from a DMV Admin Per Se action and a criminal DUI conviction.  You need a Fresno – Madera DUI Defense Lawyer that understands Criminal and DUI Law along with the science involved with a subject that is capable of impairing you.  It may be possible to avoid the drunk driving penalties.

As a Fresno – Madera DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney, I am dedicated to defending my clients.  Our office is located in Fresno, but we travel to nearby counties such as Tulare, Kings, and Madera Counties.

I have defended numerous DUI clients.

If you have been arrested for DUI, the first thing that needs to occur is to request a DMV hearing within 10 days from the date of your DUI.  If you fail to request a DMV hearing within 10 days, our license will automatically be suspended by the DMV.  Even if you lose the DMV hearing, you can postpone your license suspension by up to 4 to 6 weeks by simply requesting and attending the hearing.  This would allow you to make arraignment for the worst-case scenario of losing you license.  A quality DUI practitioner will also guide you through the licensing process after a DUI.  I defend DUI cases in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Visalia, Hanford, and Kings County.

There are several legal defenses to a DUI charge.  Once of the most common ways to attack a DUI is to attack the “stop.”  A Police Officer must have a “reasonable suspicion” to believe our driving under the influence to believe you are driving under the influence or in violation of the law to pull you over.  Some of the most common reasons for being detained is swerving, weaving, driving over the fog line, and license plate illuminator lights being inoperable.  Many times, people have been stopped for inoperable lights, but when they check the light is operating.  How do you defend against that?  There may be ways.  If the stop is not supported by reasonable suspicion, then all evidence obtained as a result of the stop may be suppressed.  If that occurs, there is a likelihood of a dismissal.


Some of the more common methods of avoiding a driver's license Admin Per Se suspension or beating a DUI are:

  • Lack of evidence of driving the vehicle
  • Violation of Title 17 rules for administering breath or blood tests
  • Improper collection of specimen or sample
  • The arrested was not supported by probable cause
  • Miranda rights may help
  • Insufficient evidence of impairment

The rising blood alcohol defense is another common defense that a Lawyer may use to assist his client.  This usually involves and expert, toxicologist, or similarly trained professional. Having testified as an expert on toxicology at the department of motor vehicles and having completed the requirements for my MS Forensic Toxicology, I am adept at evaluating this defense.  Alcohol absorbs into the blood, which takes time.  If a person is stopped before the alcohol has reached the blood stream and caused, he concentration to exceed .08% BAC, but later, at or prior to testing, it rises above .08% BAC, then the rising alcohol defense may assist.

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Jonathan Rooker can help you, when you need it most. The road to justice may sometimes be a long road, but it is a worth fighting for. Don't try to handle a criminal allegation without first consulting and educated experienced attorney to see if they can help and/or advise you on the best defense.

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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.