Fresno DV Defense Attorney | Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Fresno | Violent Crimes within the home

Fresno Defense Attorney Discusses crimes between husband and wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, and other domestic Violence related offenses such as Sex Crimes, False Imprisonment, and Assault

Fresno has enough Domestic Violence Assaults, battery, and other domestic violence related crimes that they have dedicated two specific courts specifically to Felony level Domestic Violence.  Misdemeanor level domestic violence, assaults, and other violent crimes are handled within the general misdemeanor courts.  

Fresno DV and Sex Crime defense Attorney
Fresno Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crime Defense Attorney

Many people do not understand the varying levels of violence that may be involved in a DV (Often called wife beating) offense.  Now, the male, husband, boyfriend, or other domestic partner categories can, and commonly are prosecuted as Domestic Violence offenses.  Many times DV crimes include Male-Male or Female on Female violence.  The term, or slang term of "wife beater" or being accused of "Beating my wife" is no longer as applicable as it once was.  Further, female on male victimization in increasingly prosecuted, as in the past it was overlooked.

What if my wife doesn't want me prosecuted?  Many times the District Attorney will continue to prosecute even if the alleged victim has recanted or asked that the defendant is not prosecuted.  The fact is that the State of California, by and through the District Attorney's office makes that decision whether to prosecute crimes, victims do not.

My girlfriend told the Prosecutor she doesn't want me charged?  Once again, the alleged victim is not the decision maker.  However, many times allegations are recanted, alleged victims do not testify against the defendant, or many other fact specific aspects of a case will assist with a resolution which may include a dismissal of the charges filed by the DA against you.

Fresno State recently had a "take back the night" event where the goal was to bring awareness to Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence.  

Fresno State University hosts young adults in the beginning stages of their lives, who are coming of age.  With that comes the introduction of alcohol, many times drugs, and new relationships.  Athletics and the athletes who start for the University are important parts of the college.  Fraternities, intramural activities, and athletic events are also considered a right of passage for many of the students.  Along with the massing of young adults, immaturity, nativity and other social issues, there is a high incidence of college related domestic crimes, sex related crimes, and violence.  Growing pains of life can can a lot of harm people.

Fresno State hosted this event also to bring awareness to the services provided that can assist people, avoid being victimized, and help those who have been the victim of these crimes.

Fresno State Hosts Domestic Violence and Sex Assault awareness event

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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.