Mastering Scientific Evidence | Fresno Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney

Which Attorneys are good at DUI's?  I got a DUI in Fresno and I need the best DUI lawyer.  I have to beat my DUI, or I will lose my job.  Which DUI attorney should I hire?

Being cited for DUI, Driving under the Influence, Drunk driving, Formerly known  as a 502, boating under the influence, or sometimes referred to as operating while impaired is a traumatic experience.

People generally ask their friends, "Who should I hire to defend me for DUI" or "Who's the best DUI Lawyer in Fresno?

Who is the best DUI Attorney in Fresno?  Which  lawyer should I hire for my DUI?

There are criteria that can help you determine who to hire.  There are certain professional organizations whose purpose is quality DUI defense.  The California DUI Lawyers Association and National College for DUI defense are the two most important to belong to.

The CDLA has an annual meeting each year, and several regional events.  You may want to ask any lawyer you are considering hiring if they belong to the CDLA, and which meetings they attend and/or have attended.

The next criteria you may use to help you determine if the lawyer recommended is just a friend, or name known to the person you asked, is whether the Attorney is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD).  If so, have they attended the Master Scientific Evidence Seminar in New Orleans.  Jonathan Rooker just returned from this Seminar, and found it to be incredibly education.

Another Criteria is whether the potential DUI lawyer has attended Axion Laboratories in Chicago to learn Gas Chromatography from the foremost experts in the world.  Gas Chromatography is not involved in every case as it only pertains to blood tests.  However, the course is $3,000, and with a flight and hotel included it costs the Law Practitioner a week of their time, and over $5,000 in costs.  It may not be relevant to your breath or urine sample DUI, but it shows the DUI Lawyer is serious about  their work, and willing to spend time, money, and effort to learn about the best way to defend DUI's.  If they don't understand Gas Chromatography, how can they defend a blood sample case?  But are they willing to take the case?  If so, you have to wonder if they understand the breath sample cases either.  If they do not, why are they representing people on DUI's?

Jonathan just returned from New Orleans where he attended the Mastering Scientific Evidence seminar.  The expense, monetary and time, was great.  But the knowledge will assist Jonathan in providing the best DUI defense available for his clients.  Clients understand that there are costs involved in Criminal Defense, Jonathan understands that to be the best DUI Lawyer he can be, he has to allocate some of those expenses back into his education and training.

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.