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Fresno Area Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Jonathan Rooker


Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker takes pride in his criminal defense work, helping good people through tough times.  Practicing Criminal Defense Law in the Central Valley is a unique experience.  Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker understands the issues involved in defendant difference types of cases, and how the law applies.  There are different types of crimes involved, some being prescription drugs, methamphetamine being very common, the manufacture of methamphetamine also being very common.  Other prescription and street drugs such as vicodin, oxycodon, marijuana, heroin, and cocaine, crack, ecstasy, Quaaludes, codeine, cough syrup, among many others can be a problems. See:, Drug Related Crime Information

Sex Crimes are also common and range from rape, sexual assault, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, to crimes against children.  These crimes present with a different factual scenario than many other crimes. The also include a harsh public perception, when many times the truth is something very different.  Sometimes it is as simple as high school sweethearts that have the unfortunate circumstance of being a year or two apart in chronological age.  For more information see Unlawful Sexual Intercourse Information

Fresno has a high rate of DUI's arrests along with Driving on suspended license citations,  are also very common in this areas of the state.  Checkpoints, saturation patrols, and the widespread rural layout of the central valley all play a part in the high rate of DUI arrests, accidents, and fatalities in the Fresno area.  For more information see Fresno DUI Attorney

However, there are many other types of crimes from violence, sex, crimes against children, moral crimes like bribery or threats against a witness that can occur as well.  The following sections are based upon the different sections of the penal code that can lead to criminal accusations.

Domestic Violence is a crime that occurs across the bounds of society.  Good people, good families, in long term relationships can have a period of time due to illness, accident, or any of life's many challenges that can lead to a simple argument crossing a threshold to accusations of domestic violence.  Many times, the allegations are untrue, and the accusing spouse recants, however, this does not necessarily curtail a prosecutor who has seen too many abused spouses recant out of fear.  However, an aggressive domestic violence defense attorney can help you put your life and family back together. For more information, see Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Theft Crimes can be a serious accusations.  While Proposition 47 has changed the law in favor of lighter punishment on several theft crimes, however, many still remain a serious offenses.  Possession of stolen property is also a commonly prosecuted offense, however many good people purchase items on ebay, craigslist, various other websites that advertise for private party sales, only to later be charged with possession of stolen property and face an uphill battle to prove they acquired the merchandise in a legitimate manner, paying fair value for it.  For more information see Burglary, Stolen Property, and Theft Crimes

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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.

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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.