Not Held to Answer on Attempted Murder charges with a gun and gang enhancement in Tulare County| Fresno Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney

FRESNO CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DUI ATTORNEY WINS Preliminary Hearing in Tulare County!


ATTEMPTED MURDER with GUN and GANG enhancements:

Attorney Jonathan Rooker recently (Early July of 2014) defended a young man on charges of Attempted Murder, gang & gun enhancements.  At the conclusion of the hearing he Judge agreed with Jonathan that the prosecutions case lacked merit necessary to hold the defendant to answer at trial for the accusation for which they District Attorney had charged him. The client was released that day, home with his family.

Fresno Criminal Defense Lawyer Jonathan Rooker's scientific background combined with his country boy based common sense to help secure a NOT HELD TO ANSWER result in a lengthy co-defendant gang attempted homicide charge that had unjustly kept his client locked in a county jail for several months.  The level of proof to hold a defendant over for trial is extremely low, but Jonathan mounted a rare but extremely effective affirmative defense at the preliminary hearing.  Preliminary hearings commonly last several minutes, with only a small percentage ever taking a full hour. Jonathan battled until the mid afternoon putting for large volumes of evidence and testimony that helped obtain the best possible result for his client.  With sharp and effective cross examination of multiple officers, providing multiple witnesses, and still avoiding any risk by keeping his client off the stand.  Winning a preliminary hearing is a tough task, but Jonathan succeeded, in time for his client to be home with his family for the fourth of July.  Freedom and liberty on our countries birthday.  Justice was served.

Attorney Jonathan Rooker personally went to the victims home to interview him about the Attempted Homicide which his client was accused of committing the offense against.  As Criminal Defense Attorney he understands the importance of gathering the evidence to show his client was innocent of the crime.  At times it appeared as if the prosecutor was protecting the individual who actually committed the offense. The prosecutor actually objected to an in court identification by the victim when presented to the court by Defense Lawyer Jonathan Rooker at the Preliminary Hearing.  Defense Attorney Jonathan Rooker continued his defense by calling several witnesses on behalf of the defendant, who provided a rock solid alibi of his whereabouts at the time of the shooting.

Jonathan continues to provide expert assistance on an as needed basis to Public Defenders and Private Attorneys.  He was qualified as an expert in a DUI hearing, and testified as an expert regarding the needed evidence in a DUI Blood Case.

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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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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.