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One area of criminal defense involves defending allegations of crimes against people.  False Imprisonment, kidnapping, and similar crimes are alleged on a regular basis in the Fresno County courts.

PC 237 Punishment

(a) False Imprisonment is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.  If the false imprisonment be effected by violence, menace, fraud, or deceit, ti shall be punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.

(b) False imprisonment of an elder or dependent adult by use of violence, menace, fraud, or deceit shall be punishable as described in subdivision (f) of Section 368.

The criminal allegation of False Imprisonment can lead to serious consequences.  A felony conviction of False imprisonment for a term of up to 3 years.  A conviction under this section may have serious consequence on your future, your right to bear arms, and your right to vote.

The Elements of this crime are:

1. Defendant unlawfully violated the personal liberty of another person.

2. The defendant's act of offense was against he victim's will.

If you have been accused or believe you may be accused of violating this section of the Penal Code you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney and/or law firm to assist you with your criminal defense matters.

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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.