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As a criminal defense and DUI Attorney who represents accused individuals in the Selma, ca area, I make a point to keep current on the crime related news in my area.  Selma has had several high profile arrests  or criminal events in the last few years.  They range from Fatal DUI Accidents, Domestic violence turn murder, to Child pornography and molestation charges.

The Selma Police Department has announced crime related news via their facebook post.  On May 28, 2015 a man was arrested on various domestic violence, terrorist threat, and weapons related charges.  He is 30 years old, and a picture was posted as well.

Selma has had a recent incidents with Domestic violence that became multiple incidents of homicide.  A few years ago a man allegedly murdered his family and committed suicide.  That individual killed his wife and two children, also gravely injuring a third.  His name was Avtar Singh and he was a Major in the Indian military and accused of murder in India before moving to the Untied States.  There was a prior accusation of Domestic Violence in the families past, as the now deceased wife had accused Mr. Singh of choking her about a year prior.

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A separate domestic violence related murder suicide occurred in early 2015 when a man killed his long term girlfriend and her cousin following a dispute.  The victims were cousins.  The gunman turned the gun on himself, fatally shooting himself.

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Selma DUI Defense Attorney: In Selma news an officer was honored as a hero for his work on DUI arrests.  Officers are often honored for doing their job.  As a Defense attorney I have seen people falsely accused.  Their lives torn apart, families destroyed, careers ended due to false allegations, yet the community doesn't seem to have the same affection for DUI Defense Attorney's or Criminal Defense Attorneys that help people through hard times and vindicate them against false accusations.  But, while the community may not understand, the reward I receive from knowing I helped an individual person or family when the power of the government was against them is reward enough.  Several past clients rank among my friends, many times friends have become clients, which is difficult for all involved. However, the mob-mentality of the general public believing that an arrest means guilty can be defended against, one case, one person, at a time.

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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.