Fresno Theft Crimes Lawyer | Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

The Fresno County District Attorneys office files criminal charges against people for theft crimes on a regular basis.  Like many communities, Fresno has petty theft, burglary, home invasion Robbery, and a high rate of grand theft auto cases.  The unique aspect of the valley, mostly in the Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings County area is the significant number of rural, and/or agricultural crimes.  Copper wife theft from wells and pumps in the outlying regions result in significant number of cases.

Like other counties, Fresno County has set up an Ag Task Force specifically to to a apprehend people suspected of Ag related crimes.  Tulare County, and the Visalia are area also have vast acreage of farm land, and similar theft related crimes.

Petty Theft cases may seem minor, but they carry a "moral Turpitude" aspect that can hinder employment opportunities.  Hiring and experienced lawyer can help you maintain your viability in the employment market by keeping your record clean.  In Fresno County, there is a program that allows an accused first time petty theft  offender to participate in the Petty Theft Diversion Program, and maintain a clean criminal history.  There are certain terms and conditions on eligibility.  Hire and experienced attorney so they can evaluate your case and see if you can avail yourself of the program.

Burglary is a serious crime, it can even be a strike.  If you have been accused of a burglary or theft related crime you should be aware of the consequences of a conviction.  Moral Turpitude is always an issue with any theft related crime.  To best understand your rights, evaluate your case, and make competent decision you should discuss your case with a qualified attorney who understands your situation in life as well as the case.

Robbery is a violent crime that occurs regularly in the Fresno area and surrounding counties. Robbery is a strike, and cloud a person's future and result in serious prison time.  If you have been accused, cited, charged, or arrested for robbery, you should have an experienced attorney evaluate your case and explain your legal situation to you.

Fresno is consistently among the leaders in eh nation for auto theft.  As an criminal defense lawyer in Fresno County Attorney Rooker handles auto theft cases on a regular basis.  One aspect of criminal defense practice that stands true, is no two cases are the same.  Each criminal allegation has its own fact pattern, each defendant has his own factual situation.  Fresno criminal defense attorney Jonathan Rooker can evaluate your case, consider your own personal needs for the outcome, and work with you toward the goal that best suits your needs in life.

Fresno has a fairly new trend with the increasing regularity of home invasion robberies.  These crimes are prosecuted harshly, and serious prison time often results from these accusation. If you are accused of Home invasion robbery you should consider having an experienced lawyer evaluate your case and advise you on your rights and how to proceed with your case.

Scrapping, or turning in scrap metal for money has been a source of income, an environmentally friendly behavior for decades.  It is highly encouraged as a society, but more recently due to a few abuses within the system, people have been charged with crimes when turning in scrap metal for recycling.  This trend is growing rapidly. Many times the metal was obtained legally, or discarded by others, and the person cited or arrested for turning in scrap metal was not aware it was stolen.  If you have been cited or arrested for recycling scrap metal, call experienced criminal defense attorney to have the facts of your case reviewed, and receive proper legal counseling on how to proceed with you charges.

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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.