Who is the best DUI Defense Attorney in Fresno

Who is the Best DUI Attorney in Fresno?

This is a question many people facing DUI charges in the Fresno jurisdiction want to know.  There are different ways of evaluating who is the best DUI attorney in Fresno. 

Results:  What results does the attorney get for their clients?  Even within this category, there are different types of results.  Most cases settle in some manner without a trial.  Would you evaluate the results based upon trial results or settlement results.  If your case is one where your are looking for a great resolution without the risk, time consumption, and costs of a trial, then you would evaluate who the best DUI Attorney is based upon settlement and negotiation results.  If you believe it is a trial case, and it is either win or lose, then you would evaluate the attorneys based on past performance in trial.

Education:  In order to mount a technical science based defense to a DUI accusation, a lawyer should understand the defense themselves.  This is dependent upon their level of education on the topics involved in the case.  There may be a "margin of error" defense which used errors in the

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method the breath analysis is dependent upon, such as breath temperature, inaccuracies during absorption stage, or hematocrit variations between humans or several other factors that could be present such as the non-specific nature of the fuel cell device as to ethanol alcohol or other substances.  Many attorneys neither understand these concepts, nor have they gained the vocabulary necessary to properly question their own expert, or cross-examine the states expert. Jonathan is perhaps the most educated DUI Defense Attorney in valley on these subjects, having completed the M.S. in Forensic Toxicology, ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist (6th one in California), and numerous other academic accomplishments that also allow him to testify as an expert in DUI cases.

Case Specific Knowledge:  This can include knowledge of toxicology when narcotics or prescription drugs are the alleged source of impairment.  There can be issues identifying the substance that can be brought to light.  Jonathan has experience with Mass Spectrometry and the libraries that may be utilized to match a substance with its known mass spectra profile.  Other issues include blood testing for ethanol by gas chromatography.  There are various methods, including dual column, single column, head space, direct inject, carrier gas, internal standards that vary between labs.  Understanding the method the lab utilizes, and identifying areas of concern is highly specialized.  Jonathan has attended Axion Labs courses on exactly this subject as part of his American Chemical Society Chemistry and Law Division Lawyer-Scientist designation, (List of ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist in the Nation) and can identify areas of concern.

These are the key factors in determining who the best DUI Attorney in Fresno is, but not the only factors.

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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.

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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.