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Fresno DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Merced, or Tulare County, it is important that you contact an experienced and local Fresno DUI defense attorney who can help you through this difficult time. In California, 30 percent of all the DUI arrests end in something less than a DUI conviction. If you plead guilty, you will be convicted 100 percent of the time. Wouldn't it be better to fight? Terry A. Wapner has represented clients in this area for more than 29 years and has the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your best day in court.

A DUI charge is not as straightforward as you might think. There are nuances and details involved with DUI charges that require immediate attention. Penalties associated with a DUI can end up being quite severe. and can last and affect your for the rest of your life. Along with the criminal component, there are also DMV and insurance issues that are involved with a Fresno DUI. A competent DUI defense attorney will garner the specific facts of your case in order to provide the proper defense so that you can achieve the best possible outcome.

After working in the Fresno area for almost three decades, Terry A. Wapner is a well-known and respected DUI attorney. He is known in the legal community as someone who is not only a DUI expert, but as a DUI defense attorney who aggressively represents his clients throughout the entire legal process. He is sought after for advice by other attorneys and judges. Mr. Wapner has perfected techniques related to cross-examination of police officers and prosecution experts. In addition, he has a broad understanding of the scientific aspects of alcohol and drugs. Further, Mr. Wapner attends, and teaches at, DUI specific training seminars every year in order to stay abreast of all the latest news and information related to DUI education.

Keep in mind that after receiving a DUI in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Merced, or Tulare County, you have only 10 DAYS to request an administrative hearing with the DMV. This hearing will determine whether your driver's license should be automatically suspended after the 30-day temporary license is up.

Do You Need a Fresno DUI Attorney?

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Fresno or the surrounding areas, it is imperative that you work with a local Fresno DUI defense attorney who will work hard to ensure you have the proper defense and will help to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. You deserve to have your day in court. Mr. Wapner will review the facts of your case in order to properly identify the most important issues and facts.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings, or Tulare County, you do not have to go it alone. Do not hesitate to contact Fresno DUI lawyer Terry A. Wapner today and schedule a free consultation.

What Happens Now?

Roadside arrest

It’s a frightening situation. You are arrested for DUI after submitting to a breathalyzer and participating in a couple of field sobriety tests. The officer confiscated your driver’s license and provided you with a temporary license. You were given a notice to appear in court in a few weeks. Now what? Fresno DUI attorney, Terry A. Wapner, can help you make sense of this situation, guide you through the process, and might be able to provide the defense that results in finding you Not Guilty!

Myths & Truths About DUI Charges


Myth: “There is nothing that a Fresno DUI defense lawyer can do.” Truth: Absolutely not true. Over the past 7-10 years, the conviction rate in California for DUI's is only around 70 percent. That means that 30 percent of the charges are being reduced to charges that are less than a DUI charge or not guilty verdicts are being returned. I have the ability and have won Fresno DUI cases. Do not give in to despair and believe that you are destined to lose. Entering a guilty plea to a DUI charge when the evidence against you can be challenged may result in an expensive mistake that could haunt you in the long run.