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Fresno DUI Attorney, Terry A. Wapner

It's been almost three decades since Fresno DUI defense attorney, Terry A. Wapner went into private practice. Mr. Wapner opened his firm in 1988, after having received considerable experience as a criminal prosecutor. In the beginning of his private practice, Mr. Wapner defended those involved in all types of criminal cases, from theft to murder. Now, Mr. Wapner continues his work in criminal defense, but devotes 100% of his practice to DUI and DUI related cases.

Mr. Wapner uses his skills and expertise to successfully defend those who have been accused of DUI and other alcohol-related crimes in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Merced, and Tulare Counties. He understands that dealing with DUI charges can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life. Mr. Wapner works with his clients to ensure that all the facts of the case have been examined and the rights of his clients are being protected.

Your Rights After a DUI Arrest in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Merced or Tulare County

If you have been charged with DUI in Fresno or the surrounding areas, do not assume that you will automatically be found guilty! You have the right to have your day in court and to have a competent and skilled DUI defense attorney by your side. Time is of the essence when it comes to DUI and other alcohol-related charges. Take a moment to call an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest.

Mr. Wapner takes the practice of DUI defense very seriously. He is a member of two premier DUI associations, including the National College of DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Wapner is a member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Bar Association of Fresno County.

Mr. Wapner has extensive experience in all types of DUI cases. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • 1st Offense DUI
  • 2nd Offense DUI
  • 3rd Offense and Subsequent DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • Minor (underage) DUI
  • DUI with Injuries
  • Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
  • BUI (Boating Under the Influence)

No matter the issue, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Wapner to review the facts of your case.

Charged with DUI in Fresno? Call Terry Wapner Today!

When hiring an attorney, it is important to work with someone who is not only well-respected in the community, but is also an attorney you can trust. Mr. Wapner takes great pride in the fact that he not only cares about each of his clients, but also possesses the skills and background necessary to provide the best defense possible for his clients. Mr. Wapner takes the time to get to know his clients on an individual basis in order to provide suitable advice for each client.

If you have been charged with DUI in Fresno or the surrounding areas, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Wapner to get more information about your rights and responsibilities related to your arrest. Mr. Wapner will help explain the situation you are facing and advise you on your options. A good attorney will truly listen to the wants and needs of the client. Call Terry A. Wapner today to schedule an initial 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.