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  • People vs Danny S.

    March 2009

    Danny S. was charged with a second-time DUI alleging that he was getting off the freeway and while making the turn from the freeway exit to the surface road he rear-ended the car in front of him (no injuries).  He performed field sobriety tests and blew a .24 into the breath machine.  We were ... Read On

  • People vs. Bradly D.

    July 2011

    Bradly D. was charged with a fourth time DUI, a felony.  He was also facing a violation of DUI probation for his third DUI.  The allegation was that Bradly D. drove his vehicle while under the influence of Ambien.  This sleep-drug was prescribed to him and this was the first night he took it to g... Read On

  • People vs Joshua L.

    December 2011

    Joshua L. was charged with a DUI stemming from his driving the wrong way on a one-way street at 2:00 a.m. without his lights on.  He blew a .09 on the breath machine.  After a 5-day jury trial in Visalia, CA, he was found not guilty and acquitted of all charges. Read On

  • People vs. Matthew S.

    March 2013

    Matthew S. was stopped for speeding and subsequently arrested for DUI-Marijuana.  A drug recognition expert (DRE) determined that Matthew S. was under the influence of marijuana.  Mr. Wapner was able to show that the conclusion of the DRE was wrong as the chemical test was shown to be incorrect. ... Read On

  • People vs. Alicia A.

    November 2013

    Miss A. was passing a big rig on SR-41 where she hit a car head-on.  No one was killed however there were injuries to two people in the other car.  Miss A. was found to have a blood alcohol level of .26 and had prior DUI offenses over 10 years before.  Through the successful and artful examinatio... Read On

  • People vs Cruz P.

    April 2014

    Cruz P. was charged with a felony DUI resulting from an accident where another person was injured. After several months of negotiations, the Judge reduced the charge to a misdemeanor which resulted in a fine and DUI school only. The defendant was not sentenced to any jail time. He was able to keep his job because it wasn't a felony. Read On

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.