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DUI Defense in Fresno

DUI Defense in Fresno

Dealing with DUI (driving under the influence) charges in Fresno and surrounding areas can be difficult and complex. The penalties and consequences that result from DUI convictions are burdensome and can last for years after the actual incident, and, in some situations, forever. Taking those facts into account, you can see how important it is to have a local and experienced DUI defense attorney on your side, fighting for you.

DUI charges typically include both a criminal component and an administrative component. You have the right to have an attorney present with you in both situations. Both the criminal and administrative (DMV) aspects are very important and must be taken seriously. DMV and insurance issues may affect your ability to work and earn a living.

In order to successfully defend your Fresno DUI, there must be a clear understanding of the facts, issues, and potential consequences. Terry A. Wapner has devoted his legal practice, and therefore this website, to DUI defense. The pages and content on this site will give you basic information with regards to what you are facing with your DUI charge and why it is in your best interest to hire a Fresno attorney who specializes in DUI defense. Mr. Wapner has the experience to defend you, guide you through this difficult process, and help you to have the best possible day in court.

Fresno DUI Attorney

Mr. Wapner has more than 27 years of experience, specializing in criminal law. Specifically, he has dedicated his practice to DUI and DUI related crimes. Mr. Wapner takes the time to ensure he keeps up on all the new information and educational tools related to DUI and other, alcohol-related crimes. He attends more than 100 hours of DUI specific training each year and is a member of the California DUI Lawyer's Association and the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD).

In addition, Mr. Wapner is a graduate of multiple NCDD Summer Session's that are given at Harvard Law School each year. He is a certified instructor on the NHTSA's (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. It is this combination of training and experience that makes Mr. Wapner such a respected and qualified attorney. If you have been charged with DUI in Fresno, it is wise to consult with an attorney who dedicates his legal practice to DUI defense.

Content and material has been added to this site in order for visitors to gain a little bit of insight about various DUI charges, penalties, and police procedures. If you have a question, give Terry Wapner a call. He is conveniently located in Fresno and can help you. If you are facing charges after a DUI arrest in Fresno, Madera, Merced, Kings, or Tulare County, contact Mr. Wapner today.

Defending a DUI charge is very different from other types of charges. That is why it is so important to contact a defense lawyer who specializes in DUI immediately following an arrest. Do not hesitate to call Mr. Wapner to schedule an initial consultation. You can reach him at (559) 266-8604.

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.