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Not All DUI Arrests Result in Convictions

Posted by Terry A. Wapner | Dec 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Generally, people think that just because they are arrested for DUI in Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties, they will be convicted. This is absolutely not so! According to the California Annual DUI Report, statistics show that in California, of the 180,212 DUI arrests in 2010, only 73.1% get convicted of DUI. Specifically, in the Central Valley,

Fresno County had a 61.3% DUI conviction rate.

Madera County had a 66.8% DUI conviction rate.

Kings County had a 74.7% DUI conviction rate.

Tulare County had a 77.0% DUI conviction rate

This proves one point. Just because you get arrested, doesn't mean you will be convicted.  Don't give up. Fight your case. There is hope and you may not be the one that has to suffer the consequences of a DUI conviction.

If you are looking for information about your DUI case, contact Terry A. Wapner, an attorney that specializes in defending DUI and DUI related crimes.

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Terry A. Wapner

Terry A. Wapner confines his practice to the defense of persons accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and related crimes.


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