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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 examination of evidence and negotiations with the DA and Court, Mr. Wapner was able to get a reduced sentence, although a felony, no time in custody was ordered.  If she completes certain alcohol conditions, the case will be reduced to a misdemeanor in one year.  Miss A. was able to keep her job and maintain her life.


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.

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.