About Terry A. Wapner
Terry A. Wapner has been practicing criminal law in California's San
Joaquin Valley for over 28 years, the last 16 of which have been devoted
exclusively to the defense of DUI and related crimes. Mr. Wapner graduated
from the University of Southern California in 1981 and went on to San
Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, California, earning his Juris Doctor.
He started as a Deputy District Attorney in Stanislaus County (Modesto)
and returned to Fresno a year and a half later where he opened his law
firm practicing all aspects of criminal law. He has taken many high profile
cases to trial including murders, gang and sexual assaults, many with
successful results. For the last 16 years, he has developed into Fresno's
most respected and knowledgeable DUI attorney and recently opened a DUI
specialty law firm with the finest DUI attorneys in the central San Joaquin Valley.
Mr. Wapner is one of only three attorneys in Fresno who are Certified NHTSA
Standardized Field Sobriety Test instructors and he is trained in Advanced
Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert
(DRE) protocols by the NHTSA. He attends training several times a year
across the country on various scientific topics that include chemistry
and drug pharmacology, and the presentation of related scientific defenses.
Mr. Wapner has earned the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist designation
by completing hundreds of hours of classroom and laboratory training in
the forensic sciences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
That designation is held by only seven attorneys in the State of California
and thirty attorneys in the United States. He has been frequently asked
to teach other attorneys in California and across the Country on various
aspects of DUI law and defenses. His most recent presentation to these
groups has been on Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and how this common, but often
misdiagnosed, medical condition will affect the breath machine results.
Mr. Wapner is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association,
member of the National College of DUI Defense, and is a member and currently
serves on the Board of Directors of the California DUI Lawyers Association.
Mr. Wapner is also a member of the American Chemical Society, which is
the world's largest scientific society, and one of the world's
leading sources of authoritative scientific information.
Mr. Wapner attributes his success to his work ethic and innovative legal
and scientific techniques. His years of practice in DUI and criminal law
make him a highly effective attorney for those accused.