Fresno Area DUI Information
Arrested for DUI in the Fresno area?
A DUI arrest does not automatically mean a DUI conviction. If you've been arrested for a DUI in the Fresno area, you should consult a local DUI defense lawyer to understand all of your options. Getting a DUI is a difficult and confusing process. That's why it is important to have the best legal representation, to fight for your rights, and protect your interests. Terry A. Wapner and David E. Jones have experience defending DUI clients in the central valley for over 65 years combined. They have the knowledge, the experience, and the commitment you need.
Wapner Jones, PC represent clients throughout the state of California, with experience and focus in:
- Fresno County
- Tulare County
- Kings County
- Merced County
- Madera County
Fresno DUI Lawyers You Can Rely On
Terry Wapner and David Jones of Wapner Jones, PC get results. They have a long history of success for their clients facing DUI cases and DMV hearings. They understand how to keep your license from being suspended or revoked. They are active members of major local and national DUI lawyer associations, including the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), and the California DUI Lawyers Association. They are active members of the Fresno County Bar Association. Terry Wapner also serves on the Board of Directors for the California DUI Lawyers Association.
DUI legal education and technology are always changing. Terry Wapner and David Jones understand how vital it is to their clients' representation that they keep up to date on the latest DUI and alcohol education through seminars, conferences, and training. Terry Wapner has even completed training for both the Student and Instructor Courses for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DUI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program. This means Mr. Wapner has taken the same training as police officers conducting field sobriety tests, and is even qualified to be act as their instructor.
California DUI Penalties
After a DUI, you will face both criminal and administrative proceedings. Following your arrest, you only have 10 days to request a DMV hearing to prevent automatic suspension of your license. If you fail to request the hearing within that short time frame, you will lose your chance to contest the automatic suspension, even if you have a viable defense. The right DUI attorney knows the deadlines involved, who to call, and how to arrange your hearing. They can even represent you at the DMV hearing, for your best chance to keep your driver's license.
In addition to the DMV hearing, there are severe criminal penalties you will face after a DUI in California. The laws and norms of each city, community, and courthouse can vary. A DUI lawyer can represent you in court, present your case and defenses, and help you through the process.
Our website provides information on the DUI courts and DMV hearing offices in Fresno and the surrounding areas.
Fresno DUI Lawyers
Understand that an arrest does not have to mean a conviction. You have options, and Wapner Jones, PC will help you make the best decisions for your future. If you are arrested for a DUI in Fresno or the surrounding areas, contact our office immediately to discuss your case. We make sure that each client gets the personalized attention they need for the best possible outcome.