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Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Hands down James Wasson is the best lawyer in the Fresno area. Long story short I was facing a felony domestic violence charge and a very persistent district attorney. Wasson was able to get my charges dismissed in the preliminary hearing stages of court. I honestly do not believe this would be the case if it wasn't for Mr Wasson. From my first meeting Wasson was honest, up front and always attentive. He worked my case like it was his one and only and he seemed to really care about me. All said and done, I would recommend James Wasson to anyone that finds themselves in a bind and needs an excellent attorney.
Posted by Craig Bullard, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
Mr. Wasson knows the traffic laws well. I was stopped for having dealer paper plates on my car, I had recently purchased the car from a car dealer. The cop tried to say because there were no regular license plates he could stop me. On the contrary, dealer paper plates are authorized by the DMV, the DMV regulates car dealers and tells the it is legal to drive a car on public streets with dealer paper plates until the regular license plates arrive. We won the DMV hearing as a result, the traffic stop was determined by the DMV to be an illegal traffic stop. Cops should know the law but it appears they do not. If you need a great traffic Attorney, hire James Wasson.
Posted by Michele, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Wasson was extremely knowledgeable with DUI procedures. A conviction of a DUI would have otherwise ruined by career in transportation. Mr. Wasson was very thorough and was able to achieve a much lesser, non-alcohol related charge which saved my career and my record remains clean due to his efforts. I would recommend this attorney to anyone with an alcohol related driving offense. He will be upfront and honest from the first consultation and throughout the legal process.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I just want to thank Mr. Wasson for the excellent job he and his team did representing me. I was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint after I was driving back home from a holiday office party. In all honesty I had only had about 2 or 3 alcoholic drinks and did not feel 'buzzed' or impaired to drive at all, so I was honest with the police officer and told him I had two or three drinks. I ended up blowing more than the limit of .08, to which I was totally surprised. I was charged with a DUI. This was my first offense of any kind, and was very scared of the consequences a DUI could have in my future, especially since I am in the medical field and these things are very frowned on. I right away did an internet search for a very good DUI attorney and ran into Mr. Wasson. He was great in explaining the whole process to me, and reassured me that this could be beat, and so the stress level that I was experiencing came down. Mr. Wasson fought for me all the way, he did a motion to suppress the DUI charge. He was able to prove that the police department that set up the checkpoint did not have enough statistical data, was able to uncover numerous things and paperwork that the police had wrong on setting up that checkpoint. He was able to get my case totally DISMISSED. I will forever be grateful to him and his team. I highly recommend to anyone passing through similar circumstances to hire Mr. Wasson.
Posted by Steve, a DUI client, Flag
It was truly a pleasure working with Mr. Wasson and his associate Ms. Elliot. They helped to resolve an exceptionally stressful problem in as seamless a manner as possible. Mr. Wasson employed an extremely aggressive approach in fighting the charges against me.
After being pulled over by police, I was given a field sobriety test and twice administered a breathalyzer test which registered BAC's of .09 and .10. I later had blood drawn which resulted in a BAC of .11. Mr. Wasson was relentless in his pursuit of the video and audio of the night in question, and was able to have all charges against me dropped and my license reinstated. Do not hesitate to call him should you find yourself in need of legal counsel. He goes to bat for his clients and will give his best effort to see that you are afforded not only the best representation, but also that you are kept well informed throughout the entire legal process. Can not recommend highly enough!
Posted by Christian R. Perez, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Wasson is a great lawyer. He is honest and direct. As soon is I explained my case he told me he could get it dismissed and that's exactly what he did. He made me feel he was really on my side.
And even helped me with a payment plan. If you have been wrongfully accused or need I case dismissed I would highly recommend Mr. Wasson to anybody..
Posted by Justin, a DUI client, Flag
The public defendant asked me if I needed a lawyer and I told her that Mr. Wasson was my lawyer, she said "Ohhh, he is good." James Wasson was able to suppress the evidence in a CHP checkpoint case, which is very tough to do, on my behalf. I felt like I did not have a chance at winning the case but but his command of the courtroom was amazing that I was taken aback by how persuasive he was. I was proud to have him representing me. His knowledge on various DUI cases are vast. Wasson will show you the cases that he will use to present your case so you have a full understanding on what is going to happen when he argues the case. If you call him he will respond as soon as possible. He is very inviting and makes you feel like you are his most important client. He was a great lawyer and was very happy that I chose him. I strongly recommend him if you have received a DUI.
Posted by Marci/Parent of, a DUI client, Flag
My son was charged with a DUI and Mr. Wasson has practiced and is very knowledgeable of DUI cases. He was also extremely helpful with the DMV hearing in regards to the suspension of my son's driving privilege, which was restored. Mr. Wasson is very professional, knowledgeable and keeps us up to date of all actions taken.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mr Wasson was very informative and knowledgable about DUI cases. He made us feel comfortable that he was passionate about his trade from our first meeting yet he gave us no false hopes. We went into our DMV hearing and Mr Wasson was really prepared and confident. He was never rattled during the questioning of the officer or addressing the DVM rep. We won the hearing and my license was reinstated.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My husband and I have worked in law enforcement for over 25 years. Then we found ourselves in the last place we wanted to be; our daughter got into some trouble and had to appear in court. We were not sure what to do about an attorney; but remembered seeing Mr. Wasson in court for many years but thought he would be too expensive for our case. We decided after much thought to talk to him about our family's problem and see what could be done. After all we wanted the best for our daughter. He was very patient; listening to the facts of the situation and gave us the utmost attention. He was very professional; courteous to all; patient with all of our questions. Mr. Wasson is the best attorney to call if you need some help in legal matters. Thank you very much Mr. Wasson for all of your help. By far, one of the finest attorneys in Fresno.
Posted by lovegirlysa, a DUI client, Flag
When i first got pulled over i was ashamed and embarrased but it could happen to anyone. It does not define your character and Mr. Wasson stood by me fighting this case every step of the way. He was a Angel sent from God for my situation and I would reccommend him. Don't go against the system on your own. He is on your side for the best outcome possible.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Three years ago I was involved in a very serious automobile accident. I was charged with three felony charges, including Felony Manslaughter and one DUI charge. Mr. Wasson was amazing! He worked so hard on my case for over a year until we went to trial. Mr. Wasson was called the day after my accident and knew exactly what to do and who to call.
It was his knowledge and quick action that played a big part in my case. Without going into details regarding this horrible nightmare I can only
say Mr. Wasson was there for me every step of the way. He is so
knowledgeable on the law. He was also in law enforcement for many years prior to becoming an attorney, so he is very knowledgeable on
that end as well. As a matter of fact he knew more about the law than
the judge did durning my trial. In the end I was found not guilty on all felony charges and I was not found guilty on the DUI charge, but a
lesser charge. I have worked with many attorneys over the years for
many different reasons and I can tell you unequivocally Mr. Wasson is without a doubt supierior to any attorney I have ever worked with. Mr. Wasson is not the least expensive attorney you can hire, but I can say he is the BEST attorney you will ever hire. Mr. Wasson has a very colorful personality, but his heart is always in the right place...
Thank you Mr. Wasson for all your hard work dedication.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I was stopped by a Clovis PD officer after he followed me for 2 miles in the late evening. I hired Mr. Wasson and he was able to prove in the DMV hearing that the stop was not justified and won my DMV hearing and i was able to keep my license.
Posted by Jenny, a DUI client, Flag
I hired Attorney Wasson the day after my incident with Fresno PD in December of 2011. The cop pulled me over for failing to use my turn signal coming out of a parking lot. He then issued me a DUI off of a .09 blood alcohol level. The next morning I got right onto Google and searched "best DUI attorney's in the Fresno area". Attorney Wasson was the only attorney with over 30 reviews, which lead me to this site. I called right away and was expecting to have to leave a message and contact information but Mr. Wasson got on the phone right away. He asked me the details of my case and set up a time for us to meet. That same day I showed up to his office and he was prepared with all his information. **HE REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF!!!** I was so amazed how aggressive he is in approaching legal matters and how many legal books he referred to in the time that we met. We then started going to the DMV hearings, where he fought to get my license back. Sure enough, WE WON! He was able to prove that the officer pulled me over for "unjustified" reasons and I got my license back! We will now go on to criminal court. I have faith in Mr. Wasson because he is so knowledgeable. You can really tell he loves his job. I almost see it as this is his hobby, helping people fight against those who don't know the law as he does and also fighting for our freedom and rights.
Mr. Wasson is the best!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Attorney Wasson was great handling my DUI case, as I have had no previous experience with a lawyer. I was stopped at a DUI checkpoint by Fresno PD and attorney Wasson recommended filing a motion to suppress. With his vast knowledge of DUI/DWI he was able to get my case dismissed and he literally had the D.A. stumbling for words after he made his case. I highly recommend attorney Wasson to anyone that needs a lawyer.
Posted by jesus, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I hired Mr. Wasson nearly a year ago after being arrested to an alleged accusation of domestic violence. I was incarcerated for the first time in my life and was extremely terrified. After being released I had previously seen other attorneys to help me with my serious case but didnâ€™t feel the same confidence and trustworthy until I had discussed my matter with Mr. Wasson. This was my first act of a serious offense so I was terrified of the consequences, as a college student I was afraid to go to jail and loose my education and have a criminal record that would haunt me for the rest of my life. He was very confident, very professional, and most important very personal. He truly showed interest in my case and with his superb professionalism and expertise he was able to get my case dismissed and be released on all counts. What also impressed me the most above the rest of the attorneys was his excellent knowledge of the law, he down straight told me in great detail what I had done and what he will do to get me out of the problem, his strong sense of encouragement truly gave the positive reinforcement I needed. Mr. Wasson truly made me feel important again. I strongly recommend Mr. Wasson for any case under his field of expertise. With his 30+ years of experience to back him up youâ€™re sure to fall in good hands. Itâ€™s undeniable that if you come to Mr. Wasson after seen other attorneys, the contrast will show but donâ€™t waste time and money looking around because attorney James E. Wasson is the attorney you want to hire if you want to win your case.
Posted by Kelly, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Manslaughter case 2 days prior to going to trial Mr. Wasson was able to get the case dismissed due to his hard work, diligence and tenacity. He has great expertise in this field.
Posted by Parents of Arrested Son, a DUI client, Flag
We were referred to Mr. Wasson by an attorney who did not handle DUI cases. Our decision to hire Mr. Wasson was the best decision we've ever made. He succeeded in getting our sons case dismissed! He knows the law and how to defend his clients. If you or a loved one have been arrested and you don't know what to do - HIRE Mr. Wasson!
Posted by Isaiah, Flag
I was arrested for disorderly conduct in downtown at the beginning of July. This was my first run in with the law and first arrest. I was very worried that my record was going to be tarnished. I haired Mr. Wassen and he was on top of my case right away. He took care of everything quickly,efficiently and we had an excellent result. I did not have to go to court or anything. Mr. Wassen handled all of it. He was able to get the charges dismissed before the court date so I wound up not even being officially charged with any crime. Now Mr. Wassen is working with me to get the record of my arrest expunged from my record. Mr. Wassen is a very good attorney and handled everything promptly and smoothly. I would recommend his service to anyone that may need his legal representation, he did an excellent job and was very professional.
Posted by Sean, Flag
I called him based on a recommendation from a friend and good thing, it could have been a train wreck. He was able to bring an outcome so that I was able to not lose everything.
Posted by Ryan, a DUI client, Flag
Takes command of the courtroom. Very good and gets straight to the point. You want him on your side.
Posted by Samantha, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Everything looked really bad on me but James trusted me and believed me when I said I didn't do it. And he said he'll do everything he can to make sure I do not serve the time that I did not commit. When the day came I was so relieved because what promised had come true and I was not guilty. Thank you so much.
Posted by chloe, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I appreciated the help from the staff here. I normally do not believe in paying extra for a lawyer and just deal with a paralegal but they always want you to plead guilty whatever the charge is. I wanted to say all the money spent was worthwhile. Thanks.
Posted by a client, Flag
Absolutely good rates, extremely knowledgeable and professional. Nice office without fancy prices. Thanks for your help!
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
The most honest attorney that I came across. After researching for someone to help me out in my case, I am glad that I chose Wasson as my attorney. I felt like if I was his only client ever. So much attention and communication, I knew that he was genuinely trying to help me.
Posted by B. Grad, Flag
James Wasson and office are fantastic people! I came in to deal with some legal issues and my friend suggested I come here. Everything worked out successfully and I'm very pleased with the outcome. Thank you everyone at Law Offices of James Bechler.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
James Wasson displayed a level of professionalism in the court room that is worth watching especially if you are studying law. While representing my case, his knowledge and experience were impressively executed in the court room! If you ever need defense council at any level, James Wasson without question, should be on the top of your list!
Posted by baxter, a DUI client, Flag
I was referred to James Wasson through a friend and he was able to save my commercial drivers license . I was able to put my nightmare behind me. I now have a peace of mind and I was allowed to maintain my job. I definitely recommend him with no doubt.
Posted by a client, Flag
Thank you so much for representing me on my recent drunk driving arrest. You told me you would defend my rights aggressively, and you exceeded my expectations. I still canâ€™t believe you negotiated such a favorable plea bargain on my DUI charge, and I was even able to keep my driverâ€™s license! Thanks so much for fighting for me.
Posted by JayJay, a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with vehicular manslaughter, with two counts of Felony DUI with great bodily injury. After a two week trial I was found not guilty instead of facing 13 years in prison, I got my life back. Thank you Mr. Wasson for your great skills. Your the BEST!
Posted by joshypoo736, a DUI client, Flag
I was arrested while driving a motorcycle for a second DUI within 10 years and had a blood alcohol level .14%. Mr. Wasson was able to win the DMV Admin Per Se hearing and an acquittal on the 23152(b) Vehicle Code count. He saved me and my family from from financial disaster if I lost my license and my job as truck driver.
Posted by cobyreza, a Violent Crime client, Flag
I was charged with vehicular manslaughter and Mr. Wasson was able to win a not guilty verdict at trial. I was able to put the nightmare behind me. I owe him for my new piece of mind.
Posted by beth, Flag
I was arrested for DUI with a .14 BAC and MR. Wasson reduced the charges and saved my commercial driver's license, which allowed me to keep my job as a truck driver. He is great.
Posted by sandrita, Flag
The CHP arrested me for running a stop sign, improper turn, and DUI. My blood alcohol level was a .10%. Mr. Wasson took my case to trial and won a not guilty on both DUI and driving with a BAC in excess of .08%. I highly recommend him and have done so in the past.
Posted by Matt, a DUI client, Flag
Because of Attorney Wasson I was acquitted of DUI at trial where two CHP officers testified I drove the wrong way on a one-way street. My BAC was .09%. Mr. Wasson's cross-examination of the officers was the main street for the not guilty verdict.
Posted by kenita, Flag
Mr. Wasson was able to prevent a filing of a DUI charge and won the DMV Admin Per Se hearing. My blood alcohol was .10%. He was very aggressive and spent a great deal of time on my case. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Skyler B, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr Wasson represented me in a misdemeanor vehicle manslaughter where an eighty year year old woman was killed near a crosswalk. The jury found me not guilty after a one week trial, all thanks to my attorney he got the job done.
Posted by Carlos, Flag
Mr. Larson represents all where others lawyers told me there was no hope, yet he saved my commercial license and saved my livelihood, I highly recommend him.
Posted by Eric, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
An important lesson learned - call your attorney from the accident site. I was involved in an accident that resulted in a fatality in 2006. I called my office and they immediately called Mr. Wasson. He sent an investigator right away to the scene which was an important tool to prove my innocence when I was criminally charged with manslaughter. I credit Attorney Jim Wasson with his professional ability and experience in the legal system for my exoneration. I have the hightest regard for and highly recommend Jim Wasson to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by GF, a DUI client, Flag
Saved me from A DUI in a town notorious for giving them. Mr. Wasson traveled to the location of my trial which was conducted for over three days. He is very professional and driven to win each and every case. He was reccomended to me by a friend and I have since reccomended Mr. Wasson to multiple people in which have all been successful in there cases.
Posted by John, a DUI client, Flag
You never know when you're going to need a great attorney until your life is on the line. I appreciate all the hard work you did on my case. Mr. Wasson did the impossible for me. Thank you.
Posted by RICK, a DUI client, Flag
MR. WASSON SAVED ME. OUT OF THREE DUI'S TWO WERE DISMASSED. WITH MR. WASSON BEING AN X HIGHWAY PATROLMEN I THINK SAVED ME WITH ALL OF HIS KNOWLEGE. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND MR. WASSON TO ANYONE THAT HAS A DUI AND NEEDS LEGAL ASSISTANCE. MY ADVISE IS AT LEAST TALK TO HIM BEFORE RETAINING ANOTHER ATTORNEY.
Posted by Damian, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Wasson is by FAR the best DUI lawyer. He is relentless and does not give up until you get the outcome in your favor. I would recommend Mr. Wasson to all. Mr. Wasson saved me from termination. Words cannot describe what a great job he did.
Posted by Blake, a DUI client, Flag
I was charged with DUI and Exhibition of Speed in Clovis, CA. Facing loss of driving priviledges and employment, I chose to hire an attorney and contest the charges. I called 20-30 local lawyers and met with the top 10 DUI attorneys. Most of them wanted an outrageous amount of cash up front as well as an "expense fee", which was $700-1000 for "clerical costs". I finally called Jim Wasson who met with me, (at no cost), and I knew this guy knew what he was doing. We requested a hearing with DMV, (won that hearing), and filed a motion to suppress evidence with the Superior Court (ultimately won that too, case was dismissed). Throughout the whole dang thing, Jim kept me up to date constantly with changes in hearing schedules, inconsistancies he'd found in police reports, ect ect. I've recommended Jim to a couple of my buddies and he gets results. Don't roll over and take it in the shorts, hire an attorney who will earn his fees. I suggest you don't waste your time and money with overpayed downtown attorneys or cheap "assembly line" lawyers, and call Jim. All in all, I'm glad I did, I still have my job and a decent driving record!
Posted by Jake W., a Domestic Violence client, Flag
In January 2010, I was arrested and falsely accused of domestic violence on my soon-to-be ex-wife at the time. No witnesses, no evidence. I was originally assigned a public defender that really didn't seem to care one way or another what happened. I had A LOT on the line (career, kids, my perfect record, etc). I wasn't willing to gamble my life with a public defender. I researched attorneys and found Mr. Wasson. His vast experience in law from all areas got me hooked. After consulting with him, he decided to take on the challenge. He immediately fixed one huge problem caused by the mandatory restraining order, I could not see my two daughters. He took that as priority one and had the judge change the orders to allow me to see my kids before he dealt with anything else. During the trial, Mr. Wasson performed phenominally. After about a 20 minute deliberation, I was found not guilty. Mr. Wasson took my case personally, as he does with all of his cases. He was respectful to my family and me and treated me like a friend, not a client. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Wasson to anyone that needs an OUTSTANDING attorney to find the truth and fight for it.
Posted by Nancy, a DUI client, Flag
I was in so much trouble until Mr. Wasson got ahold of my case. He is the most knowledgeable and trustworthy person I have met since my father passed. He handled my case with compassion and expertise. I could not have been happier. In reading the bad review posted prior, this is surely a slam from a competitor. Mr Wasson is THE BEST!!!!
Posted by Erik, a DUI client, Flag
This man knows the law inside and out. He's a former CHP officer, who went to law school and now defends us. If you are detained on a suspicion of DUI in Fresno or elsewhere, James Wasson can make the difference between keeping your license, avoiding jail time, or getting your case dropped. He is certified to teach officers the proper way to perform field sobriety tests, which means he knows when officers didn't correctly perform their duty. He always returns my phone calls, and arrives to court on time, and was always there for me as a client. Give him a call.