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Terry Alan Wapner

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me

I am a DUI lawyer practicing in Fresno County and many of the neighboring counties such as Madera, Merced, Kings and Tulare. I have dedicated my practice to the defense of persons accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. My purpose is to achieve my client's goals, i.e. winning DUI cases, winning DMV hearings, and saving driver’s licenses.


I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and my law degree from San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno. I have been practicing criminal law my entire career, starting as a criminal prosecutor with the Stansilaus County Distict Attorney’s Office in 1987. Near the end of 1988, I moved back to Fresno and opened my private practice specializing in all aspects of criminal defense. I have successfully defended clients accused of murder, drugs, gang crimes and sex offenses. Over the past sixteen years, I have limited my practice to defending people who have been charged with DUI, and DUI related crimes. I have significant trial experience and I understand the importance of announcing to the Judge and DA, "I’m ready for trial, your honor."


I am a member of, among others,  the National College of DUI Defense, the California DUI Lawyers Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Bar Association of Fresno County.


I have successfully completed training in both the Student and Instructor Courses for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DUI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program and I regularly and frequently attend conferences and training on all aspects of DUI law and practice.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    29 years, 2.89 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

41 total 

  • Lawrence Eric Taylor

    Terry is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorneys in the state, and I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending him to anyone facing a drunk driving charge or license suspension.

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    Lawrence Taylor DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Orville Middlebrook

    Mr. Wapner and I have known each other for quite some time. His intellectual acumen, tenacious drive for justice, and willingness to put the time into a case have never ceased to impress met. You couldn't ask or receive advice from a more well-qualified lawyer. His willingness to educate himself and others in the area of DUI defense is unmatched. He continues to attend seminars and conferences throughout the year at great expense in personal time and time away from the firm in order to remain "up to speed" on all aspects of trial law related to DUI defense. His ability to communicate effectively and concisely is what garners him praise from fellow attorneys and jurists. Frankly, you would be lucky to have Terry accept your case and fight your battle.

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    Richard Middlebrook DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

401 W Fallbrook Ave Ste 201
Fresno, CA, 93711

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198705/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Recognition for sitting Judge Pro TemFresno County Superior Court2005
Recognition for sitting Judge Pro TemFresno County Superior Court2004
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWapner Jones & Wasson, PC2014 - Present
ProfessorFresno City College1989 - 1994
AttorneyLaw Office of Terry A. Wapner1988 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyStanislus County1987 - 1988
ClerkFresno County District Attorney's Office1986 - 1986
ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office1985 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUIDLAMember2014 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2004 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1990 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1989 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1987 - Present
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People vs. Patrcia M."Dry" reckless. $500 fine.
People vs. Danny S.Case dismissed
People vs. Lloyd C."dry" reckless only, $500 fine, no probation.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
ACH, Axion Analytical LabsN/ACertificate in DUI Drugs2015
American Chemical Society, Axion Analytical LabsN/ACetificate in Forensic Drug Analysis2014
TCDLA and NCDDMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2014
TCDLA and NCDDMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2013
National College of DUI DefenseN/AGraduate, Winter Session2013
TCDLA and NCDDMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2012
Axion Analytical Labs, Chicago, IllN/ACertificate in Forensic Gas Chomatography2011
National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Lawyers AssociationMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2011
National College for DUI DefenseN/AGraduate, Winter Session2011
National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Lawyers AssociationMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2010
National College for DUI DefenseN/AGraduate, Summer Session2009
National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2009
National College for DUI DefenseN/AGraduate, Winter Session2008
National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2008
National College for DUI DefenseN/AGraduate, Summer Session2007
San Joaquin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Univ of Southern CalifBusiness/Real Estate FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
CDLA Annual Fresno SeminarLaryngopharyngeal Reflux2015
Fresno County Public DefendersDUI Breath & Blood Science2014
Fresno Annual CDLA ConferenceDefending Ambien DUI Cases2014
PD DUI TrainingAttacking Breath Alcohol Evidence2012
KYNO 940/E. Curtice Johnson ShowMedia in DUI Cases2012
Public Defender TrainingDUI Training2009
Police Academy TrainingJury Trial Testimony2008
Public Defender DUI TrainingBreath Testing2007
Police Academy TrainingTestimony in Jury Trials2006