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David Evan Jones

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details

About David

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Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1985, where he was a member of the men's rowing team. He received his Masters  from the University of San Francisco (USF) in 1988.  He attended Whittier College, McCullom School of Law receiving his Juris Doctorate degree in 1993 and was admitted to the California Sate Bar that same year.

 Mr. Jones’ background includes: twelve years as a Deputy District Attorney with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.  He is also a Professor for the State Center Community College District, Fresno Police Academy.

 Mr. Jones is a  Partner in the firm, Wapner Jones practicing in the areas of DUI and Criminal Defense.   

 He is a litigator with significant trial experience having conducted in excess of 100 trials.    He  has trial experience in all types of criminal cases including: homicide; drug sales and possession; kidnapping; rape; assault; gangs; theft; fraud and; driving under the influence; to name a few.  

Location

Wapner Jones, PC
7429 N. First Street
Suite 104
Fresno, CA, 93720

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful lawyer
I hired David a while ago for my case in which he was able to bring my felony charge down to a misdemeanor. Now that I have finished my probation, I asked David for advice on what to do for closure and he was incredibly helpful. I didn’t know there were ways to put my situation behind me and with David’s help I am at ease with what happened and for my future. I recommend David for anyone who wants an attorney who will fight for you and continue being helpful even after your case has been closed.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Informative
Mr. Jones answered my consultation call about my DUI and gave me helpful information about next possible steps for my case. Even though I already hired an attorney who kind of messed up my case, David listened to me and helped me figure out what I can do to possibly fix it even though he didn't have to. I really appreciated that he did not pressure me to hire him, but was just trying to be helpful. If you hire him, I'm sure he'd put your best interests first and fight for you.
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Posted by TJ | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I met with Mr. Jones about a DUI charge. He was very informative and helpful. He answered my call after business hours and told me what to expect in court the next day, he did this even though I was not his client at the time. Trust me... save yourself money and headache and hire Mr. Jones.
Posted by Steve | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Mr. Jones did a fantastic job for me and is throughly professional. Is recommend him to anyone. He is a strong advocate for your rights.
Posted by James | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Why you should fight for Your Rights on a DUI. Driving Under the Influence.
Why you should fight for Your Rights on a DUI. Driving Under the Influence. On March 27, 2015 I, James was arrested and charged with a Felony, DUI and placed in the Fresno, California County Jail. I serve 287 days in custody fighting my case. I was parked, keys in the ignition, vehicle running, radio and air conditioning on, & asleep in the driver seat. Plus I had an open container, a box of wine and a bottle of vodka in the vehicle. Yes, I had been drinking and was way over the legal limit of .08. The Public Defender & District Attorney's office, first offer was 180 Days Prison Term. On January 7, 2016 the District Attorneys Office decided that they could not continue with the set date for Jury Trial, on January 11, 2016 due to lack of evidence, that (I was never Driving Under the Influence) & offered me a deal of (Drunk in Public) with no Probation. I was released from custody with time served. Plus Fresno County District Attorney's Office wanted to maintain their 98% conviction success. I can honestly say I only got this deal after retaining Attorney (David E. Jones) of the law office Wapner, Jones and Wasson, PC. 401 W. Fallbrook Ave. Suite201 Fresno, California 93711 (559)266-8604. I do want to say, I do not condone Drinking and Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or any other substance. But it is NOT against the law to sit in your vehicle and fall asleep(to sleep it off) with the keys in the ignition & the vehicle running.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Talk about getting what you pay for!
I hired Mr. Jones for a second offense Drunk driving, and he was Fantastic. I was going to loose my job because of the one year suspension of my license but Mr. Jones beat the DMV and I got a wet reckless right before trial. My alcohol level was .14. I don't know how he did it but the out come was great. I kept my license and my job. Couldn't be happier.
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Posted by Lisa | December 31, 2014
Please Read..
My son and friend were charged with three felonies. Mr. David Jones was hired to represent my son and Mr. Mark Broughton was chosen to represent my son's friend. This case was tried together. As they worked together the end result of the case was two misdemeanors. I expected nothing less as i viewed two very smart criminal attorney's that represented our young men. In my opinion, here are there unique and individual qualities. Mr. David Jones was hired to represent my son because as i spoke with him for the first time on phone he was filled with knowledge. As i met with him in his office he was most compassionate. I asked him to defend my son as if it was his own, and well.. he did! He answered all of my phone calls promptly, kept up on all current laws to help our case, and cross examined all witness' efficiently. Do not hesitate to hire him, he did a wonderful job. Mr. Mark Broughton has had many years as a criminal lawyer and i believe that with all of his experience he is nothing less than an excellent attorney. He is smart and strategic. He is highly respected amongst his peers. Mr. Mark Broughton is confident and made me feel the same about our case. His cross examination of all witness' was excellent. He's nothing less than the best. Do not hesitate to hire him. Fantastic Job to the both of you!
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Posted by Phyllis Manning | October 20, 2014
Grateful for this Attorney
I would truly tell you if you need to hire an Attorney, use this man. David and his staff were amazing they knew what they were doing and they were so professional and sincere. I never had to call the office for updates. They have every step of my case available for review privately online through their office! Talk about efficient. I know when, where, why ASAP! Mr. Jones handled EVERYTHING on my behalf. My case was reduced.. I kept my job!
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Posted by Brett | August 28, 2013
Great Attorney... Professional and Experienced
Mr. Jones did a fantastic job with my DUI case. I thought I had no hope, but through his hard work he got it reduced to a wet reckless, no drivers license suspension and no jail. I paid a fine and that was it. I strongly recommend him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2010
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

David's comment: “This action arose from a situation that occured in 2008. It was a personal matter involving the ending of a long term dating relationship. It did not involve the practice of law and does not reflect upon my experience, knowledge and professionalism. Nothing about the action has affected my reputation and effectiveness with judges and/or attorneys.”

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wapner Jones, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • State Center Community College District Police Academy
  • 2000 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Sawl, Taleisnik & Jones
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Fresno County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Law Firm of Thomas M. Giovacchini
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Southern California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
  • 1990 - 1994
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Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of San Francisco
  • MPA
  • 1988
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fresno Indecent Exposure Charges Dropped & Case Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Driver's License Saved!
  • No Driver's license suspension
  • Fresno DUI Dropped
  • DUI Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for California
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for California Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Accredited Business
  • BBB
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for California for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Accredited Business
  • BBB
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Accredited Business
  • BBB
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers In California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Founding member
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Assoc.
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Accredited Business
  • BBB
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney for
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • California District Attorneys Association
  • Public Assistance Fraud
  • 2007
  • United States and Canada, United Counsel on Welfare Fraud (UCOWF)
  • Fraud
  • 2004
  • Central California Community Action Partnership Program Assistants (CAPPA)
  • Welfare Fraud
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a rare defense attorney. He reminds me a lot of my historical role-model, Lincoln, in that he exhibits and balances a unique combination of calm confidence with an extremely high level of competence. He is highly respected by judges and other lawyers and he would be a wise choice if you need a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David since at least the mid-1990’s when he was a Deputy District Attorney. I enjoyed working with him because he was a straight-shooter, a quality he has maintained over the years as a private criminal defense attorney. We recently represented codefendants in a very serious multiple-defendant gang prosecution in Kings County. He was a good person to work with on an overall strategy that would benefit each of our clients, and we settled the case very favorably for a small fraction of the time the defendants were looking at if they were convicted at trial. He is respected by prosecutors, judges, and other defense counsel, and quick to help other attorneys with practical advice and by actually being around to help out in a jam. I am happy to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known David both personally and professionally for more than 18 years. He is an effective advocate for his clients. He knows the law and is always well-prepared. I can confidently recommend him to you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've watched Dave operate in Madera, Kings, Fresno, and Tulare County and he has conducted himself very well."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Jones has the experience, knowledge and work ethic that would benefit his clients tremendously."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Jones professionally for over 18 years as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He has always been thorough and dilligent, and fights hard for his clients. He has developed great relationships in the the legal community which serve him, and therefore his clients, well. I endorse this lawyer."
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Fresno DUI and DWI Lawyer David Evan Jones
David Evan Jones
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 30 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details