Central California DWI Law Firm
If you are charged with a DWI or DUI, you have ten days to request an administrative hearing. We will question whether you were lawfully arrested, had a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, and whether you were driving the vehicle. Requesting an administrative hearing with the DMV in the timely manner required by law is one step many people miss if they do not hire a DWI/DUI attorney. This results in an automatic drivers license suspension. Don't make this mistake, or other mistakes that can compound your problems. Contact the Fresno-based Law Offices of James E. Wasson immediately.
If you are issued a 30-day temporary license after your arrest, bear in mind that you still must request a hearing within 10 days of the arrest or your license will be suspended for four months, and there will be nothing you can do about it at that point.
As a member of the National College of DUI Defense Attorneys, DWI lawyer James E. Wasson is always current on DWI law. As a former Military Police Officer, Fresno County Deputy Sherriff, California Highway Patrol Officer and Fresno County Deputy District Attorney, Wasson also knows exactly what to look for in the discovery phase of a DWI or DUI case. His informed perspective and legal background are valuable to clients in scrutinizing the circumstances of their traffic stop, including how the arresting officers conducted the traffic stop, and how the defendant was treated while being charged.
Mr. Wasson is also a Certified Instructor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Admininstration for DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. As an instructor he provides actual training on current sobriety testing methods for law enforcement individuals across the country.
Boating While Intoxicated: BWI = DWI
If you are charged with boating while intoxicated (BWI), you need to understand that these charges are just as serious as drunk-driving charges, with the same fines, license suspensions, increased auto insurance rates, and jail time. You can not afford not to fight these charges. If you were pulled over for a routine harbor and navigation code violation and charged with drunk boating, we will defend you. We also defend clients charged with DWI or DUI while operating recreational vehicles.
In addition to 30-plus years as a defense lawyer, Mr. Wasson is also a former Military Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, California Highway Patrol Officer and Fresno County Deputy District Attorney. He continues to represent clients from the Lemoore Naval Air Station in drunk-driving cases. We are adept at cross-examining arresting officers, and we prepare extensively by reading their report and watching video of the arrest. Our reputation as tough defenders of our clients' rights and record is both well-earned and well-founded among opposing counsel, arresting officers, and our clients.
Contact our DUI/DUI lawyer for a free initial consultation at our Fresno, California law office. Weekend and evening consultations are available by appointment, and we accept credit cards.
Law Offices of James E. Wasson
5151 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 100Based in Fresno, California, the Law Offices of James E. Wasson represents clients throughout the Central Coast and Central Valley areas, including Clovis, Oakhurst, Madera, Sanger, Tulare, Visalia, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Pismo Beach, Cayucos, Lemoore Naval Air Station, Hanford, Avila, Avenal, Corcoran, Merced, Grover Beach, Lemoore, Oceano Dunes, Bakersfield, Shaver Lake, Cambria, Avenal, Coalinga, Oakhurst, Lemoore, Bass Lake, Coarse Gold, Fresno County, Madera County, Tulare County, Kings County, San Luis Obispo, and Merced County. We also represent client charged with crimes at the recreation areas of Millerton Lake, Lake Nacimiento, and Shaver Lake. We represent drivers charged with drunk driving on HWY 41, HWY 46, HWY 99, HWY 1, Interstate 5, and Interstate 101.
Fresno, CA 93704
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