Manuel J. Barba, DUI Defense Attorney & DMV DUI Lawyer in Blythe, California


Blythe, CA DUI Defense Lawyer Manuel J. Barba is an expert in DUI defense and DMV APS (DUI Hearings).  Our team provides affordable DUI defense representation in the Blythe Court criminal case, and at the DMV – Department of Motor Vehicles to save your driving privilege.


Expert DUI Defense for the Court Case

We provide complete defense representation at the Blythe Courthouse.  We have successfully defended many DUI cases in the Blythe Court; we have had DUI charges dismissed, or reduced to non-DUI charges.  DUI Defense Attorney Manuel J. Barba has received numerous Not Guilty verdicts after a jury trial.  We understand what it takes to successfully attack the DUI investigation and the chemical test results, whether it be a blood test or a breath test.

Expert DUI Defense at the DMV DUI Hearing

When it comes to the DMV’s Administrative Per Se Hearing (DMV DUI Hearing),We understand how to successfully represent you to help you keep your driving privilege.  DMV DUI hearings are very complex and are different from the Court case,and we understand these differences  Remember, you only have 10 days from the date of arrest to preserve your DMV hearing to protect your license.   CALL NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION (866)442-2722

If you were Arrested for DUI, We Can Help!

Time is limited to prepare a successful defense and our office is ready to defend you.  We only defend DUI cases – nothing else.  We are experienced with both the court and the DMV DUI proceedings. We are ready to start your defense now.   CALL NOW (866)442-2722

DUI Defense Experience That Counts

DUI Defense Attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation. He is the ONLY DUI Defense attorney in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, & Imperial County with this designation. This gives attorney Barba the knowledge & expertise to defend against the prosecution’s chemical test results better than other DUI attorneys.

Attorney Manuel J. Barba is nationally recognized Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor, having completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) / International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Program, and has taught SFST courses throughout the United States to other lawyers.  Why should this be important to you?  It gives attorney Barba the expertise to analyze the arresting officer’s DUI investigation, from the reason the officer stopped the driver, the initial contact, field sobriety tests, etc.  Often times officer’s note things in their arrest report that show that a driver is NOT under the influence.  Also, many officers don’t administer field sobriety tests correctly so their conclusions mean nothing.   If you have been arrested for a DUI, you need an attorney that is an expert in DUI investigations like attorney Manuel J. Barba.

Attorney Barba is also trained in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) protocols set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This gives Mr. Barba the specialized knowledge necessary to evaluate arrests made by law enforcement officers for DUI-Drugs.  Often times officers don’t follow proper procedures.

In addition, attorney Manuel J. Barba has received advanced training in Forensic Blood and Urine Analysis as it relates to testing for Alcohol and Drugs, as well as Breath Testing Analysis.

Because of his expert DUI defense representation, attorney Barba has been awarded the AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for an attorney can receive for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary.

Attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded a “superb” #10 rating by, the highest rating a lawyer can receive because of his outstanding DUI defense representation.  Attorney Barba’s client reviews are exceptional.

DUI Attorney Manuel J. Barba is a Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and is a member of its Board of Directors.  Attorney Barba is also an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Public Defenders Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Attorney Manuel J. Barba has also attended the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, as well as the Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.

Attorney Barba was awarded the “Top Lawyers” award by Palm Springs Life Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014 and again for 2015.

Attorney Barba was also awarded the “Top Lawyers” award by Inland Empire Magazine in both 2012, 2013 and again for 2014.

Beware of Out of County Attorneys

Beware of attorneys based in Los Angeles or Orange County that claim to defend clients all over California.  The truth is, you will likely end up with an “associated” lawyer representing you. We’re based in Riverside County and have offices in Riverside and Palm Springs area.   We never outsource our clients for a referral fee.