Case Results

At the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba, we have helped numerous clients achieve favorable outcomes in their DUI cases. Even in very complex circumstances, we are able to adeptly navigate the process and craft a strong defense on your behalf. Our experienced Palm Springs DUI attorney uses his extensive legal knowledge to challenge the prosecution’s findings, investigate chemical testing procedures, and argue on behalf of his clients. We represent clients throughout the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

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    • .35% BAC – DUI Defense Attorney Wins Another Jury Trial Charges Dismissed

      The Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba recently represented a female client who was arrested for VC23152 (b) – driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more. The prosecution’s blood test result was .35% blood alcohol concentration. This is far past the legal limit and also a concentration amount not typically seen as it was so high.During the discovery process it became apparent to attorney Barba that the method of analysis of the blood sample by the crime lab was flawed and therefore the blood sample result (.35%) could not be accurate. In addition it was discovered that the handling of the blood sample compromised the integrity of the blood sample thus making the alleged result (.35%) unreliable. After a week-long trial at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, CA in Riverside County, the jury was split (10 for Not Guilty and 2 for Guilty) as to whether the client was driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more. The charge was dismissed.

    • Aggressive DUI Defense in San Bernardino Wins Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was arrested for a 2nd DUI within 10 years. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in San Bernardino Court.

      Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .113%/.110% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      After she was arrested she agreed to a blood sample with result of .10% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • Another DUI Case Dropped – DUI Lawyer Wins Again Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly driving beyond “barriers” where the roadway had been closed trying to get home.

      Client refused all chemical tests and field sobriety tests. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) – Driving under the influence of alcohol.

      After careful analysis of the prosecution’s evidence and negotiations, the DUI charges were dismissed.

    • Bac .21 Felony Dui with No Jail Time Case Settled for a Reduced Misdemeanor Charge

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a female client who was involved in a traffic accident by rear-ending another car.

      After she was arrested Client agreed to a blood test and the results showed .21% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Persons in the other car were injured and the District Attorney charged client with Felony VC23153 (a) – Driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury, and Felony VC23153(b) – Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and causing injury. The case was in San Bernardino County, Rancho Cucamonga Court.

      Disposition: After negotiation, the case settled for a reduced misdemeanor charge, client was placed on probation with no jail time.

    • Commercial License DUI – We Fought, He Kept His License Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client with a DMV class A commercial driver license and drove large semi- trucks cross country for his job.

      Client was driving his personal car and was stopped by officer for allegedly speeding (47 mph in a 40 zone). Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in the Riverside Court. After he was arrested he agreed to a blood test, and the test results showed .16% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      The investigation showed the speed limit was not 40 mph, thus the lawfulness of the original stop was an issue. The DMV Administrative Per Se Hearing was won, so client did not lose his class A license based on the DMV hearing. Our investigation further showed the mishandling of the blood sample thus compromising the integrity of the result.

      Disposition:

      Upon negotiations with the district attorney, the case was resolved for an alcohol related reckless driving, and the DUI charges were dismissed. Client was able to keep he Class A commercial driver license and thus able to retain his employment as a truck driver.

    • DA Wanted Jail – We Got Probation – Murrieta DUI Not Guilty of the Charge of VC23153

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was involved in a traffic accident by rear-ending another car. At the scene, client blew into an Evidential Breath machine with results of .22%/.23% blood alcohol concentration.

      Persons in the other car were injured and the District Attorney charged client with Felony VC23153 (a) – Driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury, and Felony VC23153(b) – Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and causing injury, plus an added allegation of causing great bodily harm (GBI). The case was in Riverside County, Murrieta Court (Southwest Justice Center). District Attorney’s offer to settle was 3 years state prison due to the felony charges.

      During the discovery process it became evident that the breath test results were unreliable due to contamination. Despite this fact the District Attorney refused to settle the case for lesser charges.

      Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury found client NOT GUILTY of the charge of VC23153 (b) – Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and causing injury. The jury also found the added allegation of causing great bodily harm NOT TRUE.

      The jury did find client Guilty of VC23153 (a) – Driving under the influence of alcohol and causing an injury, and Client received probation with no jail time.

    • Dismissed Dui Charges in Riverside Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was arrested for a DUI in Riverside and was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Riverside Court.

      Client consented to a blood test and the result was .11% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: The case settled on the eve of trial, the DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • Dui and Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .08% or More in Riverside Court. Resolved for Plea to Reckless Driving

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly weaving. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Riverside Court.

      After he was arrested he agreed to a blood test and the results showed .24% blood alcohol concentration. The evidence showed the mishandling of the blood sample thus compromising its integrity.

      Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury could not reach a unanimous agreement – 7 for not guilty and 5 for guilt. The case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • DUI Case Dismissed in San Bernardino County Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a female client who was stopped for allegedly driving on a flat tire in Montclair, CA. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Rancho Cucamonga Court.

      After she was arrested she agreed to a blood test and the results showed .15% Blood Alcohol Concentration. The evidence showed the mishandling of the blood sample thus compromising its integrity.

      Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury could not reach a unanimous agreement – 9 for not guilty and 4 for guilt. The court dismissed the case.

    • DUI Charges Dismissed & Dropped to Reckless Driving Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was involved in a traffic collision.

      Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Rancho Cucamonga Court. Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .097%/.097% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      After he was arrested he blew into an Evidential Breath Test machine and the results were .08%/.08% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: DUI charges dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • DUI Charges Dismissed in El Monte Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a female client who was under 21 years of age in El Monte Court. She was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more.

      Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .0785%/.086% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      After she was arrested she blew into an Evidential Breath Test machine and the results were .08%/.08%.

      Disposition: DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • DUI Charges Dismissed in Joshua Tree Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a female client who was arrested for VC23125 (a) (b) (DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Joshua Tree Court.

      Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .085%/.086% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      After she was arrested she agreed to a blood sample with result of .06% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)).

    • DUI Charges Dropped in Riverside Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was involved in a traffic collision.

      Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Riverside Court.

      Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .086%/.086% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      After he was arrested he agreed to a blood sample with result of .08% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: DUI charges dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • DUI Dismissed in Indio Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was arrested for a DUI in Palm Desert and was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Indio Court.

      Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .092%/.093%.

      After he was arrested he blew into an Evidential Breath Test machine and the results were .08%/.08% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: The DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • DUI Dismissed in Palm Springs – Indio Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a female client who was arrested for a DUI in Palm Springs and was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Indio Court.

      Client’s blood test showed drugs and .07% alcohol concetration.

      Disposition: The DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.?

    • DUI Victory in Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Court Not Guilty

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly speeding. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Rancho Cucamonga Court, in San Bernardino County

      After our client was arrested he agreed to a blood test and the results showed .11% Blood Alcohol Concentration. The evidence showed the mishandling of the blood sample thus compromising its integrity.

      Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury found client NOT GUILTY.

    • Indio Court – Riverside County DUI Dismissed Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly traveling in the wrong direction on a street.

      Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Indio Court.

      After careful analysis of the prosecution’s chemical analysis, and negotiations, client plead to a reckless driving charge and the DUI charges were dismissed.

    • Joshua Tree DUI Attorney Wins Big – Charges Dismissed Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly “weaving and almost hitting a center divider”. After he was arrested he agreed to a breath test and the results were .13/.12% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Joshua Tree Court.

      After careful analysis of the evidence and negotiations with the District Attorney, the case resolved for reckless driving and all DUI charges were dismissed.

    • Jury Trial Results in Not Guilty on All Charges

      Attorney Manuel J. Barba recently represented a male Client who was arrested in Beaumont, CA for VC23152(a) – driving while under the influence of alcohol, and VC23152(b) – driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more.

      A CHP officer sees Client driving out of a bar parking lot at about 3:00 am. The officer follows him and stops Client for allegedly ”braking to hard” at stop sign. The officer further alleged that Client almost hit the car in front of him at the stop sign.The officer turned on his red lights and stops Client. After the stop, the officer conducts a DUI investigation. Twenty minutes after the stop time, the officer has Client blow into a preliminary breath test device with results of .098 and .101. Client was arrested and taken to Beaumont CHP where he blew into an evidential breath device and the results were .10 and .09.

      The District Attorney was unwilling to cut any deals and wanted Client to “plead guilty” to DUI. Client decided that he wanted a jury trial. After a 4 day Trial, the jury decided Client was Not Guilty of all charges.

      Because of Client’s bravery to fight back and not just take a DUI, he now has no criminal record.

    • Keep Your License After Joshua Tree DUI Charge Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was under 21 years of age in Joshua Tree Court. He was charged with VC23136 -Under age 21 Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .01% or more.

      Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .045%/.050% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: VC23136 charge was dismissed and client plead to a non-moving traffic infraction, thus saving his driver license from a one year suspension.

    • Marijuana DUI Charges Dismissed in Joshua Tree Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was arrested for VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Joshua Tree Court.

      After being arrested he agreed to a blood sample with result of .06% alcohol concentration and marijuana.

      Disposition: DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • Mishandled Blood – Results in Not Guilty DUI Case Resolved for Plea to Reckless Driving.

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly driving erratically. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Rancho Cucamonga Court.

      After he was arrested he agreed to a blood test and the results showed .21% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      The evidence showed the mishandling of the blood sample thus compromising its integrity.

      Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury could not reach a unanimous agreement – 8 for not guilty and 4 for guilt. The case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • Mishandled Blood Test- Not Guilty DUI Verdict Not Guilty

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a female client who was stopped for allegedly not turning on her head lamps. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Rancho Cucamonga Court.

      After she was arrested she agreed to a blood test and the results showed .14% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      The evidence showed the mishandling of the blood sample thus compromising its integrity.

      Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury found her Not Guilty.

    • Murrieta DUI Attorney Gets Case Dismissed – Another Victory Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly speeding. Client chose a breath test and the results were .12/.12 %.

      Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Riverside County Superior Court, Southwest Justice Center.

      After careful analysis of the prosecution’s evidence and negotiations, client plead to an alcohol related reckless driving, and the DUI charges were dismissed.

    • Rancho Cucamonga Court DUI Dismissed Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was allegedly stopped at an intersection for “too long” a time period. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Rancho Cucamonga Court.

      After he was arrested he agreed to a preliminary breath test with results of .185/.186% Blood Alcohol Concentration. Client agreed to an evidentiary breath test and the results showed .16/.16 % Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      After negotiating with the district attorney regarding the lawfulness of the initial stop, the case resolved for a reckless driving and all DUI charges were dismissed.

    • Rancho Cucamonga Marijuana DUI Dismissed Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly speeding. A blood test showed that client had marijuana in his system along with low level of alcohol.

      Client was charged with VC23125 (f) – Driving while under the combined influence of marijuana and alcohol in Rancho Cucamonga Court.

      After careful analysis of the prosecution’s chemical analysis, and negotiations, the DUI charges were dismissed.

    • Reckless Driving DUI Riverside Court Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was arrested for a DUI in Riverside and was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Riverside Court.

      Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine and had results of .088%/.087% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      After he was arrested he blew into an Evidential Breath Test machine and the results were .09%/.09% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: The DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving.

    • San Bernardino Court DUI Dismissed Charges Dismissed

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was arrested for a DUI within 10 years. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) -DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in San Bernardino Court.

      Client blew into a Evidential Breath Test machine and had results of .09%/.09% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Disposition: DUI charges were dismissed (VC23125 (a) (b)); case was resolved for plea to reckless driving with a factual finding that he was not guilty of driving with .08% or more.

    • San Bernardino Dui Accident – No Jail Time Reduced Misdemeanor Charge

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was involved in a traffic accident by rear-ending another car. At the scene, Client blew into a Preliminary Breath Test machine with results of .095%/.097% blood alcohol concentration.

      After he was arrested Client agreed to a blood test and the results showed .10% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      Persons in the other car were injured and the District Attorney charged client with Felony VC23153 (a) – Driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injury, and Felony VC23153(b) – Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% and causing injury. The case was in San Bernardino County, Rancho Cucamonga Court.

      Disposition: After negotiation, the case settled for a reduced misdemeanor charge, client was placed on probation with no jail time.

    • Suppressed Blood Test in a DUI Provides Court Win Not Guilty

      Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba represented a male client who was stopped for allegedly making an illegal u-turn. Client was charged with VC23125 (a) (b) – DUI and Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or more in Fullerton Court. After he was arrested he agreed to a blood test and the results showed .12% Blood Alcohol Concentration.

      The discovery process gave light to issues regarding the blood test. After filing a motion to suppress the blood, and an evidential hearing, the court suppressed the blood. The district attorney chose to proceed to trial without the blood evidence – on the driving under the influence charge alone.

      Disposition: After a Jury Trial, the jury found client NOT GUILTY.