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Fighting DUI Charges in Palm Springs

Defending Clients in the Coachella Valley & Surrounding Areas

Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense in California. If convicted, you will likely face severe, life-altering consequences. If you have been arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney about your rights and options. At the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba, we focus our practice exclusively on DUI law. Our Palm Springs DUI lawyer, Manuel J. Barba, is known for his extensive experience, in-depth knowledge, and remarkable skill in handling even the most complex of cases. We can help you fight to keep your driver's license and defend the charges against you.

If you have been charged with DUI in California, you only have 10 days to request an administrative hearing to appeal your driver's license suspension. Contact our firm to find out how we can help.

What Happens after a DUI Arrest in California?

When an individual is arrested for DUI in California, two separate legal processes immediately begin. First, there is the criminal process. The District Attorney will begin building a case to prosecute you for DUI. Criminal DUI charges typically go to county criminal court where you can have a DUI defense attorney argue your case on your behalf.

The second proceeding is the suspension of your driver's license by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This process begins when the arresting officer confiscates your driver's license and notifies the DMV of your DUI arrest. At the time of the arrest, the officer will provide you with a 30-day temporary driver's license (a “pink paper”).

Should you fail to take action, your driver's license will be automatically suspended at the end of those 30 days. The length of the suspension will depend on the nature of your arrest—including your age and whether or not you have ever been convicted of DUI before—but typically ranges from six months to one year. Every situation is unique; our team can help you understand your options based on your particular circumstances.

Focused Entirely on DUI Law

At the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba, we dedicate 100% of our practice to DUI law. Unlike other defense firms that only have DUI cases make up a small portion of their practice, we are able to provide our clients with the focused, in-depth approach they need.

We can offer innovative defense strategies for all types of DUI cases and related matters, including:

Our Palms Springs DUI attorney can help you understand DUI penalties as they apply to your case. We can also help you with issues related to ignition interlock devices, driver's license suspension hearings, and more. Most of all, we understand how stressful and overwhelming a DUI arrest can be. Our goal is to help you remember that, even if you are facing very serious charges, there is hope.

Call our office at (760) 205-3011 to find out more about our aggressive DUI defense. We assist clients throughout the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas, including San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties.

“We became DUI lawyers to defend citizens from law enforcement and prosecutors' zealous desire to get convictions.”

- Attorney Manuel J. Barba
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