Recognized Among Riverside’s Best in DUI and Criminal Defense.

Throughout the entirety of their cases, our clients rely on attorney Barba’s expert knowledge and comprehensive insight for their benefit. Let the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba steer your case in the right direction.

DUI-Criminal charges can have a major impact on your life – that’s why it’s important to secure an aggressive defense attorney on your behalf. While many firms will tout their years of experience, it takes more than that to win a case. Attorney Manuel J. Barba proudly distinguishes himself from other firms with a background firmly rooted in the sciences associated with defending a DUI case.

The Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba provides professional & experienced DUI defense in Court and at the DMV.

Did you know that a sizable percentage of all DUI arrests in California end up in something other than a DUI conviction?

If you are facing DUI charges in Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange or Los Angeles County, turn to an aggressive and insightful DUI – Criminal Defense attorney who knows the laws and the Criminal Court process inside and out.

Attorney Manuel J. Barba knows how traumatic and frightening being arrested for a DUI or other crime can be.  The potential consequences can threaten your reputation, career, and freedom.   When you entrust the Law Offices of Manuel J Barba with your case, we devote ourselves to developing an effective defense plan-of-action and reaching a favorable resolution for your case.

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Highly Knowledgeable of DUI-Criminal Laws and Penalties

The Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba proudly serves the residents of Riverside and surrounding counties.  Attorney Barba is extremely familiar with court policies and law enforcement procedures throughout Southern California.

What can a Lawyer with a background in science do for me?

Proving blood alcohol, drug content, as well as other factors in DUI cases rely largely on scientific processes. From breath tests, blood tests, to other forms of evidence, your guilt or innocence will hinge on a variety of procedures that the average attorney only has a small understanding of. Fortunately for you, attorney Manuel J. Barba is not your average attorney.

Expert DUI Defense for the Court Case

Attorney Manuel J. Barba provides complete defense representation in the California Criminal Courts. We have successfully defended DUI cases in the local courts, all the way through the jury trial phase countless times. We understand what it takes to successfully defend your DUI in court

Expert DUI Defense for the DMV Hearing

When it comes to the DMV’s Administrative Per Se Hearing (DMV DUI Hearing), our team understands how to successfully represent you to help you keep your driving privilege. DMV DUI hearings are very complex and are entirely different from the court and we understand these differences.

Professional DUI Defense, in The Court and The DMV

DUI Lawyers & DUI Defense Attorneys Who ONLY Defend DUI

There are many choices when it comes to choosing a DUI Lawyer/Attorney to defend you in court and at the DMV.

Our expertise in DUI defense and our level of commitment is what makes us different from the rest.


Unlike most other attorneys, we only practice one thing – DUI Defense. Many attorneys that claim to defend DUI cases also practice other areas of the law. We ONLY defend DUI cases in the Courts and at the DMV. This is what we do, what we know, and more importantly this is the advantage we provide to our clients.

DUI Experience That Counts

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 Barba the knowledge & expertise to defend against the prosecution’s chemical test results better than other DUI attorneys.

Local Attorney/Lawyer Defense

Other attorneys claim to have offices and defend you all over California. The truth is you end up being represented by an “associated” lawyer, not the lawyer you thought you hired. We are located in the Riverside and San Bernardino County area, and we do not outsource our clients for a referral fee.

Why Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba?

We have both the legal and scientific knowledge required to effectively defend your DUI case in Court and at the DMV. Attorney Manuel J. Barba has spent years developing his DUI defense expertise. He has developed many strategic and successful defenses. Although each case we handle is unique, clients can always count on:

Peace of Mind

The mission of attorney Manuel J. Barba is to deliver peace of mind to each and every person that needs us. We’re committed to defending each client and making sure their rights are protected.

Aggressive Defense Strategies

Did you know there are many reasons breath and blood tests can be wrong? Attorney Manuel J. Barba examines all of the prosecution’s evidence against you, each leverage point is discovered, and every law enforcement action is questioned. No stone is left unturned in defending your case.

Exceptional Service

We don’t just promise excellent service, we deliver it. We have a case manager that monitors your case and is always available to answer your questions and keep you informed about progress.

Learn More about The Barba Difference

We Defend DUI Cases in The Courts and DMV. Nothing Else.

Awards and Recognition for our DUI Defense

Our experienced DUI defense representation has earned us countless awards, but the best reward is the professional defense we provide to each and every client.

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The Only Area We Practice is DUI, PERIOD!

DUI Defense Feedback From Our Clients

Career Saver! Attorney Manny Barba took over my case after the first attorney I retained took a couple of grand and let the DMV & DA steer the course. As a Firefighter with a Class B License I had my job at stake. After the first attorney failed to represent me at DMV hearing and wandered aimlessly trying to figure how to handle my case Manny took over like a Pit Bull at a Poodle show. After nearly 7 months with the first attorney, Manny picked up the pieces and had my Class B back in my hands in a little over 60 days with the DMV suspension set aside. Don't expect Glitz and Glamour , Just Shock and Awe. I would HIGHLY Recommend Manny Barba as the FIRST CALL you make if your career depends on your License.


I strongly recommend Mr. Barba and his team. I live in Los Angeles and I was arrested in Riverside County for suspected DUI, while on vacation. Mr. Barba and his team of professionals fought for me in court through all of the hearings and trial. I don't believe another attorney could have fought for me any harder against the D.A. and the highway patrol. I saw his experience in DUI trials first hand. He was able to present an outstanding case and subsequently got a Not guilty verdict on my behalf. If you are being accused of DUI I strongly suggest you hire an attorney who specializes in DUI cases like Mr. Barba.

Best Ever

The best attorney ever. Answered my calls, kept my up to date.....won my case. Hope I never need to use you again, but if I do I wont hesitate to call.

We Defend DUI in Riverside & San Bernardino County.

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Please contact us if you or someone you know recently got a DUI. DUI cases are EXTREMELY time sensitive. We’ll be happy to answer your questions at no cost or obligation. Our team typically contacts you back immediately when available, if not always the same day. For immediate assistance use our contact phone numbers below.

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Our Riverside Office

3800 Orange Street, Suite 100
Riverside , CA 92501
(951) 680-9125
Toll Free
(866) 442-2722

Our Cathedral City Office

68457 E Palm Canyon, Ste 1
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-3377
Toll Free
(866) 442-2722