Author: Manuel Barba

DUI Defense Attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded the prestigious Forensic Lawyer-Scientist designation by the Chemistry and Law division of the American Chemical Society (ACS-CHAL), and is the ONLY DUI Defense Attorney in the Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial County areas with this designation, which gives him the necessary knowledge and expertise to defend you or someone you may know.  For more information on the Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba, you can visit their website or call 866-442-2722 for a free consultation.

DUI Defense Checklist

A DUI can happen to anyone. – A DUI arrest can happen to anyone.  Thousands of people are arrested for DUI each month throughout the State of California.  Although each DUI arrest is unique in its specific details and circumstances, the following is a typical DUI arrest scenario.  Note that men and women are equally arrested for DUI every day.  The use of the pronouns ‘he/him/his’ below are used for writing clarity, however they refer to all genders. Continue reading “DUI Defense Checklist”

Twelve Tips to Avoid a DUI Conviction

The holiday season is upon us, and with it usually comes a lot of good cheer. Family and friends get together to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate the season. Office parties are a plenty during this festive time of year. There always seems to be plenty of food and spirits available for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading “Twelve Tips to Avoid a DUI Conviction”

What are My Rights During a Traffic Stop?

People often ask, “what are my rights if I get stopped by the police?”

Provide Driver License, Car Registration, Proof of Insurance:

First of all, the officer will likely ask to see your car registration, your driver license and proof of insurance. By law, you are obligated to provide those items to the officer.

But other than that, you don’t have any obligations to answer the officer’s questions or to do anything else for that matter. Continue reading “What are My Rights During a Traffic Stop?”

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your Body?

On average, the liver takes one hour to metabolize one ounce of alcohol.   Matabolism is the process by which the body removes the alcohol from the blood system by way of the liver.

The body follows a straightforward process when processing alcohol.

The length of time alcohol stays in the system has more to do with how much a person drinks than any other factors. If you’ve ever had more than your “fair share” of drinks, you may recall a point where the “buzz” started to turn bad. Continue reading “How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your Body?”

What is a DUI Conviction?

A DUI conviction means that you’ve been found guilty of either (1) driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or you’ve been found guilty of driving with a .08% or more blood alcohol concentration.

To be convicted, you either plead guilty at the Arraignment stage of the case, or you plead guilty during the pre-trial stage of the case, or a jury found you guilty after a Trial, meaning that the jurors determined that the government had proved their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.  Continue reading “What is a DUI Conviction?”