Case Results

Every year, attorney Manuel J. Barba defends hundreds of individuals accused of DUI (driving under the influence), including DUI alcohol, DUI prescription medication, DUI marijuana, DUI causing injury, child endangerment resulting from DUI, DUI commercial drivers, under age 21 DUI, and DUI manslaughter. The Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba also regularly represent clients at the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) administrative license hearings.

Below are a few examples of prior case success stories. Keep in mind that DUI cases are unique. Case results depend on a variety of factors that are unique to each case. The results of any case do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by any lawyer.

People v a DUI Client

Practice Area:
DUI and DWI
Outcome:
Not Guilty on all charges after jury deliberated for less than 2 hours.
Description:
Client was charged with DUI, Driving with Blood Alcohol Content of .08% or more (VC23152(a)(b)), Refusal enhancement, Child under age of 14 enhancement while DUI. Via Motion to Suppress evidence, defense attorney was successful in keeping blood results out because of no warrant. Defense took case to trial on DUI charge, refusal enhancement, and having child under age of 14 in car while DUI.

People v a DUI Client

Practice Area:
DUI and DWI
Outcome:
Charged with DUI, Case resolved for Reckless Driving, original DUI charges dismissed.
Description:
Client was stopped after midnight in Riverside County for supposedly making a left hand turn on a "red arrow" and was not in the left hand turn lane when making left turn. Client allegedly failed field sobreiety tests; Client then blew twice into Preliminary Breath Test device - results were .122 and .104. Client then agreed to take a blood test - result: .11 % BAC. Client was charged with DUI and Driving with Blood Alcohol Concentration of .08% or more. Client originally hired another claimed DUI lawyer and was eventually told she would have to plead guilty to DUI charges. Client released original attorney and retained attorney Manuel Barba... after analysis of the evidence, attorney Barba set the case for trial. Case then settled: Client plead guilty to VC23103 - Reckless Driving (Dry Reckless) and DUI charges were dismissed. Attorney Manuel Barba has represented many clients after the client originally hired a claimed "DUI attorney" who was ineffective. The facts in every DUI case differ and the results achieved in this particular case may not be the same in another case with a smilar blood alcohol level.

Jury found client NOT GUILTY

Description:
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. After he 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.

The court dismissed the case.

Description:
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.

The jury found client NOT GUILTY

Description:
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.

The case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

The jury found her Not Guilty

Description:
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.

The case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

Case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

Case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

Case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

DUI charges were dismissed

Description:
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)).

Charge was dismissed and client plead to a non-moving traffic infraction

Description:
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.

Case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

Case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

DUI charges were dismissed

Description:
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.

Case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

DUI charges were dismissed

Description:
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.

Case was resolved for plea to reckless driving

Description:
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.

Not guilty of driving with .08% or more

Description:
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.

The jury found client NOT GUILTY

Description:
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.

Case settled for a reduced misdemeanor charge

Description:
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.

The case settled for a reduced misdemeanor charge

Description:
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.

The charge was dismissed

Description:
Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba 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. 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.
Disposition:
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.

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