Fullerton DUI Attorney

Plan the Next Steps for your Fullerton DUI Defense Strategy

There are three things you should know about beating your DUI charges in North Justice Center.

#1 - Yes, you can beat this

When you get a DUI, it's normal to feel confused, afraid, even angry. But there's hope. DUI cases are very defensible as long as you have a properly trained attorney defending you in court.

  • DUI Charges can be dismissed
  • Field Sobriety tests are rarely reliable.
  • Chemical tests are not always accurate.

#2 - Prepare Your Defense. Your future depends on the outcome.

When arrested for a DUI, you have two choices:

  1. Do nothing: Your license will be suspended and you will have a criminal conviction on your record.
  2. Hire an expert DUI defense lawyer: You have a much better shot at keeping your license and avoid receiving a conviction.

When hiring a lawyer to represent you in your DUI case, look for true expertise in DUI Defense. A lawyer who takes every case that comes along may not have the training and knowledge to win your case. Even attorneys who have experience defending criminal cases may not know the effective and proven strategies that have worked in situations like yours.

Like any important decision, research your defense options carefully. DUI cases are complex to defend and the attorney who represents you should have proven legal expertise in:

  • Field sobriety testing
  • How the human body processes alcohol or drugs
  • Breath, blood, and urine test analysis

Without an expert DUI defense attorney defending you, you will likely not be able to get the best possible result in your DUI case.

#3 - If you're serious about winning, then find an expert DUI defense attorney to defend your Fullerton court case

"When we first take a case the most important thing that I want to find out is my client's story of what happened. I want to find out who that person is because this is the person that we're going to fight for, to represent them and make sure their rights are defended, and to force the government to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt."
— Manuel J. Barba

DUI defense attorney Manuel J. Barba is an expert in DUI Defense with an office in Riverside, California. Attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded the Lawyer-Scientist designation from the American Chemical Society. He has helped thousands of clients resolve their DUI cases successfully, including having the charges DISMISSED, REDUCED, or found NOT GUILTY. To defend your case successfully, you need the specialized knowledge and expertise of DUI defense attorney Manuel J. Barba on your side.

"Attorney Manuel Barba has not only excellent legal skills but a full understanding of the science related to the toxicology and forensics necessary to argue competently for a defendant with DUI charges. He is calm and methodical when working thoroughly to challenge the DA's data and makes it easy for the jury to understand and comprehend the nuances of breath and blood results, how they were obtained, tested and interpreted. His strong presentation of the laws, rights of the defendant to good science and how the testing lab failed to meet those requirements resulted in a jury that was engaged in really questioning the validity of the numbers. Attorney Barba fights with two swords- legal and scientific."

Manuel J. Barba, DUI Lawyer & Expert DUI Defense Attorney Serving Fullerton, California

The Law Office of Manuel J. Barba has extensive experience and a superior track record defending DUI cases in Fullerton.

  • Expert Legal Representation for your Fullerton DUI Case: We provide complete defense representation in the North Justice Center and the City of Orange Driver Safety. We understand what it takes to successfully defend your Fullerton DUI charges.
  • Expert Legal Representation for your DMV Hearing - When dealing with the DMV's Administrative Per Se Hearing (DMV DUI Hearing) at the Covina Driver Safety Office, we know how to successfully represent you to help you keep your driving privilege. North Justice Center and the City of Orange Driver Safety hearings are complex and it's recommended that you have an expert legal professional guiding and advising you.

Call now for a free consultation:  (866) 442-2722

Fullerton DUI Cases in the News

Most of the cases that end badly are due to poor or insufficient representation in court. And it doesn't help that this reporter tilts the story in favor of the police report.

On April 27, 2017, the Orange County Register posted "La Mirada man arrested on suspicion of DUI after 2-car crash in Fullerton". A La Mirada man was arrested late Tuesday, April 25, on suspicion of driving under the influence after a two-car crash in Fullerton left a man with serious injuries, police said.

Just before midnight Tuesday, 33-year-old Paul Espinoza was driving his Ford Escape when he collided with a Toyota Prius, Fullerton Police Sgt. Jon Radus said. The injured man is expected to survive.

Because someone was injured, Espinoza could be charged with a felony. To walk into Court and plead guilty without having an expert DUI defense attorney examine the evidence in an alleged DUI case is the kind of mistake that invites disaster. Drinking alcohol and driving a car is not, in and of itself, a crime. Getting arrested does not establish guilt.

The OC Register suggests that Paul Espinoza is guilty of a felony DUI, but it takes an expert DUI defense lawyer to establish the facts by carefully examining the evidence.

Fullerton DUI Quick Facts

Knowing where to report can be a little tricky. That's why we've put together this handy how-to guide for figuring out what to do next. Don't forget to check out our other handy reference guides, which we've conveniently listed at the bottom of this page. And remember that even the best web site is no substitute for hiring an experienced DUI defense attorney.

#1 - Common Arresting Law Enforcement Agencies

California Highway Patrol - Santa Ana
2031 E. Santa Clara Ave.
Santa Ana , CA 92705
(714) 567-6000

Fullerton Police Department
237 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Non-Emergency (714) 738-6700
For Emergencies DIAL 911

Orange County Sheriff
909 N Main St #2
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Non-Emergency (714) 647-7000 or (949) 770-6011
For Emergencies DIAL 911

#2 - Criminal Courts Where Fullerton DUIs are Heard

Fullerton arrests are heard in North Justice Center (Orange County):

North Justice Center
1275 N Berkeley Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
(657) 622-5600
Open M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

#3 - DMV Driver Safety Office for License Suspension Hearings

City of Orange Driver Safety
790 The City Dr S #420
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 703-2511
Open M-F 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

Where to Go Next

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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