Victorville DUI Attorney Lawyer – Manuel J. Barba, DUI Lawyer & Expert DUI Defense Attorney
A DUI arrest and conviction is not only emotionally draining, but can be devastating to you, your family and perhaps more importantly, your ability to work and earn an income in California. Even worse than the initial shock of the arrest is learning that in California, DUI charges are heavily prosecuted by the County District Attorney.
The negative implications of a DUI conviction in California can include the loss of your California driver’s license, fines, DUI classes, and even jail. In addition, insurance premium increases can be astronomical, and the possible loss of your employment can be devastating. A DUI arrest and/or conviction can even be used as evidence of character in custody and visitation proceedings in family law cases.
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DUI Arrest can be Intimidating. Being arrested and charged with a DUI can be intimidating, confusing and downright scary. A person’s lack of familiarity with the State laws and Court Procedures relating to DUI charges can be frightening to say the least. In addition, dealing with the DMV license suspension action and the procedures associated with it can be perplexing. The sudden influx of solicitations from attorneys claiming to defend persons accused of DUI can be overwhelming because you don’t know where to turn and who to trust. All of this makes the experience of getting arrested for a DUI extremely depressing.
Expert Legal Representation for Victorville California DUI Case: We provide complete defense representation in Victorville Criminal Court and the DMV Driver Safety Office in San Bernardino. We understand what it takes to successfully defend all facets of your Victorville DUI case.
Expert Legal Representation for your DMV Hearing – When dealing with the DMV’s Administrative Per Se Hearing (DMV DUI Hearing) at the San Bernardino Drivers Safety Office, we know how to successfully represent you to help you keep your driving privilege. San Bernardino County criminal Court and San Bernardino DMV hearings are complex and unique and we know how to manage each.
The Clock is Ticking. The DUI process begins from the time you are arrested for a DUI. You likely have questions about all aspects of the DUI process like: what do I do next? What are the timelines? What will happen in court? How can the evidence be contested? Can I avoid a DUI conviction? What will happen to my driver’s license? Can I avoid a license suspension? What are the fines? Will I have to go to jail? What are all of the consequences? Etc. With the abundance of false and incorrect information out there, it is crucial that you get the correct information from the very beginning. This will assist you in making the important decisions about your defense as well as hiring an expert DUI defense attorney. The Law Office of Manuel J. Barba has extensive experience and a superior track record defending DUI cases in Victorville.
We only defend DUI cases, nothing else. Our attorneys/lawyers are experienced with both the DUI Court in Victorville, and the San Bernardino DMV Driver Safety Office. We are ready to start your defense now.
There are three things you should know about beating your DUI charges at the Criminal Court in Victorville.
DUI Cases are Not all the Same.
The facts associated with your DUI case are very likely different from other DUI cases. Yes, you may have been arrested for a DUI, but keep in mind that the arrest occurred at the end of the officer’s DUI investigation. All of the DUI cases being prosecuted by the District Attorney are being prosecuted because the arresting officer, at the end of his/her DUI investigation, formed the opinion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. But that is where the similarity in DUI cases usually ends. What is important in defending a DUI case is to analyze everything that happened before the arrest occurred.
Each DUI case is different and has its own nuances, so it is important that you have an experienced DUI defense attorney who can properly analyze all of the evidence that the prosecution is relying on. Too often many un-represented or under-represented persons accused of DUI have their rights trampled and get no real defense because the attorney they chose lacks the skill and knowledge to properly defend a DUI case.
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.
An experienced DUI defense attorney will fight to have your DUI charges dismissed or reduced. Examples of reduced charges could be negotiating a plea to a “Wet Reckless” (VC23103/23013.5) or a “Dry Reckless” (VC23103), or perhaps even simple traffic infractions. During the investigation phase, a qualified DUI defense attorney will analyze the evidence in the District Attorney’s case, looking for weaknesses in the evidence. During this analysis process, flaws can be discovered in the evidence relating to the initial traffic stop, the DUI investigation, the collection of the breath or blood sample, or flaws in the analysis of those samples. These flaws represent weaknesses in the District Attorney’s case; and since it is the District Attorney’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, these weaknesses can show that reasonable doubt does exist. Therefore, the District Attorney may be more open to negotiating a good resolution to the case. If the District Attorney refuses to negotiate reduced charges, then the person accused of DUI has the option to take case to a jury trial so that a jury can examine all of the evidence including the flaws. In the end, the jury decides if the District Attorney met its burden to prove that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the jury decides that reasonable doubt does exist, then they will find the accused person not guilty of the charges. Unfortunately, less experienced attorneys, or those that only pretend to defend DUI cases, may never bother to analyze all of the evidence and fail to discover problems with the evidence.
When arrested for a DUI, you have two choices:
- Do nothing: Your license will be suspended and you will have a criminal conviction on your record.
- 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.
Time is of the Essence. If you have been arrested for a DUI, the clock is ticking, and rather than getting judged and bad information from your family or others that you know, you need to talk with an expert about your case. The charges associated with a DUI arrest are very serious and they won’t simply go away by doing nothing. An aggressive defense can start immediately, but you have to take the first step in reaching out to a DUI attorney who can help. It is easy to be confused with misleading solicitations and advertising from self-proclaimed DUI defense attorneys, but experience, training, awards and results speak for themselves.
“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
An expert DUI defense attorney who understands the law and the science is in a better position to protect your rights throughout the defense of your case. What is important to realize is that you have the right to fight the charges against you. Yes, you may feel like a victim, but remember, you are innocent unless proven otherwise, or unless you choose to plead guilty. An experienced DUI defense attorney has the knowledge and skill to contest the evidence against you and will fight for you to the very end – including trial if need be.
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.
Victorville DUI Quick Facts
Two Independent Proceedings Arise from the DUI Arrest.
Aside from the criminal charges filed in court by the County’s District Attorney, an independent but equally important administrative proceeding is initiated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as soon as your DUI arrest is reported. In most cases, the DMV moves very quickly to suspend or revoke your California driver’s license based solely on the DUI arrest. There are mere days to stop the DMV administrative process and maintain your ability to drive. An experienced DUI attorney knows how to immediately stop this suspension or revocation action and can keep you on the road while you fight your DUI charges both in criminal court and at the DMV. It is essential to have an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side to protect your rights in court and at the DMV.
Your Presence in Court and at the DMV may not be Required. It is important to note that your attorney can appear for you both in Court and at the DMV; your presence is usually not required while your attorney works to defend you. This can be of excellent value for those persons who need to remain at work while their DUI case is being defended. However, if you are charged with a felony, then your presence in court will be necessary at all court appearances.
#2 – Criminal Courts Where Victorville DUIs are Heard
Victorville Criminal Court
14455 Civic Drive, Suite 200
Victorville, CA 92392
Open M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
#3 – DMV Driver Safety Office for License Suspension Hearings
San Bernardino Driver Safety
DMV Driver Safety Office – San Bernardino
1845 Business Center Dr S #212, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Trial Experience is Important.
There are instances when the District Attorney handling a DUI case is unwilling to negotiate and will accept nothing but a guilty plea. A true DUI defense attorney has the experience to fight all the way through a criminal court trial.
When an experienced DUI defense attorney is preparing a DUI case for trial, every aspect of the case must be scrutinized; this includes the basis for the initial stop by the officer, how the officer conducted the DUI investigation, and how the chemical tests were completed. Every written report must be carefully analyzed, video and audio footage must be painstakingly examined, and any witness statements must be cautiously studied. In addition, the method of collection of a breath or blood sample must be examined, along with the protocols used in the analysis of those samples; this includes an examination of the accuracy and reliability of the equipment used to determine a given result.
By conducting an extensive trial preparation, the DUI trial attorney will be fully prepared to confront the District Attorney’s evidence, including a thorough cross-examination of the arresting officer and the chemical test analyst, and show the jury why the evidence is not reliable nor accurate.
There are many attorneys that claim to defend persons arrested for DUI, that have never tried a DUI case in their life. A successful DUI defense lawyer has the knowledge, skill, and tract record of taking DUI cases to a jury trial when needed, and obtaining a favorable jury verdict for their client. Many so-called dui attorneys simply do not have that experience.
Attorney Manuel J. Barba only practices DUI Defense; he is an expert in the science relating to defending DUI cases, and has taken countless DUI cases all the way through a jury trial and has won on many occasions. Attorney Barba prepares every single one of his cases as if it is going to jury trial. He documents and categorizes all evidence and facts to make sure that his clients have the best possible chance for a favorable outcome.
Attorney Manuel J. Barba holds the ACS-CHAL Forensic-Lawyer Scientist designation, which is the highest form of scientific recognition available to lawyers. It illustrates that he not only knows the law but truly understands the science of DUI in a fundamental way. While this designation is very unique among DUI attorneys, it is just one of countless awards and designations that he holds. You can learn more about those here on his attorney profile page.
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We only defend DUI cases, nothing else. Our attorneys/lawyers are experienced with both the Victorville DUI Court and the San Bernardino DMV Driver Safety Office. We are ready to start your defense now.