Criminal defense attorney Tina M. Barberi, PC

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Tina M. Barberi, PC

Tina M. Barberi

Tina M. Barberi

Tina is an experienced and dedicated trial lawyer and she focuses her attention to criminal, DUI, and traffic defense. Her legal practice is devoted to helping those charged with a crime in Fresno, California.

As a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Tina aspired to become a criminal defense attorney to help her community because she found that numerous individuals were not receiving proper representation in the courts. Thereafter she attended California Western School of Law, in San Diego. As a result of her ability to grasp legal concepts at an alarmingly fast rate, she was able to graduate from law school in only two years and graduated with honors.  

Tina returned to Fresno and opened her law practice in 2001, and her extensive experience in all areas of criminal, DUI, and traffic law is impressive. As such, she has received the respect and admiration from the legal community in Fresno. She has a great working relationship with judges and lawyers, which is essential when facing criminal or DUI charges.

She truly wants to help anyone in need of legal assistance, and she gives legal advice in is straightforward, down to earth fashion. While she enjoys helping her clients defend against the criminal charges they are facing, she strives to ensure that the problems that created the legal issue does not happen again. She stresses a proactive approach and devises an individualized plan in order to avoid the severe consequences from the DMV and courts.

In her blog, she gives valuable insight in how to handle legal issues in our community. Whether your legal matter is criminal, DUI, or traffic, you will gain a working knowledge on how the courts function and the best ways to deal with a criminal, traffic, or DUI charges in the Fresno criminal courts. Scroll through her recent blogs and if you would like to read Tina’s entire profile, feel free to click here. And remember when you are facing charges, contact our law firm to discuss your case for free.

Most Recent Blogs

Criminal
Fresno Criminal lawyer will help dismiss drug charges against you under California Prop 36 and Penal Code 1210.1.
Proposition 36? What They Don't Tell You Can Hurt You!
Possession Charges? You may be surprised to learn that drug charges may be on your record after completing a drug treatment program under Prop. 36. Find out how to make those charges go any like they never happened.
Tina M. Barberi
August 11, 2017
DUI
Mother's Day is popular day for DUI arrests in Fresno, California. Contact DUI lawyer today.
Police Body Cameras May Not Protect You on Mother's Day.
What you may not know about police body cameras and their failure to protect us this Mother's Day. Find out what police are NOT doing with their body cameras and how to protect yourself if you are pulled over for DUI.
Tina M. Barberi
May 9, 2017
Our Firm
Happy holidays from Tina M. Barberi. Don't drink and drive during the holiday season.
Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours!
Happy Holidays! During this time of the year, it is easy to get caught up in the festivities. But if you are drinking, please don't drive. If you are arrested for a criminal charge, don't talk. Instead, let us defend the charges against you.
Tina M. Barberi
December 22, 2016
Criminal
How to plea bargain so you get the best deal possible for your criminal case. Best DUI and criminal lawyers know how to beat criminal charges.
Plea Agreements in Fresno? Avoid the Pitfalls.
Plea bargaining is commonly used in the Fresno criminal courts by district attorneys and lawyers, but how do you know if it is right for you? If you have ever wondered why plea bargaining is used, do not miss out on this post.
Tina M. Barberi
May 25, 2016
Our Firm
Selfies can get you in trouble with the government and you can be prosecuted for felony or misdemeanor charges.
Teens Prosecuted for Having Their Own Nude Photos!
Minors rights are being infringed upon by state officials. Read why the courts can impose moral or ethical beliefs that are not consistent with other laws. See how the government is failing to protect our minor children from itself.
Tina M. Barberi
September 21, 2015
Traffic
DMV hearings are complicated and without an attorney, you can lose your license for a long time. Call an experienced DUI lawyer today.
DUIs and DMV Help: Save My Driver's License!
Have you been arrested for a DUI lately? If so, read this important information regarding DMV hearings and how they are separate from your criminal court matter. Contacting DMV to request a DMV hearing can help you - see how.
Tina M. Barberi
September 16, 2015
Traffic
Don't pay your ticket without talking to a traffic ticket lawyer. A speeding traffic ticket can be won with the right attorney.
Can I Pay My Fine in Pennies? Legally Weird
Have you really had it with the police and courts and want to play a prank by paying with pennies? If so, think again. Learn why it is not a good idea and the real tips on how to stick it to the police officer and the courts.
Tina M. Barberi
August 18, 2015
Criminal
If you need help with your criminal case, find experienced criminal lawyer Fresno area. We make sure you get the help you need.
I am Innocent! Why Should I Hire a Criminal Attorney?
If you are facing criminal charges, it is difficult to know what your attorney is required to do for you. Learn what your constitutional rights are in order to obtain the best possible lawyer that can help you with your defense.
Tina M. Barberi
August 12, 2015
DUI
Medical DUI cases will be treated like alcohol DUI cases in Fresno. Know what you need to do to defend your prescription DUI case.
Combination for Disaster: Prescription Drugs and Driving
If you are taking prescription drugs, read this before attempting to drive so you understand the dangers your medication may have on your driving. Even without drinking, you could face a DUI charge and a jail sentence.
Tina M. Barberi
July 30, 2015
DUI
DUI, traffic, and criminal cases are expensive, but with an experienced criminal defender you can save some cash.
How Much Does a Fresno DUI Really Cost?
If you are charged with a DUI in Fresno, it is important to know the fines and fees that you will be required to pay if you are arrested and convicted. By contacting a dedicated DUI lawyer, you may be able to save money. Find out!
Tina M. Barberi
July 23, 2015
Traffic
Fresno police officers will cite you for a suspended license and tow your car, costing you thousands. Save money, call a traffic lawyer now.
What You Need to Avoid When You Get a Traffic Ticket
Suspended licenses are very serious in Fresno and it is important to avoid them at all costs. Learn how to keep your license before it gets suspended and find out how we can help you get it back when it is already suspended.
Tina M. Barberi
July 7, 2015
DUI
Talk to a Fresno DUI lawyer if you are charged with drinking and driving in Fresno after a graduation event.
Graduation Day 2015: Avoid DUI Arrests
Congratulations, Graduates. We would like to tell you how proud we are of you for your hard work. We also want to caution you on not drinking and driving because it can damage your future if you do not take our advice.
Tina M. Barberi
May 28, 2015
DUI
If you have a DUI case because you were charged with a DUI on Memorial Day, call an experienced criminal and DUI lawyer as soon as possible.
Memorial Day Weekend - DUI Arrests and DUI Checkpoints
Memorial Day may be a great day to remember those that serve, but make sure not to serve yourself too many drinks. Fresno police officers are cracking down on drunk drivers so follow these tips to avoid being arrested.
Tina M. Barberi
May 22, 2015
Traffic
Fresno defense attorneys that fight DUI cases understand the laws for DUI probation cases, including alcohol levels.
Caution: Don't Even Think About Driving with Alcohol!
If you have received a conviction for a DUI, it is important to not take it lightly. See tips and tricks for being on DUI probation in order to stay out of court and jail. You may be surprised how easy it is to violate probation.
Tina M. Barberi
May 18, 2015
DUI
Illegal searches and seizure cases are difficult to prove without an experienced criminal law firm in Fresno, California.
What You Must Know if You are Arrested for a DUI.
DUI arrests are complicated and in order to fight a DUI, you must understand how an officer can arrest you on suspicion of DUI. Learn what it takes for an officer to prove you are guilty of a DUI and how to defend yourself.
Tina M. Barberi
May 16, 2015
Criminal
Do you need Prop 47 relief in Fresno County? If so, call immediately to discuss your case to ensure you get the relief you deserve.
Is Proposition 47 Appropriate for Your Felony?
Before applying for Prop 47 Relief, make sure you qualify. Most people do not understand the new California Prop 47 laws and it is important to get the relief you are entitled to by reviewing our info-graphic.
Tina M. Barberi
May 13, 2015
Criminal
DUI complaints, criminal complaints, and traffic citations are all ways to charge you with a crime. Fight back with a Fresno lawyer.
10 Things You May Not Know about Criminal & DUI Charges.
The criminal justice system is very complex. Here are the 10 things you need to know to defend yourself in court, including frequently asked questions that will help you when you are facing criminal charges in Fresno.
Tina M. Barberi
May 7, 2015
Criminal
DUIs for Cinco de Mayo Fresno is very common because Fresno police target drunk drivers to arrest you when you do not have a lawyer.
Avoid a DUI Conviction on Cinco de Mayo!
Fresno police will be patrolling heavily on Cinco De Mayo, so read these quick tips to avoid being arrested and accused of a DUI. See why police use this holiday as a major source of revenue and how you can stop them.
Tina M. Barberi
May 5, 2015
Our Firm
Alcohol related DUI cases can result in jail in Fresno County. Make sure to defend your criminal charges with Fresno lawyer.
Make Your Mother Proud, Don’t Drink and Drive
If you want to give your mother a present this mother's day, do her a favor and do not drink and drive. See what it takes to avoid jail and a conviction on your record. Your mother loves you, so make sure to make her proud.
Tina M. Barberi
May 4, 2015
Criminal
Cell phones searches may be illegal and to determine if the police illegally searched your cell phone, call a Fresno criminal defense attorney.
Can The Police Take My Cell Phone And Search It?
Would you mind others snooping on your cell phone? If not, you are not alone. See what the US Supreme Court said about the legality of searching your cell phone and what you can do to avoid the police from viewing your cell.
Tina M. Barberi
April 22, 2015
Traffic
Traffic lawyer in Fresno will defend unconstitutional searches and seizures by police in California. Make sure to hire an attorney.
Any rights in our car? US Supreme Court Says No!
Are you safe from police intrusion? Find out what the Supreme Court said about officers and their mistakes. If the officer can be wrong about the law, then why can't we? See how you can protect yourself when driving in Fresno.
Tina M. Barberi
April 20, 2015
Criminal
Petty theft and shoplifting in Fresno will be prosecuted without having the proper criminal lawyer that understands theft charges.
Fresno County Tough on Petty Theft Charges
Have you been arrested or accused of petty theft? If so, you need to read the steps you need to take to keep from getting a petty theft conviction in Fresno County. This blog will explain the charge and how you can fight it.
Tina M. Barberi
April 16, 2015
DUI
Fresno underage drinking and DUI are prosecuted harshly so get an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend you in Fresno.
Facing Underage DUI Charges in Fresno County
Underage drinking and driving is prosecuted fully by the Fresno District Attorney. Being arrested for underage drinking or DUI, you must understand the criminal charges against you in order to fight against the conviction.
Tina M. Barberi
April 2, 2015
Criminal
A Fresno lawyer is able to help you understand the bailing out process in Fresno and get a bail bonds company of you.
Bailing out of the Fresno County Jail
What is bail and why do I need it? Learn the ins and outs of bail and how to stay out of jail in Fresno. When facing criminal charges, it is important to know what your rights are concerning bail and whether you should use it.
Tina M. Barberi
April 2, 2015
DUI
Do not enter a plea of guilt without expert advise for your case. Do not let the government take advantage of you - call us today.
Immigration Consequences in Fresno
Immigration problems are a concern when you are arrested and charged with a crime or DUI in Fresno. If you are convicted of a crime, you may be deported and removed from the United States. Find out the exceptions to the law.
Tina M. Barberi
April 1, 2015
Criminal
A criminal record does not go away without work. We will make sure you qualify for 1203.4 relief before you hire us.
Spring Clean Your Criminal Record Now!
If you are looking to cleaning your record, this is the perfect time to start. Your criminal record will stay on your record until you do something about it. Find out how easy it can be to clear your record with an experienced lawyer.
Tina M. Barberi
March 30, 2015
DUI
Deciding on the right DUI lawyer is difficult after a DUI arrest. You need an experienced lawyer to fight your case and protect your rights.
Hiring the Right Drunk Driving Lawyer in Fresno
When you are charged with a crime, you do not know where to turn or who you can trust. Finding the attorney that is a perfect match for you is where you need to start. See these helpful tips to locate the best attorney for you.
Tina M. Barberi
March 25, 2015
Criminal
Locked up for life without Prop 47? Before you apply for relief, make sure you a criminal lawyer that understands Prop 47.
Making the Right Decision Under Proposition 47
Proposition 47 is a great for so many citizens in California, but how do you know if you qualify for it? The best way to know for sure is to read this summary so you can check if you can get Prop 47 relief in Fresno County.
Tina M. Barberi
March 23, 2015
DUI
Call a misdemeanor and felony lawyer to determine your next steps after a drunk driving arrest to save your license.
Top 10 Quick Tips After a Fresno DUI Arrest
If you are arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in Fresno, what do you do next? Follow these 10 simple tips and you will be ahead of the game before your court date, which can pay off big time when you see the judge for your DUI.
Tina M. Barberi
March 19, 2015
Criminal
Teachers may be required certain criminal and DUI charges they entered a plea to, so call a lawyer to fight the charges.
Disclose Criminal Convictions in California Schools
If you want to obtain employment in a school in California, make sure you know how to answer the questions regarding your criminal record. Find out just what is required to be disclosed when you apply for jobs in Fresno.
Tina M. Barberi
March 18, 2015
Criminal
If you are in custody at the Fresno County Jail, find an experienced and dedicated law group that will help with your defense.
When Will I be Released from the Jail in Fresno County?
Do you know the laws when you are arrested and held in the Fresno County Jail? If not, you must read this blog to see how long the government can hold you in jail without bringing criminal charges against you.
Tina M. Barberi
March 18, 2015
DUI
Driving under the influence charges in Fresno do not always result in you being booked in Fresno County Jail - see a lawyer immediately.
I did not go to jail, does that mean I am not facing a DUI?
Were you recently cited for DUI, but the Fresno police failed to arrest you? If so, you are not alone. Many people arrested for suspicion of drunk driving are not taken to the jail for many reasons. Find out if this is legal.
Tina M. Barberi
March 17, 2015
DUI
A Fresno DUI lawyer will help keep confessions out of the courtroom. Do not confess to police and call a criminal lawyer.
Fresno DUI's and Miranda Rights in DUI Cases
There are changes in the Miranda laws and you may not realize that Miranda may not apply in your case. See how you can protect yourself when the officers question you during a DUI investigation in Fresno County.
Tina M. Barberi
March 16, 2015
Traffic
A criminal lawyer can determine if you need a SR-22 insurance for your car after a DUI arrest and DMV hearing in Fresno.
SR-22 Auto Insurance after Fresno DUI
What is an SR-22 and do you need it? If your license is suspended because of a DUI, you will be required to have an SR-22 before a license is issued. But you may avoid the SR-22 requirement by reading this post first.
Tina M. Barberi
March 16, 2015
DUI
Blood alcohol levels depend on what you drank and ate before your arrest so call a DUI lawyer in Fresno to find out your BAC.
Fresno DUI Laws-What is Your Blood Alcohol Level?
Determining the blood alcohol level in your system at the time of driving is key to a DUI case. Here is how to determine if you have a valid defense for your DUI case, including how to calculate alcohol levels in DUI cases.
Tina M. Barberi
March 14, 2015
Criminal
If you are thinking of bailing out of custody, retain an attorney first to save on the bail costs.
Why Should I Bail Out of Jail in Fresno?
No one wants to go to jail, but do you know what your rights are to bail? Find out if you are entitled to bail before you contact a bail bonds company in Fresno. In some cases, you may not even need to post bail -see why in this post.
Tina M. Barberi
March 4, 2015
DUI
A Fresno DUI lawyer will help you obtain a DMV hearing and fight for your driver's license and appear in court for you.
Contacting DMV Driver's after a DUI Arrest in Fresno
DMV must be contacted within 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest or you will lose your license. Read this post for a few quick tips that will help you avoid a suspended license and help you prepare for your DMV hearing.
Tina M. Barberi
March 1, 2015
DUI
A DUI can be proven even if the officer did not see you drive unless you retain a criminal defense attorney in Fresno.
What is Driving a Vehicle under Fresno DUI Laws?
If you want to know what the law says about driving under the DUI laws, you will want to read this post. There are various problems when a person is not driving a vehicle and is accused of drinking and driving.
Tina M. Barberi
March 1, 2015
Criminal
Fresno criminal defendants are required to attend a preliminary hearing to see if there is evidence to hold you over for trial.
Fresno County Preliminary Hearings in Court
If you are facing felony charges in Fresno County, you may be required to attend a preliminary hearing. See what the difference between a preliminary hearing and a jury trial, including what witnesses will testify against you.
Tina M. Barberi
February 19, 2015