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Recent Case Results

97.4% Trial Success Rate for Our Clients
  • Cisneros, et al. v. DMV
  • DMV v. Isiah S.

    Set aside license suspension on 1280 grounds.

  • DMV v. Janice JH.

    .16 DUI Set aside on 1280 grounds. Trial scheduled.

  • DMV v. Jerry R.

    .27 Second DUI. License reinstated without suspension. Pending Criminal Case.

  • DMV v. Rochelle W.

    Set-aside granted on .10% blood alcohol. License retained.

  • DMV v. S.K.

    Refusal set aside for lack of probable cause to stop.

  • DMV v. Stacey C.

    Over .20 Set aside. Trial scheduled.

  • People v Kim V.
  • People v R.R.

    .08 breath. Underage minor. Reduced to infraction with $210 fine.

  • People v Raymond S.

Dedicated DUI Defense Attorneys in Bakersfield

Top-Rated DUI Lawyer in Kern County

When facing a DUI arrest or charge in Kern County, it is a serious matter and deserves to be handled by a dedicated and aggressive DUI attorney. At Middlebrook & Associates, our primary goal is to present an honest and ethical defense based solely on reliable scientific research and results. Our Bakersfield DUI lawyer, Richard Middlebrook, has handled thousands of DUI cases in this manner with unmatched results that are rooted in an insightful, educated, intelligent and truthful approach.

Any DUI conviction in Bakersfield can bring severe penalties, including the suspension of your driver's license, jail time, steep fines, and tremendous increases in insurance rates. Many DUI charges are dismissed or reduced when handled by the right attorney. In most cases, we can appear on your behalf for the entire process, meaning you never need to step inside a courthouse.

You Have 10 Days to Save Your License in California by Calling Us Now

When facing a DUI charge in Kern County, California, there are several important actions that need to be addressed immediately. The first one is the DMV hearing. This hearing will determine the outcome of your driver's license. You have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a DMV hearing. Failure to request that hearing within the first 10 days waives any right to contest the suspension, even if you are clearly not guilty. While this hearing is completely separate from your court case, it is an important part of the DUI defense process.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Handled More Than 8,500 DMV Hearings in Kern County
  • Over 250 DUI Trials Handled - With a 97.4% Success Rate
  • 38 Years of Collective Legal Experience
  • Expert Member of California DUI Lawyers Association
  • ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer - Scientist Designation
  • AV Rated by - Leading Authority on Attorney Ratings
  • Teaches Lawyers & Scientists - DUIDLA, American Academy of Forensic Science & American Chemical Society
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America - DUI Defense
  • Founding & Board Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)

Client Testimonials

Hear from Real People Who We've Helped
  • Best Choice for Legal Representation

    “I highly recommend Middlebrook & Associates to handle your case to alleviate your worries and get you the best outcome possible to get your life back on track.”

    - Former Client
  • Mr. Middlebrook and his staff are excellent at what they do and would highly recommend them.

    “I was charged with a DUI to which there was also an unfortunate auto accident involving myself and a parked vehicle. Fearing the worst Mr. Middlebrook managed to work out a deal that I could never ...”

    - Anonymous
  • Mr. Middlebrook is the man to call to help you get out of this situation as smoothly and with the best outcome as possible.

    “Everyone makes mistakes. If one of your mistakes happens to be a DUI, Mr. Middlebrook is the man to call to handle the situation. Mr. Middlebrook did the impossible in my case, and made sure my DUI ...”

    - Christian
  • No words to describe the teams professionalism

    “I was arrested for a first time DUI on December of 2015. I went to Mr. Middlebrooks's office the very next day and explained my case. He gave me a step by step overview of what is going to happen. It ...”

    - Gabriel
  • Best DUI Attorney Around!

    “Mr Middlebrook came highly recommended by a friend who is also an attorney. Mr Middlebrook's knowledge and experience was immediately evident to me during our first conversation about my DUI citation. ...”

    - Eric

Award-Winning Representation

  • Avvo Rating - 10.0 Superb
    Avvo Rating - 10.0 Superb

    This is the highest rating available from the most comprehensive rating system used to rank attorneys in a given location.

  • ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist
    ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist

    This designation is awarded to attorneys who utilize scientific methods as a part of their legal strategy.

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
    California DUI Lawyers Association

    This association allows the DUI attorneys of California to compare notes and learn from each other.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    A lawyer being included in this magazine means that they have been nominated by their peers and track record; less than 5% of attorneys.

  • Best DUI Lawyers in Baksersfield
    Best DUI Lawyers in Baksersfield
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification
    Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification

    Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification: An attorney holding this certification has been trained in determining if an individual is intoxicated.

  • Avvo Clients’ Choice
    Avvo Clients’ Choice

    Mr. Middlebrook was voted the client favorite DUI/DWI lawyer in his area by the foremost lawyer rating system in the country.

  • Avvo Top Attorney DUI
    Avvo Top Attorney DUI

    Factoring in endorsements from peers as well as clients, this is awarded to the top attorney in each legal field.

  • National College for DUI Defense
    National College for DUI Defense

    This is a non-profit seeking to propagate information regarding drunk driving law to the public.

  • Three Best Rated®
    Three Best Rated®

    Richard O. Middlebrook was chosen Top 3 Dwi lawyers in Bakersfield, CA.

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings

    Recognizes lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethics.

  • Three Best Rated Businesses of 2020
    Three Best Rated Businesses of 2020
  • Top Attorney Winner Top Attorney Winner

    Attorney Richard Middlebrook was selected as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Bakersfield area out of 49 qualified local attorneys.

  • Three Best Rated Businesses of 2021
    Three Best Rated Businesses of 2021

Providing Unparalleled Dedication

At Middlebrook & Associates, our legal team will aggressively pursue your defense in any DUI charge and provide you with the information you need to know regarding your recent arrest. Our Bakersfield lawyers are here to help you understand what to expect in the DUI court process. When you come to us, we explain how breath and blood tests work and how we can challenge these in court.

The following are several benefits of hiring our Bakersfield attorneys who specialize in DUI:

  • Knowledgeable of all your rights as well as possible defenses in court
  • Help you navigate the complexities of the legal system
  • Protect your rights and provide assistance in court
  • Review the events surrounding your arrest to ensure that any evidence used against you is lawfully obtained
  • Negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf and may be able to reduce charges or arrange for a favorable plea agreement
  • Ensure you retain your driving privileges or help you get back on the road faster
  • Provide support throughout the process could greatly reduce stress and anxiety related to your case

We not only address cases that involve standard, first-offense DUI charges but also multiple DUI offenses, DUI cases involving drugs and DUI with injury cases involving a driver who stands accused of causing a serious car accident while DUI.

Protecting Your Rights & Your Reputation in Kern County

A thorough and effective DUI defense begins as soon as you have been arrested. There are often good options in your defense that will not be obvious except to an experienced Bakersfield Kern County DUI lawyer. When seeking a lawyer, one wants dedication, ability, experience and a track record of success in DUI defense. At Middlebrook & Associates, our team makes your case a priority and is relentless in aggressively fighting all types of charges. When an exceptional DUI defense team is fighting for you, it can minimize the damage to your life and your future.

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