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Helping clients throughout Bakersfield, Kern County, & beyond.

Recent Case Results

97.4% Trial Success Rate for Our Clients
  • DMV v. Jerry R.

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

  • DMV v. Janice JH.

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

  • DMV v. Isiah S.

    Set aside license suspension on 1280 grounds.

  • Cristal C

    Client arrested for .13/.13 breath case. RESULT: : Dismissed DUI for wet reckless and kept driver’s license without suspension, restrictions or classes.

  • Cisneros, et al. v. DMV

    Confirms Vehicle Code 11524c doesn’t apply to DMV proceedings

  • B.P.

    Drunk in public. Case dismissed after one year of no further convictions.

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.

  • Over 250 DUI Trials Handled - With a 97.4% Success Rate
  • 38 Years of Collective Legal Experience
  • Handled More Than 8,500 DMV Hearings in Kern County
  • 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
  • Founding & Board Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America - DUI Defense
  • 38 Years of Collective Legal Experience

Award-Winning Representation

  • Avvo Rating - 10.0 Superb
  • ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers®
  • Best DUI Lawyers in Baksersfield
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice
  • Avvo Top Attorney DUI

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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Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Middlebrook & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “We are very grateful to Mr. Middlebrook for his extremely professional handling of our daughter’s case”
    By way of background, I am a civil trial lawyer who practices law in another state. In 2020, after a questionable traffic stop, my daughter was arrested for DUI. Our family engaged Mr. Middlebrook to assist her. After he reviewed the evidence, Mr. Middlebrook identified the weaknesses in the State’s case and formulated a trial strategy to include the retention of an appropriate expert witness. While waiting for trial, Mr. Middlebrook prevailed in the administrative proceeding allowing my daughter to retain her driver’s license pending trial. After plea negotiations fell through, we went to trial on the criminal case. I have over 35 years of experience in a courtroom and have tried dozens of cases to verdict. On the first day of trial, I could tell that Mr. Middlebrook had the respect of the trial judge and the prosecutor. He developed an excellent rapport with the jury. In his examination of the expert witnesses for each side, Mr. Middlebrook demonstrated a deep understanding of the science related to DUI cases. His cross-examination of the arresting officer was respectful while making the officer appear to be, at best, incompetent in his handling of the stop and administration of the breathalyzer test. The jury acquitted my daughter on one charge and deadlocked on the other. An acceptable plea agreement on the remaining charge was thereafter reached allowing for all charges to eventually be dismissed and expunged from her record. We are very grateful to Mr. Middlebrook for his extremely professional handling of our daughter’s case, and I highly recommend him.
    - Ken I.

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