Helping clients throughout Bakersfield, Kern County, & beyond.
Recent Case Results97.4% 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.
Contact Middlebrook & Associates if you are looking for an experienced, aggressive and dedicated Bakersfield attorneys to handle your case. Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in America for DUI Defense.
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 martindale.com - 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)
DUI Cases We HandleOver 250 Trials Successfully Handled
- First Time DUI
- Felony DUI
- Drugs & DUI
- DUI with Injury
- Underage DUI
- Multiple DUI Offenses
- Driver's License Restoration
- Breath & Blood Tests
- Out of State DUI
Client TestimonialsHear from Real People Who We've Helped
Best Choice for Legal Representation- Former Client
Mr. Middlebrook and his staff are excellent at what they do and would highly recommend them.- 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.- Christian
No words to describe the teams professionalism- Gabriel
Best DUI Attorney Around!- Eric
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.
This designation is awarded to attorneys who utilize scientific methods as a part of their legal strategy.
California DUI Lawyers Association
This association allows the DUI attorneys of California to compare notes and learn from each other.
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
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
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
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
This is a non-profit seeking to propagate information regarding drunk driving law to the public.
Three Best Rated®
Richard O. Middlebrook was chosen Top 3 Dwi lawyers in Bakersfield, CA.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
Recognizes lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethics.
Three Best Rated Businesses of 2020
Attorney.com 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
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.