DUI Defense

Bakersfield DUI Defense Lawyer

DUI Defense Attorney in Kern County

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If you have recently been arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we strongly advise you to retain the immediate representation of Middlebrook & Associates. With our extensive experience and track record of success, you can be confident in our ability to defend your rights.

Middlebrook & Associates has decades of combined legal experience and has been given the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell. We understand how to build personal relationships with our clients that allow us to create strong and effective defenses for their cases. We are not afraid of a tough prosecution and never back down from even the most severe criminal accusations. If you wish to learn more about the particular benefits of working with a DUI attorney, get in touch with our firm as soon as possible. We will build effective defense strategies on your behalf and help you understand the DUI court process and DMV hearings.

Our Bakersfield DUI lawyer will utilize and exhaust each of our resources in order to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. When you retain our representation, you can be confident that you will receive the personalized legal solutions that you need and the supportive assistance that you deserve.

Take the first step to protecting your future by scheduling a FREE consultation with a Kern County lawyer today!

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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.

You Can Not Afford To Plead Guilty for a DUI Charge

After being arrested, we understand that you are likely experiencing a great deal of fear and anxiety about your future and freedom. As such, we will do everything within our power to help you obtain a sense of ease amidst this difficult and trying time. In order to do so, we will thoroughly review your case, inform you of your rights and legal options, and guide you down the avenue that best suits your needs. At Middlebrook & Associates, our clients are our top priority before building their defense. We address their concerns first because they matter most.

What is Considered DUI in California?

In California, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) typically refers to operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol, drugs, or both.

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  • 38 Years of Collective Legal Experience
  • Over 250 DUI Trials Handled - With a 97.4% Success Rate
  • 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 martindale.com - Leading Authority on Attorney Ratings

Client Testimonials

Hear from Real People Who We've Helped
  • “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.

Defending Your Future in Bakersfield

There are various strategies that may be used to challenge DUI charges in criminal court and at a DMV hearing. Even in cases where a driver is accused of failing a breath test or blood test, there may be ways for an attorney to effectively prove that the test results should not be allowed in court.

Field sobriety tests have inherent faults and may also be improperly administered. Another strategy that can be used is to question or challenge an arresting officer's testimony. Regardless of the circumstances, our firm will carefully review your situation and find any small details and facts that may support your defense.

Begin Building Your Defense Today. Schedule Your Case Evaluation.

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