Commercial Driver DUI

Bakersfield Commercial Driver DUI Lawyer

Arrested for DUI While Driving a Commercial Vehicle?

When you are charged with driving under the influence while operating a commercial vehicle, the penalties are much harsher than a regular DUI. You may also have your commercial driver's license (CDL) suspended, which can be devastating to your career. In addition, you could be facing a felony charge if you have prior DUI convictions.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence while operating a commercial vehicle, you need to seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Middlebrook & Associates, our Bakersfield commercial DUI defense lawyer has a proven track record of success in defending individuals who have been charged with various DUI offenses.

Call (661) 874-1325 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation. Over 250 DUI trials handled with a 97.4 percent success rate!

Laws & Penalties for DUI While Driving a Commercial Vehicle in California

While the legal limit for driving a non-commercial vehicle (e.g., car, motorcycle, small truck, etc.) is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, the legal limit for driving a commercial vehicle is a BAC of at least .04 percent. However, whether while driving a commercial or non-commercial vehicle, a conviction of any type of DUI in California can result in criminal penalties and commercial driver's license (CDL) suspension.

A first commercial DUI offense is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 1 year, a fine of up to $1,000, and CDL disqualification for at least 1 year or 3 years, if the driver was transporting hazardous materials at the time of the arrest. A second conviction can result in lifetime CDL disqualification.

Without a CDL, commercial drivers will lose their ability to work, earn a living, and support their families. That is why it is imperative to defend yourself with the help of an experienced commercial DUI defense attorney.

Why You Need a Commercial DUI Attorney in Bakersfield, CA

If you have been arrested for DUI while operating a commercial vehicle, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You need to have a lawyer who understands the laws that govern DUI while operating a commercial vehicle. Our Bakersfield commercial DUI lawyer can help you reduce your charges and fight to keep your CDL and your freedom. With your career and livelihood on the line, we know how to navigate the legal system to get the best possible results.

Contact us today at (661) 874-1325 to learn how our firm can help you.

Why Choose Middlebrook & Associates?

  • 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 - 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

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Client Testimonials Hear from Real People Who We've Helped
  • "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 would be a shame on my part if I didn't review his teams work for me. I was updated promptly and they basically took over the entire area and only called me once or twice where I was actually needed with my case. After 6 months of deliberation, he managed to get my case thrown out due to technicalities and all charges were dropped against me. My greatest gratitude goes to his entire team. I've had sleepless nights over my arrest and how my future was going to be permanently affected if I had been convicted. After researching, I noted that he actually charges a bit more than the average for a DUI attorney in town, but I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever with his service and I would not hold back from recommending his office to anyone. I truly appreciate his teams commitment to quality of work they have done.
    - Gabriel
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    First, I want to tell you how TRULY thankful I am to you for everything that you did for me. You went above and beyond my wildest expectations and I have nothing but the most immense respect and admiration of your abilities. I know you went the extra mile for me, but I have no doubt that you are just as wonderful and passionate with all of your clients. You deserve all of the success you have Rick. It takes a very special and gifted person to juggle what you do and have all of your achievements to prove it! I wish I could appropriately express my most sincere gratitude for how well you took care of me. THANK YOU RICHARD!!
    - Jennifer M.
  • "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 did not ruin my life and career. His staff is extremely understanding and supportive through the entire process. If you are reading this it means you made the same mistake as so many others, and as so many others have come to realize; Mr. Middlebrook is the man to call to help you get out of this situation as smoothly and with the best outcome as possible. Make sure to learn from your mistakes, but in the time being stop the bleeding and call Mr. Middlebrook.
    - Christian
  • "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. While I've heard all too often that it's not worth trying to fight a citation for a DUI, he gave me the confidence to do so when I ended up getting one. From that day forward he and his team took care of everything and kept me well informed throughout the process. He was very responsive to any questions I had and while he provided options at every stage along the way, his advice (which you'd have to be a fool not to follow given his track record in these cases) prompted me to pursue the best outcome possible rather than settle for less. He knew he could win and he did. My case was dismissed by the judge before it ever made it in front of a jury. I couldn't be more thankful to him and to my friend for the reference. Hopefully this recommendation will help others achieve a similar outcome by utilizing his expertise. He's worth every penny. Give him a call and speak to him just once about his experience and advice as it pertains to your specific situation. You'll understand what I mean.
    - Eric

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