Driver’s License Restoration

Bakersfield License Reinstatement Lawyer

Regain Your Driving Privileges in Bakersfield and Kern County

Has your license been suspended in Bakersfield or Kern County? You can have your license suspended for a variety of reasons, the primary reason being a DUI charge.

Other reasons you may have your driver's license suspended include:

  • negligent operation
  • too many points on your license
  • medical reexamination

To reinstate your driving privileges, it is important to seek legal representation. The DMW hearing process can be difficult to navigate and you need a proper defense strategy to restore your driving privileges. At Middlebrook & Associates, our experienced Bakersfield driver’s license restoration lawyer can represent you throughout your legal process.


Are you facing DUI charges in Kern County? Schedule a consultation online or call us at (661) 874-1325 to protect your future today!


How to Request a DLR Hearing in Bakersfield

After being arrested for the charge of driving under the influence (DUI) in Bakersfield, you have a limited amount of time to challenge the suspension of your driver's license. You only have 10 days from the time of your arrest to schedule your hearing. If you do not take prompt action, your license will be automatically suspended. Whether this is your first DUI offense or a subsequent DUI charge, we encourage to you work with an aggressive Bakersfield DUI lawyer to protect your future.

What to Expect at Your DMV Hearing in Kern County

Your DMV hearing is related to your DUI arrest but is a separate legal action. The DMV has the authority to suspend your license, which is why this matter must be handled in a DMV hearing. Even if you are found "not guilty" or if your charges are dismissed, the DMV may still suspend your license. For that reason, it is critical to take immediate action.

Choose Middlebrook & Associates for License Restoration

At Middlebrook & Associates, we have handled thousands of cases involving charges of driving under the influence. If you receive representation from our firm, our goal will be to dismiss or reduce the charges that you face.

Our firm is ready to stand by you and to help you navigate your DMV hearing. We know that dealing with the DMV can be confusing and frustrating. Our Bakersfield DUI attorney knows how to handle DMV hearings and can fight for the best possible outcome.


Need Legal Help? Contact Our Bakersfield Team NowOnline Contact Form or call us at (661) 874-1325 for immediate assistance.


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 martindale.com - 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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  • “If I am ever in need of an attorney again, there is no doubt I would hire Mr. Middlebrook's firm.”
    I was arrested for driving under the influence. After meeting with several lawyers, I retained Mr. Middlebrook to represent me. He took the time to listen and his advice and counsel was more than I could have asked for. Not only did he get my case dismissed, his fees were fair too. I have since referred my friend to Mr. Middlebrook and his case was dismissed too. If I am ever in need of an attorney again, there is no doubt I would hire Mr. Middlebrook's firm.
    - J.T.
  • “Excellent at what they do.”
    I was charged with a DUI and an auto accident involving a parked vehicle. Fearing the worst, Middlebrook & Associates worked out a deal I never imagined. I avoided jail time, work release, and an interlock device. Middlebrook & Associates are excellent at what they do; highly recommend them.
    - Anonymous
  • “No regrets, highly recommend.”
    I was arrested for a first-time DUI in December 2015. Middlebrook & Associates gave me a step-by-step overview of what would happen. They updated me promptly, took over my case, and got it thrown out due to technicalities. The team was committed to quality, and I have no regrets recommending them.
    - Gabriel
  • “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.