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First Offense DUI Attorney in California

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Motorists who are arrested for drunk driving in the state of California can face serious penalties, even for a first-time offense. Police officers can show that you are under the influence of alcohol through a sobriety test or chemical test.

However, no matter how serious your case may be, our seasoned California first-offense DUI attorney can defend you. At Middlebrook & Associates, we make it a priority to fight to tirelessly fight your first-time DUI charge to try and minimize the damage it can have on you and your future.

Facing first offense DUI charges in California? Contact us online or call (661) 874-1325 for your free consultation.

First-Time DUI Penalties in California

If you are convicted of your first-time DUI charge in California, a number of penalties will be imposed.

For just your first offense, you could face:

  • Between $1400 and $2600 in fines
  • 30 day to 10-month license suspension
  • Probation
  • 30-hour First Offense Alcohol Program
  • A DUI will remain on your record for 10 years and will be relevant for sentencing.
  • Underage DUI

Strict drunk driving laws exist for drivers who are under the age of 21. Individuals in these categories can be charged with an underage DUI with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.01%. As for drivers under the age of 18, a "no tolerance" law exists.

With California's implied consent law, drivers who refuse to submit to a chemical test are subject to a fine and automatic license suspension. For a first offense of refusing to submit, a one-year driver's license suspension can be imposed.

First-Time DUI Lawyer in Bakersfield, California

As a misdemeanor crime, individuals charged with DUI will be entitled to a jury trial before being convicted, along with a DMV hearing to potentially protect their license. During each step of your case, you will want to ensure that you are adequately protected from an aggressive Bakersfield first-offense DUI lawyer.

Contact our Bakersfield firm by calling (661) 874-1325. We provide all our clients with dedicated legal guidance for a first-offense DUI charge in California.

Why Choose Middlebrook & Associates?

  • 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 - 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)

Client Testimonials

Hear from Real People Who We've Helped
  • Best Choice for Legal Representation

    “I highly recommend Middlebrook & Associates to handle your case to alleviate your worries and get you the best outcome possible to get your life back on track.”

    - Former Client
  • Mr. Middlebrook and his staff are excellent at what they do and would highly recommend them.

    “I was charged with a DUI to which there was also an unfortunate auto accident involving myself and a parked vehicle. Fearing the worst Mr. Middlebrook managed to work out a deal that I could never ...”

    - 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.

    “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 ...”

    - Christian
  • 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 ...”

    - Gabriel
  • 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. ...”

    - Eric

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