First-Time DUI Attorney in Bakersfield
Protecting Our Clients’ Rights & Interests
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 Bakersfield 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.
First-Time DUI Penalties
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
- 4 days to 6 months
- 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.
Solid Defense from Middlebrook & Associates
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 DUI lawyer.
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)
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
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Best DUI Attorney Around!- Eric
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