First Offense 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 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.
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
- 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.
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.
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
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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)
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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
No words to describe the teams professionalism- Gabriel
Best DUI Attorney Around!- Eric