Out of State DUI

Out of State Driver DUI Charges

Arrested in Bakersfield? Call Our Top-Rated DUI Attorney

If you are a resident of another state and have been arrested or charged with DUI (driving under the influence) in California, you need the help of an experienced Bakersfield out of state DUI attorney. It is crucial that you work with a law firm who understands the agreements certain states have regarding the transfer of information about your driving record.

The likelihood is that if convicted, you will not only face legal consequences in California but also in your home state. There are 44 states are involved in the "International Driver's License Compact" which means that the information on DUI charges will be shared between the states. This means that your driver's license in your home state could be suspended or revoked even though you are charged in California, depending on your state laws.

The several states are not part of this pact include:

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • Massachusetts.

Call Our DUI Defense Team

If you reside in another state and have been pulled over and charged with DUI, California law enforcement does not have the right to take your driver's license. They will instead issue you a notice that your privilege to drive in California will be suspended in 30 days. It is crucial that you contact a qualified Bakersfield out of state DUI defense attorney from Middlebrook & Associates immediately after your arrest. Attorney Richard Middlebrook is experienced in handling such cases and can even represent you without you being present, which allows you to return home.

When facing any DUI charge, it is extremely important that you are represented by a dedicated and skilled lawyer to aggressively defend you. Conviction of a drunk driving charge in California is very serious and if convicted you face possible jail time, stiff fines, license suspensions and tens of thousands of dollars in secondary costs (Insurance, In-Vehicle Alcohol Analysis Systems).

The first step to handle your DUI charge is the DMV hearing. This hearing must be requested within 10 days of your arrest. Attorney Middlebrook can both schedule a hearing and represent to contest the suspension of your driving privileges in California. It is strongly advised that you take advantage of the skill, resources, and experience of Attorney Richard Middlebrook at our firm to ensure your rights are protected.


If you have been arrested and charged with DUI and reside in another state, be sure to contact Middlebrook & Associates online or by calling (661) 874-1325. We offer free initial consultations to the criminally accused.


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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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
  • “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.
  • “You did a great job!”
    You did a great job! We were so impressed and so glad that you really knocked their socks off.
    - Nancy H.
  • “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