Kern County DUI Defense Attorney
DUI Defense Attorney in Kern County
A DUI charge in California is a serious matter. Not only do you suffer the initial humiliation and embarrassment of being in the hands of law enforcement, now you have the problem of a charge against you with court to face. If convicted, your penalty may include jail time, expensive fines, a suspended license, an increase in insurance and in-vehicle breathalyzer costs in the tens of thousands of dollars. A second or subsequent drunk driving conviction within 10 years creates a legal problem that one should not face without the assistance of an attorney. Those penalties vary greatly, even within Kern County. A conviction downtown will likely be only three years' probation whereas a conviction in the outlying courts often can be five years' probation for the exact same offense with the exact same circumstances. At Middlebrook & Associates, our Kern County DUI attorney is exceptionally qualified in DUI defense. With years of experience and a successful track record, the firm has developed powerful DUI defense strategies. This includes the use of an independent toxicologist if necessary to defend you.
DUI Defense Lawyer in Kern County
An effective DUI defense begins immediately after your arrest. The attorney needs to attend your arraignment on the charge as this is the hearing in which bail is set. When you hope to be released on your own recognizance, it would be strongly advised to have your DUI defense lawyer representing you at the arraignment. Attorney Richard Middlebrook at Middlebrook & Associates have vast experience and resources in drunk driving defense and will fight for you.
The next step is the complete review of all of the evidence against you. Police procedure is an important part of a DUI defense. Did the officer have probable cause to pull you over? Were you read your Miranda rights? How were the tests administered? Did you have Field Sobriety Tests administered? Incorrectly followed police procedures can open the door to court challenges and the suppression of certain evidence. A skilled DUI defense is a complete process, not just an attorney standing next to you in court.
Contact a Bakersfield DUI Defense Attorney from Middlebrook & Associates when seeking exceptional legal representation in DUI charges in Bakersfield and other areas of Kern County.