Working with a DUI Attorney

Working with a DUI Attorney

Get an Aggressive Legal Team on Your Side

When you are arrested for a DUI in Bakersfield or Kern County, you may receive severe repercussions that can affect various areas of your life. Depending on how you handle this situation and whether you involve an attorney, you may face a criminal conviction and the administrative suspension of your driver's license by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

DUI cases are unique in that they involve two separate proceedings: the criminal court case and the DMV hearing. These operate independently from one another and both may have a serious impact on the accused. The criminal case addresses the criminal charges for driving under the influence. If a driver is found guilty, he or she may face imprisonment, fines, community service, probation and alcohol rehabilitation or treatment. The DMV hearing addresses the suspension of the driver's license by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This suspension will take place if the driver refused or failed a breath test or blood test to determine his or her blood alcohol concentration.

Why do I need a lawyer for my DUI charges?

Having an experienced DUI attorney on your side may allow you to effectively fight, reduce, or even drop your charges. Our firm is here to provide legal representation to people facing criminal court and DMV hearings. This representation can make all the difference for an individual and their future.

Being involved in the DMV hearing and initial aspects of the case will also offer the attorney a chance to prepare for the criminal court case. When you have our legal team by your side from the beginning you can rest assured knowing that you have the most effective defense. With 10.00 Superb ratings from AVVO as a DUI attorney, Attorney Richard Middlebrook is your leading choice for counsel in the Bakersfield area.


If you would like to ensure that your legal rights are asserted and your interests protected in the face of your criminal DUI charges, now is the time to act and involve a lawyer. Contact our office online or call us directly at (661) 874-1325 today.


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
  • “Highly recommended!”
    Middlebrook & Associates helped me out with my dui pretty much got me through everything without having to do anything never got my license suspended 1 day there were there anytime I needed to ask questions as well highly recommended.
    - Hector G.
  • “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
  • “The best! Period!”
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You saved my life, career, livelihood and license. The best! Period!
    - R.J.
  • “If I am ever in need of an attorney again, there is no doubt I would hire Mr. Middlebrook's firm.”
    I was arrested for driving under the influence. After meeting with several lawyers, I retained Mr. Middlebrook to represent me. He took the time to listen and his advice and counsel was more than I could have asked for. Not only did he get my case dismissed, his fees were fair too. I have since referred my friend to Mr. Middlebrook and his case was dismissed too. If I am ever in need of an attorney again, there is no doubt I would hire Mr. Middlebrook's firm.
    - J.T.