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Handling DUI Charges in Kern County

When facing a DUI arrest or charge, it is a serious matter and deserves to be handled by a professional, dedicated and aggressive attorney who focuses their practice on driving under the influence cases and not simply someone who has a license to practice law. Our primary goal is always to present an honest and ethical defense based solely on reliable scientific research and results. We have handled thousands of DUI cases in this manner with unmatched results that are based on an insightful, educated, intelligent and truthful approach.

Any DUI conviction can bring severe penalties, including the suspension of your driver's license, jail time, steep fines, and tremendous increases in the rates of insurance. This is all on top of the humiliation and embarrassment of being in the hands of law enforcement. Many DUI charges are dismissed or reduced when handled by the right attorney. Deciding who that attorney is can make all the difference. In most cases, we can appear on your behalf and you never need to step inside a courthouse. This is the work of a dedicated, focused local Bakersfield DUI attorney who is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association.

At the Law Offices of Middlebrook & Brehmer, our legal team will aggressively pursue your defense in any DUI charge and can provide you with any information regarding your recent arrest. We can help you understand what to expect in the DUI court process, can explain how breath and blood tests work and how we can challenge these in court, can describe the common faults associated with field sobriety tests and can answer any specific questions you may have about your case. We are skilled in handling drunk driving cases for underage drivers (who are under the age of 21) and can assist out of state drivers who have been arrested in the Bakersfield area. We can not only address cases that involve standard, first-offense DUI charges but also felony DUI charges, multiple DUI offenses, DUI cases involving drugs and DUI with injury cases involving a driver who stands accused of causing a serious car accident while DUI.

DUI Lawyer in Bakersfield, California

When facing a DUI charge, there are several important actions that need to be addressed immediately. The first one is the DMV hearing. This hearing will determine the outcome of your driver's license. The California Department of Motor Vehicles will decide how long it should be suspended or revoked. The determination is based on the evidence gathered by law enforcement at the time of your arrest. You have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a DMV hearing. Failure to request that hearing within the first 10 days waives any right to contest the suspension, even if you are clearly not guilty. The standard license suspension on a first DUI charge is 4 months. However, a Kern County DUI attorney from our firm can represent you at this hearing and there may be evidence brought forward to set aside the suspension of your license. This hearing is completely separate from your court case, but is an important part of the DUI defense process.

A thorough and effective DUI defense begins as soon as you have been arrested. This gives enough time to handle such things as the DMV hearing and the review of the evidence against you. There are often good options in your defense that will not be obvious except to an experienced DUI defense attorney. Call Kern County's leading DUI defense team to find out how you can challenge your charges.

When seeking a lawyer, one wants dedication, ability, experience and a track record of success in DUI defense. At our law firm, our legal team makes your case a priority and is relentless in fighting aggressively to increase the possibility of a good outcome in the case. We don't just put billboards around town claiming to be Bakersfield's best DUI firm; we prove it day in and day out by attending and lecturing hundreds of hours a year in DUI Educational Seminars and fighting in the trenches. When an exceptional DUI defense team is fighting for you it can minimize the damage to your life. Kern County law enforcement has been given the task to get all drinking drivers off the road at almost any cost. They, in conjunction with the prosecutors, are completely intent on getting a conviction. With the support of the Kern County District Attorney's Crime Lab and investigators, it can be a daunting experience. You deserve an equally powerful attorney fighting for you. Contact our offices and speak to an attorney who will let you know what can be done to protect you.

Contact a Bakersfield DUI lawyer from our firm if you are looking for an experienced and dedicated lawyer to handle your case.

We are also proud to serve the residents of Lake Isabella, Buttonwillow and all throughout Kern County.

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