Bakersfield DUI Attorney

DUI Defense Lawyer in Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield police are always looking to crack down on DUI drivers. According to their website, police in Bakersfield are part of Kern County's anti-drunk driving program “Avoid the 18 Kern County DUI Taskforce”. Using grant money from the California Office of Traffic Safety via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration they set up sobriety checkpoints and add extra patrol at night with the express purpose of stopping and arrested impaired drivers.

Looking at information from the DMV 2011 Annual Report, one can see that there were 2,738 people convicted in Bakersfield court for DUI and DUI related offenses in 2010. This is that largest number of DUI convictions of all courts in Kern County.

Criminal Courts in Bakersfield

Metropolitan Division Superior Court

1415 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Hours: Mon - Thurs (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)

Metropolitan Division Justice Building

1215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Hours: Mon - Thurs (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)

Bakersfield DUI Defense Lawyers

There are many types of DUI charges that you can face based on the circumstances of your arrest. In 2010 there were 2,667 misdemeanor DUI convictions in Bakersfield court. Some of the most common DUI related charges include the following:

First Time DUI: Even a first time DUI can lead to serious penalties like jail time and steep fines. If you have been charged with a first time DUI, you should not plead ‘guilty'; instead you should fight the charges and avoid the consequences of a DUI conviction. In 2010, 69.5% of all DUI convictions in Bakersfield Court were for first time DUIs.

Multiple DUI: If you have been arrested for a DUI and have previously been convicted of a DUI, you are facing even harsher consequences. Over 30% of DUI convictions in Bakersfield Court in 2010 were for repeat DUI offenses. A second DUI will include even longer jail sentences and steeper fines and a third DUI can even be charged as a felony.

DUI Accident: If you are under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident, you may be charged with DUI and another charge for the accident. In addition to the sentences you face, your insurance rates will rise drastically and your license may be suspended for an extended period of time.

Underage DUI: If you are under the age of 21 and are stopped for driving with alcohol in your system, you can be charged with a DUI or underage DUI. If your BAC is under the legal adult limit of .08%, you can still be charged with under 21 DUI.

DUI Drug Offense: You can be arrested for driving under the influence of drugs as well as alcohol. Drug related DUI cases can be very complicated as there is no true way to measure the amount of drugs in your system.

Felony DUI: If you are arrested for DUI in Bakersfield, there are several circumstances which could lead to you being charged with a felony. If you have been arrested for DUI and already have several convictions or caused an accident that lead to serious injury or death, you may be charged with a felony. There were 41 people convicted for felony DUI in Bakersfield court in 2010.

A DUI conviction can mean serious consequences, even for a first time offender. Penalties can include jail time, probation, steep fines and fees, license suspension, community service, driving education, alcohol treatment and more! In 2010, 98% of people convicted for DUI in Bakersfield Court received a sentence of at least some jail time. In order to avoid these negative penalties, call an experienced DUI attorney. You only have ten days after a Bakersfield OUI arrest to request a hearing with the DMV in order to fight administrative license suspension.

DUI Attorney in Bakersfield

If you have been charged with DUI in Bakersfield, it is important to call a DUI lawyer immediately. From the moment you hire our firm, we get to work examining your case and looking for the best way to defend you. Common defense strategies can be anything from challenging the validity of the field sobriety test or breath test results to re-testing your blood sample to arguing the stop that lead to your arrest was unlawful.

We believe in fighting hard for their clients. That is why our team of dedicated legal professionals will stop at nothing to build a strong defense for you. Our attorneys include former police officers, district attorneys and more. We use our collective experiences to go over every aspect of your case and identify the best way to fight. Not all law firms are this dedicated to your freedom, just call us now or complete the form in the sidebar to get started. You will speak to an experienced Bakersfield DUI attorney who will give you a free consultation

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Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP is a criminal defense law firm serving Southern California. We represent clients who have been charged with DUI and other crimes that are looking for aggressive defense lawyers who can help them fight the charges they face. For more information, contact our firm today.