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Bakersfield DUI Lawyer


In California, officers are cracking down on drunk driving. If you have been charged with DUI, don’t wait to call our Bakersfield DUI lawyers at Campbell Whitten. We have extensive experience defending and winning 1,000s of DUI cases, even the most serious of charges. Our Bakersfield DUI attorneys are familiar with the flaws in field sobriety tests and the inaccuracies of chemical and blood tests. We know the ins and outs of DUI defense, including the most cutting-edge techniques and strategies.

If you have been arrested for DUI, we’re ready to help. We can listen to the details of your charges, inform you of your rights, and go over your options with you. Our firm is comprised of a team of award-winning, trial-tested lawyers who will stop at nothing to protect our clients. From aggressive plea negotiations to fearless trial defense, our firm fights to win each and every time. Work with a team of proven advocates who are respected by our peers and trusted by countless clients.

Our Bakersfield DUI attorneys are available 24/7 to take your call. Get started today: (661) 771-3077.

Understanding California DUI Laws

It's important to understand the specific DUI laws in California and how they may apply to your case. Our team of experienced Bakersfield DUI attorneys is well-versed in the state's laws and can provide you with the knowledge and guidance you need to navigate your legal situation.

Key points to be aware of include:

  • Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits
  • Penalties for first-time and repeat offenses
  • Impact on your driver's license
  • Possible ignition interlock device requirements
  • Legal options for defense and plea bargains

By understanding the specific laws and potential consequences related to your DUI case, you can make informed decisions and take the necessary steps to protect your rights and future.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential consequences of a DUI conviction in Bakersfield, CA?

A DUI conviction in Bakersfield, CA can result in fines, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education programs, and even jail time. It's important to seek legal counsel to understand and address the potential consequences.

Can I refuse to take a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test if pulled over for suspicion of DUI?

In California, you have the right to refuse a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test. However, there may be legal consequences for refusal, and it's advisable to consult with a DUI defense attorney to understand your rights and options.

What should I do if I've been arrested for DUI in Bakersfield, CA?

If you've been arrested for DUI in Bakersfield, CA, it's crucial to seek legal representation immediately. Contact a reputable DUI defense attorney to understand your legal rights, potential defenses, and the best course of action for your case.

How can a DUI defense attorney help with my case in Bakersfield, CA?

A skilled DUI defense attorney in Bakersfield, CA can review the details of your case, identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution's evidence, negotiate with the prosecution, and provide a strong defense in court if necessary. They can work to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

DUI Penalties in California

There is a lot at stake, so it is important that you work with an experienced Kern County DUI lawyer to protect your driving privileges and your driving record. Our team is ready to fight on your behalf to minimize the negative effects of your DUI charge on your future.

In California, even a first-time DUI can include harsh penalties:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Immediate driver’s license suspension for at least 4 months
  • Up to $1,000 in fines, plus penalties and fees
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device
  • DUI and substance abuse programs

For subsequent offenses, you will face higher fines and longer jail times. Offenders under the age of 21 will also face severe penalties if even the slightest trace of alcohol is detected. Aside from the legal penalties for a DUI, you may even be denied auto insurance coverage altogether.

Our DUI attorneys in Bakersfield can help you protect your license - you only have 10 days to request a DMV hearing.

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    “Their honest, they work hard, they actually care about their clients, and they also happen to be great criminal defense attorneys.”

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  • I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs expert legal representation.

    “The attorneys heard my story and did everything in their power to make sure I didn't go to jail.”

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  • I would definitely recommend Campbell Whitten to anyone who wants a good lawyer who will fight for them.

    “Jesse had a plan from start to finish and fought hard on my behalf.”

    Kevin V

  • Professional. Hard-working. Very friendly

    “Without them I would probably be in jail but they had my case dismissed.”


  • If you ever have problems with the law, there is no one better to have on your side.

    “Jesse went in, argued my case, and negotiated a deal for 7 days in jail instead of 2 years in prison!”

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