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Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook

Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook

Central Valley’s Preeminent DUI Attorney
  • DUI & DWI
  • California
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Biography

Mr. Middlebrook is a Southern California Super Lawyer, is AV Rated (highest rating available by Martindale Hubbell) and has a perfect 10 rating on AVVO.com. He is considered the preeminent DUI attorney in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. He spends hundreds of hours a year attending, moderating and lecturing in seminars. He exclusively represents persons accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and the forensic science associated with those areas. He is a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and currently sits on their Second Vice President. He is a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense. He is a graduate of multiple summer sessions of the National College of DUI Defense held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Winter Sessions held worldwide. He is trained as an Instructor in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is a regular attendee at Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminars. He is an full member of the American Academy of Forensic Science and the American Chemical Society. He is one of only six lawyers in the State of California and less than 50 worldwide to be designated by the American Chemical Society as a Lawyer-Scientist. The ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist is one who uses validated and legitimate science for the benefit of justice. These are lawyers who study the science and apply it legitimately in the courtroom. They expose invalid or non-validated science and use valid science in the courtroom. They eschew the smoke and mirrors techniques of old and embrace the science for the benefit of all. He has tried over 230 DUI cases throughout his career with a 97% success rate. He has acted as lead counsel in over seven thousand administrative hearings, writ proceedings, motions, and appeals. His success rate in those proceedings is unmatched anywhere in the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

Practice Area
DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Middlebrook & Associates
- Current
Managing Partner
Richard O. Middlebrook, A Prof. Corp.
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Attorney
Borton Petrini & Conron
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Prosecuting Attorney
Kern County District Attorney
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Prosecuting Law Clerk
Yolo County District Attorney
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Education
University of California - Davis
J.D. (1993) | Law
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California Lutheran University
B.A. (1990) | Political Science
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Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Assistant in Political Science, Multiple scholarship and award winner, Dean's List all four years
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Awards
Lawyer-Scientist
American Chemical Society
One of less than 50 Lawyer-Scientists in the United States.
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale.com
AV Preeminent Rated (2009 - 2018)
SuperLawyer
Southern California SuperLawyers
2012 - 2013, 2017 - 2022
Client's Choice
AVVO
Since 2012.
Professional Associations
ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation
Current
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Kern County Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers Assoc.
Founding Member; Board of Directors; Second Vice President (2019); First Vice President (2020);
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Activities: Founding Member and Board of Directors
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American Academy of Forensic Science
Member
- Current
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American Chemical Society
Member
- Current
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National College of DUI Defense
Sustaining Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Member
- Current
Activities: Attend almost all statewide programs.
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California State Bar  # 167723
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
DUIs: From A to DMV
Kern County Public Defender
The APS Suspension and Conviction Suspension
Kern County DUI Blog
The Effect of Bussard: Continuances for All
Kern County Bar Association Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Charitable Giving, World Council of Service Clubs
Private Criminal Defense Counsel and Their Role, A Day In the Law
Requirements of a Great Judge, Swearing in of Judge Charles Brehmer
Private Criminal Defense Counsel and Their Role, A Day In the Law
DMV Hearings: Winning Can Mean Everything, DUI Refresher
DUI Scientific Evidence for the Non-Scientist
Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases, Kern County Bar Association Criminal Defense Seminar
DUI Defense for Public Defenders, Kern County Public Defender MCLE Seminar
Transparency of Crime Laboratories to End Users, American Academy of Forensic Sciences- National Convention 2012
The Misleading Nature of Unconfirmed Headspace Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector Single Column Based Alcohol Reports - A Criminal Case Study, American Chemical Society - San Diego Conference
Chemical Testing in DUI Cases, MCLE Session
The Misleading Nature of Unconfirmed Headspace Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector Single Column Based Alcohol Reports - A Criminal Case Study, National Meeting
Preparing A Client To Testify, Spring Seminar
Hair and Air: Follicle Testing and IID's, NCDD Summer Session, Harvard Law School
National College of DUI Defense
Websites & Blogs
Website
Middlebrook & Associates
Videos
Middlebrook & Associates- The Difference Richard Middlebrook- DUI Information

Middlebrook & Associates- The Difference

Find out what to do immediately following your arrest and learn how having a defense attorney can largely help with protecting your rights. Arrested for a DUI in Kern County?

Find out what to do immediately following your arrest and learn how having a defense attorney can largely help with protecting your rights.

If your BAC came back over the legal limit of .08 percent, retain a DUI lawyer right away. We can fight these test results as they are often shown to... BAC Over the Legal Limit

If your BAC came back over the legal limit of .08 percent, retain a DUI lawyer right away. We can fight these test results as they are often shown to...

Learn why choosing a top-rated Bakersfield DUI firm like Middlebrook & Associates may be the best option for you or your loved one facing criminal charges. We are an award-winning... Choosing Middlebrook & Associates

Learn why choosing a top-rated Bakersfield DUI firm like Middlebrook & Associates may be the best option for you or your loved one facing criminal charges. We are an award-winning...

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medications in Bakersfield? The effects of this arrest if not handled properly will be the same as getting arrested... DUI Involving Prescription Medications

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence of prescription medications in Bakersfield? The effects of this arrest if not handled properly will be the same as getting arrested...

If you are facing multiple DUI charges in Kern County, it is important to act quickly and protect your rights. Get the aggressive defense you need from Middlebrook & Associates. Multiple DUI Charges in Kern County

If you are facing multiple DUI charges in Kern County, it is important to act quickly and protect your rights. Get the aggressive defense you need from Middlebrook & Associates.

In this episode of the Criminal Defense Show presented by Scorpion, we talk to Richard Middlebrook, President & CEO of Middlebrook & Associates in Bakersfield, CA, about the importance of... The Criminal Defense Show with Guest Richard Middlebrook

In this episode of the Criminal Defense Show presented by Scorpion, we talk to Richard Middlebrook, President & CEO of Middlebrook & Associates in Bakersfield, CA, about the importance of...

If your child was arrested for a DUI and they are under the age of 21, it is important that you protect their future by enlisting the help of a... Underage DUI Defense

If your child was arrested for a DUI and they are under the age of 21, it is important that you protect their future by enlisting the help of a...

Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered
Q. If someone had a DUI in another state, and then gets another DUI in California, what would most likely happen?
A: Generally, a DUI within 10 years anywhere in the United States is chargeable as a prior so long as the law in California is substantially similar to the state of conviction. California is a “movement” state requiring a vehicle be moved to meet the driving requirement. Some states, are control states meaning you only need to be in control of the vehicle. If the laws are different it is not priorable in California.
Q. I was arrested for a DUI in California on July 4th and DMV is still not showing my arrest/suspension.
A: First, you are not in suspension based on the arrest. Your DUI Suspension begins on the 31st day after the arrest so your legal to drive. It will show up when it goes into suspension. If you want an immediate restriction, and this is a first, get the IID installed, sign up for the alcohol education program, file the sr-22 for insurance purposes then go to the local dmv to request the restricted license. You’ll have to pay their fees too.
Q. Can a lawyer get my hospital and morgue class dismissed since they were delayed and I'm now out of state due to COVID19?
A: Yes. You may make a motion to the court to modify your sentence.
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Contact & Map
Middlebrook & Associates
8501 Brimhall Road
Suite 404
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Telephone: (661) 443-4700
Fax: (805) 636-1343
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours