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Posted by Jason, a DUI client,
My case was not just a typical "pulled-over" DUI, but one where another person was injured in a vehicular collision. I was initially facing prison time, but Mr. Middlebrook's persistence to the D.A. (in a community with seemingly increasing harsh DUI penalties) led my charges to be dropped to custody time very minimal relative to the original offense (and county instead of prison - a HUGE plus), to which I took a plea bargain. Because Mr. Middlebrook minimized my consequences, my wife and I now have the opportunity to get back on our feet and build our lives back. It's always difficult to rebuild financially after anything like this, however the possibility to rebuild is greater when one ISN'T in custody.
Even the smallest details of Mr. Middlebrook seemed to go a long way in the court room. One major thing that stood out to me was his mere presence. When he walked down the hallway, he exhibited a perfect balance of confidence without seeming arrogant, which I'm sure would've gone a long way towards the jury if my case had gone to trial. This is by no means the only positive quality of him. He seems to have a profound understanding of not just presenting the case, but doing so in a way that would affect the psyche of the listeners, which is half the battle I'm sure. His knowledge and continuing self-education on the subject of DUI's are what places him among an elite group in attorneys.
My family and I would like to thank Mr. Middlebrook for all he did to greatly lessen the reality of facing DUI-related consequences.
Posted by Elizabeth, a DUI client,
After being pulled over for a DUI in Bakersfield I looked for the best of the best to try to help me win my case. I found Mr. Middlbrook and it was the best decision I have ever made. From the get go he was always very informative and didn't sugar coat anything. He wanted me and my family to understand where he was coming from but also where the other side (the DA and his case) would come from. The women who work at his office were always extremely helpful and understanding of my situation which was a breath of fresh air. The ladies and Mr. Middlebrook were always posting information on the mycase website letting us know, up to the minute, what was going on. Mr. Middlebrook is the best lawyer I have could have ever chosen. He is someone who is extremely thorough and always keeps you in the loop. I would recommend him and his firm to take on ANY DUI case you have because he is the best out there. If you want things done right and the best representation in court I would without hesitation or a doubt in my mind say HIRE MR. MIDDLEBROOK. You won't be disappointed!
Posted by JR, a DUI client,
This space is not big enough to write all the positive comments about Richard Middlebrook and his staff. I received a DUI over a year ago, .17/.18. I immediately called Richard and he won the DMV hearing which saved my license and my career. After a year of negotiating with the DA, they were not willing to negotiate with us and unfortunately we had to go all the way to trial. Richard was a bulldog. He fought my case as if it was his record on the line. His tenacity, ability to collect and analyze the facts, and his command of the courtroom ultimately led to a not guilty verdict on all counts. I can not begin to express my appreciation as he saved my career. If you are ever in need of a top notch lawyer who will take your case seriously and fight with everything he's got, Richard Middlebrook and his firm are the folks to hire. Thank you again for everything you have done on my behalf throughout this past year and a half!!!
Posted by Yesenia, a DUI client,
On May 2013 I was convicted of a DUI. I went about asking my sister for advice and was given a name of an attorney in which for many weeks was very hard to get in touch with. As my court date grew closer I became worried that I would not get the legal representation that I needed. Three days before my court date I asked a colleague if she knew anyone that would be willing to take on my case at a short notice. Later the next the day I was put in contact with Middlebrook & Brehmer where they immediately agreed to handle the situation, I felt I was in good hands. They carefully explained the process to me and I felt that they genuinely cared about my case unlike the previous attorney. In the end their representation got all my charges dropped. I would highly recommend this legal team.
Posted by Luke, a DUI client,
Counselor Middlebrook helped me so much! I was accused of a high-alcohol dui and he was able to really investigate my case and the circumstances surrounding it. He was able to find areas in my case I was unaware of and evidence which supported me. In the end I was able to settle for a non-vehicular charge and never lost my license or did any jail time. I'm a licensed professional and could've lost my job and career if convicted of original charges. Hiring Mr. Middlebrook was the best choice I made following my arrest I highly recommend him.
Posted by Pat, a DUI client,
He was well prepared and thorough. We felt very well represented, and confidence in his ability to help us
Posted by James, a DUI client,
I was in need of a DUI attorney in the Bakerfield area, because I was charged with a multiple DUI and did not live in the county. My work is based around travel and I knew I needed good representation if I was going to be able to keep my job.
I found Mr. Middlebrook through avvo.com and spoke with him as well as his staff about my particular case, and pricing. I could tell immediately that he cared about his customers and wanted the people he was representing to feel in good spirits about the possible outcome of their case.
His staff was helpful, kept me informed on my case and questions I had with an easy to use web based tool, and were very prompt to reply to any inquiries I had.
Mr. Middlebrook had my charge reduced to a wet wreckless, avoided me having to do any jail time, programs, and I was only left with a fine that I was more than willing to pay. He took care of my case in court, and is still working diligently to assist me with my case with the DMV.
I'm more than grateful to his team as they really came through for me in a time of high stress and confusion.
Posted by L Smith, a DUI client,
I could not be happier with the service and results I received from Mr. Middlebrook. After speaking with several lawyers, it was clear he was the most sincere and knowledgeable attorney in town. He is extremely professional and honest. I appreciated having a lawyer who was very accessible and would personally answer any questions I had. I received everything I was looking for in regards to the outcome of my case. He was able to get me the best results possible and my case was dismissed before even going to trial! I feel 100% confindent in recommending Mr. Middlebrook to anyone looking for excellent representation.
Posted by Jason B, a DUI client,
After two and a half years and a case I thought was going to ruin my life, Richard kept assuring me we had a case that had enough reasonable doubt to get acquitted. I opted for the plea bargain but it was the best choice. I did not want to go to trial.the plea he got for me was better than what I had expected and it ultimately saved me jail time and loss of my career. Thank you to Richard,Jeremy,Dianne and the whole staff.
Posted by jacksonhollman, a Arbitration client,
I have used Richard over the last several years. He fought hard for me during a recent arbitration and we won....big bucks! I am thankful that he took my case because it was an unusual case. He did a fantastic job and stopped the opposing counsel in his tracks.