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Exclusively Criminal Defense, DUI and Traffic matters in Kern County California including Lamont, Mojave, Taft, Shafter, Lake Isabella, Delano, drunk driving, drug charges, speeding over 100 mph, all criminal charges


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    22 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    22 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    22 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  5. Juvenile: 10%
    22 years, 500 cases



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  • Mark K Rosenfeld

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Blythe is a great advocate for his clients. I would recommend anyone charged with a crime in the Mojave area contact him for a consultation.


    Mark Rosenfeld DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Bruce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

A Bakersfield Criminal Defense Attorney

1412 17th Street, Suite 555
Bakersfield, CA, 93301-5218

Mojave, CA

Lamont, CA

Taft, CA

Shafter, CA



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Achievement AwardAmerican Association for Justice2012
Trial Advocacy AwardAmerican Association for Justice2010
Distinguished Service AwardLaw Office Management2010
DUI LawNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Rising StarSan Francisco Magazine2003
Founding MemberKern County Criminal Attorneys Group2001
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America1999
MemberAmerican Bar Association1999
RecognitionCriminal Courts Bar Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Bruce Blythe1999 - Present
AssociateA Criminal Defense Law Firm1996 - 1999
Associate General CounselEugene Lorenz, Attorney at Law1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Rifle AssociationMember2001 - Present
Bakersfield DUI AttorneysCharter Member2000 - Present
Kern County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
California Consumer AttorneysMember1999 - 2006
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1998 - 2011
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2009
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - 2009
National Association for Criminal JusticeMember1997 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of California vs. Christopher M.Entire Case Dismissed
People of California vs. FeldserDUI Charges Dismissed
California vs. Harold M.Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The National JuristFourth Amendment Issues in DUI Cases2012
Law and History ReviewRevocation of Probation, The Court's Options2011
Lawyers JournalCalifornia Supreme Court Allows Stops for DUI on Anonymous Tips Alone2010
The National JuristProbation in Criminal Cases2004
Bruce BlytheShoplifting Defense2003
Preview of United States Supreme Court CasesMiranda Issues2003
American Association for Justice (AAJ)The DUI Court Process2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Pacific School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
San Francisco State UniversityCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Private Defenders of California, Inc.Motions in Criminal Court2012
Attorneys for Criminal JusticeIssues in DUI cases2010
Criminal Defense Lawyers ClubDomestic Violence Defense2007
Kern County Trial Lawyers AssociationDUI Law2005
Attorneys for Criminal JusticeDUI Defense2002
California Deuce DefendersFighting a DUI2000
Lawyers Club of AmericaDiscovery in Criminal Law1997