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DUI Defense & Traffic Violations Attorneys in
Bakersfield, California

Attorney Mr. Underwood

John D. Underwood

Attorney at Law

With a background of loving to learn and a desire to help other people, attorney John D. Underwood has combined his knowledge and experience to represent individuals dealing with complicated traffic issues. From DUI defense and commercial traffic violations to other traffic-related legal matters, John is ready to be your advocate and lead you toward the most favorable outcome available to you in your case.

Attorney Mrs. Underwood

Kari Underwood

Attorney at Law

Attention to detail and a passion for providing help for people in need led attorney Kari Underwood to join her husband at the Underwood Law Firm. Kari understands that one-time mistakes can create a lifetime of serious issues if they aren't handled properly. If you are facing DUI issues, or you drive for a living and need help with traffic violations, Kari can provide the guidance you need to protect your driving privileges.


"I have a passion for helping people find their way through complicated legal situations."

John D. Underwood

Aggressive Defense of Your Driving Privileges

In our modern world, so much of what we all do is dependent upon being able to go from one place to another easily in our vehicles. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI, this freedom and flexibility that you have behind the wheel can quickly become threatened.

Rather than deal with the consequences of a DUI charge on your own, it is in your best interest to work with experienced DUI defense attorneys to take the appropriate steps to pursue a resolution that could allow you to avoid the most serious penalties involved with such a charge.

At the Underwood Law Firm, our team is ready to help you navigate the difficult legal landscape in the aftermath of your DUI charge. We will work directly with you to learn the details of your situation, explain your legal options, and guide you through the process as you seek a positive outcome.

Defending your driving privileges is a serious matter and should not be handled alone. If you have been charged with a DUI in Lamont or the greater Bakersfield, California area, take immediate action by contacting us at the Underwood Law Firm today and scheduling a free consultation.

Practice Areas

DUI Defense

A DUI arrest or conviction can have a long-lasting impact on your future, including the potential loss of your driving privileges. Let us help you work to avoid facing the harshest penalties in your case.

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Commercial Traffic Violations

If you drive for your job, traffic violations can cost you your job and future opportunities. Protect your career by pursuing a more favorable result.

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Traffic Violations

Accumulating tickets and other traffic matters will lead to more significant problems in the future if they aren't addressed quickly. You can turn to us to help you take steps to deal with these issues.

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Client Testimonials

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The State Bar of California Award
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Award
California DUI Lawyers Association Award
American Bar Association Award
Western Conference of Teamsters Legal Services
Expertise Badge Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Bakersfield

Don't Let a Mistake Destroy Your Future

There are numerous lines of work that require people to spend significant amounts of time behind the wheel. From truckers to delivery drivers and other occupations, your livelihood and your ability to provide for yourself and your family are closely tied to your eligibility to legally operate a vehicle.

If you are charged with a traffic-related violation, your commercial driver's license (and, by extension, your job) could be put in jeopardy. Don't allow your traffic offenses to create problems for your employment without turning to our team of knowledgeable commercial traffic violations attorneys at Underwood Law Firm for help.

As your attorneys, we will aggressively advocate on your behalf as we work to protect your commercial driving privileges and seek to help you avoid facing the serious penalties that can result from on-the-job traffic violations. From accidents to traffic tickets to DUIs, we're ready with the guidance you need.

Our team is passionate about helping individuals facing difficult challenges. If you have been charged with a DUI, are facing commercial or personal traffic violation issues, or need representation in matters involving criminal defense in the Lamont or Bakersfield, California area, call us at the Underwood Law Firm today and get started with a free consultation.