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Brian Scott Winkler

Brian Scott Winkler

Law Offices of B. Scott Winkler
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury ...
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For all your criminal, DUI and white collar crime needs, call B. Scott Winkler, The Shafter Lawyer!

Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I studied Finance and Political Science @ CSUF & CSUB, receiving a degree in both fields. I attended law school at California Pacific School of Law. I have been practicing Criminal Law for 17 years, with offices in Bakersfield & Shafter CA. Specializing in Criminal Law, DUI trials, Family Law and Personal Injury. I am blessed to call Bakersfield my home, and coming from a hard working family where money was only necessary to pay bills, I understand the importance when I am entrusted with a client's or family members money, and work as hard as I can to accomplish every feasible legal goal my client is requesting.

Law fees are becoming incredibly expensive, and I feel a duty to represent my client base at a fair cost in exchange for providing an extremely competent job to defend their rights, with respect to the areas of law I practice.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • DMV Hearings
  • Free Consultation
    I will do an overview of you case and provide an honest answer as to how I can help you. As I openly tell my potential clients, this line of work can online rewarding if can spot an issue for dismissal, or provide enough form a reduced sentence, A private attorney lives off his reputation of being honest, fair, and successful.
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury. cases only!
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consider a split payment in felonies + expenses, as long as myself and my client understand we have a job to do.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
5th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of B. Scott Winkler
- Current
The only Attorney listed in Justia, that has his primary practice location in Shafter, for the Northern Kern County area. Acoss the street from the Shafter Superior Court.
Vice President: RCBO
Wells Fargo Bank
Numerous certificates in Ag & Commercial Lending; completed their strenuous Bankers College
Asst. Vice-predident
San Joaquin Bank
California State University - San Francisco State University
M.A. (2016) | California Gangs and the effect of new legistlation has on criminal sentencing
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Wells Fargo Bank Ag & Commercial lending College
(2000) Agricultural and commercial financial analysis
Honors: Most Outstanding in delivering WFB ag and commercial products to clients. Reached highest sales quotas and exceeded in my class.
Activities: Intensive academic understanding into annual cash flow and the needs of cash fellow for both ag and commercial products in order to avoid a strong company to be undercapitalized,
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California Pacific University
J.D. (1991) | Law
Honors: West-Law Honor Student
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California State University - Bakersfield
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
Honors: Graduate Cum Laude Honors
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California State University - Fullerton
B.A. (1990) | Finance
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Volunteer of the year Award
Bakersfiekd Rescue Mission
For volunteering with some homeless, but many young kids needing assistance in simply working their homework with each individual at the mission.
Palque handed out the four highest GPA'S in our class
West Law Studenf of High Academic Achievement
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
- Current
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California State Bar  # 215006
- Current
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Kern County Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Criminal Defense Section
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U.S. Federal Court, Eatern District  # 215006
Licensed to Practice
- Current
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Golden Empire Youth Football
Board for Director & Coach
Activities: One of original members to outline and create future protocol for youth football organization, that is still operating at a high competitive level todat.
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Websites & Blogs
Criminal Defense Lawyer Bakersfield & Shafter B. Scott Winkler
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered

Q. Does Sec 600 (holding electronic annual meetings) and sec 20b (consent requirements) apply to nonprofit religious corps?
A: Most states allow nonprofit corporations to hold both board and membership meetings electronically, through any medium where all of the individuals participating may hear each other and participate in all matters before the board or membership, unless the corporation's articles or bylaws provide otherwise.
Q. What amount do courts get for a criminal conviction For a felony or misdemeanor besides the hourly pay and fines
A: I do not know if I understand your question and apologize if mistranslated. In a criminal proceeding no money is awarded for conviction, but the defendant will be punished by a jail or prison sentence, depending on the nature of the case. No money is awarded to any party, attorney, of court staff.....ever!
Q. Pc 496D(A) Is what my mom got arrested for. She has never been arrested before. How much time do you think she will get?
A: Mr. Gribow is right with respect to this charge. This charge is considered a wobbler, meaning the District Attorney can file it as felony or a misdemeanor. By California statute provides a monetary amount ($950 in loss) to determine misdemeanor or felony, generally, each question raised below are ultimately the main issues to determine not necessarily how it will be charged, but plead out!
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Contact & Map
400 Central Valley Hwy
Shafter, CA 93263
Telephone: (661) 746-0235
Fax: (661) 746-0958
2204 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Telephone: (661) 746-0235
Fax: (661) 746-0958