Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry
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Orange County DUI Attorney
Virginia L. Landry, the premier Orange County DUI Attorney, is dedicated to providing reliable legal representation for clients who have been charged with DUI (driving under the influence) in Orange County, Irvine, and surrounding areas. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, clients receive the advice, resources, and direction they need to successfully fight their DUI charges in court and at their DMV Hearings. If you have been charged with DUI in Orange County or Irvine, you need to consult with skilled DUI Defense Attorney, Virginia L. Landry, immediately. Call our Law Offices today at (877) 384-7833 to discuss your DUI case and DMV Hearing today!
In Orange County, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Additionally, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Any person who is arrested for DUI faces serious legal penalties if he/she is convicted. A DUI conviction can result in jail time, monetary fines, community service, probation, interlock devices, and DUI School. Driving under the influence can also lead to the suspension of a person’s driving privileges. The mistake that too many people make after being charged with DUI is not taking their charges seriously. If you have been charged with DUI in Orange County, Irvine, or a surrounding area, contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry. Virginia L. Landry is a reputable DUI Defense Attorney who is fully prepared to help you fight your DUI charges in court.
Orange County DUI Defense Lawyer
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry has helped countless clients contest their DUI charges. When Orange County clients choose the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, they know that their cases are always considered a priority. By working with DUI Defense Attorney, Virginia L. Landry, clients are able to review their cases and question the facts surrounding their individual situations. Often times, Attorney Landry is able to find law enforcement or test result errors that will aid in her clients’ defense. In some cases, these errors can lead to the reduction or dismissal of a client’s DUI charges altogether.
There are a number of different areas in which law enforcement may make a mistake that can significantly impact the outcome of a case - if handled appropriately by your lawyer. For example, a breath test must be administered properly and the breath test device must be properly calibrated, as per state standards, in order for the read out to be determined accurate by the court. If your attorney can prove that your driving under the influence charges stemmed from a test that was not performed properly, this may be grounds to bring that evidence into question. You may have taken a breath test and shown a result of .12%, or possibly even more. But what if your lawyer was able to prove that the breathalyzer had not been properly maintained or calibrated? Your result may have been entirely inaccurate. The same principle may apply to field sobriety tests and blood tests, and even to other areas of your case such as your initial police stop or your arrest.
Orange County DUI attorney Virginia Landry helps clients with all types of DUI charges in Orange County, including: felony DUI, multiple DUI offenses, 2nd DUI offenses, 3rd DUI offenses and more. Click here to see upcoming speaking engagements featuring Virginia Landry.
Attorney Handling Drunk Driving Charges in Irvine
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry has been representing clients charged with DUI in Orange County for years. Attorney Virginia L. Landry knows that DUI charges demand prompt attention and that each DUI case should be carefully evaluated by an experienced lawyer. When it comes to successfully fighting your DUI charges, having a reputable DUI Defense Attorney on your side is crucial. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, clients receive the thoughtful legal counsel and aggressive defense they need to contest their Orange County or Irvine charges.
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Orange County & Irvine DUI Defense LawyerAttorney Profile - Virginia L. Landry
Virginia L. Landry graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1982 and then went on to receive her law degree from Western State University in 1988. Following the completion of her law degree, Ms. Landry opened her own Law Offices. Orange County Defense Attorney, Virginia L. Landry, is a solo practitioner. She is admitted to practice in all California state courts and the United States District Court, Central District.
Ms. Landry is a fierce advocate of her clients’ rights. Since opening her own Law Office, Attorney Landry has helped countless clients fight their DUI charges in Orange County and surrounding areas. As a skilled DUI Defense Lawyer, Ms. Landry understands that all DUI charges demand aggressive defense. That is why Attorney Landry places every effort into her clients’ criminal cases. Her primary aim is to make sure that her clients receive the best possible case outcome in court and after their DMV Hearings.
Virginia L. Landry is a past president of the West Orange County Bar Association and a past director of the Orange County Bar Association. She is also the current secretary of the California DUI Lawyers Association, and actively participates as a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the California Association of Criminal Justice Attorneys. Ms. Landry also has professional memberships in the American Bar Association.
Aaron T. Hicks
Aaron T. Hicks received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Following graduation, Mr. Hicks spent the next couple of years in the business world in management, until he decided to pursue his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA, graduating in 2004. Upon passing the bar exam, Mr. Hicks represented many different hospitals throughout California in a variety of aspects.
Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney, Aaron T. Hicks, is able to practice law within the California state courts, the United States District Court, in the Southern District.
As a criminal defense lawyer with litigation and trial experience, Mr. Hicks is fully prepared to handle criminal cases involving violent crimes, white collar crimes, theft crimes, sex crimes, juvenile crimes, drug crimes, weapons charges, and domestic violence. Attorney Hicks has successfully represented clients facing a variety of complex misdemeanor and felony charges. Mr. Hicks is a fierce advocate of his clients’ rights.
Attorney Hicks has also helped countless clients fight their DUI charges in Orange and San Diego Counties and surrounding areas. As a skilled DUI Defense Lawyer, Mr. Hicks understands that all DUI charges demand aggressive defense. That is why Attorney Hicks places every effort into his clients’ criminal cases. His primary aim is to make sure that his clients receive the best possible case outcome in court and after their DMV Hearings.
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DUI Frequently Asked Questions
- State Bar of California
- United States District Court, Southern District of California
- San Diego County Bar Association
- North County Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- West Orange County Bar Association
- Newport Harbor Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- California DUI Lawyers Association
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association
What is driving under the influence (DUI)?
Driving under the influence is legally defined as driving while impaired by drugs and or alcohol; and/or driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher.
What are the legal penalties for DUI?
The penalties for DUI convictions vary and will depend upon several factors. If a person is convicted of DUI, he/she may be sentenced with jail time, monetary fines, DUI School, community service, probation, and driver’s license suspension.
What are Miranda Rights?
Once a person is placed under arrest, he/she must be read his/her Miranda Rights by law enforcement. Miranda Rights inform a person of his/her right to remain silent, right to an attorney, and right to have an attorney appointed to him/her.
What is Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)?
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) refers to the amount of ethyl alcohol that is present in a person’s blood stream. A person’s blood alcohol concentration can be determined through the administration of a breath, blood, or urine test.
What happens if a person’s BAC is 0.08% or higher?
If a person’s BAC is 0.08% or higher, his/her driver’s license will be confiscated by law enforcement, and he/she will be given a temporary driver’s permit. This permit will allow the person to drive for up to 30 days. After the 30 day period, the person’s driving privileges will be automatically suspended.
What are Field Sobriety Tests (FST)?
Field sobriety tests (FST) are agility tests that are used by law enforcement to determine if a person is impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. If a person is believed to have been driving while under the influence, law enforcement may request that the person perform a series of field sobriety tests before deciding to make a DUI arrest.
What is the 10 Day Rule?
After a person has been placed under arrest for driving under the influence, he/she will receive a temporary driver’s permit that will allow him/her to drive for 30 days. From the date of the person’s arrest, he/she has 10 days to schedule a DMV Hearing to contest the suspension of his/her driver’s license. If the person does not schedule a DMV Hearing, his/her driving privileges will remain suspended.
Why Hire a DUI Attorney?Case Results
If you have been charged with DUI, it is important that you hire a skilled DUI Defense Attorney. A DUI attorney has the training, knowledge, and experience it takes to successfully contest your DUI charges. By hiring a DUI Defense Lawyer, you ensure that your rights and best interests will remain protected throughout the criminal case process.
DUI/DMV Case Results
You need an experienced lawyer to help you win your case, avoid jail, reduce the charges and keep your driver's license.
Recent results for DUI cases include:
0.13% BAC - BAC w/ Drugs - Under 21 Driver
Reduced to Reckless - Won DMV Hearing
0.15% BAC - 1st DUI
Reduced to Reckless - Won DMV Hearing
0.17% BAC - 2nd DUI
Case Dismissed - Won DMV Hearing
0.24% BAC - 2nd DUI
No Jail - Won DMV Hearing
Test Refused - Under 21 Driver
Case Dismissed - Won DMV Hearing
0.25% BAC - 2nd DUI w/ InjuriesContact Us
No Jail - Won DMV Hearing
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The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
15635 Alton Parkway, Suite 117
Irvine, California 92618-7323
We are on the corner of Alton and Pacifica, conveniently located between the triangle of the 5, 405 and 133 freeways.
Click on the map for directions from your address or read the directions below:
From the 5 North
Exit Alton Parkway, turn left at the end of the ramp onto Alton. Go through the intersection of Irvine Center Drive and take the first right turn onto Meridian. Take your first left into the parking lot. When facing the two identical buildings, we’re on the left-hand side.
From the 5 South
Exit Alton Parkway, stay in the right lane, bearing to the right away from the entrance to the Irvine Spectrum. Turn left onto Alton. Go through the intersection of Irvine Center Drive and take the first right turn onto Meridian. Take your first left into the parking lot. When facing the two identical buildings, we’re on the left-hand side.
From the 133 North
Exit Barranca Parkway. Go straight through the intersection; the ramp turns into Gateway. Take your first right into the parking lot. The lot goes all around the building complex, but you are entering on the back-side of the building, with the entrance on the other side.
From the 133 South
Exit Barranca Parkway, at the end of the ramp turn left at the light onto Barranca. Take a right at the first light onto Pacifica. Take your first left onto Gateway, with first right into the parking lot. The lot goes all around the building complex, but you are entering on the back-side of the building, with the entrance on the other side.
From the 405 North
Exit Irvine Center Drive, take a left off the ramp onto Enterprise and a right onto Irvine Center Drive. Take a left at the light onto Alton Parkway. Take the first right turn onto Meridian. Take your first left into the parking lot. When facing the two identical buildings, we’re on the left-hand side.
From the 405 South
Take the 133 North (you don’t go far enough to require a toll). Exit Barranca Parkway. Go straight through the intersection; the ramp turns into Gateway. Take your first right into the parking lot. The lot goes all around the building complex, but you are entering on the back-side of the building, with the entrance on the opposite side.