Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Orange
County? Are you worried that it’s hopeless and you’ll have
to plead guilty to DUI and walk down the path of shame? Don’t give
up so fast – your DUI case is WORTH FIGHTING.
By their nature,
DUI cases have many variables; so, there’s no such thing as an open
and shut DUI case. Unfortunately, too many DUI defendants mistakenly believe
that a DUI arrest equals an automatic conviction – but that’s
only if they sit back and do nothing to challenge their charges. What’s
the point in accepting the full wrath of the criminal justice system,
especially when you may be entitled to a favorable plea deal or a dismissal?
Let’s say you were in an accident: You failed the
field sobriety tests, the officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol on your breath, and in the
officer’s report, it says you were so drunk you were slurring your
words. Even if all of the officer accounts were true, which they typically
aren’t, there are
still a number of
DUI defenses that could be raised and result in reduced, if not dismissed charges.
What if the Odds Are Against Me?
Even if you think the odds are against you, it’s critical that you
consult with an experienced DUI lawyer from our firm. It happens all the
time: People plead guilty to DUI because they think the evidence against
them is overwhelming. We’ll tell you right now, that is
rarely the case.
People can be falsely arrested and wrongly accused of DUI without being
aware of it. In a DUI case, as in any criminal matter – you don’t
know what you don’t know. The state can use your lack of knowledge
against you if you don’t receive proper legal advice and representation.
It’s our job as DUI attorneys to evaluate the evidence and ask questions, such as:
- Was the traffic stop legal?
- Were the field sobriety tests conducted in accordance with federal guidelines?
Do you have a medical condition, such as GERD,
diabetes, acid reflux or heartburn that would give a false
- Was the chemical test taken, stored, and analyzed correctly?
- Was the breath testing device calibrated correctly?
Were you a victim of
- Were you actually the one driving?
While most police officers are good people, we can’t ignore that
police misconduct occurs every day. If any aspect of a DUI case is purposely
manipulated, or if evidence was fabricated or illegally obtained, it can
be suppressed. Depending on the severity of police misconduct, the prosecutor
may decide to reduce or dismiss the charges altogether.
We Are Not Your Average Criminal Defense Firm
At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., we are more than your average
criminal defense firm; we are members of the
National College for DUI Defense®, Inc. Members of the College represent the most experienced DUI defense lawyers
in the nation. We are proud to be a part of a group of elite attorneys
who are dedicated to the practice of DUI defense; now it’s
your turn to benefit by our affiliation.
Are you ready to get started?
Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation with an Orange County DUI lawyer from our firm!