The Difference Between "DUI" and "DWI"
The terms "DUI" and "DWI" are often used interchangeably.
Orange County DUI Lawyer Virginia L. Landry wants to clear up the confusion between the terms. Virginia
is known throughout the nation as the
DUI Queen™, or the
DWI Queen™. The term DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. The term DWI stands
for Driving While Intoxicated.
Most states either have a DWI statute or a DUI statue. There are a few
states that also use other terms that label the crime of drunk driving.
While there are significant evidentiary and penalty issues among the states
for a DUI or DWI conviction, there is a fair amount of consistency in
the laws among the states.
California uses the term DUI for drunk driving offenses. The reason that
Virginia L. Landry is known as both the
DUI Queen™ and the interchangeable term
DWI Queen™ is because of the consistency between California and the
other states in the DUI / DWI laws.
The consistencies include the manner in which the officer first identifies
and administers field tests on a suspected DUI driver, the use of portable
breath testing devices at the scene of the car stop, and the evidentiary
chemical tests used to obtain the evidence most useful in convicting a
The federal government has sponsored a number of scientific research projects
throughout the years in an attempt to standardize field sobriety and chemical
testing. Invariably, after the research has been disproved in court by
numerous attorneys throughout the nation, the government has appointed
committees that have changed the interpretation of these research projects,
created policies and procedures contrary to the findings of the research,
or created other programs and initiatives based on obtaining higher conviction
rates for DUI rather than basing their decisions on the interest of justice.
The best DUI defense attorneys in the nation have to continually educate
themselves on the research and science behind each change or addition
in government policy. All of these policies are seemingly geared towards
coercing people charged with DUI to simply plead guilty without hiring
a highly qualified attorney, and without challenging the sufficiency of
the evidence against them.
A definition found for the word "Queen" is "something having
eminence or supremacy in a given domain and personified as a woman."
Virginia L. Landry is the
DWI Queen™ and the
DUI Queen™ because she has obtained the highest level of education and experience
necessary to have supremacy in the courtroom when standing up for the
rights of those charged with a California DUI, or in a classroom when
teaching attorneys across the nation on how to best defend people charged
with a DWI.
Contact the Orange County DUI / DWI Queen™ today!
If you are in need of a highly skilled Orange County DWI lawyer you should
contact the DUI Queen right now for a free consultation. You need someone who has mastered the
science behind DUI arrests, and has the courtroom experience commanding
the types of evidence found in a DUI case.