Impressive Case Results

100+ TRIALS & 1000'S OF MOTIONS

At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, we are proud to help the criminally accused fight for their legal rights and protect their futures. To see for yourself the difference that we have been able to make in the lives of our clients, browse through our victories below!

5 Charges Dismissed BAC Breath .17 - 4th time DUI – Driving on suspended license – Hit & Run

West Orange County Justice Center - Department W15 Client fled the scene after traffic collision and was later found and detained by law enforcement. Law enforcement determined that client was driving at an unsafe speed for the dark conditions on the road and failed to stop before colliding into the rear of another vehicle. Police officers conducted a DUI investigation after detecting an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from client’s breath. A check through the system revealed that there were three outstanding warrants for previous DUI cases and client was also on probation.

Defense and Result: After a significant amount of time was spent on reviewing all evidence in the case, several court appearance and many discussions with the District Attorney, an agreement was made that sentencing would run concurrent with all cases. The probation violation was dismissed, charges of driving without a valid license were dismissed, and the Failure to Appear charges were dismissed.

  • 5 Charges Dismissed BAC Breath .17 - 4th time DUI – Driving on suspended license – Hit & Run

    West Orange County Justice Center - Department W15 Client fled the scene after traffic collision and was later found and detained by law enforcement. Law enforcement determined that client was driving at an unsafe speed for the dark conditions on the road and failed to stop before colliding into the rear of another vehicle. Police officers conducted a DUI investigation after detecting an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from client’s breath. A check through the system revealed that there were three outstanding warrants for previous DUI cases and client was also on probation.

    Defense and Result: After a significant amount of time was spent on reviewing all evidence in the case, several court appearance and many discussions with the District Attorney, an agreement was made that sentencing would run concurrent with all cases. The probation violation was dismissed, charges of driving without a valid license were dismissed, and the Failure to Appear charges were dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath .09 – 1st DUI/Under 21/Zero Tolerance and Providing False Information to Police Officer

    West Orange County Justice Center - Department W15 Client was driving a motorcycle and was pulled over by to law enforcement for allegedly failing to signal while changing lanes and for allegedly running a red light. Client was under 21 at the time of the stop. The officer documented symptoms of being under the influence, field sobriety test results and preliminary alcohol screening results. The officer formed an opinion that driver was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage leading to client’s arrest. Client was charged with 2 counts of driving under the influence and 1 count of unlawfully providing false information to the police officer.

    Defense and Result: Defense attorney conducted thorough investigations and evidence review. Paperwork for a motion to suppress evidence hearing was filed and the hearing was heard in front of a Judge. Witnesses, including the police officer, were sworn in and testified. The motion to suppress evidence was granted and all 3 charges were dismissed.

  • All Charges Dismissed Driving under the Influence of Drugs, Under the Influence of Controlled Substance

    Harbor Orange County Justice Center - Department H1 Client was allegedly involved in a road rage incident and law enforcement conducted an investigative stop. A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluated client at the custody facility and conducted psychophysical and sobriety tests on client. The DRE’s opinion was that client was under the influence of drugs. Other types of drugs, both illicit and prescription drugs, were found in client’s vehicle.

    Defense and Result: Several pre-trial court appearances were made and discovery was received by defense attorney. Discovery was reviewed extensively, including the evidentiary blood samples. Months of negotiations took place and charges were dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .11–1st DUI, 2 Vehicles Code Charges with 3 Charges of Child Abuse & Endangerment – 5 charges total

    Harbor Orange County Justice Center - Department H1 Law Enforcement received a radio broadcast for a possible DUI driver on the road. A description of the vehicle and location was provided. Police officer observed client driving and stopped vehicle after he allegedly observed the vehicle failing to track the curving roadway properly. There were 3 persons under the age 18 in the vehicle. A DUI investigation followed and field sobriety tests were administered. Client was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition, client was charged with 3 counts of child abuse and endangerment.

    Defense and Result: After months of investigations and evidence review, a motion to suppress evidence hearing was held in the Harbor Justice Center. Witnesses were questioned and cross-examined. Exhibits were submitted into evidence. After considering all the facts and evidence submitted, the Judge granted defense’s motion to suppress evidence. The people stated they were unable to proceed further with the case and all 5 charges against client were dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed Blood Test for Drugs – 1st time DUI/Drugs
    North Orange County Justice Center - Department N7 Client was contacted by law enforcement after allegations of suspicious activity. While officer checked the parking lot for criminal activity, he allegedly heard the sounds of voices and car doors closing from an adjoining business complex. Officer then allegedly observed brake lights illuminate to a vehicle and ran back to his own patrol. He then allegedly observed a vehicle exit the adjoining business complex. Officer proceeded to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle and a DUI investigation followed shortly thereafter. Defense and Result: After thorough investigations and witness interviews, defense had enough information to believe that the search of client was based on illegal conduct. The search was based on illegal conduct. A motion to suppress evidence hearing was scheduled. Witnesses were called to the stand, questioned and cross-examined by defense. Exhibits were entered into the record as evidence. As a result, the Judge granted defense’s request and motion to suppress all evidence against client. The case was subsequently dismissed.
  • Case Rejected BAC Breath .06 – 1st DUI/Under 21/Zero Tolerance

    Bellflower Justice Center - District Attorney’s Office - Law Enforcement contacted client during the course of a traffic collision investigation. The time of the collision was established from a 911 call received by law enforcement dispatch. The police officer administered a series of field sobriety tests and determined that client was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.

    Defense and result: At the courthouse, the defense attorney discussed the case and specific issues with the District Attorney in regards to this incident. After some time and a lengthy conversation, the District Attorney determined that he would not be filing the case against our client and officially rejected the case.

  • Charge Reduced BAC Blood .08 – 1st DUI

    Los Angeles Metropolitan Justice Center - Department 60 Client was stopped by law enforcement for allegedly not having his rear tail lights activated and for crossing over double solid yellow lines on the road. Once stopped law enforcement said they noticed signs of impairment (red, watery eyes, distinct odor of alcohol) and allegedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle. There was an open, empty bottle of liquor found in the vehicle. Field sobriety tests were administered to client which were performed unsatisfactorily according to the police. Client was arrested and refused to take a chemical test for blood alcohol concentration.

    Defense and Result: It was proven that client did not knowingly refuse the chemical test. After reviewing all evidence, there was insufficient evidence to sustain the refusal issue. Client was able to keep his driving privileges with the DMV and the case was reduced to a Wet Reckless in court.

  • Case Reduced to Wet Reckless BAC Blood .08 – 1st DUI

    Orange County North Justice Center - Department 9 - Law Enforcement was dispatched to a scene where client collided with a vehicle and fled the scene. The authorities located the client and held an investigation to determine if client was the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision. Client admitted driving the vehicle to law enforcement. A DUI investigation ensued and client was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Client chose to take a blood test after the arrest was made.

    Defense and Result: Several court appearances were made which included lengthy discussions with the Assistant District Attorney. Issues included a language barrier and witnesses involved in the case. After thoroughly reviewing all evidence, the case was reduced to the Wet Reckless.

  • Case Reduced to Wet Reckless BAC Blood .09 – 1st DUI

    Los Angeles County Long Beach Justice Center-Department 6 - Client was contacted by law enforcement for allegedly having a headlight out on his vehicle. The officer stated that client had bloodshot, glass and watery eyes. Officer also stated that client’s speech was thick and slurred. Officer administered Field Sobriety tests on client including the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Vertical Gaze Nystagmus, One Leg Stand and Finger to Nose tests. Client admitted to having a glass of wine. Client was subsequently arrested and chose to take a blood test.

    Defense and Result: The Assistant District Attorney assured Defense Attorney that they do not reduce cases with blood levels at .09. After several court appearance, discussions with the D.A. and reviewing the evidence in the case including the video, the case was reduced to the Wet Reckless.

  • Motion for Early Termination BAC Blood .21 – 1st time DUI

    North OC Justice Center - Department 7 - Client was convicted of a 1st time DUI and was ordered to serve 3 years of informal probation. Client paid court fines and fees and completed a court-ordered alcohol program. In the middle of the probation time, client sought to terminate this probation early so he is not held back from future career advancement. Opportunities and promotions were coming up within his current company and client did not want to miss those opportunities due to being on informal probation with the court.

    Defense and Result: During client’s probation time, he had no violations and completed all terms and conditions. A motion was filed, argued, and the judge granted early termination of probation. Shortly thereafter, a motion to expunge the case was filed and heard. Petition for expungement was granted.

  • Case Reduced to Wet Reckless BAC Blood .12 – 1st time DUI
    Central Orange County Justice Center - Department 47 -

    Client was contacted by law enforcement for allegedly almost causing a collision on the highway. Officer stated he detected a strong and distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle. Client admitted to having some champagne earlier in the day and also to taking a prescription drug prior to driving. The officer administered Field Sobriety tests including the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test and the Walk and Turn. Client was arrested for driving under the influence.

    Defense and Result: After extensive review of blood results, lab results and other facts in the case a motion to suppress evidence hearing was heard and a Jury Trial was scheduled. On the first day of Jury Trial, more discussion occurred between Assistant District Attorney and Defense Attorney. An agreement was reached and the case was reduced from a DUI down to a wet reckless.

  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .17 and Prescription Drugs – 1st DUI
    Orange County Harbor Justice Center - Department 7 - Client’s vehicle was stopped on the road. Law enforcement contacted the client. Since it was client’s vehicle, law enforcement believed client was the driver and client initially admitted to driving the vehicle. It turned out that client had in fact, not been driving the vehicle. After proving that client was not the driver of the vehicle, client’s case was dismissed.

    Defense and Result: After several discussions with the Assistant District Attorney and review of the evidence that was available, the District Attorney filed a Motion to Dismiss. The Judge granted the motion and the case was dismissed.

  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .16 – 1st DUI
    Client was stopped for allegedly lane straddling in violation of CVC 21658(a). Law enforcement also allegedly saw swerving and conducted a traffic stop. Client performed field sobriety tests and was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol and unable to operate a vehicle safely. Client took a blood test. A motion to suppress evidence pursuant to Penal Code 1538.5 was filed and argued before the court. The court found that taking of blood in this case was non-consensual and a warrant should have been obtained first by law enforcement before taking client’s blood. The motion to suppress evidence was granted and the case was dismissed.
  • Case reduced to Wet Reckless BAC Blood .14 – Refusal – 2nd time DUI
    Client was contacted by law enforcement after allegedly running through a red light and swerving lanes. Client took field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested. Client originally lost her license for one year. Soon thereafter, our office filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate for the court to review DMV’s decision in suspending client’s driving privileges. We reached an agreement with the Attorney General’s office, the case was dismissed and client obtained her driving privileges once again. In the criminal court, case was reduced to a wet reckless.
  • Case Dismissed Traffic Violation – Speeding Greater than 100 miles per Hour
    Client was stopped by law enforcement for speeding 110 miles per hour. Client was facing driver's license suspension and heavy fines. - Case was dismissed, no fines, no driver's license suspension.
  • Charge Reduced BAC Breath .12 – 1 st DUI
    Law enforcement stated they contacted client for making an unsafe lane change. Client was detained and ultimately arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. After several court appearances, case was reduced down to a wet/reckless.
  • Charge Dismissed 1 st time DUI/Drugs/Prescription Medication
    A city employee began following client on the road and reported client to law enforcement, claiming that client was swerving. Law enforcement stopped client, stated that he was asleep in his vehicle and a Drug Recognition Expert conducted an evaluation. Client was subsequently arrested for allegedly being under the influence of drugs. During the discovery process, the attorneys learned that client's prescription medication had recently been changed by his physician for arthritis. Client had suffered side effects from the new medication at the time of driving. The drug recognition expert had missed a medical rule out while evaluating client. After a lengthy pre-trial conference process and many discussions with the Deputy District Attorney, Virginia Landry's office was ready to defend client at jury trial. On the first day of trial, the prosecutor admitted they did not have enough evidence to proceed with the case. – Client's case was dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath .10 – 1st DUI
    Client was contacted by law enforcement for allegedly weaving and drifting across lane lines. Client was detained and questioned as part of a DUI investigation. Client arrested for allegation of DUI. Motion to suppress evidence hearing filed and scheduled with the court. Case was argued and the motion was granted by the judge.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .08 – 2nd DUI
    Client was stopped by law enforcement for allegedly speeding. Law enforcement claimed that as the vehicle turned, the tires allegedly screeched on the pavement and that the truck bounced up and down. Client was detained and questioned as part of a DUI investigation. Client was subsequently arrested for DUI. Motion to suppress evidence was filed with the court and argued. Motion was granted by the judge and the case was dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .19 – 2nd DUI
    Client was contacted by California Highway Patrol for allegedly driving without headlights. As the vehicle entered the freeway, the headlights were turned on. After being detained and questioned, client was ultimately arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Motion to suppress evidence was heard in court. Motion was granted by the judge and the case was dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed, Won DMV hearing BAC Blood .15 – 2 nd DUI
    Client was stopped by law enforcement for allegedly having a rear brake light that was not functioning properly. DMV case had originally been lost. Law enforcement video showed that client’s brake light was working well. Filed motion to dismiss evidence hearing in court. Motion to dismiss evidence was granted by the Judge and client’s case was dismissed. Re-opened the DMV hearing and presented new evidence. Won DMV and client regained his driving privileges.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .15 – 2 nd DUI
    Law enforcement initiated a traffic stop of client for not having a functioning rear tail light. Motion to suppress evidence paperwork was filed with the court. After cross-examining the police officer and submission of further evidence, motion to suppress was granted and case was dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed Red Light Signal Violation - Traffic Violation
    Case had been accidentally closed by client due to posting bail amount and not requesting a hearing. Motion to withdraw guilty plea granted and case was set for court trial. Police officer testified. Court Found Client Not Guilty
  • No License Suspension BAC Blood .10 - DUI and Child Endangerment
    DMV Set Aside
  • No License Suspension BAC Breath – Zero Tolerance/Under 21 DUI
    DMV Set Aside
  • Motion Granted – Case Dismissed BAC Blood .16 – DUI
    Motion to Suppress Evidence Hearing based on recent McNeely court case decision.
  • No License Suspension BAC – Refusal Case – 2 nd DUI
    Won DMV Hearing
  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .19 - 2 nd DUI
  • Case Dismissed Domestic Violence Incident with Probation Violation
    Not found in violation of probation.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .19 - 2 nd DUI
  • Case Dismissed BAC Blood .18-Client allegedly refused test, forced blood
    Motion to Suppress Evidence hearing-Motion Granted
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath .10-Motion to Suppress Evidence-Granted
    $0.00
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath.10-Blood .08-Motion to Suppress Evidence-Granted
  • Found Not Guilty on All Charges BAC .08 - DUI/alcohol - 2 counts
  • All Charges Dismissed BAC .12 - Under 21 & Public Intoxication-1st DUI
    Won DMV hearing -no license suspension.
  • Charge Dismissed BAC .07 & Evading Police
    Reduced to Wet Reckless and Evading Police
  • Case Dismissed BAC .10 & BAC Blood .08 - DUI
  • Case Dismissed BAC .08 - DUI
    Won DMV hearing-No license suspension.
  • Found Not Guilty on All charges BAC .07 - DUI Jury Trial
  • Case Dismissed BAC .12 - Under 21
    $0.00
  • Case Dismissed BAC .06 - Possession of alcohol & marijuana/Under 21
  • Case Reduced to Dry Reckless BAC .06 with Speed Enhancement
  • No Jail Time BAC .25 - 2nd DUI w/ Injuries
    No Jail - Won DMV Hearing
  • Case Dismissed Test Refused - Under 21 Driver
    Won DMV Hearing
  • No Jail Time BAC .24 - 2nd DUI
    Won DMV Hearing
  • Case Dismissed BAC .17 - 2nd DUI
    Won DMV Hearing
  • Case Reduced to Wet Reckless BAC Breath .08
    No Driver's License Suspension
  • Charge Reduced BAC .12 - 2nd DUI
    Case reduced to Wet Reckless & terminal disposition/probation.
  • Case Dismissed DUI Marijuana - Accident
  • Charge Reduced BAC .16 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless- Won DMV hearing.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .14 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath .10-Motion to Suppress-Evidence Granted
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath.10-Blood .08-Motion to Suppress-Evidence Granted
  • Charge Reduced BAC .12 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Case Dismissed 3 rd DUI
    Alcohol/ Uppers and Downers.
  • Charge Reduced Blood/BAC .15 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless-no icense suspension.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .09 - 1 ST DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension, case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .12 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Case Dismissed 2 nd DUI/Under 21, BAC Breath .04
    No license Suspension.
  • Charge Reduced BAC Blood .15
    No license Suspension.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .15 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .17 - 1 st DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • Charge Dismissed BAC .24 - BAC/Refusal-1 st DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension
  • Charge Dismissed BAC .30 - 2 nd DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • Charge Dismissed BAC .15 - DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • No License Suspension Blood/BAC .14 - DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • Case Dismissed 2nd DUI with Drugs
  • No Driver's License Suspension 2nd DUI
  • Reduced to Wet Reckless BAC .15 - 1st DUI
  • Reduced to Reckless BAC .13 - BAC w/ Drugs - Under 21 Driver
    First time breath test in Los Angeles County reduced to wet reckless with no license suspension.
  • Reduced to Reckless BAC .15 - 1st DUI
    Won DMV Hearing.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath .12 & .11
  • No Jail Time BAC .25 – 5th DUI
    A client picked up a 5 th DUI which is classified as a Felony in the State of California. The case also included an accident, a charge for Hit and Run, another charge for Resisting Arrest and a charge for Driving on Suspended License. Client was facing 3 years in State Prison PLUS 2 years of Orange County Jail. In court, we avoided jail time and our client was ordered to complete a 1 year residential treatment program in lieu of jail.
  • Case Dismissed BAC .04 with Marijuana – 1st DUI – Under 21
    Client had allegedly been swerving when law enforcement conducted a stop on the vehicle. Law enforcement began questioning client, conducted field sobriety tests and client was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. A motion to suppress evidence and motion to compel discovery were both filed. Case was subsequently dismissed.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .16 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless- Won DMV hearing.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .14 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath .10-Motion to Suppress-Evidence Granted
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath.10-Blood .08-Motion to Suppress-Evidence Granted
  • Charge Reduced BAC .12 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Case Dismissed 3 rd DUI
    Alcohol/ Uppers and Downers.
  • Charge Reduced Blood/BAC .15 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless-no license suspension.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .09 - 1 ST DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension, case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .12 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Case Dismissed 2 nd DUI/Under 21, BAC Breath .04
    No license Suspension.
  • Charge Reduced BAC Blood .15
    No license Suspension.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .15 - 1 st DUI
    Case reduced to wet reckless.
  • Charge Reduced BAC .17 - 1 st DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • Charge Dismissed BAC .24 - BAC/Refusal-1 st DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension
  • Charge Dismissed BAC .30 - 2 nd DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • Charge Dismissed BAC .15 - DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • No License Suspension Blood/BAC .14 - DUI
    Won DMV hearing-no license suspension.
  • Case Dismissed 2nd DUI with Drugs
  • No Driver's License Suspension 2nd DUI
  • Reduced to Wet Reckless BAC .15 - 1st DUI
  • Reduced to Reckless BAC .15 - 1st DUI
    Won DMV Hearing.
  • Case Dismissed BAC Breath .12 & .11
  • No Jail Time BAC .25 – 5th DUI
    A client picked up a 5 th DUI which is classified as a Felony in the State of California. The case also included an accident, a charge for Hit and Run, another charge for Resisting Arrest and a charge for Driving on Suspended License. Client was facing 3 years in State Prison PLUS 2 years of Orange County Jail. In court, we avoided jail time and our client was ordered to complete a 1 year residential treatment program in lieu of jail.
  • Case Dismissed BAC .04 with Marijuana – 1st DUI – Under 21
    Client had allegedly been swerving when law enforcement conducted a stop on the vehicle. Law enforcement began questioning client, conducted field sobriety tests and client was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. A motion to suppress evidence and motion to compel discovery were both filed. Case was subsequently dismissed.
  • Case Reduced to Wet Reckless and No Jail BAC Blood .17 – 1st DUI with Accident

    San Bernardino Justice Center - Department S5 - Client was involved in a vehicle traffic collision. Client was contacted by law enforcement at the scene and was placed under investigation for DUI. A series of field sobriety tests were administered. Client was arrested for allegedly violating vehicle code 23152(a) – Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol.

    Defense and Result: After lengthy conversations between the Defense Attorney and the Deputy District Attorney assigned to this case, the case was reduced to a wet reckless driving, vehicle code 23103 pursuant to vehicle code 23103.5.

  • Reduced to wet reckless with no license suspensi BAC Breath .13 - 1st time DUI in Los Angeles County