DUI Lawyer in Orange County, CA
You may believe your situation is hopeless if you have been charged with DUI in or around Orange County. The evidence may seem incontrovertible, and your conviction inevitable. Many clients have shared that the arrest and going to jail marked a low level in their lives. Some feel embarrassed and alone with the unknown of what to do next. We realize that trust and competency are important factors for you to look for in this specialty area from your attorney. Virginia is able to provide you with accurate answers, a game plan for success and will keep you fully informed of what is happening on your case.
Mistakes occur all too often in DUI arrests. These include errors made during law enforcement procedures and false readings from chemical testing equipment. Field sobriety tests, widely used to determine impairment, are notoriously unreliable and can be influenced by various factors, including underlying health conditions, age and competency of the officer.
You might be tempted to plead guilty and hope for the best. However, you would lose the chance to avoid consequences for, eliminate, or minimize a conviction. With the help of an experienced attorney, viable defenses can be made against your DUI charges.
At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., you can work with a distinguished DUI defense attorney who brings DUI Defense Board Certification expertise to your case and 34+ years of experience devoted primarily to this field. As the Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, a prestigious organization dedicated to advancing DUI education and certification in the field of DUI defense, Ms. Landry is a nationally acclaimed leader in this practice area.
Discuss your case with a DUI attorney in Orange County for a free evaluation. Call us at (949) 694-8804 or contact us online to get started.
DUI Representation in Orange County
The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry handles all DUI-related criminal cases and associated DMV hearings held to challenge the automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
Our firm represents drivers in the following:
Rated a "Top DUI Attorney" and Board Certified in DUI Defense
Achieved a Perfect 10 Out of 10 Superb Rating on Avvo
Past President of the West Orange County Bar Association
Certified as a Standard Field Sobriety Test Instructor
California DUI Charges
Under Vehicle Code § 23152(a), it is unlawful in California to drive under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug.
You can be arrested for DUI in the following scenarios:
- Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measured .08 percent or higher.
- (ADD LINK TO Vehicle Code section 23152(b) like above).
- If you are a commercial vehicle driver, the legal limit is .04 percent.
- If you are under 21, you are subject to a “zero tolerance” law that can lead to an arrest if your BAC is .01 percent or higher.
- You are “under the influence” of alcohol or drugs even if your BAC is less than .08 percent; this occurs when you are substantially impaired and cannot safely operate your vehicle.
Depending on the circumstances, you can be charged with both of the above vehicle code violations in an arrest.
Driving under the influence of drugs, or the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, can happen whether you’ve ingested prescribed medication, authorized narcotics or illegal drugs. It is important to work with an attorney who understands the effects of drugs on the human body.
All drivers are subject to a breathalyzer or blood test in DUI arrests. You will generally lose your license for a year if you refuse to submit to a test on a first offense and the penalties continue to rise if you have more than one prior conviction.
You will also have 10 days to request a DMV hearing to challenge the automatic suspension of your license. If you fail to make this request, you will forfeit your right to do so. Our firm can make the hearing request for you and represent you at the hearing to present arguments in an effort to save your license.
Best DUI attorney in Orange County. She far exceeded my expectations. You can tell she cares about her clients. She’s strategic and relentless. If you want the best results possible, retain Virginia Landry.- Google Reviewer
My case was dismissed DUI, due to her help. I sincerely appreciate it. My case is finally over now. If you have any concerns or cases, and you need help but can't find a trusted lawyer, I highly recommend hiring Virginia. She was very detailed and meticulous on how she handled my case and I couldn't be any happier with the outcome!! She is an excellent lawyer! Do not hesitate to contact her, and again I really appreciate her help!- Bella L.
WOW!!!!! Virginia Landry is an absolute professional who knows what she's talking about. But she doesn't just talk, she is ALL ACTION. I was quite nervous as she was a referral and I'll have to say I'm so glad I was referred. Absolutely incredible and worth every penny spent. Her compassion is beyond my understanding, especially in these times. I can't say enough other than HIRE HER NOW!!! You will NOT be disappointed. A+++++++++- S.D.