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Virginia Landry: DWI Queen® Get a Board Certified Attorney in DUI Defense on Your Side

Virginia Landry: DUI Queen®

The Difference Between "DUI" and "DWI"

The terms "DUI" and "DWI" are often used interchangeably. 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 statute. 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, but there is a fair amount of consistency in the way these laws among the states are being enforced.

California uses the term DUI for drunk driving offenses. The reason Virginia L. Landry is known as both the DUI Queen® and the interchangeable term DWI Queen® is because of the consistency between California and other states in their application of DUI / DWI laws.

The consistencies include the manner in which the officer first identifies and administers standardized sobriety 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 geared towards obtaining a conviction against a DUI suspect.

The government has sponsored a number of scientific research projects in an attempt to standardize field sobriety and chemical testing. Invariably, after the research has been disproved in court by numerous attorneys, the government has appointed committees that changed the interpretation of research projects, created policies and procedures contrary to the findings of the research, or created other programs / 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. Don't let that happen to you!

Why Is Virginia L. Landry the Queen?

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 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 or in a classroom when teaching attorneys across the nation on how to best defend people charged with a DWI. Virginia is 1 of 5 attorneys Board Certified in DUI Defense in California with less than 60 across the nation.

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, along with the professional and individual care she and her team will provide to you.

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Reasons to Choose Us

When Your Future Is On the Line, You Need
a Qualified Attorney to Represent You.
  • 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 Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor

Client Testimonials

Read How We Have Protected Our Clients' Futures & Rights
  • “She treated me like I was the most important call of the day. She listened carefully and respectfully.”


  • “Your compassion and care is appreciated and will never be forgotten.”


  • “I would refer them in an instant!”


  • “Everyone has been amazing and the experience has been more than a pleasant one.”

    Past Client

  • “I truly appreciate all the hard work and correspondence you and your staff has provided.”


  • “I recommend everyone who needs an attorney to come here.”


  • “For those in need - give them a call”

    Past Client

  • “What can I say? Virginia and her team are the very best there is.”


  • “Choosing you and your firm as my partner to go through this ordeal was a Godsend.”


  • “I was finally treated fairly by the DMV because I had a competent and prepared attorney.”

    Past Client

  • “We were extremely happy with the services provided by Ms. Landry's law firm.”

    Past Client

  • “I'm really pleased with the outcome, especially the recent DMV decision.”


  • “Love the team. Amazing attorney and staff.”

    Past Client

  • “They answered all my collect calls from jail and went above and beyond what I expected.”


  • “I am grateful that we chose Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry.”