Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney

A History of Impressive Results

We've Achieved Hundreds of Trials and Thousands of Motions

As a premier criminal defense and the top DUI firm in Orange County, the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry has a track record of success that stems from our ability to protect your rights above all else. Below you will find a few of the cases we have taken over our many years and the results that each of our clients received. We are rated 10 out of 10 by AVVO and stand ready to fight for you. If you have any further questions, or would like to schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today.
    • 1st time DUI/Drugs - DUI CASE DISMISSED

      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.

    • 2nd DUI - DUI No Driver's License Suspension
    • 2nd DUI with Drugs - DUI Case Dismissed
    • 2nd DUI/Under 21, BAC Breath .04 - DUI Case Dismissed

      No license suspension

    • 3rd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      Alcohol/ Uppers and Downers

    • Assault and Battery Charges Case Dismissed

      Client was arrested for allegedly throwing a bottle out of the vehicle and towards a pedestrian. After extensive investigations, research, witness interviews and discovery review, our office reached an agreement with the District Attorney's office. All charges were dismissed against our client.

    • BAC .04 with Marijuana – 1st DUI – Under 21 - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

    • BAC .06 - Possession of alcohol & marijuana/Under 21 - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC .06 with Speed Enhancement - DUI Case Reduced to Dry Reckless
    • BAC .07 & Evading Police - DUI Charge Dismissed

      Reduced to Wet Reckless and Evading Police

    • BAC .07 - DUI Jury Trial - DUI Charges Dropped

      Found Not Guilty on All charges

    • BAC .08 - DUI - DUI Case dismissed

      Won DMV hearing-No license suspension

    • BAC .08 - DUI/alcohol - 2 counts - DUI Found Not Guilty on All Charges
    • BAC .09 - 1st DUI - DUI Case reduced to wet reckless

      Won DMV hearing-no license suspension

    • BAC .10 & BAC Blood .08 - DUI - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC .12 - 1 st DUI - DUI Charge Reduced

      Case reduced to wet reckless

    • BAC .12 - 1st DUI - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless
    • BAC .12 - 2nd DUI - DUI Charge Reduced

      Case reduced to Wet Reckless & terminal disposition/probation

    • BAC .12 - Under 21 - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC .12 - Under 21 & Public Intoxication-1st DUI - DUI All Charges Dismissed

      Won DMV hearing -no license suspension

    • BAC .13 - BAC w/ Drugs - Under 21 Driver - DUI Reduced to Reckless

      Won DMV Hearing

    • BAC .14 - 1 st DUI - DUI Charge Reduced

      Case reduced to wet reckless

    • BAC .15 - 1st DUI - DUI Reduced to Wet Reckless
    • BAC .15 - 1st DUI - DUI Reduced to Reckless

      Won DMV Hearing

    • BAC .15 - 1st DUI - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless
    • BAC .15 - DUI - DUI No License Suspension

      Won DMV hearing

    • BAC .16 - 1 st DUI - DUI Charge Reduced

      Case reduced to wet reckless- Won DMV hearing

    • BAC .17 - 1st DUI - DUI No License Suspension

      Won DMV hearing

    • BAC .17 - 2nd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      Won DMV Hearing

    • BAC .24 - 2nd DUI - DUI No Jail Time

      Won DMV Hearing

    • BAC .24 - BAC/Refusal-1st DUI - DUI No License Suspension

      Won DMV hearing

    • BAC .25 - 2nd DUI w/ Injuries - DUI No Jail Time

      Won DMV Hearing

    • BAC .25 – 5th DUI - DUI No Jail Time

      A client picked up a 5th 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.

    • BAC .30 - 2nd DUI - DUI No License Suspension

      Won DMV hearing

    • BAC – Refusal Case – 2nd DUI - DUI No License Suspension
    • BAC Blood .08 – 1st DUI - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless

      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.

    • BAC Blood .08 – 2nd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

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

      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 Reckles

    • BAC Blood .10 - DUI and Child Endangerment - DUI No License Suspension, DMV Set Aside
    • BAC Blood .12 – 1st time DUI - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless

      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.

    • BAC Blood .14 – Refusal – 2nd time DUI - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless

      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.

    • BAC Blood .15 - DUI No License Suspension
    • BAC Blood .15 – 2nd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed, Won DMV hearing

      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.

    • BAC Blood .15 – 2nd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

    • BAC Blood .16 – 1st DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

    • BAC Blood .16 – DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      Motion to Suppress Evidence Hearing based on recent McNeely court case decision.

    • BAC Blood .17 – 1st DUI with Accident - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless and No Jail

      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.

    • BAC Blood .17 and Prescription Drugs – 1st DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

    • BAC Blood .18-Client allegedly refused test, forced blood - DUI Case Dismissed

      Motion to Suppress Evidence hearing-Motion Granted

    • BAC Blood .19 - 2nd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC Blood .19 - 2nd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC Blood .19 – 2nd DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

    • BAC Blood .21 – 1st time DUI - DUI Early Termination of Probation & Expungement

      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.

    • BAC Breath .04 – 1 st time DUI/Under 21 – Zero Tolerance - DUI Found Not Guilty, Regained Driving Privileges

      Client was stopped by law enforcement for allegedly not having vehicle headlights turned on. Client was charged with being under 21 and driving under the influence of alcohol. There is "zero tolerance" for under 21 drivers and they must have .00 alcohol in their system. APS/DMV hearing was held for the client and client initially lost driving privileges. Court Trial began and client was subsequently found "not guilty" of DUI charges. Our office notified the DMV of the court acquittal. DMV then "Set Aside" client's suspension action – driving privileges would have been suspended for 1 year – and client won back his driving privileges.

    • BAC Breath .06 - DUI CASE REJECTED

      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.

    • BAC Breath .08 - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless

      No License Suspension

    • BAC Breath .09 - DUI CASE DISMISSED

      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.

    • BAC Breath .10 – 1st DUI - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

    • BAC Breath .10-Motion to Suppress Evidence-Granted - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC Breath .10-Motion to Suppress-Evidence Granted - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC Breath .12 & .11 - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC Breath .12 – 1 st DUI - DUI Charge Reduced

      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.

    • BAC Breath .17 - DUI CHARGE DISMISSED

      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.

    • BAC Breath – Zero Tolerance/Under 21 DUI - DUI No License Suspension
    • BAC Breath.10-Blood .08-Motion to Suppress Evidence-Granted - DUI Case Dismissed
    • BAC Breath.10-Blood .08-Motion to Suppress-Evidence Granted - DUI Case Dismissed
    • Battery Charge - Traffic Violation CASE DISMISSED

      Client owned a home and was letting another person stay with him for a few days. When client requested that the person move out of his home, an altercation ensued. The other person refused to move out the house, called police and filed a report alleging that client had become physical and attempted to take away the other person’s property. Defense and Result: After requesting and receiving all evidence from the District Attorney’s office, research, fact-finding and investigations took place. After lengthy discussions and pre-trial conference hearings with the District Attorney’s office, all charges were dismissed.

    • Blood/BAC .14 - DUI - DUI No Driver's License Suspension

      Won DMV hearing

    • Blood/BAC .15 - 1st DUI - DUI Charge Reduced

      Case reduced to wet reckless-no license suspension

    • Brandishing a Firearm/Domestic Violence/Sexual Battery Charges Dismissed

      Law enforcement were called to conduct a domestic violence investigation. Client was subsequently arrested for allegedly brandishing a firearm, domestic violence and sexual battery. After several court appearances, investigations and thorough fact-finding, all three charges were dismissed.

    • Cell Phone Ticket - Traffic Violation Case Dismissed

      Client was facing loss of bonus and potential loss of employment as company has very strict policies set in place regarding the use of mobile devices while driving. Client originally found guilty but case dismissed upon filing for a new trial.

    • Chemical Test Refusal – 1st time DUI – No driver license suspension - DUI Case Reduced to Wet Reckless

      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.

    • Domestic Violence Incident with Probation Violation Case Dismissed

      Not found in violation of probation

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

      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.

    • DUI Marijuana - Accident - DUI Case Dismissed
    • False Imprisonment/Sexual Battery Charges Dismissed

      Law enforcement were called to conduct a battery investigation. Allegations were brought forth against our client for false imprisonment and sexual battery. Law enforcement conducted several interviews. Charges were officially filed in court by the District Attorney's office. Comprehensive inquiries, research and analysis were performed in the case. After a few court appearances and several discussions with the D.A., both charges were dismissed.

    • First Time DUI/Drugs/Prescription Medication - DUI Case Dismissed

      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.

    • Four Counts of Petty Theft All Charges Dismissed

      Client was arrested for allegedly taking hundreds of dollars-worth of items on 4 different occasions from a retail outlet. After months of investigations, law enforcement issued a warrant and arrested client for four counts of petty theft charges.

      Defense and Result: Attorneys gathered paperwork, letters, achievements and many other items used to assemble a report on behalf of client for the Assistant District Attorney. We had several pre-trial discussions with the Assistant District Attorney on our client’s overall character, profession and contributions to the community. All four charges were subsequently dismissed.

    • Hit and Run with Property Damage - Traffic Violation

      Client involved in a traffic collision and allegedly fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival. Client’s vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper and other party’s vehicle sustained damage to the rear bumper. After further law enforcement investigation and interview, client was criminally charged with a hit and run with property damage. Defense and Result: Defense attorneys worked a deal with the District Attorney’s office. After discussions and proofs were submitted to the DA’s office, the case was dismissed.

    • Petty Theft Case Dismissed

      Client was accused of taking several items of merchandise from a major department store. Client was stopped by loss prevention who then called law enforcement onto the scene. Client was cited with a petty theft allegation and was provided with a notice to appear for a specific court date.

      Defense and Result: After discussions with the Assistant District Attorney including client’s previous criminal record and other items, an agreement was made towards a Deferred Entry of Judgement. A motion was argued, granted by the Judge and the case was dismissed.

    • Possession Charges Case Dismissed

      Client was in the process of obtaining legal residency. It was brought to his attention that there was a warrant for his arrest for a possession case in Orange County which had allegedly occurred over 20 years ago. Client had been held in custody for a few days but had never been formally interviewed, questioned or provided with a court date to appear before a judge. Client contacted our office to help. A "Serna" motion was filed (motion to dismiss for violation of right to speedy trial). Client's case was dismissed soon thereafter.

    • Public Intoxication and Probation Violation - Traffic Violation CASE DISMISSED

      Client went to an outdoor shopping center with friends and visited a restaurant to enjoy some drinks with his friends. Allegedly, an altercation ensued between client and another person at the establishment, resulting in security being called, and subsequently police arrived. Client was arrested for public intoxication. Client was charged with both public intoxication and a probation violation for a previous driving under the influence case. Defense and Result: Defense attorneys made several court appearances and made an agreement with the DA’s office after several discussions and providing relevant information. Case was dismissed resulting in the dismissal of the probation violation as well.

    • Red Light Signal Violation - Traffic Violation - Traffic Violation Case Dismissed

      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.

    • Registration Fraud Case Dismissed

      A formal accusation was made against client who allegedly violated Vehicle Code Section 4462.5, presenting false registration or identification documents to avoid registration requirements. The allegation also includes client allegedly presenting a peace officer with a registration card that is not issued for that vehicle with the intent to avoid compliance with vehicle registration requirements.

      Defense and Result: After some court appearances and talks with the D.A. which included evidence that worked to our advantage, it was agreed that client could resolve the case by providing a DNA sample for the D.A.’s database and pay fines. A Sentence Recommendation for Terminal Disposition was filed, a motion was argued and the case was dismissed.

    • Speeding/Traffic Violation - Traffic Violation Charges Dismissed

      Client was going 35 mph over the limit. We convinced the court not to suspend his license and got court to allow him to go to traffic school.

    • Test Refused - Under 21 Driver - DUI Case Dismissed

      Won DMV Hearing

    • Traffic Violation – Speeding Greater Than 100 Miles Per Hour - Traffic Violation Case Dismissed

      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.