Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Defending Drug Crimes, Violent Offenses, Theft & More
In the wake of a serious criminal arrest or accusation, you may be concerned
as to where you should turn and how you can gain the legal and emotional
support that you need to make it through the next few steps. Fortunately,
a practiced law firm in your area is experienced and prepared to take
on virtually any type of criminal case. From felonies to misdemeanors,
the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. has seen it all. Despite the
specific details of your case, it is always strongly suggested to seek
the professional advice of an Orange County criminal defense attorney
before moving forward with your case.
Bringing a homemade defense to case is a dangerous plan; it is one that
should never be put into action. Instead, having a tailor-made defense
by an experienced lawyer is your best option. With resources of a
criminal defense attorney at your side, you will have a more favorable chance of finding
a positive outcome in the end. At our office, the main priority is to
ensure that your rights and best interests are kept in mind, and your
freedom is ultimately sought. Our firm assists clients in a variety of
criminal charges, including the following:
Felonies and Misdemeanors
Many defendants often wonder what the difference between felony and misdemeanor
offenses are. The truth is, misdemeanors are less serious and generally
hold less severe consequences than felonies. Though, many misdemeanor
offenses actually hold penalties such as a year of imprisonment and thousands
of dollars in fines.
Drug crimes are among the most serious offenses in the state of California.
Orange County has notoriously been an area where drugs and drug offenses
are prominent, and even being involved with the "wrong crowd"
can land you a criminal sentence.
The defense of drunk driving charges is difficult, but not impossible.
Simply because you have been charged with DUI does not necessarily mean
that you will be convicted. Police officers are human too, and make mistakes;
a simple error in the breath test reading can result in inadmissible evidence.
Crimes against another person, or violent crimes as they are often referred
to, are the most lethal and troubling offenses. If you have been wrongly
accused of this type of offense, it is immediately important for you to
consult an attorney to take the proper defense steps.
The crime of assault is a tricky offense to defend, especially because
the act of violence does not have to be carried for a person to be accused
of assault. Assault can include criminal threats of violence upon another
person with the apparent ability to carry out the threat.
Battery, similar to assault, is the violent act of intentionally hitting
or striking another person against their will. Battery can come in the
form of physical abuse or sexual touching, such as sexual battery. This
offense is prosecuted very harshly in California, and experienced defense
White Collar Crimes
Many people wonder what a white collar crime is, even if they have been
accused of one already. A white collar criminal offense is one that involves
business or finance, such as a
money laundering scheme or embezzlement. If you have been charged with a white collar crime,
call our firm immediately.
The physical act of stealing another person's property or money with
no intention of returning it is against the law, no matter how much or
little the property costs. There are many different types of theft offenses,
fraud, forgery, shoplifting, petty theft,
auto theft and grand theft.
Shoplifting, a common offense for juveniles and young adults in Orange
County, has become a growing problem in the community. While some shoplift
because they cannot afford to purchase certain goods, others do it simply
because they believe they will get away with it. Unfortunately, many individuals
get caught in the act.
Being accused of a sex offense, even if you are innocent, can be the most
devastating moment in your life. A person who faces accusations of rape,
sexual battery or statutory rape can face job loss, financial hardship
and strained relationships with friends and family - before a conviction
Many young children and teenagers make mistakes, and we understand. If
your child has been charged with an underage offense, it is important
to get the legal help you deserve. In some cases, a juvenile may be prosecuted
as an adult depending on the offense, therefore facing harsher consequences.
Have you been charged with a weapon offense such as unlawful use or
possession of a firearm? Talking to a criminal defense lawyer should be your first
priority in this matter. If the firearm was in fact fired, you may be
facing enhanced penalties.
The act of domestic violence, or harming another member of your family,
is frowned upon in society today. Unfortunately, while many cases go unmentioned,
many more cases involve false accusations for a variety of reasons. Whether
you were falsely accused after your child came home with a black eye or
you are caught in a heated child custody battle and your ex wrongly accuses
you of violence, talking to our firm should be a priority.
Talk to Our Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, our legal team has over 20 years
of experience that could be used on your behalf. Founded in 1989, our
firm has represented clients in all five Orange County courthouses. Contact
an Orange County criminal defense lawyer from our offices today at 866-902-6880
for a free and confidential consultation, or fill out the online case
evaluation form below.