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Virginia Landry
Virginia L. Landry is founder of the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc., a recognized and proven criminal and DUI defense law firm serving clients throughout Orange County. Ms. Landry is Board Certified in DUI Defense from the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the past Board of Director of the Orange County Bar Association. She remains committed to defending the rights and futures of her clients, and has built a reputation for her honest and aggressive advocacy.

DUI Arrests May Increase During Upcoming Summer Months

With summer approaching, many families and groups of friends have already begun planning their vacations. Because Southern California offers some of the best warm weather and sunny sky conditions, it is fair to say that many individuals will be spending time near the beaches, lakes, and pools. Of course, many groups of friends and family will do so while enjoying some tasty, alcoholic beverages. While summer vacation can be enjoyable and worry-free, this time of year can also be one ... Read More »

Can a Person Be Arrested for DUI if Caught Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana?

According to California Vehicle Code 23152(e) VC, it is against the law for any person to drive while under the influence of marijuana. However, because it is much more difficult to determine impairment by the amount of THC in a person’s bloodstream than it is to determine impairment by the amount of alcohol in a person’s body, it can be difficult for law enforcement officers to prove a person was actually impaired by marijuana while driving. Before a person is ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Increased DUI Enforcement to California Roads & Highways

St. Patrick’s Day, at least for most Americans, is a drinking holiday. On St. Patrick’s Day, most of us don’t give much consideration to the history behind the celebration, or to who Saint Patrick may have been. We wear green, pinch people who don’t, and drink green beer or other alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, some revelers also get stopped or arrested by law enforcement under suspicion of driving under the influence. As a drinking holiday, St. Patrick’s Day records more DUI ... Read More »

The 10-Day Time Limit to Request a DMV Hearing After a DUI Arrest

If you were accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you must take legal action right away to protect your rights, future, and freedom. In fact, in California, if you have been arrested for DUI, you are only permitted 10 days to request a DMV hearing. During this type of hearing, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will speak with you about your driving rights and privileges instead of determining whether you were guilty or innocent. To ... Read More »

Can I Get a DUI for Riding My Bike While Intoxicated?

In beach cities throughout Orange County, it is common to see people riding their bikes at all hours of the day, including early mornings, daytime, and even the late hours of the night. However, did you know, under certain conditions, it is illegal to ride a bicycle? According to California Vehicle Code 21200.5 VC, it is illegal for a person to ride a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two. This type of ... Read More »

Ride-Sharing Services Look to Reduce Drunk Driving During Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl 50 is less than a week away and many across the country are solidifying their plans for one of the biggest sporting events of the year. As a time honored tradition, a lot of these plans will involve alcohol, and unfortunately, some may also involve driving. In an effort to reduce the historically high rates of drunk driving accidents, injuries, and fatalities during Super Bowl Sunday, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are stepping up big time to ... Read More »

Federal Officials Name Impaired Driving Among Top 10 Safety Concerns for 2016

Federal officials at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have recently released the annual Most Wanted List, which details some of the most pressing safety concerns across all forms of transportation. Among the Top 10 safety issues ranked by officials, impaired driving was listed as a prominent concern. According to the NTSB, the risks of impaired driving are well-known. Many high visibility campaigns over the past decade have also helped convey how serious the problem is in America. According to ... Read More »

Super Bowl Sunday & Drunk Driving

The time is near for the annual National Football League Championship game, and law enforcement officers – even the non-football fans – are gearing up for what may be a busy and dangerous weekend. That’s because Super Bowl Sunday has earned a reputation as not only one of the biggest sporting events of the year, but also one of the biggest drunk driving days of the year. The NFL Championship has long seen a corresponding spike in alcohol-related incidents, chief ... Read More »

Authorities Gear Up for Holiday High Visibility DUI Enforcement

We’re nearly a week away from Christmas, which means many of us are wrapping up the last work week before vacation, preparing to leave town, or getting ready for guests. As Christmas and the New Year approach, we at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. would like to remind everyone in Orange County and throughout California that law enforcement will be substantially increasing efforts to crack down on drunk and drugged drivers. If you plan on celebrating the ... Read More »

President Declares December National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holiday season has become notorious for being one of the most dangerous times of the year on public roads and highways. In addition to the increase in traffic and congestion, this time of year also sees a significant spike in alcohol-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. In an effort to raise awareness and put an end to the cycle, lawmakers at the local, state, and federal level – and the President of the United States himself – have banded together ... Read More »