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““To the client, every angle is important  each person also have their own worries.  At the end of the day, it's more than just delivering legal results and being an attorney.. It's about showing concern and understanding for my clients as I navaigate them thru the criminal courts.. I put a 110% into every person I work with and to look for their legal issue and personal issue. I strive to make sure everyone knows what is going on and that they matter. I beleive in keeping a balance between being a tenacious advocate and personal attention. Legal defense is more than just getting the results in court and going to jury trial, its about being a passionate advocate.” -Hieu Vu

Fight Your Case

The Law Office of Hieu Vu is an award winning firm helping those accused of legal criminal issues in the Orange County court system.

Facing Criminal charges?

Record of success (Track record in Southern California)

These are recent results that we have been able to obtain for our clients who have used my services. Payment plans are availible

  • Husband and wife fought. Police came and arested husband for domestic violence
  • No Charges Filed - able to clear domestic violence arrest
  • School Teacher Caught Shoplifting at Sephora South Coast accused of petty theft and faced license suspension (theft crimes have collateral consequences on teachers)
  • Case Dismissed without Diversion
  • Professional license saved!
  • Client hit 2 cars with 2 independent witnesses in daylight traffic
  • Jury returned Not Guilty verdict in 45 minutes
  • Law enforcement, friends, other defense attorneys, and the big criminal defense firm with the "criminal defense team" said he had no chance in jury trial and to take the community service offer and there was no DUI defense at his disposal..

  • Client accsued of rear ending another on 405 freeway in morning traffic. Hieu Vu stopped the investigation by having client invoke rights
  • Otherside got a personal injury attorney invovled.
  • District attorney sent back for further investigation and police officers were not pleased.
  • Intoxicated Client, passed out on Beach Blvd divider with soiled clothes. 
  • Case Dismissed - avoided criminal conviction
  • Client knew had suspended and got caught
  • Case Dismissed
  • 4.0 student just having fun not understanding the consequences and circumstances of what he was doing. 
  • Caught w 40 pills of MDMA accused of drug sales (worse of drug charges)
  • Reduced to only drug possession (lowest of the drug offenses)
  • Client knowingly bought illegal cable tv/internet from unofficial channel. Was looking at statutory damages of $10,000.00 
  • After Negotiations, case settled w happy client an no criminal charges.
  • Car was on sidewalk and client passed out. Client consulted with other criminal law attorneys. They said there was no DUI defense. 
  • DUI Dismissed, client got a drunk in public.

Public Urination - Downtown Fullerton

  • Client caught penis in hand 1:50 at night prior to bars closing in Down Town Fullerton
  • Case dissmissed

Failure to Appear - Orange County Bench Warrant

  • Client decided not to go to court and leave the country which resulted in a warrant.
  • Able to remove warrant which allowed client to return back into the country safely.

Driving on a Suspended License

  • Drove on suspended license and got caught..
  • Case dissmissed
  • Client agreed to probation and violated the terms and was facing jail time
  • Hearing resulted in no probation violation
  • Client had consensual sex with a co worker
  • Co worker accused him of sexual battery and investigator was after him.
  • No sexual assault charges
  • Client had 4-5 convictions which stopped her from getting a job.
  • Dismissed all case so she was able to answer she never got convicted. This resulted in her getting a job.

White Collar Crimes

  • Client had a quarter million dollars of  goods over seas. 
  • Goods were seized by the federal gvernemnt per federal forfeiture laws. Client had concerns about losing everything
  • Got back property and stopped case from going forward in the criminal law system. 
  • Was looking at 1 year in jail.
  • No jail and client is in program

Licensed Nurse  

  • Got caught with drug posession at Disneyland and did not live in Southern california
  • She had concerns drug possession jeopardized her nursing license and ability to work. (worse than violent crimes) 
  • Case dismissed without having to go to court and getting lost in the criminal justice system

What kind of lawyer defends criminals?

I've handled thousands of cases in Southern California. Put my legal experience to work with you. As an Orange County criminal defense lawyer the vast majority of cases resolve on a postive note plea deal. Have your criminal charges reviewed. It's important to know what the prosecutors are planning with your offenses. As a criminal defense lawyer I look at a wide range factors when taking in facts about your case for the purpose of getting an insight. These factors friends who were witness, additional law enforcement officers who didn't happen. Each case is different, has its own circumstances and needs a unique defense strategy. Not everyone needs the services of a criminal defense attorney, not every dui defense ends with an .08 blood alcohol and not every case ends with the police reports, but it is important to make sure your case is reviewed by a criminal lawyer who is familair with the local courts.

Who is the best criminal lawyer?

The lawyerly answer is it depends on your type of case. However, Hieu is repsected in the  Legal Community and one the highest rated attorneys for Criminal Defense online. .


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Any Criminal Legal Matter and Issues in the Criminal Justice System

Have a top Criminal Attorney on your side. With a practice focused exclusively on criminal law Mr. Vu has successfully handled over hundreds of Criminal/DUI(drunk driving) cases of all types. 

With an office conveniently located in Tustin, I am availible to fight cases all over southern california. My goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for myclients, whether that be by aggressively negotiating a reduced charge, or by taking dui cases to trial. I am familiar with the local courts and with the police departmetns in newport beach, irvine, santa ana the local California Highway Patrol. I also offer payment plans 

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    Sex crimes
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    domestic violence
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    DUI (dui defense)
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    deadly weapon
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    violent crimes
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    drug charges
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    theft crimes
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    sex offense
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    drug crimes
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    criminal threats

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My Philosophy on Practice

When everything seems to be falling apart, it's important to have an Attorney on your side when facing the court system. An arrest by a police officer starts a case against you. Regardless of truth, when you are arrested the criminal process is started against you. You must fight your case if you want to avoid the conviction from showing up on your criminal record.

Instead of looking for ways to convict you, you need to have an attorney on your side who look for ways to win your case and provide you with insight. You have the constitution on our side. There are rights entitled to you as an accused. These rights let you bring people into court and put the burden of proof on the state.

Never admit guilt even when you are confronted by a police officer. You have the protection of the constitution. It is up to the state to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You are entitled to a jury of 12 peers. You also have the right to cross examine your accusers and produce evidence on your own behalf.

When should you hire a criminal defense attorney?

Having a criminal attorney in case can make a world of difference. The criminal justice is funny. You can not listen to the officer's or prosecutors for advice because their job is not to help you out with your dui cases or provide you with a dui defense. In fact, their job is to prosecute on behalf of the state. In addition, you also can not rely on the judge for advice. It is true that they know the law, however they are there as a neutral party. They are not allowed to help and are not allowed to give legal advice. You need an advocate that will help you out along the way and present to you options as the case unfolds.

Can We Meet In Person For a Consultation?

Yes. Provided you have proper PPE (Pesonal Protective Equipment) Have your case reviewed by Hieu Vu. It's important to have a criminal defense attorney. You do not want a  personal injury or family law attorney with a superficial knowledge of the criminal justice system dealing wtih your violent crimes or learning dui defense on your matter. know what the prosecutors are planning do. Each case is different and comes with its own concern.  (use the contact form).

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Have your case reviewed by Hieu Vu. It's important to know what the prosecutors are planning do. Each case is different and every case needs a unique defense strategy.

Contact Details

  • 18002 Irvine Blvd #108 , Tustin , CA, 92780, USA
  • 7145893063