Defending Serious Traffic Cases: Strategies and Tactics in Representing Clients (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $269 - USB with electronic materials
$299 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded video replay of the October 2017 live seminar, Defending Serious Traffic Cases: Strategies and Tactics in Representing Clients.

Topics covered include:

  • Current aspects of the law related to traffic offenses
  • Changes from the 2017 General Assembly Session regarding license suspension and restoration
  • Hear from an accident reconstructionist, and learn how to use one to help your case
  • Relevant substantive and procedural differences from around the state
If your traffic practice encompasses more than DUI, this seminar is for you. And if you seek to begin a traffic practice, this seminar is a great place to start.

This seminar is the companion to Virginia CLE®’s biennial DUI Defense in Virginia program. It provides the basic theory and strategies on effective representation of clients charged with reckless driving, speeding, eluding, hit-and-run, and driving on suspended or no license, as well as representing habitual offenders and juveniles. You will learn about changes in the law of license suspensions. You will hear from a panel of judges who will share their views from the bench and how to be a more effective advocate for your client.

New this year, a local police officer discusses accident reconstruction and how it can be used in serious traffic offense cases.




Introductory Remarks
Steve Mutnick
Driving on Suspended License, Habitual Offender, and Operating a Vehicle Without a License
G. Manoli Loupassi
  • Appropriate section charged
  • Defenses
  • Punishment including enhancements
  • Saving the license
  • Resident and non-resident alien issues
Eluding, Hit-and-Run, and Other Serious Traffic Offenses
Steve Mutnick
  • Felony v. misdemeanor
  • Elements of proof
  • Evidentiary issues
  • Involuntary manslaughter
Reckless Driving, Aggressive Driving, and Speeding
J. Burkhardt Beale
  • Appropriate section charged
  • Defenses
  • Punishment including enhancement
  • Saving the license
  • Resident and non-resident alien issues
Crash Investigation
Richmond: Officer Greg Shelton, Henrico Police Department
Fairfax: TBD
Same Laws, Disparate Results—A Panel Discussion Exploring Regional Differences in Practices and Procedures
Moderator: Steve Mutnick
Faculty Panel
View from the Bench: A Judges Panel
Moderator: Jon Huddleston
Ethics: Professional Issues Specific to Traffic Law
Judge Capsalis



Stephen A. Mutnick, Winslow & McCurry, PLLC / Midlothian


Hon. Manuel A. Capsalis, Fairfax General District Court / Fairfax
Hon. George Barton Chucker, Henrico General District Court / Henrico
Hon. Gino W. Williams, Montgomery General District Court / Christiansburg
Hon. Gene A. Woolard, Chief Judge Virginia Beach General District Court / Virginia Beach


J. Burkhardt Beale, Boone Beale PLLC / Woodbridge
Alexis Fisher-Rizk, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney / Henrico County
Jon D. Huddleston, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C. / Leesburg
Mary M. Kellam, Slipow, Robusto & Kellam, P.C. / Virginia Beach
G. Manoli Loupassi, The Law Office of G. Manoli Loupassi, LLC / Richmond
Stephen A. Mutnick, Winslow & McCurry PLLC / Midlothian
David A. Oblon, Albo & Oblon, L.L.P. / Arlington
Eric Shamis, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney / Loudoun County
Officer Greg Shelton, Henrico Police Department / Henrico County
Ronald E. Smith, Ronald E. Smith, P.C. / Fairfax

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