Asset Forfeiture in Virginia

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, April 24, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, May 10, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

Information

Why Attend?

Examine the law and procedures of asset forfeiture and some of the legal issues that may arise in a typical asset forfeiture case.

  • Review the jurisprudence of Virginia asset forfeiture laws
  • Learn the law and civil procedures associated with these cases 
  • Examine what the burden of proof is for the prosecution and defense
  • Discover the legal issues that may arise for both sides
  • Find out what you should discuss with clients

Asset forfeiture is a civil proceeding, filed by a prosecutor, which may affect some criminal cases. This seminar will review the jurisprudence related to Virginia asset forfeiture as well as the laws, procedures, and defenses.

This unique program not only will provide attorneys with a general understanding of asset forfeiture laws and procedure in Virginia, but will also touch upon some of the common pitfalls in these cases. While examining procedures that must be followed by law enforcement and prosecutors, our speaker will discuss legal issues that need to be explored with your clients.

Although the seminar will briefly cover some of the differences between federal and state laws in this field, it will concentrate on Virginia asset forfeiture laws.

 



Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 24)

12:00 Asset Forfeiture in Virginia
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (May 10)

12:00 Asset Forfeiture in Virginia
1:45 Question-and-Answer Session
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Thomas Shaia, Deputy Commonwealth Attorney / Suffolk

Thomas Shaia is a Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Suffolk and began working for this office in February 2016. He graduated from George Mason University in 1985 and from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1988.  Mr. Shaia has been a prosecutor since 1988.  He started working for the City of Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and stayed there until 1993.  In 1994, he began working for the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Henrico County and stayed until 2002.  In 2002, Mr. Shaia was appointed as the Chief Prosecutor for the Attorney General of Virginia Financial Crime Intelligence Center.  Along with others he started the program and he stayed in the office until 2004.  In 2004, Mr. Shaia began working for the County of Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, was appointed Deputy in 2006, and stayed there until 2016.  He is an avid teacher and lecturer, has lectured on many topics including asset forfeiture, ethics, money laundering, racketeering, and search and seizure, and assists in teaching the Top Gun program and Gang Busters program for prosecutors and law enforcement in Virginia. Mr. Shaia was honored with the Warren Von Schuch Award for Distinguished Prosecutor by the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association in 2010.

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