DUI Defense in Virginia 2018 (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 6.0 (VIDC Information)
Price: $370 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the October 2018 live seminar, DUI Defense in Virginia

You have questions, we have answers. This seminar covers the specifics of defending the serious traffic case, with special emphasis on DUI defenses, including:

  • Update on law and practice
  • Review of constitutional issues―stops, arrests, searches
  • Case studies―pretrial preparation, powerful trial tactics
  • The toxicologist’s perspective
  • Creative sentencing
  • Ethics

BONUS! The must-have Virginia Lawyers Practice Handbook Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia (2018 edition, including electronic forms)—a $150 value—is included.




Updates on the Law and Practice
Christopher E. Collins

News you can use—important statutes, recent cases, and current procedures            
Stops, Arrests, and Searches
J. Burkhardt Beale

Constitutionality of procedures:

  • Articulable suspicion
  • Scope of constitutional stops
  • Probable cause
  • Admissibility of blood/breath tests
  • Validity of searches
Sentencing Issues
G. Manoli Loupassi

What to do if your client is convicted:
  • First offenders and recidivists
  • ASAP
  • Ignition interlock
  • Refusal sanctions
  • License suspension and revocation
  • Alternative punishments
The Toxicologist’s Perspective
Dr. James Hutchings and Stephen Mutnick

Understand how they test and what their reports mean:

  • Testing procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug classes and their effect
Hypotheticals Covering Trial Issues

Richmond: George A. Neskis, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Tim Dustan, G. Manoli Loupassi

Join the expert panel as they work through a few creative DUI hypotheticals, applying what we’ve learned, spotting issues, developing defenses, and discussing trial tactics—from the initial consultation through pretrial preparation and conduct of the trial.

View from the Bench: A Judges Panel

Richmond Panel: Judge Caddell, Judge Williams, Judge Woolard

Judge Capsalis

A discussion of ethical/professionalism dilemmas faced by defense attorneys.



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


Hon. Manuel A. Capsalis, Fairfax County General District Court / Fairfax
Hon. David B. Caddell Jr., Hanover General District Court / Hanover
Hon. Gino W. Williams, Chief Judge, 27th Judicial District / Montgomery County
Hon. Gene A. Woolard, Virginia Beach General District Court / Virginia Beach


J. Burkhardt Beale, Boone Beale PLLC / Woodbridge
Christopher E. Collins, Buchbauer & McGuire, PC / Winchester
Tim Dustan, Prince George County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office / Prince George
Dr. James  Hutchings, Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences / Richmond
G. Manoli Loupassi, The Law Office of G. Manoli Loupassi, LLC / Richmond
Stephen A. Mutnick, Winslow & McCurry, PLLC / Midlothian
George Neskis, Decker, Cardon, Thomas, Weintraub, & Neskis, PC / Norfolk

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