DUI Defense in Virginia (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 6.5 (VIDC Information)
Designation Credit: 6.5 Trial Practice/Litigation, 3.0 Divorce and Family Law
Practice, 1.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Price: $419 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2022


A pre-recorded streaming AUDIO and VIDEO replay of the October 2020 seminar, DUI Defense in Virginia program.

This seminar covers the specifics of defending the serious traffic case, with special emphasis on DUI defenses.

Topics covered include:

  • Updates on relevant legislation and case law
  • Review of constitutional issues―stops, arrests, searches
  • Innovative sentencing alternatives
  • Insights on scientific aspects of DUI cases
  • Ethics

BONUS! The must-have Virginia Lawyers Practice Handbook Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia e-book (2020 edition including electronic forms)—a $189 value!—is included in the registration fee. You get the book in a completely searchable electronic format.

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Updates on the Law and Practice
Tim Carwile (Case Law Update), Stephen Mutnick (Legislative Update)

News you can use—important statutes, recent cases, and current procedures
  • Overview of recent case law and legislation affecting drunk driving offenses
  • Review of landmark and recent cases applicable to drunk driving and motor vehicle violations
  • Habitual offender status
  • Blood alcohol procedures
  • Violations
  • Suspension and revocation procedures
Stops, Arrests, and Searches
Judge Jarvis

Constitutionality of procedures:
  • Articulable suspicion
  • Scope of constitutional stops
  • Probable cause
  • Admissibility of blood/breath tests
  • Validity of searches
Substance Abuse Expert and Sentencing Issues
Jon Huddleston and Substance Abuse Expert Kevin Doyle

An experienced counselor will share insights and suggestions about how to coordinate efforts to help your clients get the help they need to identify and address substance-related issues that could benefit from professional treatment/counseling.  Then hear from experienced practitioners on how they use this valuable information to help clients charged with:
  • First offenders and recidivists
  • Ignition interlock/Refusal sanctions/ASAP
  • License suspension and revocation

DUI Testing Overview: Understanding the Science
Jeff C. Martin, Michael Tillotson, T. Kevin Wilson

This segment is chock full of information and is designed to be an overview of the science behind field sobriety and breath and blood testing. 

Field Sobriety: T. Kevin Wilson
  • A brief history of the origins of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Tests that were considered and rejected by NHTSA
  • The three phases of DWI Detection
  • The three Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • The standardized instructions for each SFST
  • The standardized clues for each SFST
  • Common mistakes officers make
  • Resources and next steps for the lawyer to learn more
Breath Testing: Michael Tillotson
  • Understand how the EC/IR II was flawed from the beginning
  • How the EC/IR II calculates a number
  • What does .08 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath really mean?
  • Get a list of way the breath test number can be wrong and the three major ways    the breath test can be wrong
Blood Testing: Jeff C. Martin
  • Virginia’s two blood tests:  diagnostic or forensic?
  • From blood draw to certificate—learn where the mistakes happen
  • Understand the technology of blood testing:  a gas chromatograph is like a moonshine still!
  • “Huh, that looks odd!”  Easy issue spotting gas chromatography problems
Hypotheticals Covering Trial Issues
G. Manoli Loupassi, Corinne Magee, Eric Shamis, Stephen Mutnick (Moderator)

Join the expert panel as they work through a few creative DUI hypotheticals, applying what they have 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
Judge Caudill, Judge Flythe, Judge Simmons, Jon Huddleston (Moderator)
Judge Capsalis

A review of ethical and professionalism dilemmas faced by defense attorneys and prosecutors through hypothetical scenarios.  This session will help you better understand the most recent Rules changes and relevant LEOs.



Hon. Manuel A. Capsalis, Fairfax County General District Court / Fairfax
Hon. Lauren Caudill, Henrico General District Court / Henrico
Hon. Tyneka L. D. Flythe, Newport News General District Court / Newport News
Hon. William E. Jarvis, Prince William General District Court / Manassas
Hon. Mark C. Simmons, Fairfax General District Court / Fairfax


Timothy C. Carwile, Allen & Carwile / Waynesboro
Dr. Kevin Doyle, Private Practice / Charlottesville
Jon D. Huddleston, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, PC / Leesburg
G. Manoli Loupassi, The Law Office of G. Manoli Loupassi, LLC / Richmond
Corinne J. Magee, The Magee Law Firm, PLLC / McLean
Jeff C. Martin, Tillotson & Martin / Newport News
Stephen A. Mutnick, Winslow & McCurry, PLLC / Midlothian
Eric M. Shamis, Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office / Leesburg
Michael Tillotson, Tillotson & Martin / Newport News
T. Kevin Wilson, The Wilson Law Firm / Manassas

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