Defending Serious Traffic Cases 2021: 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
Designation Credit: 6.0 Trial Practice/Litigation, 1.0 Ethics
(Designations Information)
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 6.0 (VIDC Information)
Price: $329 - USB with electronic materials
Available Through: 08/31/2024


A pre-recorded VIDEO replay from the October 2021 webcast seminar, Defending Serious Traffic Cases 2021: Strategies and Tactics in Representing Clients.

Topics covered include:

  • Hear updates on all aspects of the law related to traffic offenses
  • Learn how the legislative changes can affect your practice
  • Explore relevant substantive and procedural differences around the state
  • Listen to a panel of judges
  • Examine the ethical concerns specific to traffic cases

The companion to Virginia CLE®’s biennial DUI Defense in Virginia program, this seminar begins with a case law and legislative update. It provides the basic theory and strategies on effective representation of clients charged with reckless and aggressive driving, speeding, eluding, hit-and-run, and defending reckless driving fatalities. Hear from a panel of judges who share their views from the bench, and how to be a more effective advocate for your client. Learn from experienced defense attorneys and an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. The program ends with ethical considerations specific to traffic cases.




Updates on the Law and Practice Part 1: Case Law Update
Judge William E. Jarvis
Update on the Law and Practice Part 2: Legislative Update
Stephen Mutnick

Update on Criminal Justice Reform legislation from the 2021 General Assembly session.
Eluding, Hit and Run, Reckless and Aggressive Driving, and Speeding
Tim Carwile
  • Appropriate section charged
  • Defenses
  • Punishment including enhancements
  • Saving the license
  • Felony v. misdemeanor
  • Elements of proof
  • Evidentiary issues
Defending Reckless Driving Fatalities
Eric Shamis
  • Appropriate sections charged
  • Evidentiary issues
  • Defenses
  • Recklessness = Criminal Negligence?
  • Potential punishment and aggravation/mitigation
Same Laws, Disparate Results—A Panel Discussion Exploring Regional Differences in Practices and Procedures
Eric Demetriades, Manoli Loupassi, Tim Dustan

Join the expert panel as they work through a few creative 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
Moderator: Jon Huddleston

Judges Panel: Judge Lauren Caudill, Judge M. Scott Stein, Judge Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi
Ethics: Specific to Traffic Law
E. Kate Fitzgerald

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



Hon. Lauren Caudill, Henrico General District Court / Henrico
Hon. William E. Jarvis, Prince William General District Court / Manassas
Hon. M. Scott Stein, General District Court / City of Newport News
Hon. Jacqueline F. Talevi, General District Court in the 23rd Judicial District / Salem


Timothy C. Carwile, Allen & Carwile / Waynesboro
Eric J. Demetriades, Laurel Brigade Law Group / Leesburg
Timothy M. Dustan, Prince George County / Prince George
E. Kate Fitzgerald, The Fitzgerald Law Group, PLC / Leesburg
Jon Huddleston, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, PC / Leesburg
G. Manoli Loupassi, The Law Office of G. Manoli Loupassi, LLC / Richmond
Stephen A. Mutnick, Winslow & McCurry, PLLC / Midlothian
Eric M. Shamis, King, Campbell, Poretz & Mitchell / Leesburg

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