Handling DUI Matters in Virginia

MCLE Credits: 6.5
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Friday, October 7, 8:20 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. ET
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Friday, October 28, 8:20 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. ET
MCLE Credit: 6.5 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.5 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 6.5 Trial Practice/Litigation, 1.0 Ethics
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Registration Fees:

Live on Site:
$359 regular registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic
Cases in Virginia
(2022 edition) e-book)
$379 on-site registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic
Cases in Virginia
(2022 edition) e-book) (if space is available)

Webcast:
$359 regular registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic
Cases in Virginia
(2022 edition) e-book)

Telephone:

$379 regular registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic
Cases in Virginia
(2022 edition) e-book)

Information

Why Attend?

  • Receive the electronic version of the NEW 2022 edition of the Virginia CLE® handbook Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia—a $199 value—included in the regular registration fee!
  • Review the latest caselaw developments
  • Learn the best practices in DUI cases
  • Opportunities to network and talk with colleagues in Richmond/Innsbrook or Fairfax
  • Option to attend the full program on October 7 virtually via live-interactive webcast or telephone: Enjoy this program from the convenience of your home or office, and still be able to ask questions of the speakers

If your practice includes handling DUI cases, this is a must-attend program!

This seminar covers the specifics of defending the DUI cases and other serious traffic offenses. You will hear from defense attorneys, judges, and commonwealth attorneys who will discuss the various aspects of DUI cases in Virginia, including what the abolishment of the habitual offender statute means for your clients and your practice. You will receive an update on DUI and serious traffic offense caselaw.

  • Get an update and review landmark and recent caselaw
  • Review constitutional issues related to stop, arrest, and searches
  • Learn about innovative sentencing alternatives
  • Hear the toxicologist’s perspective relating to Cannabis
  • Receive 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 (upcoming 2022 edition, including electronic forms)—a $199 value—is included in the regular registration fee. You get the book in a completely searchable electronic format. 

PRAISE FROM PAST ATTENDEES OF THIS SEMINAR

“Excellent.”

“Very worthwhile in the presentations and written materials.”

“The seminar was great and loaded with helpful information and resources. The materials are clear and comprehensive.”

“Excellent practical coverage of a very relevant topic to criminal traffic attorneys.”

Options for Attending the Seminar:

On Friday, October 7, this program will be presented live on site in Richmond/Innsbrook, where people may attend in person, as well as virtually via live-interactive webcast and telephone.

On Friday, October 28, this program will be presented live on site in Fairfax only, with no virtual attendance options.


ATTENDING IN PERSON ON OCTOBER 7?

The Bobzien-Gaither Education Center in Richmond/Innsbrook is our new state-of-the-art facility designed with your safety in mind. It features a Centurion air filtration system, which quickly and effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria. Additionally, the facility is thoroughly cleaned before each seminar, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

COVID-19 POLICY FOR LIVE-ON-SITE ATTENDANCE

By attending a live-on-site Virginia CLE® seminar, you acknowledge the health risks associated with COVID-19 and that you MUST follow all Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policies. You may NOT attend a live-on-site program if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

Click here for details about the Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policyPlease revisit the webpage routinely for updates as we are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. All updates to this policy will be emailed to registrants.
(Last updated March 2, 2022)

 

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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 $199 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 (October 7 and October 28) (Eastern Time)

8:00 Late Registrations
8:20 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 Caselaw Update / Stop, Arrest, and Searches
Judge William E.  Jarvis


News you can use—important statutes, recent cases, and current procedures

  • Overview of recent caselaw affecting drunk driving offenses
  • Review of landmark and recent cases applicable to drunk driving and motor vehicle violations

Constitutionality of procedures:

  • Articulable suspicion
  • Scope of constitutional stops
  • Probable cause
  • Admissibility of blood/breath tests
  • Validity of searches
10:00 Break
10:10 Toxicology Evidence—Cannabis
Dr. James Hutchings, Eric Shamis


Understand how they test and what their reports mean as it relates to DUI for marijuana:

  • Testing procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug classes and their effect
11:10 Break
11:20 Body-Worn Camera Evidence
Lt. Michelle Rhone, Stephen Mutnick

This hour-long session will provide the practitioner with a presentation from an experienced police officer on body-worn cameras followed by an attorney who will explain how body-worn cameras are used by the Commonwealth and defense.         
12:20 Lunch (provided at live-on-site programs)
1:00 Hypotheticals Covering Trial Issues

Moderator: Stephen Mutnick

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.
           
Faculty Panel:

Fairfax: Manoli Loupassi, Tim Carwile
Richmond: Manoli Loupassi, Tim Carwile, Tim Dustan
2:00 Break
2:10 View from the Bench: A Judges Panel
Moderator: Jon Huddleston

Judges Panel:

Richmond: Judge Lisa Mayne, Judge Mansi Shah, Judge Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi
Fairfax: Judge Lisa Mayne, Judge Matthew Snow, Judge Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi
3:10 Break
3:20 DUI Ethics
E. Kate Fitzgerald


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.          

4:20 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Richmond on October 7 or Fairfax on October 28 begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees on October 7.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees on October 7.

Faculty

COURSE PLANNER

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

FACULTY

Hon. William E. Jarvis, Prince William General District Court / Manassas
Hon. Lisa A. Mayne, Fairfax County General District Court / Fairfax
Hon. Mansi J. Shah, Richmond General District Court / Richmond
Hon. Matthew Snow, Loudoun General District Court / Loudoun
Hon. Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi, Roanoke County General District Court / Salem
Timothy C. Carwile, Allen & Carwile / Waynesboro
Tim Dustan, Deputy Commonwealth Attorney / Powhatan
E. Kate Fitzgerald, The Fitzgerald Law Group, PLC / Leesburg
Jon D. Huddleston, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, PC (Retired) / Williamsburg
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
Lt. Michelle Rhone, Hampton Police Division Training Academy / Hampton
Eric M. Shamis, King, Campbell, Poretz & Mitchell, PLLC / Leesburg

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. Printed materials will NOT be available.) (Lunch included.)

$359 regular registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia (2022 edition) e-book)
$379 on-site registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia (2022 edition) e-book) (if space is available)


WEBCAST/TELEPHONE REGISTRATION FEES

WEBCAST FEES:
$359 regular registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia (2022 edition) e-book)

TELEPHONE FEES:
$379 regular registration (includes Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia (2022 edition) e-book)


LIVE LOCATIONS AND DATES

RICHMOND/INNSBROOK / Friday, October 7
Bobzien-Gaither Education Center (Google Map)
4801 Cox Road, Suite 108
Glen Allen, VA 23060

FAIRFAX / Friday, October 28
Hilton Fairfax (Venue Website / Google Map)
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
(703) 653-6025


A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.


Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.  E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use. No printed materials will be available.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $199 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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