Handling DUI Matters 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
Designation Credit: 6.5 Trial Practice/Litigation, 1.0 Ethics
(Designations Information)
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 6.5 (VIDC Information)
Price: $419 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 08/31/2024


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay from the October 2022 live seminar, Handling DUI Matters in Virginia.

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 (2022 edition, including electronic forms)—a $199 value—is included in the registration fee. You get the book in a completely searchable electronic format.

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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
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
Body-Worn Camera Evidence
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.         
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:

Richmond: Manoli Loupassi, Tim Carwile, Tim Dustan
View from the Bench: A Judges Panel
Moderator: Jon Huddleston

Judges Panel:

Richmond: Judge Lisa Mayne, Judge Mansi Shah, Judge Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi
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.          



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


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 Science / Richmond
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, PLLC / Leesburg

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