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Brian M. Latuga

Brian M. Latuga

Wolcott Rivers Gates
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Virginia
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Biography

Brian M. Latuga dedicates his practice to Criminal Defense and Personal Injury in state and federal courts. He is a skilled trial attorney, a 2nd Amendment advocate, and is well-versed in a variety of fields. Brian fights for your freedom to return you to your children and maintain your employment. He handles all serious felony, DUI, CPS, violent, sexual, or white collar criminal charges, and will provide experienced and knowledgeable representation in civil litigation and forfeiture matters. He is especially passionate about defending caregivers wrongfully accused of "Shaken Baby" or child abuse.

Brian became a Police Officer in 2005 and served with both the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Third Police Precinct and its Traffic Safety Unit. During his policing career Brian made hundreds of criminal arrests, conducted well over 400 DUI investigations and issued thousands of summonses. He is certified and proficient in RADAR, LIDAR, Commercial Motor Vehicle Weighing, the Alco-Sensor FST (the Preliminary Breath Test), Advanced Crash Investigations, Interview and Interrogation Techniques, and Advanced SWAT. He was a licensed operator of the current DUI breath alcohol instrument for over six years. Brian has a thorough working knowledge of police training, certifications, procedures and the intricacies of criminal law.

Brian is also a former Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney with the City of Virginia Beach. While there he tried misdemeanor and felony cases of all types. In both judge and jury trials Brian has litigated nearly all crimes, including Involuntary and Voluntary Manslaughter, Assault and Battery- Law Enforcement, Larceny, Burglary, Robbery, Malicious and Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Rape, Robbery, DUI-Manslaughter, DUI-Maiming and Murder.

Brian graduated 2nd from Regent University Law School - Summa Cum Laude. As a former EMT-Intermediate, VBPD Officer, Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Brian will exceed your expectations.

Education
Regent University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Juris Doctor
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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James Madison University
B.S. (2004) | Chemistry
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Professional Experience
Senior Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
Virginia Beach Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney
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Prosecutor of all levels of criminal offenses including larceny, burglary, drug offenses including distribution, rape, robbery and murder. Hundred of trials conducted including many jury trials. Inaugural member of the first Virginia Beach dedicated DUI Prosecution Team
Police Officer
Virginia Beach Police Department
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Patrol Officer; Traffic Safety Unit (DUI/ DWI) Officer for three years; Intox EC/IR -II Licensed Operator; RADAR and LIDAR Certified
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Fight Over a "Deadly Weapon"
Website Blog
Speaking Engagements
DUI Bootcamp, Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association - CLE, Norfolk
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
Panelist with a Norfolk General District Court Judge and a fellow defense attorney on DUI defense
Hotel Safety, Security and Liability, Virginia Beach Hotel Association Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach Oceanfront - Mariott
Virginia Beach Hotel Association
Panelist for the Virginia Beach Hotel Association's Annual Meeting covering topics on safety, security, liability of innkeepers, liability to third-parties, evictions and other topics concerning innkeepers
Certifications
Police Officer
CSCJTA; VBPD
Awards
Top Lawyer of 2019/2020
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Legal Elite - Criminal Law
Virginia Business
Top Lawyer of 2018/2019
Costal Virginia Magazine
Readers' Choice Award
Virginia Pilot
Top Lawyer of 2017/2018
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 86300
Member
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorney's
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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4th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can law enforcement enter a locked attic door or a room in my house that has locks if its roomates?
A: A lot more facts are needed to give an answer to that question. Which then leads to a potentially complicated analysis. If you’ve been charged with something from such search then you should consult with a local lawyer for representation.
Q. Intent to purchase a firearm while having a misdemeanor charge
A: ????
Q. My 10 year old son was charged with 24 counts of destructive property misdemeanor distraction of property felony.
A: Your son needs legal counsel. There will be significant questions about capacity and ability to understand the proceedings.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Wolcott Rivers Gates- Brian Latuga, Esq.
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Contact & Map
Wolcott Rivers Gates
200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Telephone: (757) 687-3657