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Brian M. Latuga

Brian M. Latuga

Wolcott Rivers Gates
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • Virginia
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Brian M. Latuga dedicates his practice to Criminal Defense in state and federal courts. He is a skilled trial attorney who is well-versed in a variety of fields to meet your legal needs. Brian zealously fights to maintain your liberty and protect your rights when you are facing serious felony, DUI, or white collar criminal charges, and will provide experienced and knowledgeable representation in civil litigation and forfeiture matters.

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 and active 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. He is willing and ready to passionately attack the accusations facing you using his extensive experience to your advantage.

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

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

Regent University School of Law
J.D. (2013) | Juris Doctor
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
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
Patrol Officer; Traffic Safety Unit (DUI/ DWI) Officer for three years; Intox EC/IR -II Licensed Operator; RADAR and LIDAR Certified
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
Police Officer
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
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorney's
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Family Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Wolcott Rivers Gates- Brian Latuga, Esq.
Contact & Map
Wolcott Rivers Gates
200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Telephone: (757) 687-3657