Brian M. Latuga dedicates his practice to Criminal Defense 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 family, to your children, and your job. He handles all serious felony and misdemeanor cases including Domestic Violence, White Collar, Violent, Sexual Crimes and those involving Juvenile Law matters. He will provide experienced and knowledgeable representation in related civil litigation and forfeiture matters. He is especially passionate about defending caregivers 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, tactics, procedures and the intricacies of criminal law.
Brian is also a former Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney with the City of Virginia Beach. 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 in his class from Regent University Law School - summa cum laude. As a former EMT-Intermediate, VBPD Officer, and Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Brian will exceed your expectations.