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Traffic Stops & Arrests in the Digital Age (pt. 1) / 2019 Criminal Law (2020-2021 Credit)

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Date Published

September 18, 2019


Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


Criminal Law, Ethics, Technology


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The practice of criminal law in 2019 is changing as rapidly as ever. Technological advances are creating more opportunities and challenges with evidence, from cell phone data to digital footage from surveillance video, body cams, dash cams, phones, and more. How do you represent your client with the massive amount of time involved on these issues as well as their ethical and constitutional questions? In DUI cases, what are the best defenses today? With the latest changes from the General Assembly and in the courts, how are license suspensions(and reinstatements) being handled?

Recorded live on Sept. 18, 2019, at VTLA's annual criminal law seminar, Traffic Stops & Arrests in the Digital Age. Part One consists of the morning sessions and includes ethics:
1. Discovery and Digital Media with Patrick Siewert, Pro Digital Forensic Consulting, Richmond
2. Use of Body Cams: How to Get the Goods - Moderated by Seth Weston, Law Office of Seth C. Weston, Roanoke. Panelists include Rhonda Quagliana, St. John, Bowling, Lawrence & Quagliana, Charlottesville, and Joseph Platania, Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney
3. Ethics: What You Need to Know: Traffic Related Offenses, Including Use of Body Cams with Jim McCauley, Virginia State Bar

To receive CLE credit for 2020, this course must be completed prior to midnight, Oct. 31, 2020.

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Seth Weston
Law Office of Seth C. Weston

Seth Weston is a seasoned trial attorney who has been providing legal advice throughout Roanoke County, Roanoke City, the... Read More

Patrick Siewert

Professional Digital Forensic (Pro Digital) Consulting was forged out of years of experience in electronic and internet-based... Read More

Rhonda Quagliana

Rhonda leads MichieHamlett's complex criminal and Title IX practice. For over 25 years, she has represented individuals and... Read More

Joseph D. Platania
City of Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney

Joe Platania was elected Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney in 2017 after serving in the office since 2003. He was also... Read More

James M. McCauley

James M. McCauley is the Ethics Counsel for the Virginia State Bar where he has been employed since 1989, managing the Bar’s... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Discovery and Digital Media
Use of Body Cams
Ethics: What You Need to Know - Traffic Related Offenses, Including Use of Body Cams
Traffic Stops & Arrests in the Digital Age (pt. 1) - Written Materials
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How to Attend

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