Dedicated Personal Injury & Criminal Attorney

Brian became a Police Officer in 2005 and served with the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Third Police Precinct. Brian was selected to join the Department’s Traffic Safety Unit and was awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award for 82 DUI arrests in a year. Brian made hundreds of criminal arrests, over 300 DUI arrests, and issued thousands of summonses. He has held certifications in RADAR, LIDAR, Commercial Motor Vehicle Weighing, Alco-Sensor FST (the Preliminary Breath Test), Child Passenger Safety Seat Instruction, OSHA Infection Control, and was a licensed breath alcohol instrument operator on the Intoximeter EC/IR-II. Brian attended Regent University School of Law and graduated 2nd in his class with Summa Cum Laude honors. Brian worked as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney with the City of Virginia Beach and in 2016 Brian was chosen as one of the inaugural members of a dedicated DUI-Prosecution Team. As a prosecutor he has tried traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases including Involuntary and Voluntary Manslaughter, Larceny, Burglary, Robbery, Malicious and Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Rape, Robbery, DUI-Manslaughter, DUI-Maiming, and Murder. Brian is also active in his community and in his free time he enjoys taking backpacking and hiking trips with his wife and is a certified PADI Divemaster and NSS-CDS Cave Diver. As a former Virginia Beach Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Virginia Beach Police Officer, and Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Brian is well-versed in a variety of areas to meet your personal injury and criminal litigation needs.

Bar Admissions

  • 2013 State Bar of Virginia (Authorized to practice law)

Education

James Madison University, 800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
BS - Bachelor of Science - 2004
Regent University School of Law, 1000 Regent University Dr RH 225L, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
JD - Juris Doctor - 2013

Career Highlights

  • Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia - CoVaBIZ - Coastal Virginia Magazine - 2017
  • 2010 Honoree for 82 DUI Arrests - Mothers Against Drunk Driving - 2011
Legal Resources
Is Smell Still Sufficient for Probable Cause in Virginia?
January 17, 2018 - Brian Latuga

The recent trend across the country to decriminalize, and in some states legalize marijuana, begs the question: Is smell of marijuana alone still sufficient to support probable cause to search?

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