Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
Call Our Aggressive Firm for a Free Consultation
At the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we have the legal skills necessary
to not just show you what your rights are after a criminal arrest, but
to aggressively fight to uphold them.
Our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer understands how frightening
it is to face the criminal justice system. Many individuals who are accused
of a crime or are facing criminal charges are not completely aware of
what their rights are, and do not know what options they have.
Reasons To Choose Us
- We Answer Calls 24/7
- Backed By 20+ Years Of Experience
- Skilled, Knowledgeable Legal Advice
- We Genuinely Care About Your Success
- Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2015 in Criminal Defense
- Free Initial Case Consultations Provided
- All Major Credit Cards Accepted
- Military Discounts Available
Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney knows what you are going through
and will seek to amend that situation. We are dedicated to defending the
rights of those going through a criminal law case and can fight tirelessly
on your behalf. At our office, we believe that you deserve to know what
you are facing, each step of the way, and we can make you completely aware
of all the implications of your situation as it develops.
today to tell our attorney about your unique circumstance!
Cases We Proudly Handle
Over the past 15 years, we have come across virtually every type of criminal
defense case. Because of the advanced skill and knowledge that comes with
such a history, we are well-equipped and prepared to help you through
your legal matter, no matter how simple or complex the situation, including:
We can also provide in-depth advice on what to do
after you've been arrested. Please always keep in mind that it is a good idea to consult an experienced
lawyer before you speak to any law enforcement officials. At the
Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney is dedicated to providing
our clients with solid, unbreakable defense that aims to get your charges
lessened or even dismissed entirely. We do not shy away from doing the
extensive investigation that it takes to gather the necessary facts.
The Criminal Court Process
The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller understands just how daunting the criminal
process can be, especially when faced with serious charges. We are here
to help you understand how the legal system operates and what you should
expect. In addition, we can stand by your side during each step to fight
for your rights.
What to Do After an Arrest
Remember that just because you have been arrested, it does not mean that
you are automatically guilty. Once you have been brought to the police station,
the bond will be set. This means that you do not have to sit in jail while the process is underway;
you are free to go home to wait for your arraignment. The purpose of bail is to ensure that you
return to court for the arraignment. If you are unable to post bail, then
you will be required to remain in custody until the arraignment. The amount
will be determined by the courts and may depend on the type of charges filed.
What Is Arraignment?
Once bail has been paid, the courts will schedule an arraignment, where
the plea is entered. You may enter a plea of “not guilty”
or “guilty,” or another plea such as “no contest.”
A Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer will almost always recommend
that you plead “not guilty” to give you the maximum fighting
chance at obtaining an outcome in your favor.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
Depending on whether or not your case involves misdemeanor charges or felony
charges, your case may go to trial. For a misdemeanor case, it is often
heard before the judge and will not typically include a juried trial.
Felony charges are another story entirely, as the prosecutors will be
selecting people to be jurors.
From that point, the formal trial will take place. It will involve the
presentation of the following:
- Witness testimony
- Arguments from prosecution & defense
The prosecution will always have the burden of proving that the evidence
supports the charges. Your criminal defense lawyer will have the opportunity
to either support or refute those arguments.
You may find, however, that prosecutors will have thin or weak arguments,
and may not be able to prove “guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Whatever the case may be, it is always in your best interests to have
a Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney on your side.
Contact Our Virginia Beach Defense Lawyer Today
Don't waste any time hesitating before you get a criminal defense lawyer
on your side. The upcoming decisions can permanently affect your future,
and the sooner you get the help of an attorney, the better your attorney
can help you.
Start by telling our Virginia Beach criminal lawyer about your situation during a free consultation.