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Reasons To Choose Us

Backed By 20+ Years Of Experience
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We Genuinely Care About Your Success
Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2015 in Criminal Defense
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At the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we understand how frightening it is to face the criminal justice system. Many individuals who are accused of a crime or are facing charges are not completely aware of what their rights are, and do not know what options they have.

Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney knows what you are going through and seeks 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.

Contact us today to tell our attorney about your unique circumstance.

Cases We 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.

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 stay 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:

  • Evidence
  • 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.

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We Can Defend Your Rights

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.

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