Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
Reasons To Choose Us
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
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.
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.
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:
- 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
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.