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When you choose The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, you can be confident that you will receive the effective communication you deserve and the exceptional legal guidance you require at this time. If you have recently been arrested for a criminal offense, including a DWI, drug crime, juvenile crime, domestic violence, assault and battery, or any other offense, we are here for you when you need us most. We can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system with a sense of ease and confidence. We will walk with you every step of the way and provide you with knowledgeable legal advice and representation.

Our Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney is dedicated to your case and will keep you well-informed every step of the way. Due to our extensive experience, we know the courts and have a complete understanding of how to successfully resolve your case. Unlike lesser experienced attorneys, we will not needlessly charge our clients’ in order to familiarize ourselves with the principles of the law. Retain our immediate representation today in order to receive the personalized solutions that you deserve.

The hiring of one firm to take care of various legal situations is usually preferred since the sharing of information between different firms is often complicated and more expensive. Moreover, you need an attorney who understands the ramifications of convictions and pleas and how to use the trial testimony and cross-examination in the criminal case as a springboard into the civil. Over the past several years our firm has noticed a significant increase in divorce clients faced with criminal complaints or protective orders. The motivation in these cases is often malice or to gain a tactical advantage in their divorce and/or custody proceeding. Our firm has been extremely successful in having the false allegations dismissed and using the misconduct of the reporting party to our advantage.

For example, where a mother filed a child protective services complaint preventing the father from having contact with the child we proved in Court that the mother coerced the child to lie and custody was granted to the father. In the past several years we have successfully represented clients in marital rape, protective order hearings, CPS complaints, brandishing of firearms, domestic violence (assault and battery), violation of bond conditions, violation of protective order hearings, child neglect, child endangerment, child abuse (sexual and physical), destruction of property, drug possession, breaking and entering and parental kidnapping. If you are facing charges for any of the above offenses in Virginia Beach, VA, do not hesitate to retain representation from The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller today for a free consultation.

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Why Hire Us

  • We Provide Experienced &
    Knowledgeable Legal Advice
  • We Offer Our Clients A
    Free Initial Case Consultation
  • We Genuinely Care About
    Your Case & Your Success
  • We Are Reputable &
    Have A Proven Track Record
  • We Give Personalized
    Attention To Each Of Our Clients

Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney Protecting Your Rights

We are passionate about representing the rights of individuals throughout Virginia Beach and all of Hampton Roads. As exceptional problem solvers who love helping people in their time of need – you can rest assured that we are the right choice. Dan Miller, our founding attorney, has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense by The National Trial Lawyers.

How Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Virginia Beach Stand Apart

Our firm will provide you with the honest representation that you deserve. We care more about the people we represent than our bottom line. As such, we do an excellent job listening to our clients, understanding their objectives, and building a plan of action accordingly. Once we have established your needs, our Virginia Beach criminal attorneys will utilize the most cost-effective route in order to exceed your expectations. We will zealously represent you and ensure your expectations are reasonably based upon the facts of you case and the prevailing law.




Our Reviews

  • “It helped me emotionally knowing that I had someone on my side.”

    Past Client

  • “I highly recommend Mr. Miller and more affordable compared to other attorneys.”

    Ernest A Duffy

  • “We want you to know that you really have made a difference in our lives.”

    Past Client

  • “Your expertise produced a great outcome.”

    Past Client

  • “I want all to know how pleased I am with the quality of service provided by Mr. Miller's firm & staff.”

    Past Client

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Meet Attorney
Daniel Miller

"We hear it all the time from our clients. Too many lawyers are in it for themselves, as if they've forgotten why they went to law school. We talk straight and represent our clients with integrity. It's the only way you will be satisfied that you got the best possible outcome — and that's your lawyer's job." - Attorney Daniel Miller

We Deliver Results

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  • Reduced to Reckless Driving Speeding and Driving Under the Influence
    My client was charged with Speeding and Driving under the influence of alcohol, a class one misdemeanor in Virginia which carries the possibility of 12 months in jail, 12 months suspension of license, and a $2500 fine. The Commonwealth presented evidence indicating that the Defendant had a Blood alcohol content of .09 which in Virginia creates a rebuttable presumption of impairment at the time the Defendant operates the motor vehicle. On cross examination, the Officer admitted that although the defendant was pulled for speeding there was nothing unusual about his driving of the motor vehicle, that there was no weaving involved, that he signaled at all turns, and that he maintained what seemed to be good general control of the vehicle. Furthermore, the Officer admitted that upon approaching the Defendant's vehicle that the Defendant was able to provide his license and registration without incident, that he exited the vehicle without trouble, and that his speech although slurred was not incoherent. Further admissions paid tribute to the Defendants ability to perform all standardized field sobriety tests adequately. The charge of Driving under the influence was reduced to reckless driving and a small fine was assessed.
  • Case Dismissed Possession of Stolen Property and Breaking and Entering
    My client was charged with 2 counts of possession of stolen property and breaking and entering. The Commonwealth attorney presented evidence indicating that the D was found in possession of the stolen goods and attempted to pawn the same at two separate locations one of which was outside the jurisdiction of the charging city. The Court dismissed the one count of possession of stolen goods finding that even though the property was stolen in the charging city there was no showing that the d had possession of the same within the charging city. Charge of B and E and possession of stolen property dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed Petty Larceny
    My client was charged with Petty larceny on federal property for the alleged taking of items from an on base store. The US Government presented evidence, mainly a video indicating that my client took several boxes of cologne from a shelf, placed them amongst other items in her cart, and paid for everything except for the cologne. On cross examination the store detective admitted that she could not state with any reasonable certainty that my client attempted to obscure the items in her basket, admitted that she had every opportunity to obscure the items so, and admitted that she was adamant upon apprehension that she had just forgotten about the items. Defense offered evidence from the Defendant who indicated that it was a simple mistake. The Judge dismissed the charge of petty larceny.
  • Case Dismissed Driving under the Influence
    My client was charged with Driving under the influence on federal property in Federal Court. My client approached the gate of Fort Eustis, a military base, by mistake and attempted to make a u turn. Upon approaching the gate and informing the officer of the same he was ordered by a second officer to a checkpoint on suspicion of driving while impaired. A timely objection was made by the defense indicating that although the Government has a right to search incident to entry that search is limited to those situations where the individual is attempting to gain entry since the law that provides the government the right to search is limited to base security. The Judge upheld the objection and dismissed the charge of driving under the influence.
  • Case Dismissed Statutory Rape
    My client was charged with several counts of statutory rape and was facing life in prison. The evidence presented by the commonwealth was based solely on the alleged victim's statements alleging that the events occurred sometime within a two year time period, that the first complaint made was several months after the alleged incident occurred, that the complaint was not filed until a couple years after the alleged incident and that at the time the incident occurred my client was in a supervisory position over the alleged victim (i.e., a baby sitter). We presented both medical evidence and alibi evidence showing that our client's version of the events, which were in direct contradiction to the alleged victims were more credible. All charges were dismissed.
  • Case Dismissed Reckless Driving and Open Container
    My client was charged with reckless driving and open container. My client avoided a DUI checkpoint by driving over a median and making an illegal U-turn. The Court found my client not guilty of reckless driving because the operation of the motor vehicle did not in and of itself endanger life, limb or property as required by statute. As to the open container, the container was located on the floor of the passenger seat. The Court dismissed this charge because they could not prove that my client knew of its presence.
  • Case Dismissed Traffic Violation
    My client was charged with driving down a one - way street. The officer testified that the street had properly posted signs at either end of the street but that not all intersections in between the two ends had signs on them. The Court dismissed the charge on the basis that the Defendant may have lacked proper notice.
  • Case Dismissed Driving under the Influence
    My client was charged with driving under the influence. The officer testified as to the results of the preliminary. We argued that under 18.2-267 the preliminary breath test could not be admitted into evidence and the Court dismissed the charge of DUI.
  • Case Dismissed Obstruction of Justice
    A shooting occurred and the police were dispatched. The police went to the second floor of the hotel and found bullet holes in some of the doors. My client's roommate opened the door and the police took him outside. The police kept yelling for our client to come outside but he would not show himself. Eventually our client came outside and they arrested him for obstruction of justice. The Court dismissed the charge based upon our argument that the police had not informed our client why they wanted him to come outside and the officer failed to prove that our client knew who they were or what they wanted.
  • Case Dismissed Driving under the Influence
    My client was charged with driving under the influence on a federal base. He blew a .10 and performed extraordinarily well on his field sobriety tests. Furthermore, the arresting officer on cross examination indicated that there was nothing odd about my client's operation of the vehicle, his ability to obtain his license and registration on request, nor his ability to stand, walk or communicate with the officer. We argued that a .10 BAC creates a rebuttable presumption and that under a totality of the circumstances my client had overcome this presumption. The Court agreed dismissing the charge of driving under the influenc

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