Virginia Beach Underage DUI Lawyer
Criminal Attorney in Virginia Beach
College is the time to make mistakes and to learn from them. When a college
student is over the age of 18, however, a mistake that results in a
criminal charge could follow the student around for the rest of his or her life. A criminal
record could affect a student's ability to get a job or get into a
post graduate program.
Start by telling our team of attorneys what happened in a free consultation.
Defense for College Students in Virginia
If you, your son or daughter has been charged with a drinking offense,
we can help. At the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we fight to protect
our clients' rights and work hard to minimize the penalties they face.
What's the Next Step?
Drinking and college students go hand in hand at Norfolk-area colleges
and universities. We provide criminal defense to students at any local
college or university, from Norfolk State University, Virginia Wesleyan
College and Old Dominion University in the Norfolk area to Regent University
and South University in nearby Virginia Beach.
Our defense attorneys have defended countless college students charged
with a wide variety of alcohol-related crimes, including:
- Drunk driving charges for students under the age of 21
- Drunk driving charges for students over the age of 21
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Possession of a fake ID or misrepresentation of age
- Charges for providing alcohol to a minor
Fighting Alcohol-Related Charges
If convicted of an alcohol-related crime, you could face fines, jail time,
mandatory community services and/or the suspension of your license. You
could also face disciplinary proceedings at your university or college.
Our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyers will work quickly and diligently
to protect you at every stage in the process. We will explore every avenue
to have the charges dismissed or the penalties reduced in your case. Our
legal team will thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your
arrest. In some cases, we may be able to challenge the validity of breath
tests, field sobriety tests, or search and seizure of evidence by law
enforcement. No matter the charge, we will do everything we can to minimize
the impact of these charges on your education and your future.
Call (757) 517-2942 today to get information on how to proceed with your case.
Contact a Lawyer Today
Contact our Virginia Beach criminal lawyer online to schedule a free initial
consultation where we can answer your questions and help you understand
your options. Our offices are located in Virginia Beach, Newport News,
Chesapeake, and Norfolk. We serve the entire Hampton Roads and Peninsula
region of Southeastern Virginia.
The Burden of Proof
Under Virginia Law an Officer bears the burden of proving beyond a reasonable
doubt that the individual either had actual possession of alcohol or alcohol
within his or her system. The latter is proven by a showing that the individual
had physical manifestations consistent with alcohol. These include but
are not limited to the odor of alcohol, slurred speech, blood shot eyes,
the inability to walk or stand without swaying, and incoherence.
If you or a loved one has been charged with this class one misdemeanor contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.