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Attorney Daniel J. Miller

Daniel J Miller, Criminal Defense Attorney in Virginia BeachFounder

Dan Miller grew up in the Chesapeake area of Virginia. He attended Norfolk Collegiate School, graduating in 1985. In 1987, he earned his Associate's degree from Oxford College, where he majored in sociology and philosophy. Not too long after, Miller earned his Bachelor's degree in sociology and philosophy from Emory University.

From 1989 through 1995, Miller was the drummer in an Atlanta-based band, which went on tour throughout the southeast. In 1997, he went to Thomas Cooley Law School, where he had an early graduation and earned admission to the Virginia Bar in November of 1998. Shortly after, Miller began his career at Michael I. Ashe, P.C., where he focused on criminal law and traffic violations.

In 2001, Miller began his own firm and now practice law in all Virginia courts, both federal and state. Due to his ceaseless efforts and passion to represent clients, he has been selected for inclusion into several professional legal organizations, including the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2015. Miller also expanded his repertoire of practice to include cases stemming from Virginia domestic relations laws, such as divorce, child custody and support, domestic violence, and paternity cases.

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Practice Areas

Education

  • Oxford College
    Associate of Arts - 1987
  • Emory University, Atlanta
    Bachelor of Arts - 1989
    Major: Philosophy
    Major: Sociology
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    J.D. - 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Learn From Those He Has Represented

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Attorney James A. WeaverJames A. Weaver, Criminal Lawyer in Virginia Beach

Dedicated Virginia Beach Lawyer

James Weaver grew up in the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. He attended Weaver Madison University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion and a minor in French. Prior to entering law school, Weaver completed an internship with a Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2010, James entered law school at George Mason University School of Law, now known as the Antonin Scalia Law School. In 2013, he graduated law school in 2013 and earned admission to the Virginia State Bar later that year.

While in law school, Weaver completed an internship at InSight Law, a Trusts and Estates law firm, and Legal Services of Northern Virginia in Fairfax, where he worked with indigent clients in family law and landlord/tenant law. From there, he worked as a law clerk with The Peterson Companies, a real-estate development company in Northern Virginia, for two years where he primarily handled commercial real estate work. Additionally, he completed a judicial internship with the Honorable Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr. at the Court of Appeals of Virginia, where he worked on criminal and family law appeals.

Upon admission to the Virginia State Bar, he opened his own general practice law firm which he led for nearly two years before moving to Virginia Beach. Weaver has been an Associate Attorney with The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, PC since April 2016, where he focuses his practice on Family Law. Weaver is admitted to practice in all Virginia State courts. Currently, he is active in the Virginia State Bar Association and the Virginia Beach Bar Association.

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  • I would highly recommend!

    “Daniel and James are very professional and in-tune with the needs of their clients. The staff was also very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend using the Law Offices of Daniel J Miller ...”

    - Callie J.
  • Would hire him and his professional legal staff again!

    “Atty Daniel Miller was fabulous in the courtroom. Knew exactly how to handle testimony of trooper in defending me for a baseless citation. Charges were dismissed outright, a better outcome than ...”

    - Gerry C.
  • If you need a good lawyer in Virginia Beach this is the place to go.

    “If you need a good lawyer in Virginia Beach this is the place to go. Every one was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them to help you and your family!”

    - Sky
  • The quality of work was also amazing and couldn't ask for anyone better.

    “Mr. Miller 's law office was amazing with responding and keeping in touch. The quality of work was also amazing and couldn't ask for anyone better.”

    - Michael
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    “I have had to use The Law Offices of Daniel J Miller a few times for custody battles in the past and recently. They will continue to be the most precise, honest, hardworking, and knowledgeable lawyers ...”

    - Client
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Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • Protective Order Domestic Violence

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped. She sought a two-year protective order and was seeking to have detectives assist in securing warrants against him. We suspect that the admissions made on cross-examination by the alleged victim at the hearing will prevent the Commonwealth from bringing any charges.

  • Protective Order Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense– Bond Hearing DUI

    Our client was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence. Based upon his age and pre-existing health conditions, we were able to show that jail was an unsafe place. Our client was released on house arrest conditioned upon his wearing SCRAM bracelet which tracks his location and ensures that he does not consume alcohol.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family. The Commonwealth alleged that based upon several text exchanges that he had threatened his teenage children. Without the assistance of counsel, he received 90 days of active incarceration in lower Court. On appeal we were able to reduce his confinement to 24 hours – time served.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Third Offense Petty Larceny Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with felony third offense petty larceny, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in the Virginia State Penitentiary. We were successful in negotiating a reduction to a misdemeanor petty larceny charge with no active jail time.

  • Possession of Marijuana- Appeal Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge. We successfully argued that the Commonwealth had failed to prove constructive possession. The case was dismissed.

  • Driving Under the Influence DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence after officers answered a call for service in a church parking lot. Eyewitnesses were able to testify as to the time of operation and identify the driver. Officers testified that they smelled alcohol coming from our client, that he was unsteady on his feet, and that he had not done well on his field sobriety tests. Video evidence secured from the church and bodycam footage did not support the testimony. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.

  • Domestic Violence Domestic Violence

    Our client was alleged to have assaulted the girlfriend of her child’s father during an exchange of the child at a police precinct. Phone video evidence and inconsistencies in the Prosecutor’s witness testimony led to a dismissal of the charge.

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