Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Services

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Our team understands how frightening it is to face the criminal justice system. Many individuals who are accused of a crime are not completely aware of their rights nor do they understand their legal options. At the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we have the legal skills and experience necessary to explain your rights and aggressively fight to uphold them.

Reasons to Choose Us:

  • We answer calls 24/7

  • Backed by 20+ years of experience

  • We genuinely care about your success

  • Top 100 trial lawyer for 2015 in criminal defense

  • All major credit cards accepted

  • Military discounts available

  • Financing options available

Our attorney knows what you are going through and will seek 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. Call (757) 267-4949 or click the button below to fill out our online contact form!

Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?

There are several reasons why someone might want to hire a criminal defense attorney in Virginia.

  1. A criminal defense attorney can help protect your rights and ensure that they are treated fairly by the criminal justice system. An attorney can help ensure that a person's constitutional rights, such as the right to a fair trial and the right to remain silent, are protected throughout the legal process.
  2. A criminal defense attorney can help to navigate the complex criminal justice system. The legal process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially for someone who is not familiar with it. A criminal defense attorney can explain the process and help a person understand what to expect at each stage.
  3. A criminal defense attorney can help to achieve the best possible outcome in their case. This could mean getting charges dismissed or reduced, or achieving a favorable plea deal. An attorney can also represent a person at trial and make sure that the prosecution's case is challenged and that the person's own side of the story is heard.
  4. A criminal defense attorney can help to understand the potential penalties they may face if they are convicted, and the impact that a conviction could have on their future. An attorney can also provide guidance on the possibility of appeals, and the risks and benefits of the different options available to the person.

In short, hiring a criminal defense attorney in Virginia can be an important step in protecting yourself from the harsh consequences of a criminal conviction and having a powerful legal advocate that will defend your rights in court.

To speak with an experienced Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney, give us a call today to set up your initial consultation.


Criminal Defense FAQ

  • Q:What Do I Do After an Arrest?

    A: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 remain in custody until the arraignment. The amount will be determined by the courts and may depend on the type of charges filed.

  • Q:Do I Need a Defense Attorney?

    A:Yes. If you have been arrested and are facing criminal charges, then it is in your best interests to hire a defense lawyer to represent you. Self-representation has a low success rate due to the complexity of Virginia criminal law. At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we are familiar with the local criminal courts, judges, and prosecutors. We have a strong success record and can help you build a strong defense strategy, no matter what charges you are facing. You should never go through this alone.

  • Q:When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    A:You should hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. It is highly advisable that you do not speak to anyone after you've been arrested until you have the representation of a criminal lawyer. This is to ensure that you don't incriminate yourself by saying something that will damage your defense.

  • Q:How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?

    A:The cost of a criminal defense lawyer depends on a number of factors, including their consultation fee (if any), their retainer, their hourly fees, and the length of your criminal case. If you want to know the cost of a specific criminal lawyer, the best step to take is set up an initial consultation. Call (757) 267-4949 to schedule a criminal defense consultation with Attorney Dan Miller and find out how he could help protect your rights and freedom!

  • Q:How Do You Fight Criminal Charges?

    A:For the best chance of success in fighting your criminal charges, you will need: 
    - A defense attorney you can trust 
    - A solid strategy to fight your charges
    - Evidence to support your defense

    Attorney Dan Miller can fill each of these needs. He is a defense attorney you can trust and he can build a strong defense strategy to get the best possible outcome for your case.

  • Q:What Is the Criminal Court Process?

    A:The Virginia criminal court process follows these basic steps:
    1. Arrest
    2. Bond/Bail
    3. Arraignment
    4. Preliminary Trial
    5. Trial

    The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller understands how daunting the criminal process must be, especially when faces with serious charges. We are here to help you understand how the legal system operates and what you should expect. In addition, we can stand by your side during each step to fight for your rights.

  • Q:What Is Arraignment?

    A: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 lawyer will almost always recommend that you plead “not guilty” to give you the maximum fighting chance at obtaining an outcome in your favor.

  • Q:Will My Case Go To Trial?

    A:Whether or not your criminal case goes to trial will depend on whether or not it involves misdemeanor or felony charges. 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 an attorney on your side.

Cases We Proudly Handle

Over the past 20+ years, we have come across nearly 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 any legal matter, no matter how simple or complex the situation.

We can help you fight the following criminal charges:

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, we are 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.

What Does Our Criminal Defense Team Do?

Effective defense attorneys are often uniquely knowledgeable of many circumstances that may affect a criminal defense case. Political and public pressure can be important factors in a criminal defense case and choosing the right attorney is often one of the most important decisions to make. Defense attorneys may:

  • Research the facts
  • Investigate the case against their clients
  • Negotiate deals with their adversaries
  • Examine witnesses
  • Formulate a plea
  • Analyze the prosecutor's case
  • Assess the potential sentences
  • Review search and seizure procedures
  • Question witnesses
  • Gather evidence

Not only can your attorney help you navigate the likely unfamiliar territory of criminal court proceedings, your attorney can help set your expectations as to the potential outcome of your case.

Contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller Today

Don't waste any time hesitating before you get a 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. In addition to servicing Virginia Beach, we also help clients in Norfolk, Chesapeake and throughout all of the Hampton Roads area.

Start by telling Attorney Daniel J. Miller about your situation during a consultation. Contact us today!

Results Matter

We're Tirelessly on Your Side

    “Lindsey was great ! Kept me updated and informed, Attorney Blair got me through a tough time and even though I ended up settling that was my choice to end it not Attorney Blair’s.. i appreciate everyone in the office for their help and hard work on my case as I know it takes many to get the job done… so happy to put this in the past and move on and live my life without this stress thanks again to all the staff and Attorney Blair”

    - Kimberly H.

    “Daniel Miller has done an excellent job with my case. I am so pleased with the outcome of my court hearing. His whole office is top notch providing professional guidance in my time of need. I made a bad decision that got me in trouble with the law. My decision to hire Mr Miller was the start of making good decisions. I was so impressed with my initial consultation on the phone with Mr Miller and even more impressed by his court hearing command. I highly recommend his service.”

    - Steve W.

    I had a long and exhausting divorce and would like to thank Jeff Blair, Lindsey, and the whole team. I would recommend them to anyone going through a contested divorce

    - Maxwell M.

    “Attorney Miller, along with his paralegal staff, were very helpful during a time of immense stress for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing representation for traffic court.”

    - Jazmin T.

    “Mr. Miller is the best at what he does. He fights tooth and nail for you and gives you the best possible outcome. The entire firm staff was great as well. From constant check ups on you to how you are doing after. God Bless Them All.”

    - Mel C.

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