College Students & Drinking The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

Virginia Beach Underage DUI Lawyer

Protect Your Record & License - (757) 517-2942

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 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 criminal 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 underage DUI 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 underage DUI lawyer online to schedule an initial consultation where we can answer your questions and help you understand your options. Our offices are located in Virginia Beach, 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 an initial consultation.

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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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