Virginia Beach Violent Crime Defense Attorney
Our Lawyers Can Provide a Solid Legal Defense
In most violent crime cases, the offender and alleged victim are related either by blood, marriage, have been living together, or have a child in common. You may have been involved in a domestic violence incident whether currently or in the past and are now being questioned for a violent crime. You should know that you have rights and you do not have to say anything to police before obtaining a Virginia Beach violent crime lawyer. Get help now for aggressive legal defense.
Our Approach to Legal Defense
The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller is a prominent criminal defense law firm serving the legal defense needs of people in Hampton, Norfolk and throughout Southeastern Virginia. We never give up on you or your case. Our intention is clear: getting a positive outcome. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.
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Our Virginia Beach violent crimes defense lawyers examine every element of a case with extreme thoroughness. We carefully analyze all the evidence and look for ways to find the solution that is most appropriate for your situation. There are many ways to beat a violent crime charge, and we work aggressively to achieve that result.
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Violent Crimes in Virginia
Violent crimes include:
- Assault and battery
- Armed robbery
- Sexual assault and rape
- Involuntary and voluntary manslaughter
You cannot be convicted unless the state can prove you had the requisite intent for the specific crime. There are certain levels of intent, depending on the seriousness of the crime. For example, if you act with malice aforethought (premeditation) you can be convicted of a higher class of felony if the injury results in a cut, stab or broken bone. However, if you did not act with malice aforethought (either provoked or acted in the heat of passion) this is a step down in the seriousness of the crime.
First-degree murder is if the defendant acted with premeditation or was in the commission of a felony. Second-degree murder is when the defendant was not provoked but thought out and devised to kill the harmed individual. Voluntary manslaughter is killing someone during the heat of passion or provocation which prevented the defendant from having a rational thought. Involuntary manslaughter is when the defendant knew or should have known that death was likely to occur as a result of their actions. We can explain to you the specific charge you are facing and what the prosecution has to prove to convict you.
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Brandishing Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Violent Crimes
Our client, a passenger in a vehicle was stopped incident to an alleged brandishing event. The vehicle pulled into a parking lot and all occupants fled on foot and multiple firearms were found. Our client later turned himself in. The charge was dismissed due to the inability to prove constructive possession.
Assault and Battery Violent Crimes
Our client was alleged to have been involved in a fight in a shopping center parking lot and each party took out charges against each other. Based upon inconsistencies in testimony and the direct evidence presented by our client, the Court dismissed our client’s charge and found the opposing party guilty.
Case Dismissed Concealed Weapon
Our client was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. We were able to successfully negotiate a plea deal where the Court took the matter under advisement and dismissed the charges after twelve months based upon the client's good behavior and completion of community service.
Case Dismissed - Time Served Assault of an Officer
Our client was charged with two counts of an assault of an officer, breaking and entering with the intent to commit an assault, resisting arrest, possession of a concealed weapon, and assault and battery.
Case Dismissed Assault of a Juvenile
Our client, who runs a daycare, was charged with the assault and battery of a minor child left in her care. Upon cross-examination of witnesses, the court came to the conclusion that the injury could not have been the product of an assault as alleged and the case was dismissed.
Case Dismissed Assault of a Police Officer
Our client was charged with assaulting a police officer after he allegedly elbowed the officer in the throat while trying to break up a fight. We proved that the officer's version of events was inconsistent and not credible. The case dismissed.
Case Dismissed Carrying a Concealed Weapon in an Airport
Our client was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in an airport after security testified that they found a four-inch switchblade in our client's bag. The court granted our motion to strike and dismissed the charge on the grounds that the knife did not properly fit in the list of weapons prohibited in the charging statute.
Case Dismissed Assault & Battery of a Family Member
Our client was charged with two counts of assault and battery of a family member. We were able to elicit that the stories were inherently incredible and show that they had motive to lie. Both counts were dismissed.
Case Dismissed Extortion by Threat
Our client was charged with extortion by threat. The complainant was indicating that the Defendant falsely accused him, the owner of a tanning salon, with peeping into her tanning bed. The parties signed an accord and satisfaction and the charge against both my client and the complainant were nolle prossed.
Case Dismissed Bomb Threats
Our client was charged with making a bomb threat. We proved that although they were able to track the call to our client they were not going to be able to say with any certainty whether it was our client on the other line. The case was dismissed.