Violent Crimes in Virginia Beach
Our Attorneys 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 criminal lawyer. Get help now for aggressive legal defense.
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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 a free 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.
Contact us at (757) 517-2942 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Norfolk criminal defense attorneys.
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