Violent Crimes The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

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.

Start on your case today by contacting us to reach our Virginia Beach violent crime lawyer. Call (757) 267-4949!

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, Chesapeake, and all of Hampton Roads. 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.

Give us the details of your situation in a confidential consultation.

Violent Crimes in Virginia

Violent crimes include:

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 online or call us at (757) 267-4949 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Hampton Roads criminal defense attorneys.

Every Client Matters

Your Rights Deserve to Be Protected
  • Mr. Miller won't let you down!

    “Absolute best!! I have been struggling for years with my children's mother and all of the craziness she does. Finally, a Legal Team that helped me show the Court that I'm not the crazy one. The legal system is unfair towards fathers and the Miller Legal Team allowed me to finally have a voice. Thank you for all your assistance!!! Mr. Miller won't let you down!!!!!”

    - Robb D.
  • I highly recommend this firm for all your legal needs.

    “Dan was very thorough and his preparation for trial which was uncommon for me as I’ve been to court before for the same thing. I felt very confident going into the court room knowing Dan was representing me. I highly recommend this firm for all your legal needs.”

    - Kraig T.
  • Charges Dropped!

    “Mr. Miller had my charges dropped before my case was even called.”

    - Kiesa S.
  • Thank you ALL for everything!

    “...I am satisfied with my requests and services that were expedited and handled effectively in a short span of time. Things did get a bit hectic here and there, but my overall experience was nothing less than phenomenal here. I'd definitely recommend them to any man or father looking to take care of their loved ones in an already biased system. Thank you ALL for everything!”

    - Edward T.
  • They’re truly the best lawyers in Virginia Beach

    “They’re truly the best lawyers in Virginia Beach, thank you so much for all your hard work you did for my family.”

    - V. Counce

Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • 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.


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