The Right Attorney Makes
All The Difference
Your rights are time sensitive. It's imperative to seek representation as soon as possible before it's too late.
If you are looking for a professional office, he is your man. His staff is friendly but professional.Y. Cathcart
Fantastic staff and Mr. Miller represented me well!J. Madison
What Do I Do After an Arrest?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.
Do I Need a Defense Attorney?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.
When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?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.
How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?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!
Suffolk Criminal Defense Attorney
Get the Legal Representation You Deserve
If you’ve been accused of a crime, The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller can offer you comprehensive legal services. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal defense, and we will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected.
Our team understands the complex criminal justice system, and we can use that knowledge to work toward preserving your innocence.
To consult with our team, schedule time with us online today.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a criminal. An arrest can result in fines, license suspension or revocation, and even jail time.
A first offense is still considered a serious crime, and the penalties only get worse from there. For example, a first offense can result in fines, license suspension, and possible jail time. But with each subsequent offense, the punishment gets more severe, and they can include mandatory minimum prison sentences.
Often, Virginia law calls the offense a “DWI” rather than “DUI.” Each acronym refers to the same crime; only the wording is different. DUI stands for “driving under the influence,” and DWI means “driving while intoxicated.”
Our firm understands that every DWI case is unique and requires personalized representation. The lawyers on our team take the time to get to know you, and then they work on the details of your case. Doing so helps us strategize your defense and offer you strong legal advice.
Violent crime allegations are serious in Virginia. These cases carry hefty penalties, and a conviction can greatly impact one's future. From assault and battery to homicide, the state’s list of violent crimes is extensive.
However, with an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you can build a strong defense. Our team will work tirelessly to investigate the details of your case, gather evidence, and protect your rights in court. With the right strategy, we may be able to reduce charges or even have them dismissed altogether.
These crimes involve individuals or corporations committing fraudulent acts to gain financially. Although these offenses are nonviolent, they can carry immense penalties.
Common examples of white-collar crimes include:
- Securities fraud
- Money laundering
These crimes often involve complex financial transactions and schemes, and defending against them requires an attorney with a deep understanding of financial law. We can help you sift through the red tape, revealing false accusations or misunderstood transactions.
Being served a protective is a frightening, often unexpected experience. In Virginia, a protective order prohibits you from contacting or even coming within a certain distance of your accuser.
In Virginia, you cannot defend yourself against an emergency or temporary restraining order. You can, however, fight against a permanent order.
If you find yourself receiving an unjust restraining order, let our team help. Even if the order is temporary, we can start working on a case against a permanent order.
We have several defense strategies that can help. First, we can scrutinize the order itself. If there are inconsistencies or falsehoods, we can bring attention to these. Next, we can help gather evidence of your innocence. Many protective orders are based on domestic violence claims. False claims are common, and we can help show the court that you did not commit these acts.
In some cases, Virginia allows you to erase your criminal record. An expungement can remove charges from your record entirely, or your records can be sealed, accessible only by certain law enforcement personnel.
Not all criminal charges can be removed. Our attorneys can review your case and help you decide whether seeking expungement is an option. If so, we can then get to work. We will help you gather all necessary documents and evidence, and we can work to make sure your paperwork is filed promptly and correctly.
Criminal suspects who are under 18 are considered juveniles, and the state handles their cases differently. Generally, the state assumes that a minor is not fully aware of their actions.
The state tries to approach juvenile justice from a rehabilitative standpoint of rehabilitation. It offers counseling and sometimes relocates the alleged offender to special housing. While the state’s intentions are good, criminal accusations can still create damaging, long-term effects on kids.
Every U.S. citizen is entitled to a criminal defense, and children are included in these rights. Even if your child faces minor penalties, you should work toward defending them against the very accusation. Our team has experience in juvenile defense. We take these cases just as seriously as any other we take on, and we will work tirelessly to help clear your child of all charges.
For top-notch criminal defense in Suffolk and beyond, trust The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller to stand by your side. You can schedule time to meet with our lawyers online.
Personalized Attention for Each Client
A Proven Track Record of Results
Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Advice
Invested in Your Case & Your Success