Scott's background and experience
Scott Miles is running on a platform that emphasizes the aggressive prosecution of violent crime, while referring non-violent offenders to rehabilitative programs. If elected, he intends to implement a community prosecution program that will make the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office more responsive to a large and increasingly diverse county. He will make the office's operations more transparent to both the legal community and the general public. Miles will advocate to the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors to restore funding for the prosecution of misdemeanor cases.
“As a trial lawyer who has handled civil and criminal cases on both sides of the courtroom, I know the complex issues surrounding public safety, equality before the law, offender rehabilitation, and integrity of the criminal justice system,” said Miles. “I'll expect prosecutors under my leadership to display skill in the courtroom, but, even more importantly, I'll insist that they exercise sound judgment in using the wide array of tools available to them to serve the entire community of people who live and work in Chesterfield County.”
Scott is a past president, and current member, of the Greater Richmond Criminal Bar Association, and a member of the Chesterfield Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. For the past nine years, he has served as counsel for the membership of the Richmond Coalition of Police. From 1990 to 1993, Miles was an active-duty Army officer and paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, and served in combat during Desert Storm in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.