Chesterfield General District Court

Representation by a Knowledgeable Chesterfield County Criminal Defense Attorney

While Chesterfield County is known to have the lowest crime rate within the Richmond Metropolitan region, residents of the county are still not immune to being the targets of criminal allegations that can greatly damage their lives. When local residents do experience these types of charges, they are sometimes sent to the Chesterfield General District Court for their hearings and trials.

Prosecutors and other representatives of this court—or of any criminal court in the state of Virginia—are aggressive opponents who are usually looking to prove defendants' guilt and stick them with tough penalties. For this reasons, it is crucial for individuals dealing with cases in these courts to hire a capable criminal defense attorney, whether these individuals are facing traffic tickets or criminal charges. Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law is a seasoned Chesterfield County criminal defense lawyer who is able to provide thorough and competitive legal representation to his clients. He is able to provide defense for a variety of case types in many different court locations throughout the state of Virginia.

About Chesterfield General District Court

Chesterfield General District Court is able to handle certain types of trial cases. Like all other general district courts in the state, it is allowed to conduct hearings and trials for cases that involve traffic offenses, misdemeanor criminal offenses and civil claims. General district courts are given jurisdiction over civil cases with claims as high as $25,000, according to the state's website for its court system. The Chesterfield General District Court represents the 12th Judicial District of Virginia, which is one of the state's 32 judicial districts.

Because this court has limited jurisdiction for trial cases, it does not conduct trials for felony cases, nor does it handle most juvenile crimes or domestic relations legal matters. The court is located at 9500 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832-0144.

Facts about Chesterfield County, VA

Chesterfield County, Virginia is a county with a rich historical background. Having originally been part of the County of Henrico, Chesterfield County was proclaimed as its own separate county in 1749. The county (which lies south of today's Henrico County) is a part of an area where the Citie of Henricus was established by English settlers in 1611, according to the Chesterfield County's website. This location was the New World's second-oldest English-speaking settlement and the home of many firsts for the colonists, such as the first hospital and the first commercial production of tobacco.

The U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that the county had a population of 320,277 in 2011, which represents a great amount of growth for the area over the past few decades. It had a total population of only 76,855 in 1970, according to county data.

Top-Quality Legal Representation for Your Case

Besides providing criminal defense in cases being heard at Chesterfield General District Court, Attorney Jones also handles cases held in many other courts located throughout the state of Virginia. While serving as a criminal defense lawyer, he has provided defense in cases in 24 different state judicial circuits, Federal District Court, the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also had valuable experience as a prosecutor, having served as an Assistant Attorney General and as a lawyer for the Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. The attorney defends individuals who are accused of many different types of offenses, including traffic offenses, DUI, drug crimes, violent crimes and much more. Call Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options for moving forward in your case.

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