Richmond Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges in Richmond, VA? The skilled criminal defense trial attorney here at Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law can assist you in clearing your name and your charges. Mr. Jones has former prosecution experience and during those four years as a criminal prosecutor, he never lost a single jury trial. He has been on the other side of the bench and has invaluable knowledge of the criminal justice system and how it works. The dedication the Attorney Jones gives to his clients is unparalleled and he prides himself on taking on even some of the most austere criminal charges. If you have been charged for a crime in Richmond, then it is time to hire an attorney with a proven track record and the experience it takes to get results. Look at some of our previous successful cases to see what Mr. Jones has accomplished in the courtroom.

Case Results

2017: ROBBERY CHARGES DISMISSED

The client was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He faced a potential life in prison meant and a three-year mandatory term on the firearms charge. At April luminary hearing, cross examination of the alleged victim revealed glaring inconsistencies. The victim admitted that parts of the story were not true. Under oath, the alleged victim revealed that he could not positively identify any criminal actions by my client. The court dismissed all charges.

2017: DOMESTIC ASSAULT DISMISSED

The client was charged with assaulting his brother. I collected testimony from several witnesses including a neighbor. On the date of trial the prosecution chose to dismiss all charges

2017: ACCIDENT WITH POLICE CAR NEGOTIATED

The client was driving a car that swerved off of a road and struck a police officer. Police suspected the client was texting while driving. Police and prosecution initially considered felony assault warrants. Pre-trial investigation revealed very little evidence suggesting that the client had a careless disregard for human safety. The client was ultimately charged with a class one misdemeanor and faced after 12 months in jail. The day of trial I negotiated a resolution in which the client simply paid a $250 fine.

2017 RAPE JURY NOT GUILTY

The client is active duty in the United States Army. A civilian accused him of committing sexual assault and rape. A 5 hour police interrogation resulted in the client emotionally acknowledging that he had sex with the alleged victim and she had said the word "No." Pre-trial investigation and disclosure revealed a lack of forensic corroboration of the alleged victims report. Under intense cross-examination she admitted to voluntary acts with the client. After deliberation a jury found the client not guilty of all charges.

2017 PARENTAL ASSAULT DISMISSED

With a previous attorney, a District Court found the client guilty of committing an assault for spanking his 12-year-old daughter. The Court sentenced the client to serve active jail time. The client appealed and hired me. Investigation revealed that the allegations were motivated by the clients ex wife. The alleged victims recanted her story. The prosecutor dismissed the charge

2016: NOT GUILTY JURY TRIAL KIDNAP/ABDUCTION CHARGE

The client was charged with assaulting his live in girlfriend and holding her against her will in her house. At trial, cross-examination revealed severe inconsistencies in the alleged victim's testimony. I aggressively explored deficiencies in the collection and presentation of forensic corroboration of the Commonwealth's theory of the case. The jury acquitted the client of all charges.

2016: NOT GUILTY DUI

The client was a military specialist whose career would have been ruined by an alcohol related conviction. Prior to trial, the arresting officer asserted that the defendant "failed" roadside sobriety tests. Discovery however produced an officer body camera evidence that visually depicted the arrest. The video showed the client to be steady on his feet, have clear speech, and correctly perform a one-legged stand test. The court amended the warrant to a simple traffic offense.

2016: NOT GUILTY DOMESTIC ASSULT TRIAL VERDICT

The client shares custody of his son with the child's mother. During the clients scheduled visitation weekend, the mother refused to give custody of the child to father. An argument ensued. The mother claimed that the client struck her. Although the prosecution offered a deferred disposition, the client adamantly claimed his innocence and refused any admission of guilt. At trial, cross examination revealed severe inconsistencies which rendered the alleged victim's testimony incredible. The judge acquitted the client.

2016: MARIJUANA TRIAL NOT GUILTY

The client is a public school employee. During a routine search, police using drug sniffing dogs found marijuana in the client’s car. The car was parked on school property. Police pulled the client out of class and confronted her. Due to the nature of the charge and alleged location of the crime, the client's future was in jeopardy. At trial, I attacked the prosecutions ability to connect the client with the items in the vehicle. The trial judge dismissed the charge against the client.

2016: MALICIOUS WOUNDING CHARGE DISMISSED

Police responded to the client’s home following a 911 call alleging a violent assault. When police found a young man covered in blood claiming that the client had struck him with a hammer. Questions of police revealed: (1) no alleged hammer was found; (2) the alleged victim had an admitted drug problem; (3) the alleged victim was the aggressor in the incident at issue. The alleged victim recanted significant portions of his original claim. The prosecution dropped the charges against the client.

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