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.
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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: NINE BURGLARY CHARGES DISMISSED
The client was charged with multiple offenses alleging his involvement
in burglaries over several days at a gas station. The client had no adult
criminal record but was initially held without bond. I promptly acquired
a bond release. Investigation revealed the involvement of other suspects
and an alibi for the client. The prosecution dismissed the charges at
a preliminary hearing.
2017: JURY REDUCES 20 YEAR CHARGE TO MISDEMEANOR
Police arrested the client after he stabbed his neighbor during a backyard
fight. Prosecutors charged the Client with a class 2 felony. At trial,
cross examination revealed that the alleged victim initiated physical
contact. After 5 hours of deliberation, the jury dismissed felony charges
and imposed a monetary fine with no active jail time.
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: CHILD SEX INVESTIGATION DROPPED
The client retained after detectives approached him concerning a polygraph
and his involvement with an underage subject. After weeks of discussion
it was revealed that successful prosecution would be difficult. The prosecution
declined to pursue the charge.
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: ABDUCTION and FELONY DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGE DISMISSED
The client was charged with abducting and assaulting his girlfriend. Despite
an extensive prior record, the client vehemently asserted his innocence.
Independent witnesses and the alleged victim asserted that no crime or
assault occurred. The prosecution dismissed the case at a preliminary hearing.
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
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.
The case summaries presented in this website are for informational purposes
only, as examples of the kinds of cases Vaughan Jones accepts and tries.
The results obtained are not necessarily the results that may be obtained
in a case with different facts. Every case is different and fact specific,
and the results obtained will be related to the facts and merits of that