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: 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
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
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.