Chesterfield General District Court
Representation by a Knowledgeable Chesterfield County Criminal Defense Attorney
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
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.
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
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.