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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2018: NOT GUILTY FEDERAL JURY VERDICT
The client was accused of stealing more than $100,000 from her employer.
Federal investigators charged her with aggravated identity theft and the
client faced a 2 year mandatory sentence. Federal prosecutors refused
to offer any plea without the minimum sentence. Trial revealed the ID
charges to be inappropriate for the case.
2018 FELONY FRAUD LARCENY TRIAL ACQUITTAL
The client was a college student charged with stealing and blackmail. When
police attempted to speak with client she ran and resisted arrest. Upon
capture she was found in possession of stolen property. Pre-trial investigation
unearthed recorded conversations between client and alleged victim. Trial
testimony revealed an illicit relationship between victim and client.
In the recorded statements alleged victim offered to dismiss charges if
client had sex with him. Trial judge noted the bizarre nature of facts
in his decision to dismiss the case.
2018 DOMESTIC ASSAULT CHARGES DISMISSED
The client was a 47 year old mother of three daughters. Police encountered
the youngest daughter (14) after midnight several miles from home. The
daughter was visibly bruised and claimed to have run away from home after
being “punched” by her mother (client). At trial evidence
revealed that Mother (client) physically confronted daughter in an effort
to confiscate her phone after client found inappropriate on-line posts.
The court noted inconstant Commonwealth evidence and the reasonableness
of client’s actions in its decision to dismiss the case.
2018 ATTEMPTED MURDER/SHOOTING NOT GUILTY
The client was involved in a relationship with a married woman. Someone
shot the woman’s husband 3 times. The husband identified the Client
as the shooter. Police subsequently located text messages in which the
Client threatened the husband and stated that he was willing to “kill”
for the wife. Trial testimony included alibi evidence that the Client
was not at the scene of the shooting. Cross examination also revealed
a lack of forensic evidence corroborating the prosecution case.
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: EMBEZZLEMENT AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG FRAUD CASES NOT GUILTY
The client was an employee at a medical facility. His employers accused
him of stealing schedule I and II drugs. Trial revealed inconsistencies
in an alleged confession. The commonwealth also failed to secure the testimony
of several alleged victims. The Court dismissed all charges against the client.
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.
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