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

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.

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