DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER

THE FOLLOWING SELECTED RECENT CASES WERE TRIED BY PAUL VALOIS IN VARIOUS VIRGINIA COURTS

  • Commonwealth v. T. F. (2016) Jury Trial

    • Charges:  Carnal Knowledge of an Inmate (2 counts)

    • Maximum Punishment if Convicted:  10 years imprisonment and $5000 fine

    • Result:  Not guilty.  Case dismissed

  • Commonwealth v. T. R. (2016)  Jury Trial

    • Charge:  Obstruction of Justice

    • Maximum Punishment if Convicted:  12 months incarceration and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Not guilty.  Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. L. B. (2016) -  Preliminary Hearing

    • Charge:  Felony Failure to Return Rental Property

    • Maximum Punishment if Convicted:  20 years imprisonment

    • Result:  Motion to Strike Granted.  Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. W. F. (2016) Bench Trial

    • Charge:  Reckless Driving

    • Maximum Punishment if Convicted:  12 months detention and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Case dismissed.

  • Lynchburg DSS v. J. M. (2016) Bench Trial

    • Count:  Removal of Two Children to Foster Care on Allegation of Neglect

    • Result: Case dismissed.  Judge ruled DSS had no right to remove children to foster care and that mother had not neglected her children.  Children returned to mother's custody.

  • G. D. v. W. B. (2016) Bench Trial (Civil)

    • Count:  Contract Claim for $4,400 (represented Defendant)

    • Result:  Case dismissed - Judgment for Defendant

  • G.A.  v.  H. T. (2016)  Bench Trial (Civil)

    • Count:  Contract Claim (represented Plaintiff)

    • Judgment:  $19,750 plus 6% interest and attorney's fees

  • Commonwealth v. J.M.  (2016) Bench Trial

    • Charges:  Grand Larceny (firearm)

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  20 years imprisonment and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Not guilty. Case Dismissed.

  • H. A. v. M. V (2016) Bench Trial (Civil)

    • Count:  Protective Order Demanded (Alleged Domestic Violence)

    • Result: Protective Order Dissolved.  Domestic Violence Not Proven.  Case Dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. S. W.  (2016) Bench Trial

    • Charges:  Possession of Cocaine, Felony Child Neglect, Possession of Marijuana

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 16 years incarceration, $7500 fine and 6 month driver's license suspension

    • Result: Motion to Suppress granted (illegal search of home).  All charges dismissed

  • Commonwealth v. R. C. (2016) - Bench Trial

    • Charge:  Assault on Law Enforcement Officer

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  5 years imprisonment and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Not guilty.  Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. W. F. (2016) - Bench Trial

    • Charges: Trespass, Soliciation of Misdemeanor, Curse and Abuse (2 counts)

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 24 months incarceration and $5500 fine

    • Result:  Not guilty.   Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. C. R. (2016) - Jury Trial

    • Charge:  Malicious Wounding

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  20 years imprisonment and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Jury reduced to misdemeanor assault and battery - fine only, no jail sentence

  • Commonwealth v. R. T. (2016) - Bench Trial

    • Charge: Assault and Battery (two counts)

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  24 months  incarceration and $5000 fine

    • Result:  Motion to strike granted.  Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. J. Z. (2016) - Bench Trial

    • Charge: Underage Possession of Alcohol

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 12 months incarceration, $2500 fine and 12 months suspended driver's license

    • Result:  Not guilty. Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. J. J. (2015) - Preliminary Hearing

    • Charge: Felony Domestic Assault

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  5 years incarceration and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Motion to strike granted.  Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. A. W. (2015) - Jury Trial

    • Charge:  False Information on Firearm Purchase Form

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 10 years incarceration and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Not guilty.  Case dismissed.

  • Commonweatlh v.  K. B. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charge:  Assault and Battery

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  12 months jail and $2500 fine.

    • Result:  Not guilty. Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. R. S. (2015) - Jury Trial

    • Charge:  Reckless Driving by Speed (95 mph)

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 12 months jail and $2500 fine

    • Result: Found guilty, but jury recommended no jail and no fine.

  • Commonwealth v. D. S. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charge:  Assault and Battery

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 12 months jail and $2500 fine

    • Result: Case dismissed

  • Commonwealth v. M. H. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charge: Violate protective order

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  12 months jail and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Case dismissed

  • Commonwealth v. C. P. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charge:  Assault and Battery

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  12 months jail and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. C. W. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charge: Contempt of Court (failure to pay child support)

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  6 months jail

    • Result:  Case dismissed

  • Commonwealth v. S. W. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charges:  Two counts of criminal contempt of court

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  20 days jail

    • Result:  Client found not guilty. Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. V. V. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charges:  Four counts of Felony Child Neglect

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 20 years prison and $10,000 fine

    • Result:  All charges dismissed

  • Commonwealth v. M. A.  (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charge:  Reckless Driving

    • Maximum punishment if convicted: 12 months jail and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Client found not guilty. Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. R. S. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charge: Defrauding Innkeeper

    • Maximum punishment if convicted:  12 months jail and $2500 fine

    • Result:  Client found not guilty. Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. H. T.  (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charges:  Improper parking on highway and depositing mud on highway (big rig - logging truck)

    • Maximum period of incarceration of convicted of all charges:  12 months jail

    • Result:  Not guilty, both charges.  Cases dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. J. M. (2015) - Bench Trial

    • Charges:  168 counts of logging without permit.  1 count of depositing mud on highway (big rig - logging truck)

    • Maximum punishment if convicted of all charges: $19,300 fine and 12 months in jail

    • Result:  All 168 counts dismissed.  Remaining count to be dismissed upon paying for cleanup of mud.

  • Commonwealth v. J. C.: (2014) - Jury Trial

    • Charge:  Felony Eluding of Law Enforcement Officer

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted of all charges: Five years

    • Result: Jury acquitted.  Not guilty.

  • Commonwealth v. L. B. (2014) - Jury Trial

    • Charges:  First Degree Felony Murder, Arson (three counts), Larceny by False Pretense (two counts), Attempted Larceny by False Pretense (one count)

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted of all charges:  Four life sentences plus 50 years.

    • Result:  Jury acquitted on murder and one count of arson, recommended the minimum sentence on each remaining arson charge, and recommended five months on each larceny charge. Judge suspended five years of the recommended sentence, leaving client with less than six years remaining to serve.  Convictions currently under appeal

  • Commonwealth v. K. T. (2014) - Bench Trial

    • Charges:  Brandishing Firearm

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted:  12 months.

    • Result:  Client found not guilty. Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. A.V. (2014) - Bench Trial

    • Charges:  Grand Larceny (two counts)

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted of all charges:  40 years.

    • Result:  Client found not guilty on both counts.  Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. N.C. (2014) - Bench Trial

    • Charge:  DUI

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted:  12 months jail

    • Result: Client found not guilty. Case dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. K.C. (2013) - Jury Trial

    • Charges: Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted of all charges: Life in prison plus 13 years

    • Result:  Attempted Robbery charge dismissed on defense motion to strike, jury acquitted of use of a firearm charge, recommended minimum five year sentence on robbery.  Judge suspended half of the recommended sentence, leaving two and a half years of incarceration and recommended that client participate in the DOC Therapeutic Community.

  • Commonwealth v. B. H. (2013) - Jury Trial

    • Charges: Possession Schedule I/II Narcotic, Petit Larceny, Second Offense

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted of all charges: 11 years

    • Result:  Jury acquitted of theft and Commonwealth dropped the possession charge. Cases dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. I. M. (2013) - Jury Trial

    • Charges: Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Use of Firearm in Commission of Felony

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted of all charges:  Life in prison plus 3 years

    • Result: Jury acquitted of both charges. Cases dismissed.

  • Commonwealth v. W. R. (2012) - Jury Trial

    • Charges:  Dog Fighting (two counts), Felony Cruelty to Animals, Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals (five counts)

    • Maximum period of incarceration if convicted of all charges: 20 years

    • Result:  Dog fighting charges dismissed by judge during trial.  Jury announced that it was unanimous in voting to acquit on the felony cruelty charge, but hung on the misdemeanor charges.  Client plead guilty to misdemeanor charges in exchange for dismissal of the felony and suspension of jail and fines.  No active fine, no active jail sentence.