Getting a positive outcome for our clients is of the utmost importance to us. Whether it’s a not guilty verdict, getting the case dismissed, or getting charges reduced, we’ll work to get the best possible result for you. Take a look at a handful of cases where we’ve done just that.
Commonwealth vs. S. Sims
In 2017, Ms. Sims was charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and the Unlawful Interception of Oral Communication. These charges came after Ms. Sims placed a digital recorder in her nine year old daughter’s backpack to record suspected bullying that was happening at school. The school confiscated the recorder and the police brought these charges. Ms. Sims, a woman with no criminal record, hired 7 Cities Law. Ms. Paulding and Ms. Sims took the case to the Don Lemon show on CNN to address the allegations. The prosecutor’s office chose to drop the charges.
If your case needs attention, we know how to get it done.
Commonwealth vs. C. Lopez
In 2018, Mr. Lopez was charged with Object Sexual Penetration. Mr. Lopez, a 20+ year servicemember with the U.S. Navy, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her home. The woman claimed that Mr. Lopez came over to purchase a coffee maker she was selling on Offer Up. She alleged that he assaulted her as he was leaving the house with the coffee maker in his hand. The two parties were complete strangers. Mr. Lopez adamantly denied assaulting her and his case was tried in front of a jury. After 18 minutes of deliberations the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
Bring us in the ring to help you fight.
Commonwealth vs. R. Miles
In 2018, Mr. Miles was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon after a gun was found underneath the driver’s seat of a car he was in. The police watched Mr. Miles walk out of an apartment and get into the passenger seat of a vehicle. A female got into the driver’s seat. The police immediately stopped the car and ordered the occupants to put their hands in the air. When they took Mr. Miles out of the car they found a gun, not under his seat, but underneath the driver’s legs. A DNA swab taken of the gun and it showed that Mr. Miles’ DNA was on the gun. At a jury trial, Ms. Paulding successfully argued that Mr. Miles was not in possession of the gun because it was under the driver’s seat and there was no evidence that he touched it before the police pulled him out of the car. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty.
It’s not time to settle for less.
Commonwealth vs. T. Cushman
Ms. Cushman and Edward Shaw were in a relationship in 2018. They discussed getting rid of Ms. Cushman’s ex-boyfriend and Mr. Shaw agreed to kill him. On New Year’s Eve Mr. Shaw went to the ex-boyfriend’s house to shoot and kill him. Instead he shot and killed an innocent woman who was sitting in the driveway. Ms. Cushman was charged with Conspiracy to commit murder. Ms. Paulding negotiated a plea that allowed Ms. Cushman to plead guilty to Conspiracy to avoid a charge of First Degree Murder. She is awaiting sentencing.
Let us help you negotiate a better outcome.
Commonwealth vs. E. Mann
In 2019, Ms. Mann was a Virginia Beach City Employee. A few days after the tragic Virginia Beach shooting on May 31, 2019, Ms. Mann’s supervisor called a meeting for the employees to discuss what happened. Ms. Mann asked for permission to speak and explained that she did not feel that her supervisor was sincere and believed that she was the type of supervisor that could cause someone to do such a thing. Ms. Mann was asked to leave the meeting and the supervisor called the police. Ms. Mann was charged with disturbing the peace. Ms. Mann’s recording of the incident was used at trial to show that her comments, which may have been insensitive, were not a violation of the law. Her charge was Dismissed.