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. D. Sullivan
In July 2020, Mr. Sullivan was charged with Rape, Object Sexual Penetration, Attempted Forcible Sodomy, Strangulation and Use of a Firearm. Mr. Sullivan spent the night with a woman he met online. The woman later accused him of sexual assault. The jury found Mr. Sullivan not guilty of Use of a Firearm but could not come to a decision on the remaining charges. Ms. Paulding filed a motion to dismiss the remaining charges. The Virginia Beach Circuit Court granted her motion and Mr. Sullivan was released from jail.
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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.
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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. W. Sleasman
Mr. Sleasman was charged with two counts of Aggravated Malicious Wounding. In February 2020 he pulled into a parking space outside of a Virginia Beach business. A man came up to his driver’s window. When Mr. Sleasman rolled the window down he was punched in the face. He started bleeding and was dizzy. His car went forward and as he tried to drive away, two people were hit by a car. He drove to a nearby gas station and called the police reporting the accident. After spending two years in the Virginia Beach City jail he was found not guilty of both charges and released.
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Commonwealth vs. D.White
In 2021, Mr. White was charged with Aggravated Murder, First Degree Murder, Robbery and Use of a Firearm after a woman was shot and killed at a gas station in Virginia Beach. A jury trial was held in May 2023 and after two days of trial Ms. Paulding moved for a mistrial. A mistrial was declared and the case did not go to the jury. This case has not yet been rescheduled.