Case Results

Whether a criminal matter can be settled inside or outside of court, our Austin attorneys fight hard for our clients. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we thoroughly prepare for each case and explore every legal option to seek favorable results. Our strategic approach has allowed us to achieve wins for past clients. Read more below, and if you need aggressive defense for your case, call us at (512) 359-3743 or contact us online today.

  • Not Guilty
    DWI .24 Blood Warrant
    Our client was an older male, working professional, and was stopped leaving downtown Round Rock for a traffic violation in March 2019. Major issue with the way blood was analyzed by the DPS analyst (she had prior disciplinary history as well). Had ...
  • Not Guilty
    DWI .22 Blood Warrant
    This was the 2nd time we tried this case. First one ended in a mistrial last year. 911 caller reported 2 people leaving a restaurant belligerent and stumbling. Officer arrived on scene, conducted field sobriety tests and arrested client for DWI. ...
  • Not Guilty
    Sexual Assault
    NOT GUILTY on Sexual Assault and two other lesser included charges. Our client said from day one he was an innocent man. We believed him. Our client was accused of sexual assault in early 2018. He was arrested in Austin and no bonded in 2018. The ...
  • Not Guilty
    DWI .17 Blood Result
    A soldier on base at Fort Hood hit a parked car in the parking lot of his barracks while attempting to back into a parking space. A bystander called 911, believing the driver to be drunk. Military Police investigated the incident and performed field ...
  • Not Guilty
    2nd DWI
    Our client was pulled over for a traffic violation. Officer smelled alcohol, client admitted to consuming a few drinks. Officer also noted slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Client performed the SFST’s (roadside tests). Officer said he failed all 3, ...
  • Not Guilty
    2nd DWI
    911 caller reported a major rollover, single car accident. EMS and fire arrived on scene. They had to break the window to get our client out of the car. He said he had swerved to miss a deer and had been up close to 18 hours before the crash. Police ...
  • Case Dismissed; Charges Reduced
    Two Counts of Sexual Assault of a Child
    Our client was arrested after two girls he met online turned out to be underage. He was charged with four counts of sex assault of a child. The State interviewed the girls and obtained incriminating cell phone evidence, as well as evidence of drug ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Juvenile Sex Assault
    Our client, a young girl, was accused of sexually assaulting her young female cousin. Our client was a good student and was involved in a number of youth and school activities. She had a bright future ahead of her and she and her parents were ...
  • No Charges Filed
    Sex Assault Investigation
    Our client had an affair with a married woman. When her husband found out, she accused our client of rape. She called the police, who began an investigation into the matter. Our client did the smart thing and called our office immediately. We met ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Aggravated Assault w/ Deadly Weapon
    Our client, a veteran with no criminal history, allegedly got into an altercation at a gas station after an argument about politics that started verbal turned physical. The client drove away before the other parties called police. Police caught up to ...
  • Case Dismissed; Charges Reduced
    Five counts of Sex Assault of a Child & Eight Counts of Indecency w/ a Child
    Our client was accused of being in a relationship with an underage teen. He was charged with six counts of sexual assault of a child and eight counts of indecency with a child. The evidence was overwhelming. He thought his life was over. Our ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Terroristic Threat
    Our client was reportedly heard making terroristic threats by some members of his seventh-grade class. Police charged him with a felony. Our client was a boy scout who was well-liked by teachers but had developed ADHD and was being bullied. The State ...
  • Motion to Suppress Granted During Trial
    DWI .11 Blood Warrant
    This was the 2nd jury trial for this case. First one was a 4-2 hung jury for not guilty. This trial ended in a dismissal by the State mid-trial after we fought and won a motion to suppress. Client and his wife pulled off on the side of the road ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony POCS & Probation Violation
    Our client was charged with an POCS 3 rd degree felony while on probation in another county for a DWI 2nd. The car he was in was pulled over and, after officers obtained the consent of the driver, the car was searched. The police found cocaine in the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI
    Our client was charged with a DWI in Waco when he was caught crossing through a ditch to get to a frontage road during traffic. He admitted to having three drinks and performed SFSTs. However, he refused to provide breath or blood to the officers. We ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence
    Our client was charged with Assault Family Violence during an altercation with his girlfriend after a night out on 6th Street. The complaining witness had a concussion and bite marks on her nose. Upon investigation we learned that the complaining ...
  • Case Dismissed
    2nd DWI
    Our client was involved in a vehicle accident in La Grange where she was ejected from the vehicle and had to stay in the hospital. There was alcohol in the car, and she had prior DWIs. The ethanol levels in her blood came back at a .13 so she was ...
  • Case Dismissed
    POCS Felony
    Our client was charged with a State Jail Felony while stopped for traffic violation in Williamson County. The officers searched the car and found THC oil pens. He was arrested for a felony. We found issues with the search and our investigation ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence
    Our client was charged with Assault Family Violence that resulted from an argument with his girlfriend. Our client had a good job with a baby on the way and desperately wanted his record clear to support his family. We got the complaining witness to ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Possession of Controlled Substance
    Our client picked up a prostitute and was later pulled over for failing to signal. The police let the woman go, but found cocaine in the car on the passenger side and charged our client with possession of a controlled substance. The State offered our ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI
    Our client left 6 th Street at 2:00 AM after celebrating an anniversary and fell asleep at the wheel. He was arrested for DWI at 4:30 AM and blew a .138 on the breathalyzer. The Prosecutor was initially unwilling to negotiate, but we found favorable ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence
    During a dispute with her boyfriend, our client threw a brass statue against a wall, which ended up bouncing and hitting him. He called the police and our client was arrested for Assault Family Violence. We reached out to our client’s boyfriend, and ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Intoxication Assault
    Our client had allegedly been drinking with friends after work. He woke up in the hospital after an accident that severely injured another person. We fought for our client in our negotiations with the prosecutor on his felony Intoxicated Assault ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    Our client, a retired Marine, was out with some friends one night when he got into a fight at a gas station. He allegedly pulled out a knife and left the scene. Moments later, law enforcement pulled him over. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Theft
    Our client was allegedly caught shoplifting at an HEB. She had no prior arrest history, so we worked with her on proactively taking classes, which were used to her advantage during our negotiations. The client accepted a deferred adjudication on the ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Possession of Controlled Substance
    Our client was pulled over for expired registration. Police smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search. Police found marijuana and pills containing a controlled substance, and the State charged our client with a ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence
    Our client received an arrest warrant for an alleged assault on his brother’s girlfriend. He needed the warrant cleared so that he could be considered for a job he was applying for. Our firm worked with his brother’s girlfriend and found ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI
    Our client was stopped by a police officer for driving the wrong way down a one-way street. A Blood Warrant was issued, and the test came back .09. Our client was new to the area and attempting to get a job. Pleading guilty to a DWI was not an ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
    Our client was charged with felony Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for allegedly pulling a boxcutter out during an altercation with another man. Our client had no prior contact with law enforcement. We thoroughly investigated the other party, ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony Assault Family Violence
    Our client was charged with felony Assault Family Violence for allegedly attacking her ex-boyfriend and scratching his face. The State appeared ready to file enhanced charges. Upon receiving the evidence, our firm found issues with the police video ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI
    Our client was stopped for a headlight that had gone out and was then arrested for and charged with DWI. He consented to a breath test and blew a .11. Upon reviewing the dash cam video, we discovered that the field sobriety tests were performed off ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Theft
    Our client, a legal permanent resident, was charged with stealing clothing at Macy’s. The State offered our client an initial plea deal. However, due to her immigration status, we advised our client that it was in her best interest to fight this case ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony Assault Family Violence
    Our client was charged with felony Assault Family Violence after an argument with his spouse allegedly turned physical. The evidence against our client was strong but, during the investigation, we found that our client’s spouse had a history of ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI
    Our client, a veteran, fell asleep at the wheel and was involved in an accident. He was arrested for DWI and refused to give a breath or blood sample to the police. He came to us concerned that a DWI conviction would put an end to his military ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence
    Our client was drinking and watching sports with his girlfriend when they got into a heated argument. The argument escalated, and our client left in order to avoid further trouble. A neighbor called the police and our client’s girlfriend made a ...
  • Case Dismissed
    DWI
    Our client was pulled over for failure to signal intent to turn. The arresting officer claimed the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed (67 MPH in a 30 MPH zone) resulting in a chase. When our client stopped, the officer noted the smell of ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence
    Our client was charged with Assault Family Violence after an argument with his girlfriend in their shared residence. At the time of his arrest our Client was a young father who also worked for the city. Having this charge put him as risk of losing a ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Aggravated Robbery
    Our client was indicted on the 1 st Degree Felony charge of Aggravated Assault. He was out celebrating a birthday with friends when the party took a different turn and our client ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Prosecution ...
  • Deferred Prosecution
    Juvenile Assault
    Our client was a juvenile who got into altercation with a classmate on school grounds and was charged with assault. We know the stress of facing a charge at a young age is a lot for a family to navigate without assistance and can come with severe ...
  • Deferred Adjudication
    Aggravated Assault & Tampering with Evidence
    Our client was involved in a verbal dispute that turned into an altercation where a firearm was discharged into the ground. The round ricocheted and grazed a party to the dispute. Our client was facing multiple felony convictions and a prison ...
  • Deferred Adjudication
    Aggravated Assault Family Violence w/ Serious Bodily Injury
    Our client was involved in a domestic altercation that resulted in one of the parties sustaining a very serious life -altering injury that required serious medical intervention. We took the case and approached our defense with heavy strong willed ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Invasive Visual Recording
    Our Client was an active duty soldier proudly serving in the United States Military. He was wrongfully accused with Invasive Visual Recording. Any charges filed against an active duty soldier requires specialized attention to certain details. Our ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Public Intoxication
    After a night out our client got turned around in her apartment complex and knocked on a door she thought was her residence. Because of the late hour the police were called out to the scene and our client was charged with Public Intoxication. Our ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence
    Our client was a mother who had allowed her adult son and family to move in with her due to some hardship. After a family dinner a heated discussion between our client and her daughter in law turned into a physical altercation. Although our Client ...
  • Pre-Trial Diversion
    DWI Voluntary Blood Draw
    Our Client was pulled over and investigated for DWI. He was asked to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests and subjected to an eye movement test. He also voluntarily provided a blood sample to be tested. The results were twice the legal limit. Our ...
  • Pre-Trial Diversion
    DWI Voluntary Blood Draw
    Our Client was pulled over and investigated for DWI. He was asked to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests and subjected to an eye movement test. He also voluntarily provided a blood sample to be tested. The results were twice the legal limit. Our ...
  • Charges Reduced
    Intoxication Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury
    Our client was charged with 5 Felony Counts including Intoxication Assault causing Serious Bodily Injury after being involved in a vehicle/pedicab accident that injured 3 people, one with life-threatening injuries. The arresting agency obtained a ...
  • Case Dismissed; Charges Reduced
    Two Counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and Four Counts of Indecency w/ a Child
    Our client was indicted on two counts of sex assault of a child and four counts of indecency with a child. Our client confessed to the offense and there was substantial physical evidence corroborating that confession. The State aggressively ...
  • Case Dismissed; Charges Reduced
    Solicitation of a Minor
    Our client was a legal permanent resident with no criminal history when he was picked up for solicitation of a minor after a sting operation. He faced serious immigration consequences if convicted of a crime of this nature. In addition, the evidence ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Assault Family Violence w/ Strangulation and Injury to a Child
    Our client and his wife had a contentious relationship with his wife’s ex-husband, and, unfortunately, our client’s middle-school aged stepdaughter was caught in the middle. After getting into trouble at home, the stepdaughter falsely accused our ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony DWI w/ Child Passenger
    After spending Thanksgiving Day with her family, our client drove home with her daughter in the backseat of her car. She was pulled over for speeding and given a warning. At that point, she should have been free to leave. Instead, a backup officer ...
  • Allowed to Remain on Parole
    Parole Revocation Hearing
    Our client had been released on parole and was a model parolee, when one day he fell asleep and his nephew tampered with his ankle monitor. The client’s parole officer was furious and applied for a warrant for his arrest on a parole violation. The ...
  • Probation (was looking at 25 to life in prison)
    Felony DWI
    Our client was arrested and charged with DWI. The alleged BAC was 0.083. However, because he had 6 prior DWI’s and had previously been to prison multiple times, the client was facing 25 years to life in prison. The client accepted responsibility for ...
  • Case Dismissed; Charges Reduced
    Felony DWI
    Our client was arrested for her fourth DWI with an alleged BAC of 0.168. The State aggressively prosecuted this case and sought prison time. We were able to work with the client on a mitigation strategy that resulted in the State agreeing to drop the ...