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Austin Criminal Defense Law Firm

Fighting Criminal Charges in Central Texas

When you stand accused of a crime, your entire future is in jeopardy. You may face time in jail or prison, and your reputation may be ruined. A criminal record can make it extremely difficult to find employment and housing later on, and you may lose professional licenses and face other sanctions that will impact every area of your personal and professional life. With these consequences in mind, it is essential to involve an Austin criminal attorney who will fight for your rights and freedom.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we are committed to building powerful defenses against criminal charges and investigations. Our Austin criminal defense lawyers know what is at stake and we will fight for your constitutional rights with everything we have. Attorneys Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson are bold, talented, and prepared to protect your interests to the fullest extent.

Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer to Represent You

Hiring an experienced Austin criminal defense lawyer is essential for safeguarding your rights and ensuring a fair legal process. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our attorneys possess extensive knowledge of the local legal system, including specific laws and procedures relevant to Austin. Our experience allows us to construct a robust defense strategy tailored to the intricacies of your case, increasing the likelihood of favorable outcomes. 

Additionally, our legal team can navigate the complexities of the legal process, protecting you from potential pitfalls and ensuring that your rights are upheld at every stage, from investigation to trial. Our experience in negotiating with prosecutors and presenting compelling arguments in court can significantly impact the trajectory of your case, offering you the best chance at a favorable resolution or, if necessary, a strong defense in trial. 

Ultimately, the benefits of hiring our Austin criminal defense law firm to represent you extends beyond our legal experience and allows us to provide invaluable support to safeguard your rights and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact our Austin criminal attorneys at (512) 359-3743 for a free consultation. We are here 24/7 to help

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    What Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Do?

    Criminal defense attorneys play a pivotal role in the justice system, standing as the first line of defense for individuals charged with criminal offenses. They serve not only as legal representatives but as advocates for the accused, working tirelessly to ensure that fair treatment is afforded to every client under the law. Their expertise and dedication are crucial for navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system, aiming to secure the best possible outcomes for those they represent, whether through dismissal of charges, acquittal, or minimized penalties.

    The methods used by criminal defense attorneys to help their clients include:

    • Comprehensive Case Analysis: Reviewing all evidence and case details to identify any inconsistencies or areas where the defense can assert a strong argument.
    • Legal Research and Strategy Development: Conducting in-depth legal research to find precedents and laws that support the client’s defense strategy.
    • Negotiation with Prosecutors: Engaging in negotiations to possibly reduce charges, penalties, or even secure a dismissal based on the available evidence or legal technicalities.
    • Plea Bargaining: When appropriate, negotiating plea deals with the prosecution to reduce charges and penalties in exchange for a guilty plea, prioritizing the client’s interests.
    • Representation in Court: Providing vigorous representation in court, including presenting arguments, cross-examining witnesses, and challenging the prosecution’s evidence.
    • Filing Legal Motions: Submitting motions to suppress evidence, dismiss charges, or request other judicial actions that could significantly impact the outcome of the case.
    • Support and Guidance: Offering emotional support and legal guidance to clients and their families, helping them understand the process and make informed decisions.

    Our Client Reviews

    Earning Our Reputation by Protecting Yours
    • Smith and Vinson are absolutely incredible! They go above and beyond to help their clients and have a track record of success in getting cases dismissed. Their aggressive approach and unwavering dedication make them stand out from the rest.
      - Linda W.
    • What sets this firm apart is their unwavering dedication to their clients. They listen attentively, provide clear guidance, and approach every case with the utmost diligence. Their attention to detail is truly impressive, and they leave no stone unturned.
      - Former Client
    • When in battle you need people by your side who are fierce enough to face the opposition with you. Brad and Jarod far exceeded my expectations with their passion for winning and attention to detail.
      - Nikki C.
    • After the Jury was selected, the first witness was called to the stand, and Brad and Jarrod imploded the State's case. Moments later, the case was dismissed. I couldn't be any more thankful for Smith & Vinson.
      - Former Client

      What Makes Us Better

      The Defense You Need
      • Passionate About Helping People Get What They Deserve
      • Highly Communicative & Responsive
      • Team Approach to Your Injury Case
      • Highly Personalized Representation
      • Honest & Straightforward Legal Guidance
      • Former Prosecutors on the Team

      An Experienced Law Firm You Can Trust

      Representing Defendants in Austin and the Surrounding Area

      Our attorneys represent defendants in the Austin area who are facing misdemeanor or felony charges. We also handle pre-file investigations, protecting our clients’ rights even if formal charges have not yet been filed.

      Put a Former Prosecutor on Your Side

      Austin criminal defense attorney Jarrod Smith is a former prosecutor who litigated cases as an Assistant District Attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. He has seen both sides of criminal cases and knows how prosecutors think. Put this experience on your side for a much-needed edge in the face of your arrest or charges.

      Ready to protect your future? Call Us at (512) 359-3743.

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