Austin Felonies Attorney
Aggressive Felony Defense in Travis County, TX
When an individual is charged with a felony offense, it is life-altering. Not only is there the stress and anxiety of dealing with the real possibility of going to state jail or prison, but there is also the loss of time with family, friends, possible loss of employment, incarceration if you cannot afford bail, and many other fines, fees, and costs that comes with dealing with such a heavy charge.
In a time of such turmoil, when all the weight of the government is bearing down against you trying to lock you in a box, you need someone on your team fighting for you, not against you. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we listen to our clients, seek out the truth and don’t accept what the prosecutor says at face value.
We work for you. We fight for you. Call our Austin felony lawyers at (512) 359-3743!
A felony is a crime that is punishable by at least one year in state prison. All felony convictions carry very heavy consequences. Travis and Williamson County prosecutors are aggressive in prosecuting these types of cases. If charged with a felony offense you need someone on your team fighting for you.
Central Texas Felony Defense Lawyers
A felony case is the most serious type of charge in Texas. This is why you need to mount an aggressive defense. We represent clients accused of felony charges in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Taylor, Hutto and all around the Central Texas area. Contact us now for a free consultation at (512) 359-3743.
Types of Felony Crimes & Penalties
Texas felony crimes are categorized into different felony classes; these classes range from the most serious felony class (capital felony) to the least serious felony class (class c misdemeanor). Each felony class is determined by the amount of jail time a person who commits a felony is eligible for, as well as the amount of fine they may have to pay.
Depending on which felony classification a defendant is charged with, the sentencing process, eligibility for parole, and other factors will be affected. In general, even a charge for less serious felonies can lead to lengthy mandatory prison sentences and steep fines.
In Texas, there are five different classifications of a felony offense.
- State Jail Felony is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and /or up to 180 days to two years in a State Jail Facility;
- Third-Degree Felony is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and / or up to two to ten years in prison;
- Second-Degree Felony is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and / or up to two to twenty years in prison;
- First-Degree Felony is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and / or up to five to ninety-nine years in prison;
- Capital Felony conviction carries a punishment of life in prison or the death penalty.
Examples of Felony Charges in Texas
Examples of felony charges our Austin felony attorneys handle:
- Aggravated Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- Evading Arrest
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Sexual Assault
- Weapons Charges
Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer if You Are Facing Felony Charges
Hiring a criminal defense attorney when facing felony charges can provide invaluable benefits that significantly impact the outcome of a case. Felony charges often involve complex legal procedures and severe consequences, such as lengthy prison sentences and substantial fines. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys from the Smith & Vinson Law Firm possess the expertise to navigate the intricate legal system, ensuring that the accused individual's rights are protected at every stage of the process. Our legal team is well-versed in Texas criminal law and the nuances of courtroom strategies. We can investigate the evidence in your case, challenge the prosecution, and identify potential legal defenses. Our skilled attorney can negotiate with prosecutors to secure reduced charges or explore alternative sentencing options, ultimately aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
Facing felony charges can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, and having a dedicated attorney by one's side can alleviate some of the burden. Additionally, our team can leverage their knowledge of the local legal system and relationships with key figures, such as prosecutors and judges, to negotiate more favorable terms. Hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney is an investment in legal expertise, strategic defense, and emotional support that significantly enhances the chances of achieving a favorable outcome in the face of felony charges.
Aggressive Felony Trial Lawyers in Austin
If you have been arrested or charged with a felony offense in Austin, Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, or any of the surrounding areas in Texas contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm. We take your felony charges seriously and fight to protect your rights, always seeking the best possible resolution for your case.
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
Case Dismissed Felony POCS & Probation Violation
Our client was charged with an POCS 3rd 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 vehicle and our client took responsibility.
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 abusive behavior towards her living partners.
Charges Dismissed Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence
Rejected Pre-Indictment Aggravated Assault Strangulation/Impeding Airway Investigation
Charges Rejected Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence