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We Seek the Truth in Criminal Cases

If you have been charged with a crime in San Marcos, TX, turn to Smith & Vinson Law Firm for your defense. Our team understands the seriousness of criminal accusations and recognizes the debilitating effects a conviction can have on your life. That is why we deliver aggressive legal representation throughout every stage of a criminal case. We have handled numerous matters of varying complexity and have steadfastly stood by our clients, maintaining their innocence and fighting to protect their rights and futures. Our San Marcos criminal defense lawyers have secured several victories for past clients, getting charges dropped or reduced and even securing case dismissals. We know that previous successes do not guarantee future results, but we are ready to put our knowledge, skills, and resources to work to seek an optimal outcome on your behalf.

Fighting a criminal charge is not about applying the same strategy to all cases. It is about getting to know the person behind the charges – their needs and goals – and building a defense tailored just for them. Our talented and bold criminal attorneys in San Marcos, TX will provide the personalized attention you need and deserve. We recognize that there are two sides to every story, and we want to listen to your account of the events leading up to your arrest. By getting your perspective and conducting a thorough investigation, we obtain a clearer picture of what happened and can develop a legal strategy aimed at revealing the holes in the prosecutor's case.

To schedule a free consultation with a member of our San Marcos criminal defense attorneys, call us at (512) 359-3743 or contact us online today.


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A Proven Track Record

Check Out Our Recent Case Results

    911 caller reported our client passed out in the middle of an intersection. Police arrived on scene, and would later find meth, cocaine, and THC gummies inside the car. There were also two open containers of alcohol in the front console. Client was very groggy and unintelligible but woke up pretty quickly after officers arrived. According to the officers, the client failed the field sobriety test. But, of course, they always say this.

  • 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 option. After negotiating with the prosecutor, our firm was able to get the DWI charge dismissed after successful completion of 18 months deferred prosecution.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 felony. Our client was already facing multiple misdemeanor charges in another county.

Types of Cases Smith & Vinson Law Firm Handles

Texas classifies criminal offenses as either misdemeanors or felonies. The level is determined by the seriousness of the crime, with felonies making up the most severe offenses. Regardless of the level of charge a person is facing, they could be hit with significant penalties if found guilty. For instance, a conviction for a Class A misdemeanor can result in up to 1 year of incarceration and/or up to $1,000 in fines. A first-degree felony is punishable by a maximum of 99 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of not more than $10,000. Capital felonies can be penalized by life without parole or death.

Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, retain legal representation right away. Building a case to seek to avoid or minimize penalties takes time. Our criminal lawyers in San Marcos, TX are ready to get started on your case and begin defending you against criminal accusations.

We provide vigorous defense for a range of criminal matters, including:

  • DWI and BWI: Charges for these offenses arise when a person operates a motor vehicle or boat with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher or while normal faculties are impaired because of the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Domestic violence: A person may be accused of a domestic violence offense if they harm or threaten to harm a family or household member.
  • Violent crimes: These offenses involve violent acts against another person, such as assault, armed robbery, battery, or murder.
  • Theft crimes: If a person unlawfully appropriates another's property, they could be accused of a theft crime. The level of charge and punishments levied depend on the value of the property involved in the offense.
  • Drug crimes: The Texas Health and Safety Code enumerates several different controlled substances offenses, including drug possession, possession of marijuana, drug manufacturing, and drug trafficking.
  • Sex crimes: Sexually related offenses include, but are not limited to, prostitution, rape, possession of child pornography, and indecent exposure. They carry harsh penalties and may result in a requirement to register as a sex offender.
  • Traffic offenses: Although many traffic violations may result in only a fine, that does not mean they are not serious. Accusations for offenses such as speeding or driving without a license must be aggressively defended.
  • Weapons charges: In this country, we have the right to bear arms, but many laws and regulations exist concerning that right. A person may be charged with a weapons offense if they illegally possess a firearm, unlawfully sell a gun, improperly discharge a firearm, or use a deadly weapon while committing a crime, among other conduct.
  • Juvenile crimes: Minors who engage in behaviors prohibited by law must still answer for the alleged offense. However, their cases are handled differently from adult criminal matters, and it is crucial to hire a defense attorney who understands the juvenile justice system.
  • Probation violations: When a person is placed on probation, the court imposes various conditions on them. Failing to abide by these terms can result in sanctions, including revocation of probation.
  • Parole defense: During parole hearings, the Board will decide whether an inmate is eligible for parole. A skilled attorney can provide counsel for the hearing and work to seek a favorable vote.
  • Protective order defense: Generally, violating the conditions of a protective order is a misdemeanor, punishable by incarceration and/or fines. An experienced San Marcos criminal defense attorney can fight to protect their client's rights.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we know that every case is serious. That is why our hardworking San Marcos criminal defense attorneys are relentless in pursuing the best possible results for our clients.

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