Smith & Vinson Law Firm, PLLC

Smith & Vinson Law Firm, PLLC

Smith & Vinson Law Firm is a Central Texas DWI and criminal defense firm committed to defending accused citizens.

Firm Overview

Smith & Vinson Law Firm is a Central Texas DWI and criminal defense firm committed to defending accused citizens. We care about you and will fight to get you the justice you deserve. 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.
Main Office
Main Office
1411 West Ave. #124
Austin  TX  78701
Phone
  • (512) 368-9044
Fax
  • (512) 368-8265
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Yes

Office Information

Office Hours
24 Hours
Emergency After Hours
Yes
DUI and DWI
Smith & Vinson Law Firm is an Austin criminal defense firm committed to defending accused citizens in Travis county, Williamson county, and surrounding areas.
Smith & Vinson Law Firm is an Austin criminal defense firm committed to defending accused citizens in Travis county, Williamson county, and surrounding areas. We care about you and will fight to get you the justice you deserve. 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.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

A DWI charge is one of the most stressful and challenging things that can happen to someone. We care about being there for you at this pivotal time in your life and want to do everything in our power to defend you from the state.

Below is some critical information you need to know. Contact us now.

WARNING: YOU ONLY HAVE 15 DAYS from the date of your arrest for DWI in Texas to request an administrative hearing about your driver's license. If you do not, your driver's license will be automatically suspended. For immediate help contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm at 512-368-9044.

Texas DWI Punishment Range

If this is your first DWI offense, you could be facing the following penalties:

$2,000 fine
3 to 180 days in jail
Loss of your driver's license from 90 days to 1 year
A Class B misdemeanor conviction on your record
If this is your second DWI offense, you could be facing the following penalties:

$4,000 fine
30 days to 1 year in jail
Loss of your driver's license from 180 days to 2 years
A Class A misdemeanor conviction on your record
If this is your third DWI offense, you could be facing the following penalties:

$10,000 fine
2 to 10 years in a prison
Loss of you driver's license from 180 days to 2 years
A third-degree felony conviction on your record
If you are stopped for DWI and there is a child passenger under the age of 15 years old then you could be facing the following penalties:

$10,000 fine
180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility
A state jail felony conviction on your record

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

As a former prosecutor, Jarrod Smith, has tried cases in front of juries, ranging from Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) to theft to burglary of a motor vehicle. Mr. Smith has tried DWI cases with no field sobriety tests, with sobriety tests, and blood DWI cases. He has experience handling bond issues, motion to revoke, and motion to adjudicate hearings. As a prosecutor, he handled hundreds of cases. Mr. Smith has a unique insight into how the police and the government go into building a case against his clients. He can use this experience to help you fight your case.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

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.

Jarrod L. Smith, Partner

Attorney Jarrod L. Smith is a native Texan. He believes in the simple principle of fighting for his clients to receive the best possible outcome. Mr. Smith, along with his law partner, Brad Vinson, founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm with the idea of helping accused citizens navigate their way through the complicated criminal justice system.

Mr. Smith completed his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, majoring in criminal justice, and graduated with high honors. He went on to attend law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston. Mr. Smith excelled academically, ranking in the top 20% of his class. Mr. Smith also excelled in the courtroom. He completed courses in criminal trial advocacy and mock trial, finishing 1st place, with Brad Vinson, in the Garland Walker Mock Trial competition.

Mr. Smith has considerable experience in the area of criminal law. Besides being a former prosecutor, he has interned with the Harris County District Attorney's Office and Harris County Public Defender's Office. Also, Mr. Smith has experience on the federal side of the criminal justice system, as a former law clerk for the United States Attorney's Office. These internships provided him with a variety of practical experience on both the state and federal, prosecution and defense side.

As a former prosecutor, he has tried cases in front of juries, ranging from Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) to theft to burglary of a motor vehicle. Mr. Smith has experience handling DWI blood and breath cases. As a prosecutor, he handled hundreds of cases. Mr. Smith has a unique insight into how the police and the government go into building a case against his clients. He can use this experience to help you fight your case.

Mr. Smith and his partner, Mr. Vinson, have known each other since the first day of law school. They will work together to help you with your legal issues. They will fight for you. They will work hard to make sure that you receive the best possible resolution to your case.

With Smith & Vinson Law Firm, you are not just hiring a lawyer to handle your case, but a firm that will put you and your legal needs first.
License
  • Bar Number: 24094095
    Texas
Education
  • South Texas College of Law - Houston
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Brad Vinson, Partner

Mr. Brad Vinson completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, majoring in communication. During his time at South Texas College of Law, he also completed coursework in criminal trial advocacy and mock trial, finishing first place, along with Jarrod Smith, in the annual Garland Walker Mock Trial competition. Mr. Vinson went on to compete in a variety of mock trial events. He was named Summer Trial Academy Best Advocate Overall and traveled to New York to compete in a national tournament as a varsity advocate in South Texas College of Law's nationally ranked mock trial team.
License
  • Bar Number: 24100021
    Texas
Education
  • South Texas College of Law - Houston
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

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