San Antonio Felony Defense Lawyers
Defending You against Texas Felony Charges
Being charged with a felony offense is a life-changing matter. You may be dealing with possible state jail or prison time, the loss of your social standing, potential job loss, financial concerns, and anxiety about how all of this will affect your family relationships as well as the rest of your life. Such a situation can be incredibly stressful.
It is important to remember that your legal right to an attorney can make a huge impact on your situation. That is why it is so important to turn to a law firm that has demonstrated its competence in the field of criminal defense. You will want a firm you can trust to act in your best interests, that truly cares about providing you with the highest quality of legal help, who will listen to you and fight aggressively on your behalf. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our San Antonio felony defense attorneys are known for all of the above. We listen to what our clients have to say and seek the truth to build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact our legal team at (210) 960-9557 today for a free consultation.
Texas Felony Offenses
Felony crimes are those offenses considered to be the most serious by the court system. They carry the heaviest penalties and the worst social stigma. Prosecutors are generally very aggressive in seeking a conviction for a felony. Because of this, it is crucial that you mount an equally aggressive defense. You will need a team that will fight hard for a favorable case resolution using all of its skills and legal savvy. With a former prosecutor on board at Smith & Vinson Law Firm, you can rely on us.
Felonies are divided into five classifications in Texas:
- A state jail felony carries penalties of up to 180 days to two years in a state jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- A third-degree felony carries penalties of up to two to 10 years in a state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- A second-degree felony carries penalties of up to two to 20 years in a state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- A first-degree felony carries penalties of up to five to 99 years in a state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- A capital felony is punishable by a life sentence in prison or the death penalty
Common felony charges include aggravated or sexual assault, family violence, DWI, drug offenses, robbery, evading arrest, various types of theft, and weapon charges.
Aggressive San Antonio Felony Defense Lawyers
Our attorneys are trial-tested litigators who know how to fight back with effective and hard-hitting legal defenses. We never do a half-hearted job when it comes to protecting our clients’ legal rights and exhausting all avenues for an effective defense. If you are under investigation or have been charged with any type of felony in the Greater San Antonio Area, we can help. Take advantage of our free consultation to find out what Smith & Vinson Law Firm can do for you.
Contact our office today by calling (210) 960-9557.
Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action.- Michael
Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs by providing me with the most support- Andrew
They handled my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process.- Elmer Marqueiz
Very professional, on time and educates you along the whole process. I had a lot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America.- Manuel R.
Cases Dismissed Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Misdemeanor Assault with Bodily Injury
Our client was accused of attacking another man on two separate occasions, once with his hands and once with a knife in our client’s home. Our client had told the man to stay away from his family because the man had made romantic advances toward his wife, but the man persisted.
Felony Rejected Pre-Indictment Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Interference with a 911 Call
Our client’s girlfriend’s car was being repossessed. Our client had belongings in the car, including his work equipment and his firearm. Our client attempted to get his belongings out of the car before it was being towed away. The tow driver accused our client of threatening him with the gun our client was retrieving while he was on 911 with the police.
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 shoplifting offense, which was ultimately dismissed.
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 charge and worked with the injured party’s insurance company on a plan to compensate her for her injuries. The felony was ultimately dismissed and reduced to a misdemeanor DWI charge.
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.