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San Antonio Violent Crimes Defense Attorneys

Serving Clients throughout Texas

Violent crimes are those involving force or the threat of force against another individual. Because violence is involved, these crimes carry severe consequences that can negatively affect your life and liberties. The penalties for a violent crime conviction can include a prison sentence as well as heavy fines. These crimes also give you a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to obtain employment, housing, professional licenses, student loans, and other federal aid. Because of these life-changing consequences, it is imperative that you seek representation from a skilled criminal defense attorney.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our San Antonio violent crimes defense lawyers have a stellar reputation and track record in handling criminal cases. Our attorneys are trial lawyers who always prepare your case with thorough care and attention to detail. One of our attorneys is a former prosecutor which adds further professional knowledge, skill, and insight to our aggressive defense strategies.

Learn how Smith & Vinson Law Firm can help you in a free case evaluation. Contact us at (210) 960-9557 as soon as possible.

Violent Crimes in Texas

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we are completely familiar with all types of violent crimes. Our legal team is fully prepared to help build a strong defense on your behalf for a wide range of these types of crimes.

Violent crimes include:

  • Armed robbery
  • Assault
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Vehicular assault
  • Arson
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Child abuse
  • Carjacking
  • Domestic violence
  • False imprisonment
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Violent gang-related crimes
  • Negligent homicide
  • Hate crimes
  • Firearm crimes
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Terrorist crimes
  • Weapons charges

Penalties for Violent Crimes in Texas

When it comes to violent crimes, you can expect law enforcement and prosecutors to aggressively pursue the charges and a conviction. How you are charged will depend on the nature of the crime. Many violent crimes are charged as felonies. In cases where a victim was injured or killed in the crime, heavy penalties will be sought.

If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a violent crime in or around San Antonio, we highly recommend that you consult with an experienced San Antonio criminal defense attorney at our firm. We can conduct a thorough investigation into the charges to determine the most effective defense strategy. We urge you to let us use our extensive resources on your behalf.

Call (210) 960-9557 to find out how our violent crime attorneys can protect your future. Arrange for a free consultation today.

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers
Hear What They Have to Say

  • Exceptionally versed in the intricacies of Texas criminal law

    “Having never been exposed to the criminal system, hiring an attorney was daunting task. 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. Ultiamtely, Mr. Vinson was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement dispite many hoops and hurdles presented by the prosecuting county. I would highly recommend Smith and Vinson for representation in a criminal matter.”


  • Awesome communication

    “They handle my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process. ”

    Elmer Marqueiz

  • 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me.

    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

  • He's a real lawyer!

    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”


  • 5 Stars in making me feel like a top priority!

    “Jarrod Smith of Smith and Vinson Law Firm provided me with the best service I could have possibly asked for. 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 in providing me the most support and information on how to best handle my case. I'd recommend this firm to anyone seeking help with a traffic violation of any kind. I feel that if it weren't for them I would have been heavily misguided and probably would not have made it through the system with the best possible outcome for me. 5 Stars for their service, generosity, and in making me feel like a top priority!”


  • Top Attorney Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Texas Bar College
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Avvo 5 Star Reviews
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award


  • We are accessible to you. Our attorneys can be reached 24/7.
  • Bold and fearless defense are what we are known for.
  • Turn to us for straightforward legal advice when you need it.
  • We offer free consultations to every single client served.