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While a theft charge may seem minor, the repercussions will negatively affect you and your family. If you have been criminally charged with theft, it is critical that you take swift action in order to defend yourself. The penalties for serious theft-related offenses are severe. As such, we encourage you to retain the immediate representation of Smith & Vinson Law Firm. Our Austin criminal defense attorney has successfully handled countless theft crime cases. With our in-depth legal knowledge in your corner, you can be confident that your case is in capable and competent hands. Call (512) 359-3743 today to learn how we can help you.

In order to avoid a criminal conviction, you need to ensure your constitutional rights are protected in a court of law. Our Austin theft law firm has a unique understanding of both sides of the courtroom. With our support, you may be able to obtain the upper hand in court. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances pertaining to your case, discover what evidence the prosecution has obtained, and prepare a strong defense accordingly.
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  • Jarrod L. Smith


    Jarrod Smith is a native Texan, and an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who cares and fights hard for his clients. Jarrod, along with his law partner, Brad Vinson, founded Smith & Vinson Law Firm with the idea of helping accused citizens successfully navigate their way through the complicated criminal justice system.

    Jarrod completed his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, majoring in Criminal Justice, and graduating with high honors. He went on to attend law school at the South Texas College of Law Houston. Jarrod excelled academically, graduating in the top 20% of his class.

    While in law school, he founded the STCL Criminal Law Society, and was a member of the prestigious South Texas Law Review. Jarrod 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.

    Jarrod is a former assistant district attorney at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, he has interned with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and the Harris County Public Defender’s Office. Jarrod also has experience on the federal side of the criminal justice system, as a former law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office. These experiences provide him with a variety of practical experience on both the state and federal, prosecution and defense side.

  • Brad Vinson


    Attorney Brad Vinson is an honest, hard working attorney who cares about giving his clients the best possible representation.

    Mr. Brad Vinson completed his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, majoring in communication. During his time at South Texas College of Law Houston, he also completed coursework in criminal trial advocacy and mock trial, finishing 1st 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. He then traveled to New York to compete in a national tournament as a varsity advocate in South Texas College of Law Houston’s nationally ranked mock trial team.

    When you work with Attorney Vinson, you are not just hiring someone to handle your case, but an attorney that will put you and your legal needs first

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  • “I knew after I first met them in person I knew they we're going to fight and I got the result that I was happy with at the end. I would recommend if anything ever happens to anyone. ”

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  • “I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me. I highly recommend!”

    Previous Client

  • “I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”


  • “ When you hire Brad Vinson you hire an attorney who will pay close attention to your case and work extremely hard for you.”

    Anna S.

  • “He listened to me and I felt that he cared about my case.”


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The Lawyers of Smith & Vinson?

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  • Bold and fearless defense is what we are known for.

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  • How Are Robbery & Burglary Different?


    Robbery is the taking of property against an individuals will by means of fear or force. Robbery offenses are also referred to as “stickups” or “muggings.” Unlike robbery, a burglary offense does not require a confrontation between two or more parties. In order to be convicted of burglary, the prosecutor is required to prove that the defendant entered the structure with the intent of committing a felony offense.

  • Is The Police Officer Required To Ready My Rights?


    Police officers are not legally required to read you your rights at the time of your arrest. The Miranda Warning is only required if the officer plans to use your statement as elicit, incriminating evidence in a court of law.

  • Do I Need To Hire A Criminal Defense Lawyer?


    If you have been arrested for a serious theft offense, it is vital that you secure the legal representation of our lawyer. We urge you against self-representation. When your future on the line, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Regardless of the circumstances pertaining to your case, there is no question that an attorney will make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

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Rights That Are in Jeopardy After Being Convicted

  • Loss of eligibility to apply for financial aid for college
  • Security clearance for certain professions such as teaching, working with children, or security
  • Voting privileges
  • Parenting rights can be taken away including custody & visiting rights
  • Loss of 2nd Amendment right to legally obtain or possess firearms
  • Cannot obtain a passport or a visa for entry into certain countries
  • Convicts are pulled into police line-ups as a potential suspect