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If you have been arrested for a violent crime in Austin, we strongly encourage you to secure the representation of Smith & Vinson Law Firm as soon as possible. We proudly and tenaciously represent and defend the rights of criminally accused individuals. Our Austin defense lawyer has the in-depth knowledge, skill set, and resources necessary to combat your charges next. Do not sit back and wait for your charges to blow over. Take immediate action today to ensure your rights and freedoms are protected in the future.

We know you are facing a great deal of fear about your rights and legal options. You are wondering who you can trust and questioning who you should turn to for legal counsel. When you secure the representation of our attorney, you can be confident that you have made the right choice. We provide a powerful voice for the criminally accused. Regardless of the circumstances pertaining to your case, we are fully equipped to aggressively defend your constitutional rights. When you enlist our legal services, you can have peace of mind knowing your case is in capable and competent hands. Contact us immediately.
Reach Out To A Trial-Tested Lawyer
  • 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

Client Testimonials

Know Your Case Is in Good Hands

  • “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. ”

    Previous Client

  • “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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Is A Violent Crime?


    A violent crime is committed when an individual injures or kills someone while carrying out a criminal act. If a deadly weapon was involved in the crime, your penalties will be more severe.

  • How Are Manslaughter & Murder Different?


    Murder occurs when an individual intentionally or knowingly kills someone. Manslaughter occurs when an individual kills someone as a result of reckless actions or inactions.

  • How Will The Prosecution Determine The Charges?


    Your prosecutor will pursue charges with enough evidence to back them up. This means the prosecution will seek out a legally sound case. If the case contains an inherent flaw, the prosecutor will likely not pursue the case. If there is enough evidence to pursue a case, the prosecution will pursue a conviction. If the case lacks evidence, charges will most likely be dropped or another charge will be taken into consideration.

  • Are Police Officers Required To Read Me My Rights?


    Law enforcement officers are not legally required to read your rights at the time of your arrest. The Miranda Warning is only required if the police officer plans to utilize your statement against you as incriminating evidence in a court of law.

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