Criminal Defense Attorney

A criminal conviction can change your life – if you’ve been arrested and charged, teaming up with an experienced, caring DUI defense attorney who will passionately fight for your rights is invaluable. A competent criminal defense lawyer will perform a timely investigation, identify defenses, analyze opportunities, prepare legal motions and strongly defend the accused. Additionally, a lawyer involved early in the case can expedite the client’s release on bail.

At Wynne & Smith, we understand what you’re going through. As one of the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Criminal Defense attorneys, John Hunter Smith believes deeply in each case he takes on, and has an innate ability to find the heart of his clients’ stories and bring them to life in the courtroom.

  • DUI/DWI/BWI and Driver’s License Hearings
  • Drug Charges
  • Federal Charges
  • Burglary and Theft
  • Violent Crimes and Violent Sexual Crimes
  • Vehicular Crimes
  • Juvenile Cases

DUI/DWI/BWI and Driver’s License Hearings

If you’ve been arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence) or BWI (boating while intoxicated) it can be the unfortunate beginning to a very serious chain of events. Securing the right DWI lawyer, right away, is crucial to the best interest of your case. To end up with the best-case scenario, it is imperative that you immediately contact a top-notch, nonjudgmental attorney who genuinely cares about what happens to you.

John Hunter Smith has vast amounts of experience protecting the rights of people accused of drunk driving or drunk boating, in fact, he has successfully received numerous not guilty verdicts related to intoxication offenses. He will listen to your story and request an ALR hearing to help retain your license until your hearing. Building an effective defense, he will search out opportunities and flaws in the prosecution’s case.

For the accused, this process may be overwhelming and unfamiliar but to us it’s second nature. Our knowledge about the idiosyncrasies of DWI/BWI cases allows us to challenge evidence or unlawful procedures. Let us help you navigate the legal process and understand your options while working passionately to minimize potentially severe consequences.

Drug Charges

According to the FBI, 1.5 million people in America were arrested on drug charges in 2013. 82.3% of those drug offenses were possession related. If you’ve been accused of drug trafficking, manufacturing or distribution, you need a drug lawyer who understands the complicated laws around these serious federal charges. Attorney John Hunter Smith has extensive experience defending drug charges or even getting them dismissed should the evidence prove to be false or misleading. Even if the odds seem stacked against you, our lawyers have the skills to negotiate the best possible outcome from what may feel like a hopeless situation.


He has successfully defended people accused of drug crimes involving marijuana or synthetic designer drugs like K2 or kryptonite, possession of prescription drugs like Xanax, Oxycontin or steroids, as well as of controlled substances like cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. If you have been arrested for these or any other drug charges, call us immediately. Your rights and your future are at stake.

Federal Charges

Often, the federal government has obtained evidence against you before an indictment is handed down, so there can be extensive challenges in defending federal charges, making it even more important to have a seasoned, skilled federal criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights. As a federal criminal attorney, John Hunter Smith has decades of experience in this arena, fighting for the rights of people accused of anything from federal drug crimes to federal white collar crimes involving securities fraud, SEC crimes, embezzlement, extortion or public corruption, RICO actions, money laundering, Internet crimes such as identity theft or child pornography, as well as bank robbery and felony firearms offenses.

The federal criminal justice system can be complicated. If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, don’t proceed without the guidance of strong, experienced legal counsel like John Hunter Smith.

Burglary and Theft

Having burglary and theft charges brought against you can alter the direction of your life — tarnishing your reputation, impacting future employment and even landing you in prison. Attorney John Hunter Smith will approach your defense with the same high level of commitment — whether you are accused of a spontaneous act of shoplifting or aggravated car robbery.

We have extensive experience defending people who have been accused of felony theft, armed robbery, grand theft auto, possession of stolen property, breaking and entering, embezzlement, and burglary. The severity of such charges can escalate if a weapon was used, someone was assaulted, or you are a government contractor or in public service so it’s essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your case sooner rather than later — especially if you have prior convictions.

Violent Crimes and Violent Sexual Crimes

Sometimes violence enters our lives in ways we could never have imagined or anticipated. Being charged with murder, assault, rape, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, sexual molestation or other violent crimes is a terrifying thing. You may feel already tried and convicted by the public or even the media. You need an experienced attorney who understands the delicacies of high profile cases like these to defend the charges against you. With John Hunter Smith you can feel confident your side of the story will be heard.

Vehicular Crimes

Motor vehicle crimes can involve multiple charges, which can include vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter. If you have been in a traffic accident where someone was hurt or killed, where there was property damage, or if hit and run was involved, it is important that you contact a skilled, experienced defense attorney immediately. The State of Texas takes leaving the scene of an accident very seriously, but if that has already happened, there may still be ways to avoid the most serious penalties. Call the Attorney John Hunter Smith to discuss the specifics of your case and let’s talk about how he can help.

Juvenile Cases

If your child has been arrested, we understand how desperately you need to find someone who can help. But this is not a time to choose the first juvenile criminal attorney on the list or the one who offers the lowest price. You need a juvenile defense attorney who cares what happens to your child and who will fight for the very best outcome possible. Whether the charges relate to drugs, violence, drinking and driving or theft, the attorneys at Wynne & Smith have the juvenile justice experience to put together the most effective defense, pushing for dismissal of charges against juvenile offenders or a consent decree where your child completes a variety of probationary activities such as restitution, mandatory curfew, school attendance or rehabilitation. Call us to find out more about how we can help lessen the severity of this difficult time.

Call 903-893-8177 NOW or fill out our form. Let’s discuss how we can help you.

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