Violent Crimes

Simply being charged with a violent crime prejudices the way people perceive you. Unfortunately, that includes a jury of your peers, especially if your case has received media attention. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how to spotlight the parts of your case that show your sympathetic side — this is the key to a solid defense. Attorney John Hunter Smith has extensive criminal trial experience dealing with those accused of violent crimes. He has the skills and determination to protect your rights and help the jury see you as a human being caught in a bad situation.

The consequences of a domestic violence, assault, child abuse or sex crimes charge or conviction can seriously impact your life. Contact Wynne & Smith as soon as possible.

  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Sex Crimes


A murder conviction carries the most severe penalties of any crime, with the potential to lose your freedom for the rest of your life, or even be put to death. We understand how terrifying it is to face charges that could lead to this. Securing the right lawyer — one who with the experience and resources to assemble the most effective defense possible — truly can be a life and death decision.

Attorney John Hunter Smith knows how to put together an A+ defense. Named among the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Criminal Defense attorneys, Mr. Smith is AV rated by Martindale Hubbard. Trust him to listen to your perspective, investigate and research every aspect of your case, find experts and witnesses to ensure the jury sees you as someone deserving of their sympathy and understanding. Whether the charges are capital murder, murder, manslaughter or negligent homicide, he will aggressively fight for your best outcome.


It might start out as a disagreement but when emotions ramp up a situation can quickly escalate into something far worse. Now you’ve been charged with assault or aggravated assault and can be facing some potentially serious charges. Experienced lawyers understand the laws and know how to investigate the events before the arrest so the jury can be presented with the truth. Call Attorney John Hunter Smith right away, because the sooner you call, the sooner he can help you get back to a normal life.

Domestic Violence

Families don’t always get along. Marriages don’t always work out. Domestic violence is a serious problem that should never be taken lightly. However, we also believe accusations of such abuse should never be thrown around as a way to punish an estranged spouse. Attorney John Hunter Smith is committed to defending those who have been falsely accused of family violence.

Choosing an experienced domestic violence lawyer is even more important with Texas’ “no drop policy” which forbids either party from dropping domestic violence charges once they have been initially made. The consequences of a domestic violence charge or conviction can seriously impact your life, ranging from an inability to legally possess a firearm to losing the freedom to see your children or participate in their lives. If you’ve been accused or charged with battery or domestic assault, call us right away to discuss how we can help.

Child Abuse

Protecting children is our number one priority. Unfortunately, there are cases where false allegations of child abuse are used as retribution for other issues by parents, or even the children themselves. Charges of child abuse carry a stigma that can impact the accused before his or her case even goes to trial, especially if sexual abuse is involved. You need a child abuse attorney who understands your particular situation, will listen to your side of the story without prejudice, and is dedicated to fighting for the best possible outcome.

If you’ve been charged with child abuse, neglect or endangerment, sexual abuse, child pornography, Internet solicitation of a minor, or any other charges where the well-being of a child is involved, call us today to discuss the specifics of your case and find out how we can help you get through this traumatic ordeal with the least possible damage to your reputation and freedom

Sex Crimes

Cases involving any kind of sexual abuse, from rape to child molestation to pornography, seem to mean “guilty until proven innocent” for the accused. But the facts in these cases aren’t always as straightforward as portrayed by the prosecution. All too often, someone who did nothing wrong is accused of something horrific: Consensual sex becomes a claim of sexual assault or date rape. Claims of child molestation are used as weapons in a messy divorce. An overprotective parent wants to keep his 17-year-old-daughter away from her 18-year-old boyfriend. An undercover Internet detective sets you up in a solicitation sting operation.

Sex crime charges are disturbing for all parties involved, and particularly nightmarish for those falsely accused. A wrongful conviction can have lasting consequences including a lifetime stigma as a registered sex offender. At Wynne & Smith, our sex crime attorneys will do all we can to help prove your innocence and clear your name of devastating allegations.

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

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