Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston

If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, the prosecutor’s office and the police are already working together and using all of their resources to gather evidence and witnesses to build a case against you in order to prosecute you. Shouldn’t you have a lawyer working for you to defend yourself? The clear answer is, “YES.”

The best thing you can do for yourself after being arrested is to get a knowledgeable and aggressive defense lawyer on your side, fighting for you as soon as possible.

Wade B. Smith is a criminal defense trial lawyer who fights tooth and nail for his clients and will do the same for you, no matter what the charges.

How does Wade B. Smith work his cases and fight for his clients?

You have a Constitutional right to a jury trial, and we begin every case with the assumption that we will be exercising that right, going to trial, and forcing the State to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury. Since we begin every case with that mindset, we are preparing for trial from the very beginning.

This means that we start with a full investigation of the case. We will get every bit of evidence that the State has and plans to use against you through a process called discovery. While the types of evidence varies greatly depending on the type of case, some of the most common items are videos and audio from dash cams, body cams, 911 calls, and surveillance cameras; offense reports written by police officers; witness statements gathered by police; photographs; lab reports; and reviewing physical evidence. Whatever it is that the State has, we will get.

But we don’t stop there. We also conduct a full investigation independent of the police and the prosecutors. We will talk to witnesses, take our own photos, have our own experts review evidence, and request video and audio recordings directly from the source to make sure nothing is “missing.” The beauty of the discovery laws in Texas is that the defense does not have to share anything it finds with the State’s prosecutor – which means we can reveal certain information if we believe it may lead to a dismissal, or we can surprise the State’s prosecutor with it at trial.

In addition, we will research and know the law as it applies to the facts and circumstances that surround your case. A common example is 4th Amendment violations, in which the police conduct unlawful searches or seizures. This can result in evidence being suppressed or thrown out by a judge.

Why do we do all of this? Because it’s the right way to do it. Wade B. Smith has a philosophy of being more knowledgeable and better prepared than the State when he walks into the courtroom. This is how we get good results. That is how the best possible outcome for you is achieved.

That’s what you want: good results and the best possible outcome. Wade B. Smith will fight for that.

Wade B. Smith is a criminal defense trial lawyer, defending all misdemeanor and felony charges including but not limited to:

  • Drug Possession
  • DWI and DUI
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Prostitution
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Unlawful Weapons Charges
  • Juvenile Cases

Wade B. Smith also handles cases in other areas of criminal law to better serve his clients, including:

While my practice focuses primarily on criminal law, I am familiar with and practice other areas of the law in order to better serve my clients with other issues they may face. If you have a problem not listed above, please do not hesitate to contact me. If for some reason I am unable to help you, I will refer you to another attorney whom I trust and that specializes in the particular area of law that you need, and I will ensure that you are taken care of.

What geographical areas do I cover?

I practice and cover cases in Harris County and all of the surrounding counties, such as Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller, Galveston, and Brazoria, among others. If you're in a county that I haven't listed, please contact me as I may be able to accommodate you.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation if a loved one has been charged a criminal offense.

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