Recent Results

CASE DISMISSED - Assault Family Violence (Class A Misdemeanor)
• Client accused of assaulting girlfriend, facing up to a year in county jail
• Girlfriend told detective the next day that she did not want to pursue charges
• Detective filed case and was very persistent
• Then prosecutor was very persistent
• Clayton Smith filed affidavit of non-prosecution and talked to prosecutors many times
• Finally Clayton Smith persuaded prosecutors to dismiss case

CASE DISMISSED - Assault Family Violence (Class C Misdemeanor)
• Client going through divorce and child custody battle.
• Falsely accused of Class C Assault Family Violence. Arrested night of incident.
• Client facing risked losing child visitation rights.
• Case set for Jury Trial twice. State not ready either time. Case Dismissed by State.

CASE DISMISSED - Assault Family Violence, Impeding Breath or Circulation (3rd Degree Felony)
• Client facing up to 10 years in prison.
• Client accused of choking his mother.
• Mother filed out Affidavit of Non-Prosecution and also told prosecutor it did not happen.
• Client took anger management classes.
• Case Dismissed.

CLIENT FACING UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, REDUCED TO CLASS A MISDEMEANOR
• Client accused of shooting a gun at his co-worker.
• Attorney Clayton Smith investigated and convinced prosecutor that witnesses completely unreliable.
• Defendant in jail, agreed to take his back time on a misdemeanor assault.

CLIENT ON FELONY PROBATION, GOT NEW INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE. FACED 10 YEARS IN PRISON, GOT NEW CASE REDUCED TO DWI, CONTINUED ON PROBATION
• After extensive case investigation and reading of autopsy report, Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutors to file new intoxication manslaughter case as a misdemeanor DWI.
• Grand Prairie Police pushed hard for intoxication manslaughter, was very hostile towards Attorney Smith.
• Had open revocation hearing, asked Judge to send Defendant to rehabilitation, not prison.
• Defendant went to Wilmer rehabilitation, not 10 years of prison. No intoxication manslaughter conviction, just misdemeanor DWI conviction.

CLIENT FACED UP TO 20 YEARS PRISON, CONTINUED ON PROBATION
• Client on probation for Burglary of a Habitation, violated his probation.
• Client had 7 dirty urinary analysis allegations.
• Client spent a few days in jail, then proved going back to school and got a job
• Continued on probation.

CLIENT ARRESTED FELONY DRUG DEALING CASE AND MARIJUANA, GOT VERY SHORT PROBATION ON FELONY AND MARIJUANA CASE DISMISSED
• Police officers see Client completing hand to hand drug transaction.
• Client arrested for dealing drugs and small amount of marijuana in pocket.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutors to dismiss marijuana case and give client the statutory minimum amount of probation for a felony (2 years deferred adjudication) .

CLIENT FACING 2 YEARS STATE JAIL ON PROBATION REVOCATION, CONTINUED ON PROBATION WITH DAYS IN JAIL AS A CONDITION
• Client arrested for Driving without a License, refused to take drug tests, and did not go to drug classes.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutor to give Client some days in jail as a condition of probation and continue him on probation, not convicting him and sending him to the State Jail.

CLIENT FACING UP TO LIFE IN PRISON, CONTINUED ON PROBATION
• Client on probation for Robbery and Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
• Client did very poorly on probation.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutor to continue Client on probation and put him on a "high-risk case load".

CLIENT FACING UP TO A YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL, CONTINUED ON PROBATION
• Client on probation for Assault Family Violence (Class A Misdemeanor).
• Probation officer recommended 250 days jail, had open hearing to Judge.
• Convinced Judge to give client another chance and continue him on probation.

CLIENT FACING UP TO 2 YEARS STATE JAIL, RECEIVED 21 DAYS COUNTY JAIL ON 12.44A
• Client got caught with drugs, she already had been to prison.
• Attorney Clayton Smith asked for 12.44a, meaning felony conviction, but county jail time.
• Defendant got time served, ended up in county jail only 7 days when facing up to 2 years State Jail.

CLIENT FACING UP TO 2 YEARS STATE JAIL, DISCHARGED FROM PROBATION
• State wanted Client to go to prison for leaving in-patient drug treatment aftercare.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced Judge to discharge Client from probation completely.

CLIENT FACING UP TO 10 YEARS PRISON, CONTINUED ON PROBATION
• State wanted Client to go to prison, got kicked out of SAFPF (in-patient rehab) for assaulting a guard.
• Convinced Judge in a hearing that Client needed more drug rehabilitation.
• Client continued on probation with more rehabilitation.

CLIENT ARRESTED WITH FELONY DRUGS (METHAMPHETAMINE), GOT 6 MONTHS DEFERRED ADJUDICATION MISDEMEANOR PROBATION
• Client arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance < 1 gram (Methamphetamine).
• Client went to AA / NA on his own and passed his own drug tests.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutor to give client misdemeanor probation.

CLIENT ON FELONY PROBATION, ARRESTED FOR 5 NEW CASES, GOT CLIENT BELOW MINIMUM PRISON TIME
• Client on probation for Burglary of a Habitation (2-20 year in prison) and DWI Child enhanced (facing 5 years prison).
• Client arrested for 3 new felony cases and 2 new misdemeanors. Client on video resisting arrest and evading arrest.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutor to give Client 2 years in prison on probation violations (reducing the DWI child time) and all 5 new cases as misdemeanors.

CLIENT FACING UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON, PICKED UP NEW FELONY IN ANOTHER COUNTY, CONTINUED ON PROBATION IN DALLAS
• Client on Robbery probation in Dallas, arrested for felony theft in another county.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutor to continue Client on probation and let him deal with other county on the new case.

CLIENT FACING UP TO 180 DAYS COUNTY JAIL, RECEIVED CLASS C DEFERRED ADJUDICATION PROBATION
• Client arrested for retail theft, had a small prior record.
• Attorney Clayton Smith convinced prosecutor to drop case down to a Class C. Misdemeanor (similar to a traffic ticket) after client took an Anti-Theft • Class and did some community service.

CLIENT FACED UP TO 10 YEARS PRISON, RECEIVED BACK TIME, GOT OUT OF JAIL
• Client had huge record, arrested for stealing a $100 item from the State Fair of Texas, with enhancements was looking at up to 10 years in prison.
• Prosecutor wanted Client to go to prison because of his prior record.
• Had hearing, convinced Judge to give Client his back time and let him out of jail on a 12.44a.

CLIENT ON PROBATION FOR 4 FELONY CASES, CONTINUED ON PROBATION
• Client continually messed up her felony probation, prosecutors tried to revoke her 3 other times.
• Client missed many probation meetings, could not pay fees, and also kept smoking marijuana.
• Convinced Judge after a hearing that Client would shape up, Judge continued her on probation with a drug class.

CLIENT FACING UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON, CONTINUED ON PROBATION
• Client on probation for dealing drugs, arrested for a misdemeanor marijuana charge, not paying her probation fees, not working, not getting her GED, testing positive for prescription drugs.
• Prosecutor offered 5 years in prison, convinced Judge to give Client another chance and just some days in jail as a condition of probation.

FELONY CASE DISMISSED
• Clayton Smith got felony case dismissed due to a technicality, Double Jeopardy.
Client was on state jail probation for forgery of a check, with same EXACT facts (date, victim) as new case.

DEFENDANT CONTINUED ON FELONY PROBATION WHEN HE GOT NEW FELONY CHARGE
Client had been to prison before. Was on two felony probations, enhanced to the next level (was facing life in prison).
Client got a new felony charge. Mr. Smith got the prosecutor to continue him on probation for two revocation cases (when he was facing life in prison) and also put him on probation for the new case. He also went to drug rehab.

FELONY CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR
• Client charged with State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 1 gram, Cocaine.
• Clayton Smith got case reduced to a Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance. 

FELONY CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR
• Client charged with State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 1 gram, Methamphetamine.
• Clayton Smith got case reduced to a Class A Misdemeanor Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance.

GOT A BURGLARY OF HABITATION DEFENDANT PROBATION EVEN THOUGH HE HAD BEEN ARRESTED 14 TIMES IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.

GOT CLIENT REINSTATED AND CONTINUED ON FELONY ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE PROBATION.
Client didn't even show up to orientation and was on the run for three months.
• He also contacted the original victim.

GOT CONTINUED ON FELONY PROBATION
• Client didn't even show up to orientation and was on the run for three months.

CLIENT CONTINUED ON FELONY PROBATION WITH DRUG TREATMENT
• Client was facing 25 years to Life in prison
• Client left drug treatment aftercare, did not show up for probation, picked up new misdemeanor case
• Judge agreed to send Client back to drug treatment

CLIENT ON THE RUN FOR FOUR YEARS, GOT HER MINIMUM PROBATION
• Client committed forgery in 2010, she did not show up for court for four years
• Clayton Smith got prosecutor to agree to short probation

GOT CLIENT PROBATION WHEN PROSECUTOR WANTED PRISON
• Prosecutor wanted prison time for an Assault Family Violence Enhanced case, had open hearing.
• Judge agreed to give client deferred adjudication probation. 

CLIENT RELEASED FROM FELONY PROBATION
• 19 Year old client had been on probation for 2 years, 2 more years remaining.
• Convinced a District Judge to let the Client off probation early when he was in jail for violations.

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