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Atascosa County Criminal Defense Attorney

San Antonio Office:

111 Soledad, Suite 401

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Tel: 210-439-5627

Atascosa Office:

216 N Bryant St

Pleasanton, Texas 78064








Attorney Brad Thornton is a highly experienced and Board-Certified criminal defense lawyer. With his background as a former Chief Prosecutor, he has a unique understanding of the criminal justice system and is able to provide comprehensive and effective representation to his clients. He is also deeply committed to ensuring that all individuals receive fair treatment in court, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Brad Thornton is dedicated to helping his clients achieve the best possible outcome for their case, whether it is in San Antonio or elsewhere in South Texas. He recognizes the stress and anxiety that can come with being accused of a crime, and approaches his clients with compassion while keeping them informed at every step of the process. His knowledge and experience make him a strong advocate for his clients.

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Criminal Defense Attorney in Atascosa County, Texas

Jourdanton, Pleasanton, Poteet, Lytle and Charlotte Criminal Defense Attorney

Less than .008% of lawyers are Board Certified in Criminal Law. Click below to find out what that means and why hiring a Board Certified attorney is the only was to make sure you are getting an lawyer with the experience to handle your case.

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Atascosa County Criminal Defense Attorney

Thornton Criminal Defense was born in Atascosa County. Pleasanton Attorney Brad Thornton was previously the Chief Prosecutor for the 81st District Attorney’s Office assigned to Atascosa County. Brad was the lead prosecutor for years handling cases just like yours in the same court your case is if you are charged with a felony.

Attorney Brad Thornton knows Atascosa County. He has worked with all law enforcement agencies in Atascosa County, including the Pleasanton Police Department, Jourdanton Police Department, Poteet Police Department, Charlotte Police Department, and the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office and trained their law enforcement officers in many areas of the law.

When you are charged with a crime, you want an experienced attorney on your side. Brad Thornton is a top criminal defense attorney in Atascosa County, Texas, and is Board Certified in criminal law But what you can rarely find is an attorney who knows your local criminal justice system better than most. Call attorney Brad Thornton today for a free consultation and get a local respected attorney on your side now.


DWI Defense Attorney in Atascosa County, Texas

The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t arrest drunk drivers. Every other agency, including the Pleasanton Police Department, Jourdanton Police Department, Poteet Police Department, Lytle Police Department, Charlotte Police Department, and DPS enforces all DWI laws. If you are arrested for DWI in Atascosa County, Attorney Brad Thornton has the experience with the local agencies you need on your side and the career experience as a DWI attorney you need to ensure you have the best chance at the best possible outcome.

Learn more about Attorney Brad Thornton’s experience with DWI crimes.


Common Crimes in Atascosa County, Texas

Atascosa County law enforcement is very aggressive. You can find yourself charged with any number of crimes in Atascosa County. Drug crimes are the most prevalent followed by violent crimes and sexual assault.

Jourdanton Attorney Brad Thornton is Board Certified in criminal law and has knowledge and experience in every area of the law.

According to

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)
Atascosa County violent crime is 16.8. (The US average is 22.7)
Atascosa County property crime is 44.4. (The US average is 35.4)

Learn more about Crimes in Atascosa County, Texas.


Atascosa County, Texas Court Information

81st & 218th District Court:

Atascosa County has two district courts that share felony jurisdiction over all felonies committed in the County limits. You will get your court date from the jail when you are arrested and when you are indicted, you will learn which court you are assigned to.

Contact Information:

1405 Campbell Avenue

Jourdanton, Texas 78026

Phone: 830-769-3750

Fax: 830-769-2841

Click here for the Court Calendar

Click here for the Upcoming Dockets

Atascosa County Court at Law:

Atascosa County Court at Law has primary misdemeanor jurisdiction over all Class A and Class B misdemeanors, including DWI, Assault, and most domestic violence charges. You will also get your first court date from the jail when you are arrested for a misdemeanor, but you will always be assigned to the Atascosa County Court at Law.

Contact Information:

1405 Campbell Ave.

Jourdanton, Texas 78026

Phone: 830-769-4232

Click here for the Court Calendar

Click here for the Upcoming Dockets


Atascosa County Jail

The Atascosa County Sheriff is elected to both provide law enforcement in Atascosa County and maintain the county jail where inmate are housed for crimes committed anywhere in the county while they are pending trial for a felony or misdemeanor or if they have been convicted of a misdemeanor offense.

The Sheriff also has authority to control who can write bail bonds in Atascosa County and local bail bondsman can be found with a simple google search.

Atascosa County Sheriff's Office

1108 Campbell Avenue

Jourdanton, TX 78026

Phone: 830-769-3434

Jail Visitation Information

Inmate Release:

8:00am and 10:00 pm daily

Jail Inmate Visitation:        

Males - Thursdays and Sundays: 8:00a-11:00a; 12:00p-4:00p; and 5:00p-7:00p

Females - Tuesdays and Saturdays: 8:00a-11:00a; 12:00p-4:00p; and 5:00p-7:00p.

Jail Visitors 16 years of age and older must have a valid state or school issued identification. You must be on the inmate's visitation list. We suggest you inquire about visitor's dress code prior to visiting an inmate.

Offender Search

The Atascosa County Jail does not make a list of current inmates or people recently arrested available for a public search. However, Vinelink is a free resource where you can search to see if someone is an inmate of the Atascosa County Jail.

Attorney Brad Thornton, Criminal Defense Lawyer in Atascosa, County

Law enforcement and prosecutors in Atascosa County are extremely aggressive. Brad Thornton should know, he trained many of them and worked alongside them for many years as the Chief Felony Prosecutor for the county. If you have been charged with a crime, you need even more aggressive representation.

Atascosa County Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Brad Thornton defends clients in Jourdanton, Pleasanton, Poteet, Lytle, and Charlotte who have been charged with a crime. Brad is Board Certified in Criminal Law and has years of experience in the local courts. and is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Atascosa County, Texas.

Call for a free consultation at (210) 439-5627 and Attorney Brad Thornton will listen to your situation and help you understand your legal options.

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Daryl M.

Elmendorf, Texas

If you need a criminal lawyer, Brad Thornton is an excellent choice. He is intelligent, trustworthy, and highly professional, with an amazing understanding of the law.


Choosing the right lawyer can shape the rest of your life, so make sure to make the right decision and choose Brad Thornton.

Brian F. 

San Antonio, Texas

I have had the opportunity to know Brad both personally and professionally for a while now. As a fellow attorney, I am consistently impressed by his passion and innovative approach to legal issues. He is exceptionally intelligent and is always willing to go above and beyond for his clients. When I refer clients to Brad, I have full confidence that they will receive top-quality representation.

Stephanie S.

San Antonio, Texas

We recently faced a stressful family matter and turned to Brad for legal guidance. He was extremely compassionate and helped us understand our options and the legal process in an easy-to-follow way. We are thrilled with the outcome of our case and are grateful to Brad for his help. Thank you!

Garry T.

San Antonio, Texas

I cannot emphasize enough how understanding and compassionate Brad Thornton was during a difficult situation. He helped us navigate the legal aspects of our case and provided us with a clear understanding of our options. I highly recommend Brad Thornton for anyone in need of legal representation.


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