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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.

Criminal Defense Lawyer in La Vernia, Wilson County, TX

Criminal Defense Attorney in Wilson County, Texas

Floresville, La Vernia, Poth, and Stockdale 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.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Floresville, Wilson County, TX

Wilson County, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Brad Thornton was previously a Chief Prosecutor for the 81st District Attorney’s Office which is charge of felony prosecutions in Wilson County. He spent years handling cases just like yours in the same court your case is if you are charged with a felony.

Brad knows Wilson County very well. He has worked with law enforcement agencies in Wilson County, including the Floresville Police Department, La Vernia Police Department, Poth Police Department, and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

When you face criminal charges, expertise is essential - and Brad Thornton has it. He's Board Certified in Criminal Law and knows the local system like few others in Wilson County. Get a free consultation today for peace of mind knowing you have the right attorney on your side.


DWI Defense Attorney in Wilson County, Texas

Law Enforcement in Wilson County is very active in DWI enforcement. The local Highway Patrol Office makes DWIs a priority and is aggressive with their patrols. Misdemeanor DWIs are prosecuted by the County Attorney’s Office in the County Court of Wilson County. You need as aggressive and experienced DWI attorney if you find yourself charged in Wilson County.

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


Common Crimes in Wilson County, Texas

Wilson County law enforcement is very aggressive. The Sheriff’s Department is very active in drug enforcement and participates in many Task Forces with other local and Federal Agencies.

According to

Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)
Wilson County violent crime is 14.4. (The US average is 22.7)
Wilson County property crime is 28.7. (The US average is 35.4)

Learn more about Crimes in Wilson County, Texas.


Wilson County, Texas Court Information

81st & 218th District Court:

Wilson 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

Wilson County Court:

Wilson County Court 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 Wilson County Court.

Contact Information:

1405 Campbell Ave.

Jourdanton, Texas 78026

Phone: 830-769-4232

Click here for the Court Calendar

Click here for the Upcoming Dockets


Wilson County Jail

The Wilson County Sheriff is elected to both provide law enforcement in Wilson 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 Wilson County and local bail bondsman can be found with a simple google search.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office

800 10th Street, Unit 2

Floresville, TX 78114

Phone: 830-393-2535

Offender Search

The Wilson 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 Wilson County Jail.

Attorney Brad Thornton, Criminal Defense Lawyer in Wilson County, Texas

Wilson County Criminal Defense Attorney

Law enforcement and prosecutors in Wilson County are well trained and very experienced. I should know, I trained many of them and worked along side them for many years. If you have been arrested in Wilson County, you need a tough defense attorney who is experienced with the local courts.


Attorney Brad Thornton defense clients in Floresville, La Vernia, Poth, and other areas of Wilson County who have been charged with a crime. Brad is Board Certified in Criminal Law and has years of experience in the local courts.


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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Crimes & Criminal Matters


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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