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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

FORMER CHIEF PROSECUTOR

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION TO YOUR CASE

NO HOURLY RATES, ALWAYS A FLAT FEE

CLIENT CENTERED APPROACH TO YOUR CASE

BOARD CERTIFIED IN CRIMINAL LAW 

OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL LAW

WHY HIRE THORNTON CRIMINAL DEFENSE?

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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Fraud and White Collar Crimes

San Antonio 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.

Fraud and White Collar Crimes

Overview of Fraud and White Collar Crimes in Texas


White collar crime is on the rise in Texas. Attorney Brad Thornton, a premier San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney, understands that fraud and white collar crimes can have serious legal and financial implications for those charged with them.


Fraud and White collar crimes are generally crimes committed for financial gain or to further some other illegal activity without the use of violence or force. Common examples include forgery, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, fraud, , and money laundering. Attorney Brad Thornton offers experienced representation when facing these types of criminal offenses in Texas state court.


Call Brad Thornton, a top forgery attorney in San Antonio, Texas for a free consultation.

Types of Fraud and White Collar Crimes in Texas


Forgery occurs when someone makes a false document or alters a legitimate one with intent to deceive another person or entity. Attorney Thornton knows how to analyze evidence thoroughly in order to build the best case possible for his clients.


Credit card abuse includes unlawfully obtaining a credit card for personal gain as well as unlawfully using a card that belongs to someone else. Attorney Thornton will review the details of your case and provide you with sound legal advice.


Misapplication of Fiduciary Duty is when someone misuses funds or other assets granted to them as part of their fiduciary responsibilities. Attorney Thornton can help build a strong defense for clients who are facing this type of charge.


Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information involves unlawfully obtaining, possessing, manufacturing, selling, distributing, or creating identifying information in order to commit criminal acts. Attorney Thornton is familiar with the different types of evidence used in these cases and will fight to protect your rights every step of the way.

Defenses to Fraud and White Collar Crime in Texas


There are several defenses when defending people against charges of forgery or fraud, such as mistake of fact. With this defense, you must establish that the accused had no knowledge or intent to commit a crime and any mistaken information was merely an honest mistake made without malicious intent. Another defense is the defense of lack of personal intent, meaning that the accused had no intention to cause harm and was merely careless or negligent. There is also the defense of lack of mental state, which would require evidence that at the time of the alleged offense, the accused was not capable of forming a criminal intent due to a mental disorder or illness.


Hire Attorney Brad Thornton


If you have been accused of fraud or any other white collar crime in Texas, Attorney Brad Thornton can help. Attorney Thornton will provide you with honest and reliable legal guidance throughout your case. Contact him today for a free consultation.


No matter the circumstances of your case, Attorney Brad Thornton is committed to helping you get the justice that you deserve. Let Attorney Thornton protect your rights and fight for you in court. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about how Attorney Thornton can help with your case.


Call Brad Thornton, one of the best white collar crimes attorneys in San Antonio, Texas for a free consultation.

FORMER PROSECUTOR

San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Thornton has spent years in court room fighting for justice. As a prosecutor, Brad was a leader on cases ranging from marijuana to murder from arrest to appeal. Who better to fight for your rights than someone who knows the "other side" and has tried the toughest of cases out there. Put his experience and knowledge to work for you.  

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180 days - 2 years in jail

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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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