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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.
San Antonio Murder Defense Attorney
Homicide Crimes in Texas
Under Texas law, homicide crimes are the most serious of offenses and could lead to life-changing consequences if you’re convicted. San Antonio & South Texas Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Thornton has the experience and knowledge to help individuals facing these charges get the best possible outcome for their case.
At Thornton Criminal Defense, we understand how stressful it can be to be charged with a homicide crime. That’s why we provide dedicated legal representation for clients facing any type of homicide charge including Capital Murder, Murder, Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide. Attorney Brad Thornton will work hard to find every available avenue of defense in your case so you have the best possible outcome.
Accusations of these types of offenses can often lead to severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences and even capital punishment. That is why it is crucial for individuals charged with homicide to understand the potential penalties and available defenses
Call Brad Thornton, a top homicide attorney in San Antonio for a free consultation. 210-439-5627
Type of Homicide Crimes in Texas
Homicide crimes in Texas include capital murder, murder, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide.
In Texas, capital murder occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly causes the death of another person, or intentionally or knowingly causes someone’s death while in the process of committing certain other felonies such as kidnapping or burglary. Capital murder is the most serious crime in the state and carries the harshest penalties; if convicted, those found guilty could face life in prison without parole – or even death in some circumstances.
Murder (sometimes referred to as first-degree murder) occurs when a person purposely causes the death of another individual without legal justification or excuse. It is also classified as murder if someone causes a death while recklessly engaging in conduct that poses an extreme risk to human life. If convicted of this crime, an individual could face up to 99 years (or life) in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
Manslaughter is typically considered a lesser offense than murder; it occurs when someone recklessly (not necessarily intentionally) kills another person due to negligence or recklessness. This type of homicide does not require intent on part of the perpetrator like other forms do; instead it involves culpable mental states amounting to gross negligence such as “culpable carelessness” or “culpable ineptitude” - basically meaning that they should have known their actions posed a great risk but proceeded anyway without concern for potential consequences. Depending on circumstances surrounding case at hand, conviction could result in anywhere between 2-20 years behind bars and/or fines up to $10K.
Criminally Negligent Homicide
Criminally Negligent Homicide is committed when someone causes another person’s death through criminal negligence – which generally means failure to exercise reasonable care towards others that results directly from accused party’s obliviousness towards risks he/she was aware were present. In Texas this offense can be punished with up to two years incarceration as well as fines reaching $10K upon conviction .