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San Antonio Office:
111 Soledad, Suite 401
San Antonio, Texas 78205
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.
FORMER VEHICULAR CRIMES PROSECUTOR
As a member of the District Attorney's Vehicular Crimes Team, in the county with the most roadway fatalities in the State, Brad Thornton was regularly dispatched to the worst types of DWI cases involving serious bodily injury or death. His years of experience and training on the most serious types of intoxication charges allows him to protect your rights! When you are looking for a DWI Lawyer in San Antonio DWI attorney, Brad has the experience you need on your side.
You need an experienced San Antonio DWI attorney
For some, DWI may seem just like a speeding ticket. That couldn't be further from the truth. A DWI conviction can carry serious consequences.
In San Antonio, a driver convicted of DWI first offense could face the following penalties:
Fine up to $2,000
3 to 180 days in jail
License suspension for 1 year
Required monthly reports to a probation officer;
Up to 100 hours of community service;
Requirement of ignition interlock device;
Possible substance and alcohol abuse evaluation; and
Required attendance at an alcohol and drug education program.
Hire a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney in San Antonio
If you have been arrested for DWI, you cannot afford to not take this seriously and to hire the right lawyer, the first time. Attorney Brad Thornton is Board Certified in Criminal Law, meaning he has significant trial and appellate experience, he has the respect of judges and attorneys who recommended him for certification, and he has the knowledge, proven by a day long exam that puts him in the .008% of lawyers who are Board Certified in Criminal Law.
Attorney Brad Thornton has extensive DWI experience
The first and last case Brad Thornton tried as a prosecutor were DWIs. During his career, he has tried every type of DWI, Intoxication Assault, and Intoxication manslaughter. He was a member of the District Attorney's Vehicular Crimes team and was trained in the same testing and investigative procedures used by DWI police officers. He passed SFST training, Advanced Roadside Impairment, and audited Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training given to police. He has been trained by one of the leading crash reconstruction expert used by the State of Texas. This is the experience you need when facing the fight you have ahead when arrest for DWI.
Defenses to DWI in Texas
In the state of Texas, if you are charged with a DWI offense you can use certain defenses. These defenses might include claiming that the breathalyzer test or field sobriety tests were administered incorrectly, that the police officer who arrested you did not have reasonable suspicion to pull you over in the first place, or that there was an issue with your car or its equipment. You might be able to state that any alcohol consumed was done prior to getting behind the wheel, or you could challenge any evidence of intoxication through witness testimony and other evidence. It's important to consult with an attorney when it comes to mounting a successful defense against a DWI charge in Texas in order to ensure that your rights are protected and all information is properly taken into consideration.
HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED FOR DWI?
You may only have 15 days until you Driver's License is suspended
If you have been arrested for DWI, your license may be in jeopardy. In certain circumstances, you have just 15 days to request an administrative hearing with DPS to save your license. These hearings are highly technical and you need an experience attorney to request a hearing right away and begin the process to save your license.
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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.
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.
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!
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.