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© 2023 by Thornton Criminal Defense, PLLC. 

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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DWI Third or More

DWI Third or More

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Former Vehicular Crimes Prosecutor

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. 

Overview of DWI 3rd or More Offense in Texas


In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is taken very seriously and penalties become increasingly severe with each additional DWI offense. It's classified as a third-degree felony in the state when individuals are convicted of driving under the influence three or more times. If convicted of DWI third or more, consequences can include hefty fines ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, jail time of up to 10 years as well as potential loss of license for up to 2 years. Other sanctions imposed by the legal system may also occur such as required attendance in DWI education classes, community service hours and/or installation of an interlock device on owned vehicles.


A crucial step to take if charged with DWI Third or More in Texas is to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney. Your lawyer will review your case, advise on your best options and work to minimize penalties whenever possible.

Chemical Testing for Blood Alcohol Concentration in Texas


Law enforcement agencies in Texas assess impairment levels by measuring the amount of alcohol present in a person's urine, blood and breath. Chemical tests like analyze these three substances to determine one’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).


If you are 21 or older and not driving commercially, your BAC must be below .08;


If over 21 with a commercial license, it is 0.04;


For those under age 21 who aren't operating as professional drivers ,it is 0.02.


Exceeding any of these limits can lead to an impaired driving charge regardless of whether there were visible signs that someone was intoxicated while behind the wheel or not. However, chemical testing isn't perfect - human errors and improper instrument use may cause incorrect results which could falsely incriminate innocent individuals if they don't know how to defend themselves against such charges successfully during legal proceedings after arrest

Attorney Brad Thornton


With a third DWI charge, it’s important to take immediate action and seek legal counsel for the best defense plan. Attorney Brad Thornton of Thornton Criminal Defense has over 10 years experience in Texas' DWI law, giving you confidence that your case will be taken seriously. Call (210) 439-5627 or visit their San Antonio office today to schedule an evaluation surrounding your charges throughout South Texas!