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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 with a Child Passenger in San Antonio, Texas

DWI with a Child Passenger

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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. 

DWI with a Child Defense in Texas


Driving while impaired (DWI) with a child passenger in Texas is taken very seriously by the state government. According to Texas Penal Code § 49.045, it is considered a crime for an individual to operate a vehicle in a public place while intoxicated and with a passenger who is younger than 15 years of age.


If convicted of DWI with a child passenger, an individual faces up to two years in prison or a maximum fine of $10,000. Additionally, the court may require the offender to complete 240 hours of community service and install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle for up to one year. Furthermore, offenders are often mandated to attend drug or alcohol counseling, participate in substance abuse education or assessment courses, and attend DWI school. Lastly, offenders may receive a license suspension of up to two years.




Collateral Consequences of DWI with a Child Passenger - CPS


DWI charges in Texas can cause more than the typical legal consequences; they also come with risks to those involved. Such is true when children are present, as prosecutors may file a report with Child Protection Services (CPS) if your child or children were in the car at the time of DWI charges. The potential ramifications that follow could be long-term and devastating—including removal into CPS custody should police fail to locate another family member right away.


The arrest of a parent carries serious ramifications: from potential removal of children into Child Protective Services custody, to interference with existing divorce or shared-custody agreements. It can be challenging for families who are already struggling through sensitive periods in their lives.