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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.
DWI with a Child Passenger
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.
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.