Investigations, Trial, Post-Conviction and Appeals in Houston

Have you been charged with a serious federal or state criminal offense in Texas? Crimes including fraud, assault, a drug crime, or sexual assault can result in serious penalties, including pricey fines and jail time.

If you’ve been accused of a crime, you need an experienced state and federal criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and guide you through Texas’ complex criminal justice system.

Acclaimed Houston criminal defense attorneys Nicole DeBorde and Mark Hochglaube have nearly 20 years of experience handling high-profile criminal defense cases in the state and federal criminal justice systems. Ms. DeBorde is a former prosecutor who has discreetly handled cases ranging from basic to complex. She’s built an impressive record of success in both state and federal courts. Both Ms. DeBorde and Mr. Hochglaube are experienced criminal appeals lawyers, sex crime attorneys, and drug crime attorneys.

Criminal Defense From the Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm: What You Can Expect

As a criminal defense client of the Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm, you can expect dedicated and responsive legal representation – the kind of representation that consistently delivers positive results. They are known for providing our clients with an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate criminal defense lawyer in the Houston area.

Whether you require the legal services of a fraud attorney, drug crime attorney, or a sexual assault attorney, our legal team is here to provide you with full legal representation.
The attorneys at Hochglaube and DeBorde offer 24-hour virtual access, seven days a week by fax or e-mail. Not many lawyers make their cell phone numbers available to their clients, but they do. Ms. DeBorde and Mr. Hochglaube are available every step of the way to address immediate questions or concerns that arise.


Look no further, Molly will help!
With my case I didn’t know the process or anything that I needed to do. She took the time to talk me through the process and made sure she answered any questions to the best of her ability. The thing that I believe makes Molly stand out is how good her communication was during the whole process. Whether it was through a phone call or through a message – she made sure to keep me up to date on the case and was able to get my case dismissed.
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Meticulously skillful, tenacious Legal Warrior!!!
My case had previously been dismissed and was re-filed by the DA after I sought an expungement of my record. I was referred to Nicole by the attorney handling my motion to expunge. I truly believe the Good Lord answered my prayers the moment he led me to Hochglaube & DeBorde, P.C. Over the last 3.5 years, Nicole has diligently fought on my behalf and successfully got my case dismissed. She and her team of legal professionals not only supported me in my legal battle but also throughout the personal ordeal of caring for my wife as she battled cancer. I am truly overjoyed that my case was dismissed yet again and my family and I can move forward with our lives. Nicole and her team truly set the standards all legal professionals ought to emulate. She is a consummate professional and a FIERCE Legal Warrior. I wholeheartedly recommend Nicole to anyone in need of OUTSTANDING legal representation.
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I had to come and leave a review because these guys were some of the best lawyers I’ve ever had. I was fighting a pretty serious case and the lawyers I had before were absolutely terrible which prompted me to hire Nicole and her team. Immediately after hiring them they got me so much information pertaining to my case that my other lawyers had not even presented to me within the year and a half that they had worked on my case. I worked directly with Molly and she went over every detail of my case with me every chance she got. They were quick to respond to me anytime I called or emailed them. They were straight forward and blunt with everything. If you have a criminal case you need to fight do not hesitate to hire this firm

Antony Chapman
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I am extremely grateful for everything that your firm has done for our family in the past 4 years of nightmare. Your firm provided me a new fresh beginning. Thank you! TN & EO


When life’s most unexpected events unfold and you’re scrambling to find the best legal team to fight for your corner, selecting a highly qualified attorney can be a mind altering endeavor. Out of the hundreds of attorney profiles, no one stood out as a prominent legal advisor of law as Nicole DeBorde! Being wrongfully accused of crimes I did not commit that would have destroyed my life with a felony record and possible prison time, I needed the absolute best attorney to fight for me and provide impeccable legal counsel and representation. Nicole DeBorde and her team of highly qualified attorneys not only delivered superior exceptional results, but they have worked tirelessly to obtain a verdict that freed me from a life shattering nightmare. Nicole and her team consistently provided clear and precise communication throughout the entire process and always made themselves available via email or phone conversation as needed to answer all my questions and concerns. My case was always of their highest priority as my livelihood and being able to continue caring for my elderly parents would be at stake if results were not gained in my favor. Nicole DeBorde has a unmatchable background and the utmost respect from many in the realm of law based on her knowledge, experience, fearless determination, and ability to deliver amazing results. For anyone fortunate enough to plant your footstep in her law office, rest assured that you placed your trust in the hands of one of the best legal counselor (not in Texas), but in the nation as my personal opinion! God gave me hope by placing me in the hands of Nicole and her team and Nicole gave me hope by obtaining me another chance for a brighter future. Nicole, Molly, and their team from the depths of my heart I truly thank you for saving my life. There are not enough words to express all my appreciation and gratitude for all that you have done for me and I will forever be grateful to you all. God bless!


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How to select a criminal defense attorney?

Look for an attorney who specializes in criminal defense cases. He/she should have experience with both state and federal criminal defense, and be familiar with the criminal court system. Defense attorneys with experience as prosecutors offer the most comprehensive support.

What factors should I consider when hiring a criminal defense attorney?

Experience is a critical factor when choosing a criminal defense attorney. Choose a lawyer who has years of experience handling federal and state criminal defense cases. An attorney and a criminal defense law firm should have the ability to complete investigations, represent you in a trial, and work with you on any appeals in your case.

A Former Prosecutor And A
Network Of Specialistson Your Side

Attorney Nicole DeBorde served with distinction as a Harris County Assistant District Attorney for eight years. She knows firsthand what kind of evidence the prosecution uses and how they build their cases. Ms. DeBorde is prepared to thwart the prosecution’s strategies at every turn on your behalf in a variety of state and federal criminal offenses:


Nicole DeBorde

Nicole DeBorde
Nicole DeBorde is an experienced criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer handling state and federal criminal matters at all phases from investigation through trial and post conviction and parole. She served as a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office from 1994 through 2002

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Mark Hochglaube

Mark Hochglaube
Mark Hochglaube – Houston criminal defense attorney, Mark Hochglaube is board certified in criminal law and has practiced in Harris County plus it’s surrounding area for 18 years. After graduating magna cum laude from the Houston Law Center in 1998,

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Molly P. Bagshaw

Molly P. Bagshaw
Molly Bagshaw joins our firm after years of working in criminal defense and education. She recently graduated from the University of Houston Law Center. Molly passed the Texas Bar Exam and won her first jury trial all in the same month!

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Corey Fawcett

Corey Fawcett
Corey is passionate about representing clients facing criminal accusations. He is passionate about helping clients from the earliest stages of prosecutions through post-conviction and appellate matters in both state and federal court.

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The Hochglaube & DeBorde Law Firm
3515 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77004
Telephone: 713-526-6300
Fax: 713-808-9444

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