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.


Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I can’t begin to compliment Nicole and her team enough for the their help though the most difficult time of my life. I couldn’t imagine anyone else at my side to get this done! Many thanks Ladies for all that you did!

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Outstanding Attorney

Molly is an insightful, thorough and diligent attorney who defended me in her first trial. From her tenacity and determination in our opening statement to her fearlessness in closing arguments, Molly proved to be a strong and bold advocate for me and all future clients. You can trust that Molly will always give you 110% of her best efforts.

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Molly is incredible!

Molly is simply outstanding. I feel privileged to have an attorney with her outstanding background, intelligence and work ethic. The first attribute you will notice and love is Her correspondence. She is always accessible. Normally attorneys don’t get right back with you. That is not the case with Molly she calls you back immediately and stays on top of your case from start to finish. The entire process went exactly as she told me it would in our first consultation. I cannot even begin to tell you what a relief it was to go through this process without any surprises. If you need representation get an attorney. If you need to win get Molly Bagshaw. My case took a little over a year and I think I went to court only two times she handled everything else. I’m not a paid spokesperson or a career criminal. Just someone who made a mistake and needed A lawyer That would care as much as I do about the outcome. Again folks Molly is that attorney. Please do yourself a favor and at least call her before you choose any other attorney to represent you!

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Dedicated, Professional, and Passionate Defense Attorney

Molly works tirelessly for the best possible outcome for her clients. She is extremely professional, prepared, and well-equipped to handle anything that comes her way. Molly was easy to reach and communicative, which was very helpful when trying to understand a difficult and confusing process. With ever-changing schedules, Molly remained flexible and patient – she made me feel as though I was the only client she had at the time. Even though she possesses a caring and compassionate demeanor, there is nobody I would rather have fighting my case in court. She is aggressive, smart, and savvy when litigating for her clients. I would highly recommend Molly for any case and was given great peace of mind knowing that she was representing me in such an important matter.

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Thank you for making it your life’s work to help give people like me second chances in life.  Your passion and knowledge are unrivaled in this field and I very much appreciate all of your work on my behalf.


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How to select a criminal defense attorney?
Look for an attorney who specializes in criminal defense cases. He or 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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George Graves

George is an experienced criminal defense attorney at Hochglaube Deborde in Houston, Texas. George has experience handling both misdemeanor and felony cases in state court, ranging from DWI to capital murder.

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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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