Criminal Matters

  • Secured a dismissal in a case in which a school teacher shot his tenant in the stomach during the course of an argument and confessed to police.
  • Deterred law enforcement from filing aggravated sexual assault charges on a juvenile client by conducting an independent investigation and providing exculpatory evidence to law enforcement.
  • Obtained a reduction from a 25 year minimum to three years on a case in which client was a true habitual offender facing charges for assault on a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance.
  • Secured a dismissal of a federal child pornography case in which the client faced a 15 year minimum by identifying 4th and 5th Amendment violations in the government’s collection of evidence.
  • Stopped law enforcement from continued environmental crimes investigation of an automotive business accused of leaking contaminants into the water supply by assisting client with quick remediation.
  • Obtained a reduction from a third degree felony assault on a peace officer to a six-month class B misdemeanor deferred adjudication. Deferred adjudication was early terminated and petition for nondisclosure was granted.
  • Client on foreign business charged with interfering with a public servant for getting into a fight with a police officer in a hotel bar. Case reduced to class C misdemeanor “special expense”, which was expunged shortly thereafter.
  • Avoided revocation of client’s first-degree felony aggravated robbery deferred adjudication. Judge told client’s previous lawyer she would not entertain anything other than prison time.

Civil Matters

  • Negotiated favorable settlement for plaintiff in a claim of malfunctioning computer stock trading software.
  • Obtained maximum recovery in jury trial for property owner whose land was taken by Harris County in eminent domain.
  • Prevented lawsuit in $200k breach of contract through pre-suit discovery.
  • Drafted and successfully argued a special appearance for a defense client resulting in dismissal of out-of-state plaintiff’s suit for breach of contract.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement of a multi-million dollar intellectual property lawsuit.
  • Succeeded in obtaining summary judgment for client in alleged breach of contract for purchasing medical equipment.
  • Prevailed in hearing in application for two-year protective order in civil court, leading to dismissal of petition by applicant.

Criminal Case Results Summary:

David A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC has obtained excellent results for clients in both criminal and civil matters.  A sample of some of the Firm’s recent results follows.

Cause No.  Offense Level  Outcome
1432526 Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Felony Dismissed
1429272 Robbery Felony Dismissed
N/A Capital Murder Felony Investigation Terminated
1980785 Terroristic Threat Misdemeanor Dismissed
1929948 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1962821 Assault Misdemeanor Dismissed
1393007 Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Dismissed
1954881 Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Dismissed
1320852 Aggravated Robbery (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
1421285 Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Deferred adjudication on 12.44(b) (misdemeanor)
1385267 DWI (Motion to Revoke Probation) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1941371 Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Dismissed
1941370 Possession of a Controlled Substance Misdemeanor Dismissed
N/A Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Felony Investigation Terminated
1369112 Assault on a Public Servant (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
1460726 Hindering Apprehension Felony Dismissed
1959775 Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Dismissed
1959774 Possession of a Controlled Substance Misdemeanor Dismissed
CR11X0053878 Illegal Dumping Misdemeanor Dismissed
PNDC Granted Assault on a Public Servant Felony Deferred adjudication on reduction to class B misdemeanor
1962053 Prostitution Misdemeanor Dismissed
1441262 Felon in Possession of a Weapon Felony Dismissed
1436496 / 1436484 Assault on a Public Servant / PCS Felony 3 years TDC on cases with 25-year minimum (habitual offender)
1943490 Criminal Trespass Misdemeanor Dismissed
1946027 Failure to ID to a Police Officer Misdemeanor Dismissed
1934547 DWI Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
N/A Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Felony Investigation Terminated
201402595J Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Felony Dismissed
1963899 Assault – Family Violence Misdemeanor Dismissed
1373991 Robbery (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
14001597 Interference with Public Duties Misdemeanor Dismissed
JV19708R Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Deferred Prosecution
1833162 DWI (Motion to Revoke Probation) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1940002 Theft Misdemeanor Dismissed
1890848 Theft (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1447731 Retaliation Felony Deferred adjudication on reduction to class B misdemeanor
1951101 Driving While License Suspended Misdemeanor Dismissed
1921755 Criminal Trespass (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1950141 Assault Misdemeanor Dismissed
1873544 DWI (Motion to Revoke Probation) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1972011 / 1972012 Possession of Marijuana / Evading Arrest Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
1995854 Theft Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
1396927 Aggravated Assault (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
1951778 Posssesion of a Criminal Instrument Misdemeanor Dismissed
1961246 Possession of a Controlled Substance Misdemeanor Dismissed
1920607 Driving While License Suspended (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1422692 Theft 3rd Offender Felony 30 days HCJ 12.44(a) on case with 2-year TDC minimum
1957301 Theft Misdemeanor Dismissed
1961230 Deadly Conduct Misdemeanor Dismissed
1967859 Interfere Public Duties Misdemeanor Dismissed
1422935 Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Felony Dismissed
1958661 Assault Misdemeanor Dismissed
1942032 Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon Misdemeanor Dismissed
1421448 Theft 3rd Offender Felony 3 days HCJ on class A misdemeanor
1371190 Possession of a Controlled Substance (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Felony Dismissed
1858998 Possession of Marijuana (Motion to Adjudicate Guilt) Misdemeanor Dismissed
1638448 Theft by Check Misdemeanor Dismissed
1962019 Criminal Trespass Misdemeanor Dismissed
1966667 Interfere with Emergency Telephone Call Misdemeanor Dismissed
JV19708R Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Deferred Prosecution
1427350 Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Dismissed
H-14-113 Bank Robbery Felony 7-year reduction in federal sentence
2005874 Prostitution Misdemeanor Pretrial Diversion
1979060 Prostitution Misdemeanor Dismissed
1944798 Theft of Services Misdemeanor Dismissed
1439736 DWI 3rd Offender Felony Probation on reduction to class A misdemeanor
1973675 Theft Misdemeanor Dismissed
1976343 Criminal Mischief Misdemeanor Dismissed
N/A Water Pollution Misdemeanor Investigation Terminated
H-14-314 Possession of Child Pornography Felony Federal case with 15-year minimum dismissed

Testimonials

“David Nachtigall is a true professional. He handled my case (a second degree felony) with such expertise that the charges were dropped. His experience as a former prosecutor proved to be a tremendous asset. He kept me well informed and provided much needed personal support. I highly recommend David for any legal need you may have.”
Client #4