Cases

Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

David Frank has been an attorney since 1992. Well known among members of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mr. Frank has devoted his practice to representing individuals accused of crimes. His practice includes defending against felony and misdemeanor charges such as robbery, assault, misapplication of fiduciary property, resisting arrest, credit card abuse, DWI cases, and possession cases. He aggressively represents clients who live throughout the state of Texas as well as clients living abroad. He uses the latest electronic legal research tools to find the cases that help his clients get results.

Below are a few of the cases Mr. Frank has successfully defended.  Feel free to review the contents or call our office at 512-499-0969.

Pulled over for DWI Not Guilty AV Viewer

Late one night, an Austin Police Officer pulled my client over claiming he ran a red light. My client produced an expired driver’s license (his current license was still in his wallet) and he didn’t have his insurance card, which by the way was current and valid. He gave his passenger’s name instead of his… Read more

Flat Tire Is No Reason to Stop a Driver

It was late at night and our client was heading east on a three lane divided highway in Austin, Texas. An Austin Police Officer traveling in the opposite direction spotted that client’s vehicle had a flat tire.  Smoke was coming from the wheel well.  Concerned and suspecting a prior collision, the Officer immediately turned around… Read more

Dance Instructor Found Not Guilty in Assault

AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 By Steven Kreytak, American-Statesman staff COURTS Instructor cleared of 1 count A Travis County jury on Wednesday acquitted Austin hip-hop instructor Stacey Aldridge of one count of sexual assault, but Aldridge remains in jail on three additional sexual assault charges. The not-guilty verdict came after a trial this week… Read more

Mistrial declared in case of former stripper, boyfriend accused of murder

AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESEMAN Monday, June 13, 2011 By Steven Kreytak A judge declared a mistrial Monday after a Travis County jury reported being hopelessly deadlocked on whether a former stripper and her boyfriend committed murder or aggravated robbery in the death of a strip club patron last year. Jessica Krause-Patterson, 20, and Jon Tyrell Banks, 23,… Read more

Jury deliberating in murder case

Friday, June 10, 2011 A Travis County jury was deliberating late Friday in the murder trial of an Austin stripper and her boyfriend, who are accused of killing one of her customers during a robbery last year. During closing arguments Friday, prosecutors said Jessica Krause-Patterson, 20, and Jon Tyrell Banks, 23, took cash, a ring… Read more

Strippers: Club patron who was found dead had been lewd, rude

By Steven Kreytak Wednesday, June 8, 2011 The murder trial of a former stripper and her boyfriend who are accused of robbing and killing a customer last year continued in a Travis County courtroom today, with the jury hearing from a strip club manager and the customer’s wife among other witnesses. Jessica Krause-Patterson, 20, and… Read more

Stripper’s boyfriend to claim he killed patron in her defense, lawyer says

Prosecutors say couple lured customer from club to rob him By Steven Kreytak Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Elmore Allen spent his final night alive last year at the Hot Bodies Gentlemen’s Club in Southeast Austin, where he drank, flashed cash and got table dances from several strippers, including Jessica Krause-Patterson, a prosecutor said Tuesday. When… Read more

Man, 46, Pleads Guilty to Charge of Using HIV as a Deadly Weapon

By Jonathan Osborne American-Statesman Staff Saturday, April 14, 2001 Knowing he was HIV-positive, Paul Leslie Hollingsworth slept with a co-worker in 1997 — one of at least five women whom prosecutors say Hollingsworth had unprotected sex with after his 1987 diagnosis. Not long after, the woman also tested positive for the virus, which causes AIDS…. Read more