RESULTS: Juvenile certification denied on two sexual assault of a child charges. Cases dismissed.
Our client was an autistic young man and the State of Texas had charged him with two sexual assaults from when our client was between 12-15 years old.
The state sought to bring adult charges because of delayed outcries. A delayed outcry is defined as an incident where time has passed between the sexual abuse and a child telling someone about the alleged abuse. This is addressed in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Rule Rule 38.072.
Jacob contested the transfer of our client from juvenile court to adult court for the sexual assault charges.
He presented evidence of the client’s autism, child-like nature, and understanding, bringing forward evidence of good conduct since childhood, and the family’s desire that charges not be brought.
The judge denied the state’s request to bring adult charges and the sexual assault cases were dismissed in October 2021.
Attorney Jacob Blizzard works tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each of our clients and their families. This is one of his successful results, settlements, and verdicts. Every case and client is unique and depends upon the individual facts and circumstances of each case. Clients may or may not obtain the same or similar results in each case.
About The Attorney
Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law.
He regularly practices in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, criminal appeals, post conviction writs of habeas corpus.
In Texas, there are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice, but only 7,450 are board certified.
In the entire State of Texas, as of the 2019 certification year, there were only 87 attorneys board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law, making Mr. Blizzard one of 0.087% of attorneys in Texas to hold both of those certifications.