Not Guilty Verdict in a jury trial on mandatory 25-year sentence sexual abuse charges
The client was charged with 3 counts of sex abuse.
- Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child (Texas Penal Code Sec. 21.02.),
- Two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 6 (Texas Penal Code Sec. 22.011.), which carried minimum sentences of 25 years if convicted on any count.
Mr. Blizzard defended the Client in a 4-day jury trial against sexual abuse allegations brought by his child’s mother.
Mr. Blizzard confronted the evidence head-on and exposed that the child had fabricated vague allegations of sexual abuse under the mother’s coaching and ensured the jury followed the presumption of innocence, securing a not guilty verdict on all charges.
Motion to Revoke Felony Probation Not True Finding
“Not true” finding in a motion to revoke felony probation where a new sex offense was alleged.
Client was accused of a sexual abuse offense as a violation of his felony probation.
Through a contested trial before the judge, the judge in the case found the allegation “not true.”
Mr. Blizzard vigorously defended the Client in a lengthy proceeding before the judge, where the burden of proof for revocation is a lower preponderance of the evidence rather than beyond a reasonable doubt.
Still, Mr. Blizzard prevailed by presenting conclusive evidence of coaching by the child’s mother and focusing the Court’s attention on the vagueness of the allegations and timeline.