Client arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting a man. A man attacked Client and had cornered him and knocked him to the ground. The client pulled out his concealed pistol and shot the man in self-defense. Even so, the Client was arrested by police. After consultation with the client, investigation,…

Our client was convicted of engaging in organized criminal activity and sentenced to 54 years in prison. We filed an 11.07 application for a writ of habeas corpus seeking an out-of-time appeal because the client’s trial attorney failed to file a notice of appeal. The trial court recommended granting the late appeal; the Court of…

Our client, a divorced dad, was accused of injury to a child for spanking his child while he was in possession of the child for a visit. Through active and early involvement we prevented the police from interrogating our client. We met with the prosecutor assigned at intake and discussed the parental role, ex-wife’s vindictiveness,…

  Man convicted of prescription fraud and sentenced to life in prison based upon habitual offender enhancements. Jacob challenged the enhancements on appeal, arguing that the client’s out-of-state convictions were not sufficiently proven. The 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland, TX reversed the sentence and remanded the case for a new punishment hearing. On resentencing,…

  Our client, a 7th-grade girl, was severely injured in a church bus accident. The child was hospitalized for over a year, contracted MRSA. It took longer than a year for her to be physically rehabilitated to be able to fully walk again. Received settlement to the client in the amount of $1.2 Million (net…

Habeas corpus case where Jacob represented Mr. Weiershausen after Mr. Weiershausen had taken a plea on a drug possession charge in a drug-free zone. After researching through court records and investigation of the case, Mr. Blizzard discovered that both of Mr. Weiershausen’s attorneys rendered ineffective assistance of counsel for: Failing to advise him of the…

Attorney Jacob Blizzard achieved a rarely seen Not Guilty verdict in a Capital Murder charge against Damian Cate in 42nd District Court of Taylor County, Texas. Mr. Cate was accused of participating in the stabbing and disposal of the body of his newborn infant which also included a charge of Tampering with Evidence. The infant’s…

  Successfully achieved a settlement for the client in the amount of $30,000. The client had taken a commercial truck into a repair shop for repairs. The repairs were faulty, and the truck had to be subsequently repaired again. June 2018 Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He…

  Jacob Blizzard represented Marcelo Monsivais in the U.S. District Court in Lubbock on a charge of Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm. Mr. Monsivais was a pedestrian walking down the side of the highway when he was illegally frisked without reasonable suspicion that he had committed a crime by local law enforcement. A…

  Jacob’s client was arrested for injury to a child against his teenage son. Jacob conducted a thorough investigation and prepared an extensive grand jury packet. The packet including affidavits attesting to the client’s character as well as evidence showing the teenage child had used such allegations to attempt to move out from living with…

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