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Leo Figueroa is executive director of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS)  and he recently spoke about the importance of Board Certification on a State Bar of Texas Podcast. Attorney Jacob Blizzard is the managing partner of Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys and he’s one of only 87 attorneys out of 100,000 attorneys in Texas…

No one ever really plans ahead to be arrested and knows what to do after an arrest until it actually happens. That’s why it’s important to know what to do when you, a friend, or family member is arrested in any Texas county and how to get them “bailed out.” The hours and days after…

You’ve hired an attorney and you may be asking yourself “How do I work with my Attorney?” Once you have decided on an attorney, met with them, and signed a retainer to get them to work on your case you need to know there are several steps you can follow to help your attorney work…

Winning an appeal in Texas state or Federal court requires capable representation. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys strongly advocate for their clients by drawing on their experience in Texas and Federal courts and by following a strategic procedure. We also work with a team approach to each case. Discovering Mistakes and Errors in your Trial and…

With a large portion of our practice dealing with criminal law, we get a number of inquiries from people about the statute of limitations in Texas law. This will vary from any Federal statute of limitations on Federal crimes. Many times, folks think that their county district attorney has run out of time to bring…

There are many records you may need to gather for your Federal Writ, the 2255, and many places where you have to gather those records. Start With Your Trial Attorney One of the people who can provide records is your trial attorney. Whether you had a trial or whether you pled guilty, your trial attorney…

In a criminal case, a “retainer agreement” is the contract that will govern the terms of the attorney/client relationship during your case. The agreement will be tailored to your case in several ways. The consulting attorney will go over the entire agreement in detail with you. You should always read an agreement before you sign….

How Much Will I Pay? Unlike civil attorneys, most criminal defense firms may not have set fees for the different services provided. Whether an attorney charges a small fee, or a huge sum of money will depend on what’s reasonable when considering the circumstances of the case Rule 1.04(b) sets forth the following. Factors that…

When you look at hiring an attorney you may have to pay for a legal consultation, it’s always good to know if you’re getting your money’s worth. When you are paying for a consultation with an attorney, you should receive legal advice and information related to your case. You would not receive legal advice information…

Let’s look at Timelines as they relate to procedure of the criminal justice system in relation to the charge, with date ranges, and the length of the process. According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) in a 2020 report titled, Crime in Texas, there were an average of 55,000 newly charged state crimes each…

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