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Client found Not Guilty of Felon in Possession of a Firearm News Release – April 3, 2018 A federal jury in Lubbock on Wednesday afternoon returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Royce Duane Donaldson, a man charged with felon in possession of a firearm, according to Mr. Royce’s defense attorney, Jacob Blizzard. Mr….

Fighting for families in our community is a priority because even though our state has an interest in safeguarding our children, sometimes the state gets it wrong—after all, we’re all imperfect people. Lawyers in our firm are selective about the types of cases we accept court appointments for. Each of our lawyers has a community…

Blizzard and Zimmerman partner Jacob Blizzard has been selected a Super Lawyer Texas Rising Star. Jacob is recognized by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a criminal law and criminal appeal specialist and Capital Murder Appellate List Qualified, 7th Judicial Region of Texas. According to Super Lawyers, he received the Texas…

In case you missed it amidst the distractions of 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided Ramos v. Louisiana in April of last year. I mention it now to underscore the importance of the recent Supreme Court decision in Edwards v. Vannoy. In Ramos, the Court held that a defendant in a state criminal case…

Many innocent people are tragically convicted and sent to prison, so today I decided to write about some statistics about exonerations in cases and just how proficient the system is at putting innocent people in prison. Many times throughout my practice I’ve seen that there are many people who are exonerated and there are some…

Hello again, and today, I wanted to talk to you about another issue that can be fought in post-conviction relief: juvenile certifications. Suppose someone has been tragically sentenced to a lifetime or a very long period of time in prison when that person was actually just a child. That person was 16 years old or…

Hello There. Today I would like to write about the 11.07 writ process as it pertains to immigration consequences and how those things might lead to relief for you. If you were not a citizen in the United States or you were here on permanent residency status, that fact may have been affected by your…

Attorney conflicts of interest is a smaller known claim that relates to ineffective assistance of counsel, attorney conflict of interest,  on an 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus. In terms of ineffective assistance of counsel, this means that the attorney might have had a conflict of interest, meaning they represented some adverse party previously, or at…

Ineffective assistance of counsel as it pertains to your trial attorney’s advice on parole eligibility is a very important topic in the field of post-conviction relief. So today, so I’m writing about it and how this ground may be able to help your case. As you may know, there are different parole eligibility options for…

There are a few lesser-known grounds in an 11.07 Writ that are very important to know about. You’ve heard me talk a lot of times about some of the most common grounds: ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, due process violations. Well, today I wanted to write about a few of the lesser-known grounds that…

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