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We do get questions from time to time about what a board certified attorney is. Here at Blizzard and Zimmerman, Jacob Blizzard is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Specialization for not only Criminal Law but also Criminal Appellate law. These are two related but separate areas of law. He is one of only…

We do want to make you aware of procedures to follow with your 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus records which go to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Picture this: you just filed your 11.07  writ of habeas corpus application, and you are about to have your records sent to the Texas Court of Criminal…

Congratulations to attorney Morgan Walker, Associate of Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys. Morgan was sworn in today by Federal Magistrate Judge John R. Parker and was admitted to the bar of the Northern District of Texas. Newly-admitted attorneys are formally sworn in with an oath of admission. This allows her to practice in the United States…

The murder conviction reversal in the Clinton Young case out of Midland County, Texas offers hope to loved ones of those incarcerated in state Prisons. It also offers hope to over 300 people who were convicted of criminal charges in Midland County over the last 20 years. The September 2021 Texas Court of Criminal appeals…

Important Information for anyone with a conviction out of Midland County! If you had a Midland County conviction over the past 20 years there are exciting developments from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). On September 22, 2021 the CCA reversed the conviction of death row inmate Clinton Young on his habeas application. The…

There are many mistakes you can make when filing your 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus application, but there are four particular mistakes that could be devastating if you accidentally make them, so I’m here today to write about the four biggest mistakes you can make when you file your 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus application….

Learn how a messed-up plea bargain had left an Abilene, Texas man in prison with no hope for release. Until we filed an 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus application. Persistence on the part of Joshua Beaver-Gaines’ wife led to his freedom from prison. Here is their story on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8MOSS97v_0 The attorneys of…

The grounds you assert on your Writ of Habeas Corpus can make or break your case. It is very important that you and your loved ones know the ground to assert your case on, but that raises the obvious question: What grounds are good to assert in your case, and what grounds have no chance?…

You’ve probably read my writings before about how ineffective assistance of counsel is one of the most powerful grounds in an 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus application. That’s why today I wanted to walk you through some examples of the types of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel claims that can be used as a ground for…

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…

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