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The arrest of a former Brownwood juvenile detention staffer apparently has prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s lockup facilities to ensure that juveniles who are safely being held. According to a news release from the Justice Department today,  “The investigation will examine whether Texas provides children confined 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 action which vacated his conviction…

Important Information for anyone with a conviction out of Midland County! 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 court found that long-time Midland prosecutor Ralph Petty’s simultaneous work for the judge on…

August 2021 was a busy month for Dax Pueschel, a criminal attorney here at Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys, as he successfully closed a number of cases. Here at Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys, we don’t take pride in how many cases we close. Numbers aren’t what’s important. We value getting closure & certainty for our clients…

Dax Pueschel is an attorney and counselor at law with Blizzard & Zimmerman Law Firm. He has created a Facebook Group called Big Country Addiction Recovery and Redemption Resources for those in the greater Abilene area—be it from Coleman to Knox City or Jayton to Throckmorton – who struggle and need direction for help. He…

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…

Attorney Matt Zimmerman of Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers” honoree. Membership in the invitation-only Top 40 Under 40 professional group is extended only to a handful of young attorneys in each state that demonstrate “superior qualifications of leadership,…

Congratulations to associate attorney Sarah Durham, who handles criminal law cases, for attaining membership in the Texas Bar College for meeting continuing legal education requirements. The Texas Bar College is an honorary professional society of legal scholars who are leaders in the Texas legal community and champions of legal education. Members are committed to high…

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 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 has the…

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