Best Criminal Defense Lawyer Abilene TX

At our Abilene Criminal Defense firm, we transcend the typical boundaries of legal defense by offering unparalleled personal attention and devising custom strategies that assess the intricacies of your unique case. Whether you are grappling with state or federal charges or find yourself swept up in a criminal investigation, it is crucial to secure expert legal counsel before engaging with law enforcement or third parties.

Our unwavering commitment to proactive representation ensures that all avenues for your defense are explored with rigor and precision.

Dedicated Legal Representation with a Record of Successful Outcomes

The legal force of Jacob Blizzard, Matt Zimmerman, Sarah Durham, Morgan Walker, and Terry Reeves stands by the confidence they instill in their clients. Count on our team’s collective expertise in both Texas state and federal criminal cases to be your bulwark against the charges levied against you. We’re honored to be the largest criminal defense operation in the Abilene region, wielding our extensive experience to fiercely uphold your rights.

In Times of Legal Challenge, We Stand Ready to Act:

  • Relentless Pursuit for Justice: Your case will immediately be entrusted to our seasoned Abilene criminal lawyers for rigorous defense planning.
  • Research-Driven Strategy: Our approach is underscored by comprehensive legal research aimed to yield an outcome in your favor.
  • Holistic Evidence Examination: From interviewing key individuals to meticulously parsing through evidence, we leave no stone unturned.
  • Innovative Defense Tactics: Crafting a robust defense is only the beginning; strategic execution is where we excel.

Our clients, who often stand at critical junctures of their lives, reap the benefits of our personalized focus and proactive legal endeavors – a sentiment echoed robustly in their testimonials:

>”Jacob Blizzard and his paralegal Karisa were instrumental in safeguarding my career and reputation. With their sound advice and Karisa’s timely, effective communication, I found assurance in every step of the process.” – A Grateful Client

>”Navigating a complex legal system was made seamless thanks to Jacob and Karisa’s expertise and open communication. Their thorough preparation paved the way for a compelling legal argument and a successful case outcome.” – An Appreciative Family

>”Jacob Blizzard is nothing short of impressive in court. His diligent research, professionalism, and ability to reveal the truth proved my innocence beyond a doubt.” – A Vindicated Defendant

Before hiring a criminal defense attorney, ask them questions to ensure they have enough experience in taking cases like yours to trial.

There are many reasons why some criminal defense attorneys may not want to go to trial. Board-certified lawyers have a higher level of proficiency in their practice, which makes them more likely to take cases to trial. When considering a criminal defense attorney, it is important to ask them if they have experience in taking a case like yours to trial. It would also be wise to inquire about their successes at trials for cases similar to yours. Specifically, you can ask “Have you ever had a win at trial, in a case with these charges?” and “When was the last time you actually tried a case?”. Lastly, another telling question would be “How many trials have you actually done and not done a plea agreement?”.

Clients often get a convincing sales pitch upfront that their case will be handled well and with a good result. Once the criminal defense lawyer is retained; however, the true colors of the lawyer emerge as someone who won’t return phone calls, respond to emails, or otherwise appear to take an interest in the case or situation. At Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys, our law firm believes client communication is of the utmost importance. We strive to keep our clients informed. We partner with them in their cases to reach the best outcome possible for their situation. To us, your legal challenge is more than just a case. It is often some of the most serious life-altering situations a person will face in their life.

Proven Success Stories that Speak Volumes

Attorney Jacob Blizzard’s courtroom prowess was on full display during the landmark Taylor County Capital Murder trial of Damian Cate.

Despite overwhelming odds, Blizzard secured a Not Guilty verdict in a case laden with extreme emotional and legal complexities. Employing strategic defense methods, he illuminated Mr. Cate’s wrongful statements as products of intellectual disability and undue interrogation pressures forces on him by police investigators, successfully disconnecting Mr. Cate from the heinous acts he was charged with.

This profound legal victory not only demonstrated Blizzard’s tenacious advocacy but also underpinned the firm’s reputation for achieving justice against the gravest charges.

For those standing in the face of criminal accusations or inquiries, understand that the right defense—rooted in personalized attention, detailed examination, and proactive strategy—can be the linchpin of your freedom. Reach out today, and allow our distinguished team at Abilene Criminal Defense Law Firm to stand in your corner, fight for your rights, and work tirelessly for your acquittal.  Contact us now to champion your defense.

If you are under state or federal criminal investigation please contact a lawyer before you speak with law enforcement personnel or even your family or friends about the situation.

Jacob Blizzard National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 - National Trial Lawyers


  • Since board-certified lawyer Jacob Blizzard has worked in both prosecution and defense, he has a unique insight into the prosecution’s goals and strategies and puts this knowledge to work for the benefit of his clients. Jacob is one of 87 lawyers (out of 100,000) in Texas who is Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He is also qualified to argue before the United States Supreme Court.
  • If you are facing murder charges, lawyer Jacob Blizzard is among the small number of Texas Capital Murder Appellate List Qualified Attorneys in the 7th Judicial Region of Texas.
  • Lawyer Matt Zimmerman is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense and brings years of experience in the courtroom. He brings this experience to assist his family law and business clients as well.
  • Lawyer Sarah Durham works tirelessly with her federal and state clients to pursue the best outcomes when life’s legal issues require both expertise and compassion.
  • Lawyer Morgan Walker’s goal is to be the person that her clients can count on to advocate for their rights.
  • Lawyer Terry Reeves is a formidable champion of her clients’ rights, relentlessly pursuing every legal avenue to challenge convictions or sentences

To discuss a state or federal felony criminal investigation, arrest, charge, or conviction with a criminal defense lawyer that serves Abilene, TX and nearby areas contact Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys. When you need a federal criminal defense lawyer you can turn to Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys.

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Learn how our team of lawyers investigators, and staff at Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys can protect your rights and fight for your freedom during a one-on-one consultation with our lawyers, not just meet with a staff member or law clerk.

If you or a loved one has been accused or charged with a felony crime, it’s critical that you hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

If you have any questions, don’t go it alone. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys will sit down with you one-on-one with a lawyer to review your case and your options for the best possible outcome for your situation.

Blizzard & Zimmerman lawyers handle Texas state and Federal criminal cases.

Drug possession

  • Methamphetamine
  • Fentanyl
  • Nitrazine
  • Phenaphthazine
  • Amphetamines
  • Psilocybin
  • Opiates
  • Cocaine
  • Peyote
  • Heroin
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • GHB
  • Rohypnol
  • Morphine
  • Khat
  • Hydromorphone
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy | Molly | MDMA
  • GBH Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Codeine
  • Marijuana
  • Some hallucinogenic substance

Drug Crimes
Drug Possession for Sale
Drug Trafficking
Drug Sales
Drug Distribution
Processing Illegal drugs
Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance
Manufacture and Delivery of Controlled Substance

Felon in Possession of a Firearm (also similar offenses)

Criminal Sex offenses

  • Sexual Assault
  • Indecency With a Child
  • Sexual Abuse


  • Felony Assault
  • Misdemeanor Assault
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Domestic Assault

Domestic Assault | Domestic Violence

Child Offenses

Assault family violence
Criminal mischief

Intoxication Assaults

Theft (all levels)


****Criminal Defense Lawyer Jacob Blizzard is Texas Capital Murder Appellate List Qualified, 7th Judicial Region. Jacob also argues cases in US Federal court and US Appellate Court. He is also qualified to argue before the United States Supreme Court.


  • Building
  • Habitation
  • Vehicle

Habitual offender crimes

White-collar crimes

  • Fraud
  • Computer Crime
  • Money Laundering
  • Identity Theft
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Investment Scams
  • Money Laundering
  • Tax Evasion

Organized Crime
Weapons Charges
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Juvenile Crime
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

DWI / DUI (all Levels)

  • Habitual DWI
  • DUI Defense
  • Driving while license invalid – DWLI
  • Detox and jail release

Probation violations
Federal crimes
Expungement | Criminal records sealing

Release from Sex Offender Registration Requirements

Sealing Records


Occupational Driver’s License

Motion To Revoke Probation

Grand Jury Subpoena
Grand Jury Indictment


A federal criminal defense charge can cause severe damage to your career and reputation.

These charges should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with a federal crime, seek legal counsel from Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys. We can defend you in any federal court in the United States.

Our criminal defense team has the experience required to give you the best representation possible. Federal cases include murder, vehicular homicides, armed robbery, drug distribution, rape, child molestation, child pornography, rape, embezzlement, fraud, and more. If you need a federal criminal defense team to work for you, contact our federal defense lawyers today.

In Texas, crimes are divided into felonies and misdemeanors.

Both can carry serious consequences and require personal attention and dedication to secure your freedom and protect your fundamental right of liberty.

Federal criminal cases require unique attention to detail and knowledge of the federal criminal system, which moves very quickly compared to state systems.

Find out how criminal defense lawyers Jacob Blizzard, Matt Zimmerman, Sarah Durham, and Morgan Walker can work to help you put on a strong defense.

We will defend you from a conviction entirely or present the judge or jury with your side of the story so that you will have a good chance to serve as lenient a sentence as possible. If things don’t go your way, we can assist you with the post-conviction writ process.


Clients who face criminal charges are confident in Jacob Blizzard’s, Matt Zimmerman’s,  Sarah Durham’s, and Morgan Walker’s abilities to vigorously defend them with personal attention.

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