Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys are criminal appeal lawyers. Unlike criminal defense lawyers who dabble in criminal appeals on an as-needed basis, Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys regularly research and prepare appellate briefs.

We Are Criminal Appeal Attorneys

Criminal Appeal Attorney

Unlike hiring a criminal defense trial attorney, a quality criminal appeals attorney spends time researching the intricacies of the law, appellate procedure, and harm analysis on appeal.

Clients who have been convicted of a criminal offense face an uphill battle attempting to overturn the conviction.

It takes knowledge and experience like that of Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys to prepare briefs that convince an appellate court to overturn these convictions.

Clients who face this battle can have confidence in the skills and abilities of Jacob Blizzard, Matt Zimmerman, and Sarah Durham when it comes to post conviction writs of habeas corpus. We’re proud to serve the greater Abilene, TX area and the state of Texas

An individual who has been convicted of a crime may appeal their case once a verdict has been issued. This means that they will be asking a higher court to review certain aspects of the case to determine whether there was any legal error.

Confused About Appeals?

An appeal is not the same as asking for a new trial because you don’t like the outcome.

Instead, it will determine whether the conviction or sentence was reached in error. The party who appeals the verdict must show the higher court that there were errors in how the original trial was conducted or how the verdict was reached.

No new evidence may be considered in a criminal appeal case. This means the court will reach its decision by examining the record of the lower court’s proceedings, including trial transcripts, anything admitted into evidence, and written briefs filed by both sides of the appeal.

While it can take weeks and months for a criminal appeal to be heard and decided, the appellant (the defendant in the previous case) must notify the courts and government of their intent to appeal very soon after a conviction or sentence. An experienced attorney can guide you through this process.

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Jacob Blizzard – Board Certified Attorney

Attorney Jacob Blizzard is recognized by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law and Criminal Appeal specialist. He is also Capital Murder Appellate List Qualified, 7th Judicial Region of Texas.

Blizzard & Zimmerman attorneys handle state and federal criminal appeals and post conviction writs of habeas corpus, including:
  • Direct appeal to the Court of Appeals of Texas
  • Petition for Discretionary Review to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 11.07 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Direct Appeals to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Petitions for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 2254 & 2255 Federal Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Actual Innocence Petitions for Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • Motion for Post Conviction DNA Testing
  • New Evidence Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys are criminal appeal lawyers.

Unlike criminal defense lawyers who dabble in criminal appeals on an as-needed basis, we regularly research and prepare appellate briefs.

Unlike hiring a criminal defense trial attorney, a quality criminal appeals attorney spends time researching the intricacies of the law, appellate procedure, and harm analysis on appeal. Clients who have been convicted of a criminal offense face an uphill battle attempting to overturn the conviction.

It takes knowledge and experience like that of Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys to prepare briefs that convince an appellate court to overturn these convictions.

Clients who face this battle can have confidence in the skills and abilities of Jacob Blizzard, Matt Zimmerman, and Sarah Durham when it comes to post conviction writs of habeas corpus. We’re proud to serve the greater Abilene, TX area and the state of Texas.

Winning Freedom From Prison Download

Post Conviction Writ Attorneys Jacob Blizzard and Sarah Durham have written a free guide to the post conviction writ process.

The guide called “Winning Freedom from Prison: 5 Critical Things to Know to Pursue Overturning a Conviction” gives insight into the writ of habeas corpus process here in Texas.

In this guide, Jacob Blizzard, a Board Certified Criminal Appellate Attorney, discusses:

  • The best grounds.
  • The legal timelines.
  • Your options when pursuing relief.

Click here to get this FREE Guide

You can also contact our lawyers for further information about post conviction writs.

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