Jacob Blizzard Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Jacob Blizzard works tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each of our clients and their families.

Included here is a selection of a few of his successful results, settlements, and verdicts.

Every case and client is unique and depends upon the individual facts and circumstances of each case. Clients may or may not obtain the same or similar results in each case.

Retaliation and Assault Family Violence Felonies

Successfully Negotiated with State to Reduce Prison Offer to Probation without Conviction The client was charged with two separate incidents of threatening to kill a police officer and assaulting and choking his girlfriend. After negotiations with the district attorney’s office, Jacob Blizzard was able to secure concurrent deferred adjudication probations where our client would attend…

11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus Client Talks About Being Freed from Prison

We recently represented a client who had pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana in a Drug-Free Zone. It’s a 3rd Degree Felony. Little did he know at the time he pled, due to bad parole advice and ineffective assistance of counsel, he was actually facing a 5-year prison term. Without the change for parole. He’s…

1st Degree Injury to a Child Case Dismissed

Results: Case Dismissed on Eve of Trial 1st Degree Injury to a Child Shaking Baby Syndrome Attorneys Jacob Blizzard and Dax Pueschel achieved a dismissal of an injury to a child case. Our client was accused of shaking a two-year-old foster child and causing severe brain injuries (often called shaken baby syndrome or abusive head…

2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence Case Dismissed

Results: Case Dismissed 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence Attorneys Jacob Blizzard and Morgan Walker succeeded in achieving a dismissal for their Client who was accused of possession of 4-200 grams of Methamphetamine in a vehicle. The Client was a passenger in a vehicle. The vehicle…

Not Guilty Jury Verdict in 3rd Degree Felony Injury to a Child Trial

Attorney Jacob Blizzard represented Client in a four-day jury trial where the Client was charged with 3rd degree injury to a child causing bodily injury. The client was accused of slapping her step-child causing his eardrum to be ruptured and a bruise on his face. The client was alone with the child in the period…

DA Rejects Case For Prosecution

  Client arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting a man. A man attacked Client and had cornered him and knocked him to the ground. The client pulled out his concealed pistol and shot the man in self-defense. Even so, the Client was arrested by police. After consultation with the client, investigation,…

11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus for Out of Time Appeal Granted

Our client was convicted of engaging in organized criminal activity and sentenced to 54 years in prison. We filed an 11.07 application for a writ of habeas corpus seeking an out-of-time appeal because the client’s trial attorney failed to file a notice of appeal. The trial court recommended granting the late appeal; the Court of…

Client No-Billed For Spanking His Child

Our client, a divorced dad, was accused of injury to a child for spanking his child while he was in possession of the child for a visit. Through active and early involvement we prevented the police from interrogating our client. We met with the prosecutor assigned at intake and discussed the parental role, ex-wife’s vindictiveness,…

Appeal of Felony Conviction

  Man convicted of prescription fraud and sentenced to life in prison based upon habitual offender enhancements. Jacob challenged the enhancements on appeal, arguing that the client’s out-of-state convictions were not sufficiently proven. The 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland, TX reversed the sentence and remanded the case for a new punishment hearing. On resentencing,…

$1.2 Million Dollar Settlement – Child Injury from Church Bus Crash

  Our client, a 7th-grade girl, was severely injured in a church bus accident. The child was hospitalized for over a year, contracted MRSA. It took longer than a year for her to be physically rehabilitated to be able to fully walk again. Received settlement to the client in the amount of $1.2 Million (net…

Ex Parte Justin Weiershausen: 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Court of Criminal Appeals – Conviction Overturned

Habeas corpus case where Jacob represented Mr. Weiershausen after Mr. Weiershausen had taken a plea on a drug possession charge in a drug-free zone. After researching through court records and investigation of the case, Mr. Blizzard discovered that both of Mr. Weiershausen’s attorneys rendered ineffective assistance of counsel for: Failing to advise him of the…

State of Texas v. Damian Cate, Client Found Not Guilty of Capital Murder at Trial

Attorney Jacob Blizzard achieved a rarely seen Not Guilty verdict in a Capital Murder charge against Damian Cate in 42nd District Court of Taylor County, Texas. Mr. Cate was accused of participating in the stabbing and disposal of the body of his newborn infant which also included a charge of Tampering with Evidence. The infant’s…

Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) Truck Repair Case – Settlement Achieved

  Successfully achieved a settlement for the client in the amount of $30,000. The client had taken a commercial truck into a repair shop for repairs. The repairs were faulty, and the truck had to be subsequently repaired again. June 2018 Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He…

United States v. Monsivais: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Win – Court Overturns Denial of Motion to Suppress

  Jacob Blizzard represented Marcelo Monsivais in the U.S. District Court in Lubbock on a charge of Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm. Mr. Monsivais was a pedestrian walking down the side of the highway when he was illegally frisked without reasonable suspicion that he had committed a crime by local law enforcement. A…

Injury to a Child – Case “No Billed” by Grand Jury

  Jacob’s client was arrested for injury to a child against his teenage son. Jacob conducted a thorough investigation and prepared an extensive grand jury packet. The packet including affidavits attesting to the client’s character as well as evidence showing the teenage child had used such allegations to attempt to move out from living with…

Harassment – Case Dismissed

  Our client was a man charged with harassment of his former roommate. The roommate had alleged client was: – Following him – Taking pictures – Publishing information about him on the Internet – Pretending to be other individuals online to tell roommate’s friends bad things about him. Jacob Blizzard and associate attorney Dax Pueschel…

lnjury to a Child – Pre-trial Diversion Acceptance

  Our client was charged with injury to a child. The client was accused of slapping and choking her teenage daughter. Through negotiation and investigation, presented the client for consideration into the Pretrial Diversion Program, and the client was accepted. The client’s case will be rejected upon completion of one year of informal probation. –…

Possession of THC – Case dismissed after Completion of Drug Rehab

  Our client was alleged to be in possession of THC. Our client had been charged with State Jail Felony possession. Through agreement to attend 30-day drug rehab, the District Attorney agreed to dismiss the case. -August 2020   Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He regularly practices…

Possession of THC – Case dismissed after Completion of Drug Rehab

  Possession of THC. Client charged with second-degree felony possession. Through agreement to attend 30-day drug rehab, District Attorney agreed to dismiss the case. – August 2020   Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He regularly practices in the areas of state and federal criminal defense, criminal appeals,…

State of Texas v. Damian Cate, Client Found Not Guilty of Capital Murder

Attorney Jacob Blizzard achieved a rarely seen Not Guilty verdict in a Capital Murder charge against Damian Cate in 42nd District Court of Taylor County, Texas. Mr. Cate was accused of participating in the stabbing and disposal of the body of his newborn infant which also included a charge of Tampering with Evidence. The infant’s…

Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography – Case Dismissed

  Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography – Client accused of purposefully possessing and sending child pornography. After analyzing the evidence and explaining to the prosecutor client’s limited English, and the lack of technical understanding of computers and phones convinced the prosecutor that the client did not intend to possess or send child pornography…

Sexual Assault -Case Rejected by District Attorney’s Office

  A U.S. Air Force Airman was accused of sexual assault alleging no consent. Jacob conducted a thorough investigation into the alleged victim and then presented evidence of prior false allegations against other men and a reputation for lying to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute. – October 2020 Jacob…

Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography – Prison Time Reduced to Probation

  Our client was a man with intellectual disability issues with no criminal history and no allegations regarding inappropriate contact with children. State’s initial offer was 10 years in prison, the maximum sentence. Through negotiation and presentation of mitigating evidence regarding client and circumstances as well as demonstrating the State the willingness to go to…

DWI – Case Reduced to Fine Only

  Pushed DWI case to trial for our client. Due to pressure from the trial and preparations for the trial, we convinced the prosecutor to offer a $300 fine-only conviction. The client’s case was reduced to fine only. – October 2020   Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law….

Sexual Assault – Case Rejected by District Attorney’s Office

  A college student was accused of sexual assault by a fellow college student. The issue was whether the alleged victim consented. Through the use of investigators and locating witnesses, we presented findings showing the alleged victim had bragged about the incident to other friends, had a reputation for lying, and had made other false…

Injury To A Child – Case Lowered to Misdemeanor

  Client charged with injury to a child as a second-degree felony. After investigation and negotiation, the charge was dismissed on the client’s agreement to agree to deferred adjudication probation on another pending misdemeanor assault family violence case. -October 2020   Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He…

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Our client was arrested for alleged aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against his girlfriend at their home. The client was accused of pointing a handgun at her head, hitting her in the head, and threatening to shoot her. The case was no-billed before the grand jury after showing that the alleged victim lacked any…

Conviction Overturned by Post Conviction 11.07 Writ Application – Possession of Marijuana in Drug Free Zone (3rd Degree Felony)

Our client had pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana in a Drug-Free Zone for 5 years’ confinement. Due to ineffective assistance of counsel and bad parole advice, the client was not aware that his charge would require him to serve 5 years without parole. Sarah Durham and Jacob Blizzard filed an 11.07 writ application. In…

United States v. Donaldson: Lubbock Federal District Court Win – Client found Not Guilty of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

News Release – 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. Donaldson was arrested and charged with murder in Shackelford County, Texas related to the…