Burglary of a Habitation with intent to commit assault
RESULTS: Case Rejected – Client Accused of Burglary of a Habitation With Intent to Commit Assault


Our client faced severe accusations of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, a 1st-degree felony. He was alleged to have assaulted an acquaintance after breaking into his house. Despite denying these allegations, our client became the target of a malicious witness tampering scheme, where the purported victim demanded a large sum of money in exchange for dropping the charges.

Case Details

  • Accusation: Burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault.
  • Potential Sentence: 2 to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
  • Complication: Witness tampering and extortion attempt by the alleged victim.

Investigation and Legal Strategy

Mr. Blizzard took immediate action by conducting a thorough investigation and leveraging parallel proceedings in family court to gather substantial evidence of the extortion scheme. He meticulously documented the victim’s attempt to extort money from our client and presented this evidence to both the police and the district attorney’s office.


  • Evidence Presented: Mr. Blizzard exposed the extortion scheme to law enforcement and the district attorney’s office through diligent investigation.
  • Case Rejected: Based on the compelling evidence provided, the district attorney’s office decided to reject the case for prosecution.

Client Benefits

  • Avoided Severe Penalties: Our client was spared from facing a potential prison sentence of two to ten years and a $10,000 fine.
  • Cleared of Charges: The rejection of the case ensured our client could put this difficult chapter behind him without the burden of a criminal record.

This case exemplifies our Abilene law firm’s commitment to thorough investigation and unwavering advocacy for our clients. If you or someone you know is facing similar challenges, trust our experienced legal team to fight for justice and protect your rights.

About The Attorney

Jacob Blizzard Criminal Defense Attorney

Jacob Blizzard is a distinguished Board Certified Criminal Law and Criminal Appeal Attorney as designated by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Specializing in state and federal criminal defense, criminal appeals, and post-conviction writs of habeas corpus, Mr. Blizzard stands out in the legal field.

Among over 100,000 licensed attorneys in Texas, he is one of only 87 to hold dual board certifications in both criminal law and criminal appellate law, positioning him within the top 0.087% of attorneys in the state. His expertise and dedication make him a leading figure in his area of practice.


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