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 correct range of punishment
- Not objecting to the court’s change of the judgment after the fact…
- And failing to advise him of his right to appeal.
Mr. Blizzard filed an 11.07 Application for Post-Conviction Writ of Habeas Corpus alleging ineffective assistance of counsel.
The trial court agreed and issued favorable findings of facts and conclusions of law.
The Court of Criminal Appeals agreed with the trial court finding, overturning his conviction, and granted Mr. Weiershausen a new trial.
– September 2015
About The Attorney
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, post conviction writs of habeas corpus.
In Texas, there are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice, but only 7,450 are board certified.
In the entire State of Texas, as of the 2019 certification year, there were only 87 attorneys board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law, making Mr. Blizzard one of 0.087% of attorneys in Texas to hold both of those certifications.
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.