RESULTS: 2 Cases Dismissed, 1 Deferred Adjudication.
Client was charged with 2 cases of organized crime (1st degree felonies), and 1 robbery case (2nd degree felony).
Client was a refugee from Democratic Republic of the Congo, (also known as Congo-Kinshasa and formerly known as Zaire) who immigrated to the United States at 12 years old. Client had suffered great loss in his family and persecution in the Congo.
At times Client was homeless, and during this time Client became involved in a string of burglaries and a robbery. His crimes landed him in jail looking at very serious sentences.
Although client had no prior criminal history, the prosecutor offered Client 12 years in prison on the charges.
Mr. Blizzard advocated for Client, telling the prosecutor of Client’s extensive mitigation evidence of persecution in the Congo and subsequent homelessness in the United States.
Through pressure and push back against taking various prison offers, Mr. Blizzard was able to obtain dismissals on two of the felonies, and deferred adjudication probation on one felony.
Client was placed on probation that has no conviction and can be removed from his public record once completing the deferred.
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 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 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.