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 drug/alcohol rehab and complete a batterers intervention program as conditions of probation.
Jacob recognized the offenses stemmed from long-term substance and alcohol abuse coupled with unresolved depression issues.
Mr. Blizzard worked with the client to set him on the right path for success and convinced the prosecutor that:
- despite the severity of the offenses,
- and some significant criminal history,
- the client’s lack of a prior felony charge,
- the role that drugs and alcohol played in the offenses
- the young age of the client,
- and steps taken to get the client on the right path for success…
that client deserved a shot at completing probation to have a life without a felony conviction.
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.