Denial of motion to suppress overturned
RESULTS: Jacob Blizzard represented Marcelo Monsivais in the U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas 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 firearm was recovered from the pat-down.

Mr. Blizzard filed a motion to suppress, which was denied by the District Court.

Mr. Blizzard then appealed the denial to the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

After filing his brief, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted oral argument in its Courthouse in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The link to the recording of the oral argument is below.

The 5th Circuit then issued an opinion overturning the District Court’s ruling along with the conviction and sentence of Mr. Monsivais.

Read the court ruling here…

Listen to the audio recording of Mr. Blizzard’s Oral Argument before the 5th Circuit Here

– May 2019

About The Attorney

Jacob Blizzard Criminal Defense 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.


Criminal defense 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.