Dax Pueschel - Criminal Attorney

To Criminal Defense and Child Welfare Attorney Dax Pueschel results are key to helping his clients.

Dax works tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each of our clients and their families.

There are people who talk about getting things done and then there are those that get things done. Call Dax.

Below is a selection of a few of the successful results, settlements, and verdicts he’s achieved for his clients.

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.

 

Child Support Enforcement Jail Time Denied

RESULTS: Child Support Enforcement Jail Time Denied. Dax represented a rural client in a child support case where she was past due on her obligation. The Texas Office of the Attorney General “OAG” was determined to send the client to jail for up to 180 days and would not negotiate for a financial settlement, a…

Multiple Felony Charges, One Concurrent Outcome

RESULTS: Client came to Dax with a troubled past and several felony charges for drugs & tampering. The client had two other out-of-county cases in another jurisdiction. The client & attorney Dax Pueschel met numerous times to review evidence & Dax worked with the attorney in the other jurisdiction to secure an outcome that would…

Redemption

RESULTS: At Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys we believe people have a story and beautiful outcomes are possible from broken situations, meaning: People are not their worst decisions and are REDEEMABLE. In this case, Dax served a rural, court-appointed client as a service to the greater Big Country Community by securing her jail release, working with…

Serious Misdemeanor DWI Charge Reduced WITHOUT Conviction

RESULTS: A client came to Dax broken over her recent mistake to drink and drive, resulting in a breath test over the legal limit and a collision not involving another person in a case involving . In Texas, DWI laws are strict and don’t provide much flexibility for negotiation. However, at Blizzard and Zimmerman we…

Pre-Trial Diversion for First Time Offender

RESULTS: Pre-Trial Diversion for First Time Offender in ONLY 31 Days from hire! Client came to Dax admitting a mistake with a former employer & looking to make the situation right. Dax quickly investigated the facts, contacted the employer, met with the client several times, & presented an alternative option to the DA’s Office. The…

Food Stamp Fraud

RESULTS: Food Stamp Fraud Felony Finished in Five Weeks NO INDICTMENT, NO CONVICTION, NO PROBATION The client came to Dax with his first ever criminal case resulting from an alleged food stamp benefits fraud. The client provided empathetic details about how the allegations came about but acknowledged how he could have made different decisions for…

First Degree Felony Drug Case

RESULTS: Dax worked with a client who faced a first-degree felony drug case with intent to deliver, despite having no drug history. The client received a detailed action plan of items she needed to address in her life to reach the root issues which led to her police involvement. She worked the action plan and…

Client Action Plans Work – First-Degree Drug Felony

RESULTS: Client Action Plans Work in First-Degree Drug Felony Dax worked with a client who faced a first-degree felony drug case with intent to deliver, despite having no drug history. The client received a detailed action plan of items she needed to address in her life to reach the root issues which led to her…

Criminal Appeal

RESULTS: Eliminating Burdens Attorneys Jacob Blizzard and Sarah Durham handled a criminal appeal for a client and this client was returned to probation after a year of waiting for the Texas Court of Appeals decision. Although the Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s initial decision for probation, our representation did NOT stop there. Attorney…

Second Chances – Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon

RESULTS: Second Chances – Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon A non-violent client in a rural county was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon because of a past-drug-related offense. He was facing prison time because of his history, which did NOT include any violence or firearms charges. The State automatically offered…

Child Support Contempt Charge Dropped

RESULTS: Child Support Contempt Dismissed Dax represented a client in a rural Texas county faced with county jail time for contempt of a child support order due to inconsistent payments. Dax met & counseled with the client numerous times during the period of representation & developed a detailed action plan over the next ninety (90)…

Felony THC Reduced

RESULTS: Felony THC Reduced to Misdemeanor WITHOUT CONVICTION Dax represented an out-of-state client faced with 2-20 years & a $10K fine in a rural county because she was caught with a vape pen, wax, & regular marijuana along with items of paraphernalia. Dax: Diligently investigated the case Analyzed the Texas Health & Safety Code Pounded…

Valentine’s Day Breakup

RESULTS: Breakup with Client Who Wouldn’t Follow Instructions On Valentine’s Day, Dax had to professionally break up with a former client because she: Wouldn’t follow instructions, Cooperate And/or even appear for Court. While breakups are sometimes hard, they are necessary for personal growth. At Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys, we believe good things can come from hard…

Out-of-State Client Obtains Case Closure

RESULTS: Out-of-State Client Obtains Case Closure Dax was hired by an out-of-state client for a misdemeanor case that was nearly a decade old. The client had a new employment opportunity & wished to obtain closure on his former life by taking responsibility for his past. Dax coordinated with the client, the bail bondsman, the court, &…

Felony Accident Involving Injury

RESULTS: Accident Involving Injury Client came to Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys looking for zealous advocacy and reduction of charges in a felony accident. Dax investigated the incident, pushed the state multiple times to provide additional evidence, and secured a negotiated, non-convicted plea for the client with an option for early release with certain probation conditions….

Court Appointed Attorney Issue

RESULTS: Major Prison Sentence Avoided – Single Digit Solution! The client’s mother came to Dax scared that her daughter’s court-appointed attorney was not researching, investigating, & mitigating the client’s case appropriately. The client had been to prison before, was still on parole, but broken over her methamphetamine addiction. The client knew she was facing a…

Probation Violation Avoided Non-Convicted Supervision Continued

RESULTS: Client came to Dax with a Motion to Adjudicate/Revoke her probation because she failed to keep her alcohol monitoring device in compliance. Dax quickly developed a plan for the client to address the non-compliance, made contact with the probation department to get the client in good standing, & coordinated with the client to self-surrender…

Revoke Drug Possession Probation Case

RESULTS: Our client faced a felony motion to adjudicate & revoke drug possession probation because of continued illegal drug use & other violations. She had been given many opportunities to address her problem since being placed on probation but continued violating because of her addiction. The county probation department had used what they thought were…

Failure To Report An Accident

RESULTS: No Charges Filed in Failure To Report An upstanding, law-abiding, and anxious client came to us because a rural police department accused him of failing to report a vehicle accident. The officer would not accept our client’s evidence showing he had followed the law set out in the Texas Transportation Code. Jacob Blizzard &…

Pre-Trial Diversion for False Report to Police Officer

RESULTS: Pre-trial Diversion was obtained for our client who was charged with False Report to a Police Officer, a Class A Misdemeanor carrying up to 1 year in county jail & up to a $4,000 fine. She had never been in trouble before, had stellar service & work experience. She simply made this one mistake….

Dismissing Felony Drug MTR plus No Conviction

RESULTS: Second Chances: Dismissing Felony Drug MTR & No Conviction In New Case A Client came to Dax with a serious first-degree felony drug Motion to Adjudicate (probation seeking to revoke a deferred probation/also known as motion to revoke “MTR”) probation out of one county because of a new felony drug arrest in another county….

Resisting Arrest Charge, But Attorney Resisted The State’s Standard Offer

Client arrested for a misdemeanor Resisting Arrest charge after a tussle with police. Police were called out to an alleged domestic disturbance & came in hot assuming the worst based on previous calls. Police escalated the interaction with our client, but our client admitted she could have handled her response more appropriately despite police aggression….

Felony DWI, Unlawful Carrying, & Occupational Driver’s License

RESULTS: The client was arrested for felony DWI & was carrying her pistol upon arrest. Her driver’s license was suspended by DPS through their civil suspension penalties when law enforcement confirms an individual may have been driving while intoxicated. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys reviewed the police video & offense report evidence with the client, got…

Felony Sexual Offenses

These types of cases & allegations are serious, often heartbreaking, & are sensitive to all involved. At Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys we seek to strike a balance of constitutional protection of our clients but we also respect victim trauma. In August we thoroughly investigated a case for a client she knew was valid, had made…

Felony Motion to Revoke, 2 New Cases, First Degree Felony Allegation

Our client came to us with a dumpster fire of allegations. Don’t worry, she’d agree with our visual image! She wanted to take responsibility for her shortcomings BUT also wanted a fair shake & the best possible outcome, knowing she was facing prison time. Here, Blizzard and Zimmerman negotiated a deal on the LESSER charge,…

Not Your Average Court Appointed Attorney

As we’ve discussed before, attorneys at Blizzard and Zimmerman believe in community representation for those not able to pay legal services, which is why our attorneys strategically choose the court-appointed lists to participate in based on our interest, mission, & individual passion. Dax Pueshel regularly represents children in CPS cases as an attorney ad litem…

Felony DWI Show Cause Hearing

Felony DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) clients sometimes find themselves out on bond with a condition for an ignition interlock device (alcohol breath test device in the car) while waiting for their case to go before the Court. Our client had interlock violations while out on bond which resulted in the probation department (the agency which…

Felony Assault Family Violence, Impeding Breath

Our client & her spouse got into the classic “he said, she said” one night while going through tough marital times. Some false allegations were made. The state considered those allegations 100% truth until our firm entered the client’s case. We: Investigated the facts, Found additional evidence supporting our client the state did not have…

Motion to Revoke Probation: Felony Drugs

Our client had almost 3 pages of probation violations. She just wanted to get off paper & complete her sentence. However, her case was in a rural Texas county with a hard-nosed prosecutor with a reputation for being tough on drugs. Dax met with the client several times. He talked to the client’s family. Reviewed…

CPS Parent Representation

Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys take the constitutional rights of parents seriously. We don’t believe everything the state, CPS (Child Protective Services) says about our clients. What do we do? We… Investigate from all angles, hold the state accountable, and Work with our clients personally to set them up for success. This month, Dax had a…

First Degree Felony Drug Case Reduced

Our client was staring down the barrel of 5 to 99 years or life in prison because of the first-degree felony drug offense type & the amount of drugs. Here at Blizzard and Zimmerman, we not only work with clients to address issues that led to arrest BUT we also challenge case weaknesses at the…

1st Degree Injury to a Child Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Case Dismissed on Eve of Trial 1st Degree Injury to a Child Shaking Baby Syndrome Attorneys Jacob Blizzard and Dax Pueschel achieved a dismissal of an injury to a child case. Our client was accused of shaking a two-year-old foster child and causing severe brain injuries (often called shaken baby syndrome or abusive head…

Felony Drugs & Guns Arrest

Our client got caught up with the wrong crowd. She was busted for psychedelics & firearms. Dax worked with the client, who showed remorse & genuine motivation for change. She followed our action plan to address her personal life issues. Action and progress helped her receive an appropriate outcome based on what she wanted. There…

1st DWI | Driving While Intoxicated

A former United States service member came to Dax with her first DWI – Driving While Intoxicated with refusal to provide blood or breath specimen. Dax met with the client several times to review police video & police reports. He then met with the District Attorney’s Office twice to negotiate on the client’s behalf to…

Multiple Felonies: Pre-Indictment Plea Bargain Offer

Law enforcement was investigating our client for a number of felony charges. Ultimately the cops convinced parole to issue a hold for a violation because of the new allegations. The client’s court-appointed attorney had the “wait & see” approach by indicating nothing could be done in the case until the grand jury returned an indictment….

Felony DWI With Child in the Vehicle

Our Client had an adolescent passenger in her vehicle when she was arrested for DWI but she was cooperative with police & wanted a quick outcome. Dax reviewed the evidence, found the case weaknesses, and focused on the client’s positive interactions with law enforcement. Dax secured a short-term probation period for the client—all in less…

CPS Child and Protective Services Case

Dax represented a child in a CPS case & where the state of Texas sought to keep the child in state care despite progress from the parent because the progress didn’t equal perfection. Part of an ad litem’s (meaning, an attorney for the case) job is to represent the child’s goals & objectives so long…

Bond Conditions Case

Our client was out on bond for a pending sexual offense. BUT the bond conditions were too strict, in that the conditions prohibited our client from doing normal life activities that had nothing to do with the pending case. Our firm filed a motion with the state to remove the conditions, contacted the District Attorney’s…

Criminal Mischief

Our client was accused by a friend of an ex-boyfriend of damaging property but the client maintained innocence. Dax & the client rejected the state’s offer to settle with time served on PRINCIPLE & to find TRUTH. Dax obtained the state’s file, scrutinized the evidence, spoke with witnesses, & ultimately heard from the alleged victim….

Theft Case

Client was in an on-again-off-again romantic relationship & things got messy. The client was charged with theft of their significant other’s property when the issue was really more of a domestic dispute. Dax reviewed all discovery (evidence) BEFORE COURT & BEFORE ADVISING the client & voluntarily spoke with the complaining party (the significant other). Dax…

Felony DWI & Occupational Driver’s License Case

Client with a 4th DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) needed an Occupational Drivers License (ODL) so she could continue working, be able to run errands, etc. Dax & the client worked together to ensure the client obtained the ODL ASAP so she could go on with life & be in good standing on bond while working…

Felony Motion to Revoke Probation

Our client faced 2nd Motion To Revoke probation in 3 years for probation violations ranging from drug & alcohol use, a new arrest, to having contact with certain people she was court-ordered not to. Our firm prevented a Motion To Revoke after the new offense by getting in the case early & showing the state…

Felony Drug Case – No Conviction

Client faced felony drug charge in tough west Texas county with a reputation for moving cases quickly & being hard on crime. Our firm made a personal plan for our client so she could address her issues & we went hard to work reviewing the evidence to make sure our client’s rights weren’t violated. We…

Civil Lawsuit Case Dismissal

Return client came to us with a civil lawsuit against her for delinquent non-payment of a financial obligation dating several years back. Our client remembered the obligation once the suit was filed but no effort to resolve the issue was made by the business that sued prior to filing the case. Our firm dropped what…

Attorney Ad Litem: An Attorney Who Investigates

What does “Ad litem” mean? “Ad litem” means “for the case,” and attorneys appointed by Courts in various matters are tasked with the duty to investigate facts! Whether delinquent property tax cases, oil companies seeking to secure receiverships for oil & gas leases, or child protection cases—attorney ad items are key in determining whether a…

Avoiding Criminal Convictions

The sad truth about our legal system is that we start looking at people as “cases” & forget that stories matter. This month, our firm zealously represented a client faced with a repeat allegation. She was quickly labeled as a “repeat offender” & faced with a conviction. Our team investigated the evidence, weighing the strengths…

Family Advocacy

Lawyers here at our firm are selective about the types of cases we accept court appointments for. Each of our lawyers has a community interest in certain areas of law & CHOOSE to serve our community by being placed on those court appointment lists. Child & parent advocacy is one of those areas for Dax…

Probation Violation Case

The state offered our client significant prison time because she quit reporting to probation almost 20 years prior. Our firm proved that our client had self-surrendered to do the right thing, was now a mature adult with a family, and was actively doing great things in the community as a productive member of society. The…

Probation Violation Reduced Sentence

The client came to our firm looking for help on a probation violation with a new charge, and several firms had refused her case. We heard our client and family out and agreed to take their case. The state wanted almost a maximum prison sentence, but we took the case before the judge and received…

Felony Probation Revocation Case

An out-of-state client violated probation because of a new arrest but our firm confirmed the new arrest was dismissed. Our firm then advised the state of dismissal and secured the client’s release in less than 2 days so he could get back home to his family. Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists not only…

Alternative Treatment Plan Presented

The client had a long history of emotional instability issues which resulted in family fights and legal troubles. The client had a new felony assault offense that the state wanted to send the client back to the Texas Department of Corrections for. Our firm showed that the client had actually started receiving mental health services…

Case Dismissal

Client was unlawfully arrested and then OVERCHARGED for alleged criminal conduct. The state wanted to send the client to prison but our firm investigated the case. Met with the client several times to get the real story. Set up a meeting with the District Attorney investigator to tell the rest of the story. Case dismissed!…

Supervision Continued

Felony probation client picked up a new charge but the state failed to act until almost a year later. By then, our client had completed treatment. He was doing great things with his life. Our firm met with probation and the state to successfully keep our client on probation with no new jail time. Dax…

Reduction in Sex Case

Client arrested for significant sex case allegedly against a child. However, our investigation showed that the charges were more severe than they should have been. Our firm negotiated probation without conviction and without registration requirements because our client’s behavior didn’t reach the requirements of what she was charged for. Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel…

Felony Probation Revocation

The client violated felony probation based on drug use. The prosecutor wanted to send the client to prison. Our firm got the motion to revoke dismissed with a promise the client would attend substance abuse outpatient counseling and have her probation extended for one year. Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists not only of…

Drug Paraphernalia Case

The client had a vape pen in a vehicle that belonged to another passenger who wasn’t present at the time of the traffic stop. The client was unlawfully in possession of the device according to the law but our firm explained the client’s story to the prosecutor and obtained a lesser sentence with no conviction….

Governmental Assistance Program Benefits Case Dismissed

Client charged with accepting government benefits while not eligible. Our firm worked out a deal to pay back the amount he wasn’t eligible for in exchange for case dismissal. Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists not only of prudent resolution of your legal needs but personally tailored service from an attorney who advocates from…

Assault Family Violence Charge Reduced

The good Samaritan client was taking care of a friend and let her stay in the home despite her mental health issues. The client was arrested for high-level misdemeanor Assault Family Violence for trying to remove her from the residence after her volatile behavior. Our firm successfully got the case reduced to a low-level class…

Prison Sentence Avoided

The client was struggling with drug addiction. They were picked up for a new felony while out on bond. The state wanted to send the client to prison. Our firm showed that our client was a candidate for change, redemption, and recovery. The state agreed to send the client to our preferred treatment after telling…

Firearm Theft Charge Dismissed

  The lawful gun owner kept family guns at his son’s house. Police arrested him for selling a firearm. They did this despite the fact that the family tried telling police the truth about the firearm ownership. Our firm interviewed all parties and arranged meetings with the state so the full story could come out….

Family Violence Case

Two family members had a fight. The father was arrested even though he didn’t start the fight. Our firm spoke with the family members and then presented the real story to the state to consider. We got the client a dismissal based on our investigation. Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists not only of…

Estate Plan Mediation

Our firm helped local families work out their estate differences by finding out their priorities, counseling them on the law, and working together to reach a settlement they could both happily live with. We avoided a lawsuit and reached their goals through conversation and mediation. Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists not only of…

Felony Conviction Avoided

  The state of Texas wanted to revoke the client’s felony probation based on drug use and a new case. However, our firm fought for the client to avoid felony conviction while also getting her into a treatment center to avoid prison. Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists not only of prudent resolution of…

Felony Drug Charge Intervention Plan

  Drug raid on fraternity party led to client’s arrest for felony THC oil charge. Our firm developed an intervention plan for the client and avoided formal prosecution by getting involved early in the case.   Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists not only of prudent resolution of your legal needs but personally tailored…

Assault Family Violence

  Client charged with misdemeanor Assault Family Violence based on law enforcement “policy” to arrest when allegations occur. Investigated case, interviewed parties, made appropriate referrals and submitted dismissal packet requests based on the holistic investigation. The state of Texas pushed pre-trial diversion, but our firm obtained dismissal.   Dax Pueschel believes that effective counsel consists…

Lower Punishment for Federal Client

  The firm worked diligently to obtain minimal federal and state sentences and to secure dismissal of several other charges for a client. This federal client with several additional felony and state charges that occurred at different times. The client was very happy with the result where punishment was on the lower end even though…

Dismissal of Assault Family Violence Charge/Immigration Issue

  Assault Family Violence charge with a client who also had an immigration issue. Worked with client and his family in conjunction with an immigration attorney to secure the best possible outcome—dismissal. Dax set up a client with a specific action plan to confront allegations in the case and the client did everything & more…

Diversion Program Secured

  Client arrested for high-level misdemeanor firearm offense with enough evidence to land a client in jail. Dax worked case quickly and secured a diversion program deal where the client can get the case dismissed if she completes a short-term program, instead of formal probation or jail time. The case was resolved in less than…

Lesser Sentence With No Conviction in Felony Drug Case

  Felony meth case (more than user amount) in a rural county with high bail amount & felony conviction offer. Dax got the client a significant bail reduction. Got her released from jail shortly after and worked the case until a lesser drug sentence with deferred (no conviction) was offered. Dax Pueschel believes that effective…

Lighter TDCJ Sentence and more Working With Several Entities

  Felony motion to revoke (MTF) representation of a client who had several prior motions to revoke, over 20 violations, and multiple new and out-of-county charges. Dax worked with three prosecutors, probation departments, and courts to coordinate the best deal for the client to accomplish her goals. One case dismissed, one probation discharged without revocation—preventing a…

Friend of the Court Case – Hearing Avoided

  Amicus case (friend of the Court) where a child tested positive for illegal drugs. Dax investigated case facts, contacted all parties, spoke with the parents about getting on track, and avoided a court hearing, court costs, and tons of attorney fees by setting up an action plan to keep a child safe while giving…

Dismissal of Second Degree Felony Possession of THC

  College student client with no previous criminal history arrested for second-degree felony possession of THC case. Our firm simultaneously set up the client on an action plan to address the core reasons for her arrest, strategically monitored the case timelines, worked proactively with co-counsel, & diligently pursued dismissal through consistent contact with the District…

Negotiated Misdemeanor Charge

  We had a client held in a rural county jail in Haskell, Texas on a low-level misdemeanor while a pending felony hold was on file in a neighboring county. The client demanded a quick file review. We contacted the County Attorney and effectively negotiated to get our client cleared of misdemeanor so he could…

Pre-Indictment Plea Deal

  We were able to obtain a pre-indictment plea offer obtained from the District Attorney’s Office within weeks of beginning our attorney-client relationship. Dax diligently reviewed the evidence. They met with the client several times and worked with the DA’s Office on a reasonable offer the client desired. The attorney also coordinated with parole for…

Negotiated Time Served

  We had an existing client with four cases and one of the cases was in a neighboring county. After getting one of the client’s cases resolved, Dax contacted the neighboring county to request time served with no additional time or booking. This allowed our client to clear two cases at once. This freed up…