Jacob Blizzard Criminal Defense Attorney

Jacob Blizzard, an attorney of criminal law and criminal appeal expertise, is committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for every client and their loved ones. His exceptional skill set is evidenced by his rarity in the legal field; he stands as one of the few attorneys — merely 87 out of over 100,000 in Texas — to be dual certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Criminal Law and Criminal Appeal Law.

Within his impressive results, you’ll find a variety of successful outcomes ranging from noteworthy settlements to pivotal jury trial verdicts. Below, we showcase a select few of his commendable achievements.

It is important to recognize that each case is unique, shaped by its specific facts and circumstances. As such, while Jacob and his staff strive for excellence in every endeavor, the results for each client are tailored and individualistic, and similar results cannot be guaranteed for every case.

Case Rejected- Assault Family Violence

RESULTS: Case Dismissed for Client Accused of Assault Family Violence – Choking  (3rd degree felony). Case Summary: Charge: Assault Family Violence – Choking (3rd Degree Felony) Potential Punishment: 2-10 years of imprisonment Overview: Our client was facing severe legal repercussions, including a potential 2-10 year prison sentence, after being accused of assault family violence with…

Case Rejected – Client Accused of Burglary of a Habitation

RESULTS: Case Rejected – Client Accused of Burglary of a Habitation With Intent to Commit Assault Overview: Our client faced severe accusations of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, a 1st-degree felony. He was alleged to have assaulted an acquaintance after breaking into his house. Despite denying these allegations, our client became…

Murder Accusation – Client Found Guilty of Lesser Charge

    RESULTS: Murder Accusation – Client Found Not Guilty- Guilty of lesser included offense of Manslaughter. Charge: First Degree Felony Murder Accusation: Our client was charged with the murder of a co-worker at a local construction site in 2022. The client was accused of having shot the co-worker in the back of the head…

Online Solicitation of Minor Dismissed

RESULTS: Online Solicitation of a Minor Case Dismissed. We are thrilled to announce a significant legal victory for our client, who was recently cleared of all charges in an online solicitation of a minor case. Online Solicitation of a Minor Case Overview Our client faced serious accusations of attempting to persuade an undercover officer, posing…

Foodstamp Fraud Rejected

RESULTS: Food Stamp Fraud Case Rejected. We’re thrilled to announce a significant legal triumph in a recent food stamp fraud case. Case Overview Our client faced serious allegations of falsifying government records to obtain excess food stamp benefits. The gravity of the fraud charge was daunting, potentially leading to severe consequences, including a criminal indictment…

Client Runs, Reforms, Time Served

RESULTS: Old State Jail Felony Drug Case Gets Time Served Sentence on Motion to Revoke Probation. While on probation, Client continued his  drugs use. Client was ordered to attend SAFP, a state drug rehab facility as a condition of probation in response. Client then failed to show for  rehab and went on the run from…

Nightclub Assault Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Assault Charge Dismissed Before Trial When a night out turned into a nightmare for our client, it seemed things couldn’t get worse. At a local nightclub, our client found themselves at the center of a chaotic incident, and despite being the victim, they were the one arrested for assault. However, Attorney Jacob Blizzard saw…

Pretrial Diversion for Theft Charges

RESULTS: Two Theft Charges – Resulting in one pretrial diversion. Our Client was charged with two counts of theft on two different occasions of theft from a grocery store. Initially Client was rejected from pretrial diversion, however attorney Jacob Blizzard advocated on Client’s behalf to persuade the State to reconsider. Client was accepted into one…

CPS Administrative Findings Overturned

RESULTS: CPS Administrative Reason  Findings Overturned Our Clients, a married couple who adopted a older teen boy were shocked when the teen molested their biological young child. The Clients sought counsel from various resources to try to find out what to do, and ultimately called the police. Even so, CPS found that Clients had failed…

Sexual Assault of Child Case Rejected

RESULTS: Sexual Assault of a Child Rejected. Our Client, a young autistic man, was charged and arrested after a teen from a high school made accusations that they had sex together. Police interrogated Client for several hours making false allegations and manipulating the young man’s mental condition to try to create a case against him. Client…

Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon

RESULTS: 1st Degree Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge Dropped to Misdemeanor Deferred Assault. Our Client was charged with threatening to kill his wife with a handgun, choking her, and striking her several times. Client hired Mr. Blizzard to fight these charges. Mr. Blizzard fought hard in preparation for a hotly contested trial where several…

Ineffective Counsel Case: Helping a Traumatized African Refugee

RESULTS: Reduced Sentence – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Meet our client, an 18-year-old African refugee who found himself facing a daunting sentence for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. However something didn’t sit right with us. After digging deeper, we discovered his case was far more complex than it seemed. As attorneys Jacob Blizzard and…

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Sentencing Case

RESULTS: Client’s Aggravated Assault Sentence Reduced from 13 years to 9 years with an 11.07 Writ Application Jacob Blizzard and Morgan Walker were hired to challenge Client’s sentence. Client was an 18-year-old African refugee at the time of his sentencing. Client had pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and allowed the Court…

Cases Dismissed – Deferred Adjudication

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….

Pre-trial Diversions in DWI

RESULTS: Client Receives Pre-trial Diversions in DWI. Client was contacted by police in a traffic stop and arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Client worked in healthcare and was concerned about the adverse consequences of the case on her future in her career. Mr. Blizzard was able to work with the prosecutor’s office and obtain…

Pre-trial Diversions in Felony Evading Case and DWI

RESULTS: Client Receives Pre-trial Diversions in Felony Evading Case and DWI In a recent challenging case, our law firm championed the rights of a foreign exchange student on the brink of deportation due to what started as a minor traffic misjudgment. The student, unfamiliar with American road etiquette, inadvertently delayed pulling over for the authorities,…

Not Guilty – Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault of a Child

RESULTS: Not Guilty – Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child and 3 Counts of Sexual Assault of a Child. Mr. Blizzard’s client received a “Not Guilty” verdict after a 3 day jury trial in Abilene, TX on some of the most serious offenses a person can face in Taylor County, Texas. Client was accused by…

Mom Gets Kids Back- Grand Jury No Billed

      RESULTS: Strategic Victory: Grand Jury Refuses Felony Injury to a Child Charges and Mother Gets Her Children Back. Mr. Blizzard and Mr. Zimmerman represented Client, a young mother, who had been involved in an abusive and controlling relationship. The combination of family law and criminal representation came together for this joint representation…

Felony Charges Reduced

RESULTS: Sexual Assault Trial – Client charges reduced to misdemeanor assault charge at close of trial. Client was charged with the sexual assault of an adult where the issue at trial was consent. Mr. Blizzard defended the case in a six-day-long jury trial. Mr. Blizzard presented significant evidence that the complainant had lied about several…

Serious Assault Felonies Dismissed

RESULTS: Two Serious Assault Felonies Dismissed. Client was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (a second-degree felony) and assault family violence impeding breath (a third-degree felony) cases. Client was accused by one woman of assaulting her by choking her and threatening to shoot the other woman and pointing a gun at her. Client…

No Charges – Misuse of Government Records

RESULTS: Criminal Investigation- No Charges Pursued. Client was contacted by law enforcement for an interview into potential criminal conduct for misuse of government records. Criminal Defense Lawyer Jacob Blizzard reached out to the investigator, whom he knew from previous interactions. Mr. Blizzard struck a deal with the investigator for the Client to tell all and…

Federal Sex Crime Contested Sentencing

RESULTS: Client receives 3-year federal sentence instead of 15–30 years in Sex Crime. In a significant legal triumph, board-certified federal criminal defense attorney Jacob Blizzard successfully secured a remarkably reduced sentence for his client, who faced severe charges related to the solicitation and receipt of sexually explicit photos of a minor. Through diligent efforts and…

Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

RESULTS: Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child charge Dismissed Client was charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, a 1st-degree enhanced felony. Client had been previously charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Client had entered a plea to a lesser included offense and received probation. The…

Reinstatement of Probation after Third Motion to Revoke

RESULTS: Reinstatement of probation after third motion to revoke. Mr. Blizzard secured the Client’s reinstatement to felony probation after 3rd motion to revoke after numerous violations. The client was facing: His 3rd motion to revoke his probation of his Felony DWI (3rd degree)… After having been failing drug and alcohol tests… Refusing to go to…

5 Felonies Reduced

RESULTS: Five felonies reduced to two with short deferred probation term. Mr. Blizzard secured deferred probation for Client facing five felony charges received 3 years deferred adjudication probation through a plea bargain. The Client was charged with: Three Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon charges (2nd Degree felonies) One Continuous Family Violence charge (3rd Degree Felony)…

Criminal Appeal

RESULTS: Eliminating Burdens Criminal Appeal 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…

Third Degree Injury to a Child Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Third Degree Felony Injury to a Child – Case Dismissed. Client contacted Mr. Blizzard after he was indicted for a 3rd-degree felony injury to a child case, where the State accused him of squeezing and/or assaulting his 3-month-old child causing rib fractures. Through proactive involvement, Mr. Blizzard got involved in the case, reviewed the…

Sexual Abuse Case Rejected

RESULTS: Juvenile sexual abuse case rejected. Board Certified Attorney Jacob Blizzard represented an adult charged with conduct of alleged sexual abuse of a child when he was a minor. Client came to hire Mr. Blizzard when he was contacted by police regarding this old alleged conduct. Mr. Blizzard invoked client’s rights, protected him from interrogation, and…

“Not True” Finding In Motion to Revoke Felony Probation

RESULTS: “Not true” finding in a motion to revoke felony probation where new sex offense alleged. Client was accused of a sex offense as a violation of his felony probation. Through a contested trial before the judge, the judge in the case found the allegation “not true.” Mr. Blizzard vigorously defended the Client in a…

Not Guilty Verdict Sexual Abuse of a Child

RESULTS: Not Guilty Verdict in a jury trial on mandatory 25-year sentence sex abuse charges The client was charged with 3 counts of sex abuse: Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, and two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 6, which carried minimum sentences of 25 years if convicted on any count….

Sexual Assault Investigation Closed

RESULTS: Sexual Assault Investigation Closed with No Charges. Client hired Mr. Blizzard regarding a pending sexual assault investigation where he had been contacted by police and requested to be interviewed relating to sexual assault of an adult charges. The day after hiring, Mr. Blizzard contacted the assigned detective, informing him that the Client would not…

Minimum Sentence – Sexual Assault of a Child

RESULTS: Client receives the minimum sentence after pleading guilty. Case involved the Sexual Assault of a Child. Client was charged with conduct that occurred when he was between 13 to 15 years old. The conduct did not come to light until he was already an adult. Client was certified to stand trial as an adult….

Not Guilty Injury To a Child Jury Trial

RESULTS: Jury finds teacher not guilty Our client, an elementary school teacher, was charged in Taylor County, Texas with injury to a child where she was accused of slapping her second-grade student. Criminal defense attorney Jacob Blizzard achieved the not guilty verdict by showing the jury that the child misunderstood the intent of the contact…

Online Solicitation of a Minor – Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Online Solicitation Charges dismissed due to insufficient evidence. In an intricate online solicitation case that illustrates both the complexities of law and the power of resilient defense, Jacob Blizzard, a board-certified attorney in criminal law and appeals, expertly represented a client erroneously entangled in a local sting operation designed to apprehend individuals attempting to…

Sexual Assault of a Child Charges Dismissed

RESULTS: Juvenile certification denied on two sexual assault of a child charges. Cases dismissed. The State of Texas charged our Client, an autistic young man, with two sexual assaults from when the client was between 12-15 years old. The state sought to bring adult charges because of delayed outcries. Criminal defense attorney Jacob Blizzard contested…

Retaliation and Assault Family Violence Felonies

RESULTS: 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…

11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus Client Talks About Being Freed from Prison

RESULTS: We recently represented a client who had pled guilty as part of a plea deal in Abilene, Texas to Possession of Marijuana in a Drug-Free Zone. It’s a 3rd Degree Felony. Little did he know at the time he pled, due to bad parole advice and ineffective assistance of counsel, he was actually facing…

1st Degree Injury to a Child Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Case Dismissed on Eve of Trial 1st Degree Injury to a Child Shaking Baby Syndrome Criminal defense attorney Jacob Blizzard and our associates achieved dismissal of an injury to a child case. Our client, Hannah Seekins, was accused of shaking a two-year-old foster child and causing severe brain injuries (often called shaken baby syndrome…

2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Case Dismissed 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and 3rd Degree Felony Tampering with Evidence Criminal defense attorneys Jacob Blizzard and Morgan Walker succeeded in achieving a dismissal for their Client who was accused of possession of 4-200 grams of Methamphetamine in a vehicle. The Client was a passenger in a vehicle….

Not Guilty Jury Verdict in 3rd Degree Felony Injury to a Child Trial

RESULTS: Attorney Jacob Blizzard represented Client in a four-day jury trial where the Client was charged with 3rd degree injury to a child causing bodily injury. The client was accused of slapping her step-child causing his eardrum to be ruptured and a bruise on his face. The client was alone with the child in the…

DA Rejects Case For Prosecution

RESULTS: Client arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for shooting a man. A man attacked Client and had cornered him and knocked him to the ground. The client pulled out his concealed pistol and shot the man in self-defense. Even so, the Client was arrested by police. After consultation with the client, investigation,…

11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus for Out of Time Appeal Granted

RESULTS: New Trial – Organized Criminal Activity Our client gets a new trial after he was convicted of engaging in organized criminal activity and sentenced to 54 years in prison. We filed an 11.07 application for a writ of habeas corpus seeking an out-of-time appeal because the client’s trial attorney failed to file a notice…

Client No-Billed For Spanking His Child

RESULTS: Our client, a divorced dad, was accused of injury to a child for spanking his child while he was in possession of the child for a visit. Through active and early involvement we prevented the police from interrogating our client. We met with the prosecutor assigned at intake and discussed the parental role, the…

Appeal of Felony Conviction

RESULTS: Man convicted of prescription fraud and sentenced to life in prison based upon habitual offender enhancements. Jacob challenged the enhancements on appeal, arguing that the client’s out-of-state convictions were not sufficiently proven. The 11th Court of Appeals in Eastland, TX reversed the sentence and remanded the case for a new punishment hearing. On resentencing,…

$1.2 Million Dollar Crash Personal Injury Settlement

RESULTS: In this personal injury case, our client, a 7th-grade girl, was severely injured in a church bus accident. The child was hospitalized for over a year, contracted MRSA. It took longer than a year for her to be physically rehabilitated to be able to fully walk again. Received settlement to the client in the…

Ex Parte Justin Weiershausen: 11.07 Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Court of Criminal Appeals – Conviction Overturned

RESULTS: 11.07 Writ of 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, criminal appeal attorney Jacob Blizzard discovered that both of Mr. Weiershausen’s attorneys rendered ineffective assistance of counsel…

Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) Truck Repair Case – Settlement Achieved

RESULTS: Successfully achieved a settlement for the client in the amount of $30,000. The client had taken a commercial truck into a repair shop for repairs. The repairs were faulty, and the truck had to be subsequently repaired again. June 2018 Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He…

United States v. Monsivais: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Win – Court Overturns Denial of Motion to Suppress

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….

Injury to a Child – Case “No Billed” by Grand Jury

RESULTS: Client, a Dad, was arrested for injury to a child against client’s teenage son. Jacob conducted a thorough investigation and prepared an extensive grand jury packet. The packet included affidavits attesting to the client’s character as well as evidence showing the teenage child had used such allegations to attempt to move out from living…

Harassment – Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Our client was a man charged with harassment of his former roommate. The roommate had alleged client was: – Following him – Taking pictures – Publishing information about him on the Internet – Pretending to be other individuals online to tell roommate’s friends bad things about him. Criminal Defense Attorney Jacob Blizzard and our…

lnjury to a Child – Pre-trial Diversion Acceptance

RESULTS: Client was charged with injury to a child. The client was accused of slapping and choking her teenage daughter. Through negotiation and investigation, presented the client for consideration into the Pretrial Diversion Program, and the client was accepted. The client’s case will be rejected upon completion of one year of informal probation. – June…

Possession of THC – Case dismissed after Completion of Drug Rehab

RESULTS: Client was alleged to be in possession of THC (THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana). Our client had been charged with State Jail Felony possession. Through agreement to attend 30-day drug rehab, the District Attorney agreed to dismiss the case. -August 2020 Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and…

Possession of THC – Case dismissed after Completion of Drug Rehab

RESULTS: Client was charged with Possession of THC. Client charged with second-degree felony possession. Through agreement to attend 30-day drug rehab, District Attorney agreed to dismiss the case. – August 2020 Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He regularly practices in the areas of state and federal criminal…

State of Texas v. Damian Cate, Client Found Not Guilty of Capital Murder

    RESULTS: Attorney Jacob Blizzard achieved a rarely seen Not Guilty verdict in a Capital Murder charge against Damian Cate in 42nd District Court of Taylor County, Texas. Mr. Cate was accused of participating in the stabbing and disposal of the body of his newborn infant which also included a charge of Tampering with…

Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography – Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography Client accused of purposefully possessing and sending child pornography. After analyzing the evidence and explaining to the prosecutor client’s limited English, and the lack of technical understanding of computers and phones convinced the prosecutor that the client did not intend to possess or send child pornography and…

Sexual Assault -Case Rejected by District Attorney’s Office

RESULTS: Our client, a U.S. Air Force Airman, was accused of sexual assault alleging no consent. Jacob conducted a thorough investigation into the alleged victim. He then presented evidence of prior false allegations of the alleged victim against other men and the victim’s reputation for lying to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s office…

Possession with Intent to Promote Child Pornography – Prison Time Reduced to Probation

RESULTS: Our client was a man with intellectual disability issues with no criminal history and no allegations regarding inappropriate contact with children. State’s initial offer was 10 years in prison, the maximum sentence. Through negotiation and presentation of mitigating evidence regarding client and circumstances as well as demonstrating the State the willingness to go to…

DWI – Case Reduced to Fine Only

RESULTS: Pushed DWI case to trial for our client charged with DWI. Due to pressure from the trial and preparations for the trial, we convinced the prosecutor to offer a $300 fine-only conviction. The client’s case was reduced to fine only. – October 2020   Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and…

Sexual Assault – Case Rejected by District Attorney’s Office

RESULTS: A college student was accused of sexual assault by a fellow college student. The issue was whether the alleged victim consented. Through the use of investigators and locating witnesses, we presented findings showing the alleged victim had bragged about the incident to other friends, had a reputation for lying, and had made other false…

Injury To A Child – Case Lowered to Misdemeanor

RESULTS: Client charged with injury to a child as a second-degree felony. After investigation and negotiation, the charge was dismissed on the client’s agreement to agree to deferred adjudication probation on another pending misdemeanor assault family violence case. -October 2020   Jacob Blizzard is board certified in both criminal law and criminal appellate law. He…

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

RESULTS: Our client was arrested for alleged aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against his girlfriend at their home. The client was accused of pointing a handgun at her head, hitting her in the head, and threatening to shoot her. The case was no-billed before the grand jury after showing that the alleged victim lacked…

Conviction Overturned by Post Conviction 11.07 Writ Application – Possession of Marijuana in Drug Free Zone (3rd Degree Felony)

RESULTS: Conviction Overturned Our client had pled guilty to Possession of Marijuana in a Drug-Free Zone for 5 years’ confinement. Due to ineffective assistance of counsel and bad parole advice, the client was not aware that his charge would require him to serve 5 years without parole. Attorneys Sarah Durham and Jacob Blizzard filed an…

United States v. Donaldson: Lubbock Federal District Court Win – Client found Not Guilty of Felon in Possession of a Firearm

News Release – A federal jury in Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday afternoon returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Royce Duane Donaldson, a man charged with felon in possession of a firearm, according to Mr. Royce’s defense attorney, Jacob Blizzard. Mr. Donaldson was arrested and charged with murder in Shackelford County, Texas related to…