Jacob Blizzard Criminal Defense Attorney

Board Certified Attorney Jacob Blizzard works tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each of our clients and their families.

Jacob is one of only 87 attorneys out of 100,000 attorneys in Texas who is dual Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appeal law.

Included here is a selection of just a few 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.

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 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…

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. Mr. 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 then met with…

“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 with injury to a child where she was accused of slapping her second-grade student. Mr. Blizzard achieved the not guilty verdict by showing the jury that the child misunderstood the intent of the contact and overstated the impact when the teacher…

Online Solicitation of a Minor – Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Charges dismissed due to insufficient evidence. Jacob Blizzard represented a client swept up in a local sting operation for alleged predators contacting police posing as teenagers and soliciting them for sex. Mr. Blizzard acquired the evidence in the case, conducted extensive investigations into the client’s background and the alleged contact between the police and…

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. Jacob contested the transfer from juvenile…

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 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 a 5-year prison term. Without the change for parole….

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…

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 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. The 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: Our client 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 of appeal. The trial court recommended granting the late appeal; the Court…

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, ex-wife’s…

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, Mr. Blizzard discovered that both of Mr. Weiershausen’s attorneys rendered ineffective assistance of counsel for: Failing to…

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

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 Evidence. The infant’s…

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 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…

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. Jacob Blizzard and associate attorney Dax Pueschel…

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 and then presented evidence of prior false allegations against other men and a reputation for lying to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute. – October…

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: 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 11.07 writ…

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 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 the…