To our attorneys at Blizzard and Zimmerman,  results are key to helping our clients.

Our attorneys work tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for each of our clients and their families.

Below is a selection of a few of our attorneys’ successful results, settlements, and verdicts we’ve achieved for our criminal law and child welfare 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.

DWI Less Probation, Interlock Time

RESULTS: DWI Less Probation, Interlock Time Our attorney had a first-time offending client who had a car collision after consuming alcohol. She was a young professional battling mental health issues and this incident served as catapulting moment for life change. Our attorney developed an action plan for the client and worked to support, encourage, and…

Major Prison Sentence Avoided

RESULTS: Major Prison Sentence Avoided: Meth The client’s mother came to us 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. The client was still on parole but broken over her methamphetamine addiction. The client knew she was facing a significant…

Unlawful Possession of A Firearm Case Reduced

RESULTS: First Degree Felony Drug Intent – Case Reduced 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 prison. That…

Do Not Plea Out

RESULTS: Do NOT Plea Out A client with a lengthy history of drug use came to us with an assault allegation, an offense, and a type of behavior she never condoned. She was honest about her past and proud of her decade-long sobriety. BUT, she was accused of assault by someone she knew and loved….

DWI Conviction Avoided

RESULTS: DWI Conviction Avoided Client came to us after an isolated bad decision involving a DWI. She took responsibility for drunk driving and had shown motivation for behavioral change since the DWI incident. The client and our attorney created a personalized action plan for the client to ensure she had a holistic (whole) view and…

An Ad Litem Investigates

RESULTS: An Ad Litem Investigates Our attorneys regularly represent children in Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) cases as part of our law practice. The Texas Family Code requires the Court to appoint an attorney and guardian Ad Litem (attorney & advocate for the case) for the child in certain situations when CPS engages a family…

False Allegation Case Rejected

RESULTS: False Allegation & Case Rejection A client came to Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys looking for guidance & direction because she was falsely accused of a sexual offense by another adult with ulterior motives. Our attorney collected the client’s evidence, notified the state’s attorney and police of Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys representation, and diligently began…

Treatment Instead of Prison

RESULTS: Treatment Instead of Revocation, Conviction, & Prison Client reluctantly came to Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys after she failed to report for a significant period while on supervision, which is a big “no, no.” The client did NOT deserve to continue on probation & was informed prison time was warranted. Our associate laid out all…

Pretrial Diversion for Another Client

RESULTS: Pretrial Diversion for First-Time Offender Client & her mother came to Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys after the client: Had a life shakeup, Had made an illegal mistake, And was looking to make a new start. Our attorney worked with the client, obtained her personal and medical records, & requested approval for the client to…

Abuse Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Abuse Case Dismissed Sometimes the police do NOT get the whole story. We know, We know: that just cannot be true. BUT, we’re all human beings, and often times family situations are chaotic—not just for the family, but for our first responders as well. Here, our female client came to us with allegations of…

Downgrading An Offense

RESULTS: Investigating & Mitigating result in a downgraded offense A client in the armed forces came to us with a legal problem blown out of proportion. Sometimes a client’s conduct meets the letter (the black & white words) of the law but not the spirit of the law (what the law is designed to accomplish)….

Meth Addiction-Three Felonies and a Second Chance

RESULTS: Meth Addition-Three Felonies and a Second Chance Client came to our attorney in trouble…again. Her addiction to meth landed her back in jail she and her family were broken over her continued self-destruction. She should have gone to prison and some would say she deserved to because she had been before. But, our attorney…

Child Support Enforcement Jail Time Denied

RESULTS: Child Support Enforcement Jail Time Denied. Our attorney 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,…

Multiple Felony Charges, One Concurrent Outcome

RESULTS: Multiple Felony Charges Resolved The client had two other out-of-county cases in another jurisdiction. The client & our criminal defense attorney met numerous times to review evidence. Our attorney worked with the attorney in the other jurisdiction to secure an outcome that would resolve all cases together. The client received a sentence in each…

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, our criminal defense attorney served a rural, court-appointed client as a service to the greater Big Country community by securing her jail…

Serious Misdemeanor DWI Charge Reduced WITHOUT Conviction

RESULTS: A client came to us 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 DWI. In Texas, DWI laws are strict and don’t provide much flexibility for negotiation. However, at Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys…

Pre-Trial Diversion for First Time Offender

RESULTS: Pre-Trial Diversion for First Time Offender Client came to us admitting a mistake with a former employer & looking to make the situation right. Our criminal Defense attorney quickly investigated the facts, contacted the employer, met with the client several times, & presented an alternative option to the DA’s Office. The client was granted…

Food Stamp Fraud

RESULTS: Food Stamp Fraud Felony Finished in Five Weeks RESULTS: No Indictment The client came to our criminal defense attorney 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: Our attorney 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…

Client Action Plans Work – First-Degree Drug Felony

RESULTS: Client Action Plans Work in First-Degree Drug Felony Our attorney 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…

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…

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 We represented a client in a rural Texas county faced with county jail time for contempt of a child support order due to inconsistent payments. Our criminal defense attorney met and counseled with the client numerous times during the period of representation & developed a detailed action plan over the…

Felony THC Reduced

RESULTS: Felony THC Reduced to Misdemeanor WITHOUT CONVICTION Our attorney represented an out-of-state client who faced 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. Our criminal defense attorney: Diligently investigated the case Analyzed the Texas Health…

Valentine’s Day Breakup

RESULTS: Breakup with Client Who Wouldn’t Follow Instructions On Valentine’s Day, our criminal defense attorney had to professionally break up with a former client because she: Wouldn’t follow instructions, Wouldn’t Cooperate And/or wouldn’t even appear for scheduled Court proceedings. While breakups are sometimes hard, they are necessary for personal growth. At Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys, we…

Out-of-State Client Obtains Case Closure

RESULTS: Out-of-State Client Obtains Case Closure Our attorney 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. Our criminal defense attorney coordinated with the client, the bail…

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. Our criminal defense attorney 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…

Court Appointed Attorney Issue

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

Probation Violation Avoided Non-Convicted Supervision Continued

RESULTS: Supervision Continued Client came to us with a Motion to Adjudicate/Revoke her probation because she failed to keep her alcohol monitoring device in compliance. Our criminal defense attorney 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…

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. Criminal defense attorney…

Pre-Trial Diversion for False Report to Police Officer

RESULTS: Pre-trial Diversion was obtained. This was 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, and had stellar service & work experience. She simply made…

Dismissing Felony Drug MTR plus No Conviction

RESULTS: Second Chances: Dismissing Felony Drug MTR A Client came to us with a serious first-degree felony drug Motion to Adjudicate (probation seeking to revoke a deferred probation/also known as a motion to revoke “MTR”) probation out of one county because of a new felony drug arrest in another county. However, the client: Had repented…

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

RESULTS: Resisting State Standard Offer Client was 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…

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’s criminal defense attorneys reviewed the police video & offense report evidence with the…

Felony Sexual Offenses

RESULTS: Felony Sex Offenses: Client Get Outcome She Was Looking For Felony sexual offenses are the types of cases where the 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….

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

RESULTS: Successful Conclusion to Multiple Cases 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 criminal…

Not Your Average Court Appointed Attorney

RESULTS: Guardian Ad Litem As we’ve discussed before, Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys 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. Our attorney regularly represents children in CPS cases as an…

Felony DWI Show Cause Hearing

RESULTS: Felony DWI Case Court Rules in Our Favor 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…

Felony Assault Family Violence, Impeding Breath

RESULTS: Truth Determined in False Allegations 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. Our criminal defense attorney: Investigated the facts, Found additional…

Motion to Revoke Probation: Felony Drugs

RESULTS: Felony Drug Case 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. Our attorney met with the client several times. He talked…

CPS Parent Representation

RESULTS: Parental Rights Blizzard and 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,…

First Degree Felony Drug Case Reduced

RESULTS: Felony Drug Case Reduced Our client was staring down the barrel of 5 to 99 years to life in prison because of the first-degree felony drug offense type & the amount of drugs. Here at Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys, we not only work with clients to address issues that led to their arrest BUT…

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 was accused of shaking a two-year-old foster child and causing severe brain injuries (often called shaken baby syndrome or abusive…

Felony Drugs & Guns Arrest

RESULTS: Felony Drugs and Guns Our client got caught up with the wrong crowd. She was busted for psychedelics & firearms. Our criminal defense attorney worked with the client. She showed remorse & genuine motivation for change. She followed our action plan to address her personal life issues. Action and progress helped her receive an…

1st DWI | Driving While Intoxicated

A former United States service member came to us with her first DWI – Driving While Intoxicated with refusal to provide blood or breath specimen. Our criminal defense attorney 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…

Multiple Felonies: Pre-Indictment Plea Bargain Offer

RESULTS: Multiple Felonies – Plea Bargain 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…

Felony DWI With Child in the Vehicle

RESULTS: Short-Term Probation Our Client had an adolescent passenger in her vehicle when she was arrested for DWI. She was cooperative with the police & wanted a quick outcome. Our criminal defense attorney reviewed the evidence, found the case weaknesses, and focused on the client’s positive interactions with law enforcement. Our attorney secured a short-term…

CPS Child and Protective Services Case

RESULTS: CPS Case Our attorney 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…

Bond Conditions Case

RESULTS: Agreement With State 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,…

Criminal Mischief

RESULTS: Criminal Mischief Case Our client was accused by a friend of an ex-boyfriend of damaging property but the client maintained innocence. Our criminal defense attorney and the client rejected the state’s offer to settle with time served on PRINCIPLE & to find TRUTH. Our Attorney obtained the state’s file, scrutinized the evidence, spoke with…

Theft Case

RESULTS: Romantic Theft Case Our 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. Our criminal defense attorney reviewed all discovery (evidence) BEFORE COURT & BEFORE ADVISING the client & voluntarily spoke…

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. Our criminal defense attorney & the client worked together to ensure the client obtained the ODL ASAP so she could go on with life & be in good standing on…

Felony Motion to Revoke Probation

RESULTS: Fierce Advocate For Our Client 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 have contact with. Our firm prevented a Motion To Revoke after the new offense by…

Felony Drug Case – No Conviction

RESULTS: No Felony Drug 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…

Civil Lawsuit Case Dismissal

RESULTS: Civil Lawsuit Dismissed 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….

Attorney Ad Litem: An Attorney Who Investigates

RESULTS: Investigating The Facts 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…

Avoiding Criminal Convictions

RESULTS: 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 criminal defense team…

Family Advocacy

RESULTS: Family & Child 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. Fighting for families in our community…

Probation Violation Case

RESULTS: State Agrees To New Probation. The state of Texas 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…

Probation Violation Reduced Sentence

RESULTS: 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 we agreed to take her case. The state wanted almost a maximum prison sentence. Our criminal defense attorneys took the…

Felony Probation Revocation Case

RESULTS: Felony Probation – Client Released An out-of-state client violated probation because of a new arrest but Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys confirmed the new arrest was dismissed. Our firm then advised the state of dismissal. We secured the client’s release in less than 2 days so he could get back home to his family. Blizzard…

Alternative Treatment Plan Presented

RESULTS: Treatment Instead of Prison Our 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. The state wanted to send the client back to prison with the Texas Department of Corrections. Our firm showed that the client had actually…

Case Dismissal

RESULTS: Case Dismissed The 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. Our criminal defense attorney met with the client several times to get the real story. Then we set up a meeting with the District Attorney…

Supervision Continued

RESULTS: New Charge – Supervision Our felony probation client picked up a new charge. However,  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 criminal defense attorney met with probation and the state to successfully keep our client…

Reduction in Sex Case

RESULTS: Sex Case Charges Reduced The Client was arrested for a significant sex case allegedly against a child. However, our criminal defense attorney’s 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…

Felony Probation Revocation

RESULTS: Substance Abuse Treatmen -t Probation Revocation Our client violated felony probation based on drug use. The prosecutor wanted to send the client to prison. Our criminal defense attorneys 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. Blizzard…

Drug Paraphernalia Case

RESULTS: Lesser Sentence – Vape Pen 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 criminal defense attorney explained the client’s story to the prosecutor….

Governmental Assistance Program Benefits Case Dismissed

RESULTS: Case Dismissed – Government Benefits Client was charged with accepting government benefits while not eligible. The criminal attorneys of Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys worked out a deal to pay back the amount he wasn’t eligible for in exchange for case dismissal. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys work tirelessly to achieve the greatest possible results for…

Assault Family Violence Charge Reduced

RESULTS: Charge Reduced Our 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 criminal defense attorney was successfully able to…

Prison Sentence Avoided

RESULT: Drug Case – Prison Avoided The client was struggling with drug addiction. They were arrested by authorities for a new felony while they were still out on bond. The state wanted to send the client to prison. Our criminal defense attorney showed that our client was a candidate for change, redemption, and recovery. The…

Firearm Theft Charge Dismissed

RESULTS: Charge Dismissed – Family Guns Our client, a 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 the police the truth about the firearm ownership. Our criminal defense attorney interviewed all parties. Then arranged meetings…

Family Violence Case

RESULTS: Family Violence Dismissal Two family members had a fight. The father was arrested even though he didn’t start the fight. Our criminal defense attorney spoke with the family members. They then presented the real story to the state to consider. We got the client a dismissal based on our investigation. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys…

Estate Plan Mediation

RESULTS: Mediation Our family law attorneys helped two 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. Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys work…

Felony Conviction Avoided

RESULTS: Conviction Avoided in Drug Case The state of Texas wanted to revoke the client’s felony probation based on drug use and a new case against her. However, our criminal defense attorneys fought for the client to avoid a felony conviction while also getting her into a substance abuse treatment center to avoid prison. Blizzard…