Author Archives: Phillip W. Goff

About Phillip W. Goff

I'm Phillip Goff, and I've been an attorney for over 20 years in South Texas. I'm passionate and dedicated to serving client's interests and promoting freedom.

My open letter to city and police officials of Ferguson, Missouri, and their supporters

The Ugly Truth We, the public, can handle the truth. So far, it’s hard to tell what the truth is because you don’t appear to want to tell it or show it. One way or another, the truth is going … Continue reading

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TRUE STORY – Judge puts blame on dead 14-year old rape victim

A judge blamed a 14-year old rape victim, saying she looked older than her age, for being “as much in control of the situation” as her 47-year old rapist. He then proceeded to sentence the rapist to 30 DAYS in jail, rather than 15 … Continue reading

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Indigent Defense and Wrongful Convictions

Why are criminal defense lawyers letting so many innocent people get convicted? That was a question posted by a non-lawyer in an online forum of criminal defense attorneys. Specifically, the asker criticized court-appointed lawyers and claimed to base the question … Continue reading

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Yes, Fighting Back Against Rogue Cops is Legal In Texas

Authorities routinely sweep excessive force by police under the rug and slap the wrists of rogue cops.  Inexcusable brutality is frequently ignored and officially supported.  Blatant disregard for people’s rights and safety by police themselves have fostered a deteriorating hierarchy … Continue reading

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BE ON YOUR GUARD WITH COPS

You are suspect Whenever you come into contact with police, you are face to face with a hyper-sensitive, suspicion-seeking machine.  Virtually everyone and everything which comes before a cop is immediately mentally screened and scoured for any possibility of crime. … Continue reading

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Good Cops and Good Prosecutors

So far on this blog, I’ve pointed out some awful behavior by cops and prosecutors.  However, there is more to the story.  Most cops and prosecutors don’t fall into the category of “bad”. I’ve been a lawyer almost 20 years, … Continue reading

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OVERZEALOUSNESS LEADS TO ABUSIVE OVERCHARGING

OVERZEALOUSNESS LEADS TO ABUSIVE OVERCHARGING Cops have extraordinary power to arrest us without warrants and charge us with an array of offenses, which is a huge reason why restraining them is absolutely critical to freedom. A common abusive practice is … Continue reading

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