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Breath Test

Breath Test

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 3 May 2021
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To Blow or Not to Blow Is NOT The Question One question is asked of me in a social setting more than any other when people learn I am a DWI defense lawyer: “Should I blow or not?”  I realize they are usually just curious, but I refuse to answer.  I hate the question. The […]
Spring Break 2021 : Pandemicpalooza

Spring Break 2021 : Pandemicpalooza

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 9 Mar 2021
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It’s Spring Break time again! The weather is turning for the better. It’s been a long pandemic. School may have been a grind, not the experience you expected or wanted. If you are reading this, you probably already got in some sort of trouble or have a loved one who has done so.  Over my […]
Land of The Free? Part 3

Land of The Free? Part 3

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 8 Mar 2021
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Our cherished “Land of the Free” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  The term is not reality, even if it is a fantastic aspiration.   Parts 1 & 2 Provide Context As I pointed out in Part 1, we imprison more people than literally any other country, even countries we consider downright evil.  In […]
“Land of the Free?”, Part 2

“Land of the Free?”, Part 2

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 16 Feb 2021
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The United States of America is NOT the “Land of the Free”.  If that hurts your feelings, I’m with you.  In Part 1, I described in general terms the culmination of the “criminal justice” system in the United States of America.  We are less free, in that sense, than any country in the world because […]
“Land of The Free”? Part 1

“Land of The Free”? Part 1

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 4 Feb 2021
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America is addicted. It is a non-stop compulsion. Lives are ruined by the millions. It marks people for life, if they can manage to escape. The drug? Incarceration.  The United States of America incarcerates more people than any country in the world.  Read that again. Yes, you read that right.  Even “Oppressive” Countries Incarcerate Fewer […]
Free Speech Has Limits

Free Speech Has Limits

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 12 Jan 2021
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January 6, 2021, Will Live In Infamy The United States Capitol was attacked by a pro-Trump mob last week and free speech has been implicated in several respects.  You may or may not support President Donald Trump.  This blog entry doesn’t depend upon your position. We will most definitely be hearing about the siege on […]
Netflix Exposes Crime Labs

Netflix Exposes Crime Labs

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 19 Dec 2020
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I recently finished watching “How to Fix a Drug Scandal” on Netflix, a documentary that exposes crime labs. The fact you are reading this blog means the program will likely interest you and inflame you. I recommend you watch it.   Spoiler Alert! Don’t read any further, if you plan to watch it.  Watch it, […]
Joe Biden and Criminal Law

Joe Biden and Criminal Law

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 26 Nov 2020
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We could see some substantive changes in federal criminal law with a Biden presidency.
Legalize Marijuana Now!

Legalize Marijuana Now!

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 21 Oct 2020
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Texas and the US government should immediately repeal the prohibition against marijuana.  To do so would promote justice and fairness. Texas wrongly harms its people and promotes injustice by continuing to arrest and prosecute people over marijuana.   Millions of People Have Been Hurt Roughly 60,000 people’s lives every year are needlessly and callously marred […]
Meaningful Police Reform

Meaningful Police Reform

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 14 Sep 2020
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Where to Start? Meaningful police reform. What does it entail?  There is no single answer, no one-step solution. Problems are long-standing and cumulative. It will involve systemic changes and a change of culture.  Serious problems exist in policing in our country, and serious steps must be taken.  Such an undertaking is daunting and will take […]
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