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Phillip Wayne Goff

Phillip Wayne Goff

Zealously Protecting Criminal Defense Clients, Including Professional Drivers
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets
  • Texas
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Summary

Phillip W. Goff has been practicing criminal law in the Coastal Bend of Texas for over 20 years, working closely with clients to achieve the best results possible under their circumstances. He prides himself on over-performing and earning the respect and appreciation of his clients. Guilty or not guilty, you deserve respect and quality representation. This firm is dedicated to the vigorous defense of clients' rights. The government is trying to take away your liberty. It's time to get professional help. Phillip W. Goff realizes a criminal case is likely one of the most important events in your life, and it should be handled as such. Repercussions from a criminal case could harm you for years, even the remainder of your life.

His practice spans South Texas, including Kingsville, Sarita, Sinton, Rockport, Beeville,Refugio, George West, Hebbronville, Tilden, San Diego, Victoria, Laredo, Cuero,Goliad, Alice, Port Lavaca, Orange Grove, Robstown, Freer, Kleberg County,Kenedy County, Brooks County, Jim Wells County, San PatricioCounty, La Salle County, McMullen County, Goliad County, Refugio County, Aransas County, Duval County, Jim Hogg County, Live Oak County, Bee County,Dimmit County, Victoria County, Willacy County, Hidalgo County, Cameron County,Starr County, Webb County, Zapata County, Rio Grande City, Crystal City,Weslaco, Palmdale, Brownsville, Raymondville, La Joya, Falfurrias, Zapata, San Ygnacio, Point Comfort, South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Port Aransas, Ingleside, Benavides, Bruni, Sterling County, Val Verde County, Calhoun County, Maverick County, Uvalde County, Jackson County, Bastrop County, Bastrop, Smithville, Paige, McDade and more.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are limited.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    PayPal accepted.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
- Current
Assistant County Attorney
Kleberg County Attorney's Office
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Prosecuted crimes, juvenile cases, removal of children from dangerous conditions, mental health hearings, protective orders in domestic relationships
Education
South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Texas A&M University - Kingsville
B.A. (1990) | Communications/Political Science
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Texas A&I football team, Student Senate, The South Texan reporter and columnist, Presidential Ambassadors
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Awards
Client's Choice
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Superb Rating
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Top Contributor
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Professional Associations
Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Officer - Director of Education and Technology
- Current
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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National College for DUI Defense
General Member
- Current
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Corpus Christi Bar Association
Criminal Defense Bar Section
- Current
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Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
- Current
Activities: Organization for attorneys who voluntarily undergo several times the minimum required legal education.
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Texas State Bar  # 00789316
Member
- Current
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Kleberg-Kenedy County Bar Association
Member, former officer
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Science Junk for Lawyers , Corpus Christi Bar Association , Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Bar Association - Criminal Law Section
Discussed forensic science, legal requirements, laboratory standards, and testing.
Certifications
Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist *NOT a lawyer designation
Institute of Consumer Financial Education
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
33 Questions Answered

Q. If a person has an arrest record, but charges were never filed, how can they keep this record from showing up?
A: Expunction is the procedure to destroy or eliminate records relating to criminal charges. What you described may meet the requirements to qualify for expunction, but more information is necessary. If a person is arrested, but not formally charged in court, he/she may qualify for expunction. For example, if the arrest was 3 years ago, no charge was ever filed, and the charge is a misdemeanor, the person would be eligible for expunction. Expunction requires the filing of a civil lawsuit in the District Court of the county where the alleged offense occurred. The district judge has the authority to tell the jail to destroy or delete its records of the arrest.
Q. Is it against the law in tx for a 22 and 16 year old to date if there no sex involved in tx
A: Strictly speaking, the answer is yes. Good luck on convincing people you aren't having sex with her, though. If she claimed you had sex before she was 17, you could be in deep trouble. Most people I know likely wouldn't believe you, in my opinion. Nonetheless, in answering the question, "dating", whatever that means, is not, in and of itself, a crime.
Q. can the same felony enhancements that have been used in previous cases be used again on a new case?
A: Yes, assuming there are completely new cases. For instance, if you had a felony conviction in Dallas County, and it resulted in a prison sentence, it could be used to enhance a later felony in Tarrant County to a repeat felony offender status. If you were sentenced to prison in that case, then were released, then committed a new felony in Harris County, you would face habitual felony offender status because both the Tarrant County and the Dallas County convictions would be used to enhance the charge. The fact the Dallas County conviction was used against you in both of the later cases is contemplated by statute. There is no limitation how many times that Dallas conviction could be used to enhance you in later cases.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
Corpus Christi Office
545 N Upper Broadway St
Suite #906
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Telephone: (361) 592-4357
Fax: (361) 400-5739
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Please call ahead. We don't do walk-ins.
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
Hidalgo County Office - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
403 N. Conway Ave.
Mission, TX 78572
Telephone: (956) 888-7227
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
Cameron County Office - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
905 E Jackson St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Telephone: (956) 888-7227
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
Kingsville Office- BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
403 S. 6th St.
KINGSVILLE, TX 78363
Telephone: (361) 592-4357
Fax: (361) 400-5739