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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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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I rate Phillip a 10 because he’s the go to guy I use when I have a legal question and he normally has the answer when I don’t.
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Biography

Your criminal case is one of the most important events in your life. A DWI arrest must be handled as soon as possible and with the utmost professionalism and passion. Who handles your case makes a world of difference.

Mr. Goff prides himself on professional excellence and earning the respect and appreciation of his clients.

He practices across South Texas, including Hidalgo County, Cameron County, Nueces County, and much more.

Practice Areas
DUI & DWI
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations are limited in time.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    PayPal accepted.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
- Current
I explore whatever legal means are available to achieve the best outcomes for my clients.
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
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Texas A&M University - Kingsville
B.A. (1990) | Communications & Political Science
Honors: summa cum laude
Activities: Texas A&I football team; Student Senate, The South Texan, reporter & columnist; Presidential Ambassadors
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Awards
Superb Rating
Avvo
2015
5.0/5.0 Client Reviewed
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Client's Choice
Avvo
Top Contributor
Avvo
2014
Professional Associations
Texas DWI Lawyers
Member
Current
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Corpus Christi Bar Association
Criminal Defense Bar Section
- Current
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Texas Bar College
Fellow
- Current
Activities: A Professional Society of Legal Scholars
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Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Director of Education and Technology 2015-2020
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Traffic Lawyers of Texas
Member
- Current
Activities: Board of Directors 2019-2020
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National College of DUI Defense
Member
- Current
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar
Member
- Current
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Kleberg-Kenedy County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Former Officer
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Cameron County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
member
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DWI Defenders, Inc.
Founder/Moderator
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Speaking Engagements
ALR - DWI License Revocation Hearings
ALR 101
Criminal Law in Kleberg County
Doug Tinker's Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
Science Junk for Lawyers
Corpus Christi Bar Association - Criminal Law Section
Discussed forensic science, legal requirements, laboratory standards, and testing.
DWI - Course Director
DWI Defenders on the Bay 2
DWI - Course Director
DWI Defenders on the Bay
Certifications
Lawyer-Scientist
American Chemical Society
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Practitioner
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Certified Ad Litem
State Bar of Texas
Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist *NOT a lawyer designation
Institute of Consumer Financial Education
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff, South Texas
Blog
South Texas Lawyer – Law Offices of Phillip Goff
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. ... Read More
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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: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We don't do walk-ins. Please call for an initial consultation.
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
Cameron County Office
101 S. Brazil
STE A
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
Telephone: (956) 888-7227
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: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We don't do walk-ins. Please call for an initial consultation.
Law Office of Phillip W. Goff
Hidalgo County Office
403 N. Conway Ave.
Mission, TX 78572
Telephone: (956) 888-7227
Monday: 8 AM - 5 AM
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: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We don't do walk-ins. Please call for an initial consultation.
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