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6 Things Which Don’t Win Your DWI (By Themselves)

6 Things Which Don’t Win Your DWI (By Themselves)

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 30 Jul 2018
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Your DWI May Have Some Great Defenses, But These Usually Aren’t In some ways, these topics might be woven into your overall defense strategy, but it’s not as simple as people think.  To win your DWI case, your lawyer should use whatever is available. 1) “They didn’t read me my rights.” Most people mean Miranda […]
Should You Plead No Contest?

Should You Plead No Contest?

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 15 Jul 2018
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Few criminal law concepts are as simple and as misunderstood as the term “nolo contendere”, otherwise called “no contest”.  The two terms say the same thing in different languages, so I’ll just use “no contest” in this piece. In my practice, I’ve encountered many people who seem to have the misguided notion they shouldn’t or […]
BIG BROTHER Is Watching at All Times

BIG BROTHER Is Watching at All Times

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 4 Jul 2018
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On this Independence Day, Big Brother is no longer fiction. Sophisticated, sensitive recording devices surround you virtually everywhere you go. Enemy spies are everywhere (not really, but they might as well be). They are all carrying sophisticated surveillance devices.  These same spies dutifully report the most mundane of events in public and private life. Big […]
We Need Personal and Societal Reform

We Need Personal and Societal Reform

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 2 Jan 2017
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Today is January 1 of a new year.  It’s important to remember personal and societal progress are not inevitable.  Change, whether slow or rapid, will occur.  We can regress without diligent, intelligent, responsible decisions and actions.  Improvement requires our conscious attention. Our core beliefs and cherished rights as a free nation are not self-executing.  We […]
Criminal Accountability

Criminal Accountability

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 23 Dec 2016
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Bring ’em to Justice! Americans want criminals brought to justice for their crimes.  Few people consider who polices the police.  Cop, prosecutor, and judge accountability – it’s about time. Those in charge of ruining people’s lives should have a stake in the process, since they are the ones best suited to do anything about it. […]
Criminal Mis-In-Unjustice

Criminal Mis-In-Unjustice

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 4 Dec 2016
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Few systems designed by human beings can be as serious as one set up to take the very lives of people, their liberty, and their property. Our country’s foundational laws and philosophies are based upon the recognition of abusive government. Our most cherished rights and laws restrict government’s ability to take life, liberty, and property. […]
Johnny Got Arrested the 1st Time – Bail Tales

Johnny Got Arrested the 1st Time – Bail Tales

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 15 Feb 2016
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 You may be trying to get Johnny out of jail as soon as possible right now.  You’re probably wondering what has happened up to this point and why. When Will His Bail Get Set? In some circumstances, bail could have been pre-set by a judge for everyone charged with the same crime in that jail. […]
Johnny Got Arrested the 1st Time – Get Out of Jail

Johnny Got Arrested the 1st Time – Get Out of Jail

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 1 Feb 2016
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Your loved one may be in jail right now, and you want to know how to get him released. I’ll try to help you understand the what and how of getting him out of jail. Getting Out of Jail After Being Arrested – Make Bail The terms “bail” and “bond” are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t quite […]
Google Self-Driving Cars and the Future

Google Self-Driving Cars and the Future

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 12 Jan 2016
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Change is Inevitable, and This One is BIG Google self-driving cars represent a change of epic proportion, not only in how we use cars themselves, but in how it will affect other aspects of society.  Google’s prospects of meeting its ambitious goals for the marketplace appears to be better than ever since it teamed up […]
Self-Driving Cars: Get Used to the Thought of Them

Self-Driving Cars: Get Used to the Thought of Them

  • By Phillip Goff
  • 27 Dec 2015
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Google Self-Driving Cars: On Their Way to a Road Near You! Ten million self-driving cars may be on the road by 2020, according to Business Insider.  (Self-driving cars are hereinafter referred to as SDCs in this blog entry.) If the concept of SDCs bothers you, relax. Cars with zero human control are still in their infancy […]