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Freshen up your record this fall: a new Texas law will let you hide your misdemeanor conviction starting September 1st.

As we slog through the dog days of summer here in Texas, it’s hard to imagine that the Fall is on it’s way. But schools are starting back, football is returning to Sundays, and cooler weather will soon follow. Every

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We The People

Last Thursday, September 17th was Constitution Day. (I meant to blog about this earlier, but I got hit by some nasty RansomeWare. More on this in my next blog post!) To celebrate, Houston criminal defense attorneys Jen Gaut, Gemayel Haynes,

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The Sandra Bland video demonstrates how knowing a little about your rights can be just as dangerous as not knowing them at all

Another police interaction video has gone viral this week.  This time it wasn’t a cell phone camera.  Instead, the video comes from the Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper’s own dash-mounted camera.  The video shows Sandra Bland, a black

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We hold the truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal . . .

On Thursday, July 2, 2015 attorneys representing the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association gathered on the steps of the Harris County Criminal Justice Center to read the Declaration of independence. This was the sixth year of the Independence Day tradition. In

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Pool Party in McKinney Leaves One Man Charged, Officer Out of Work

By now, you’ve seen the video. McKinney Police Department Officer, Cpl. Eric Casebolt, a white man, throws a 15-year-old girl named Dejerria Becton to the ground at a pool party, then pulls a gun on two boys. All of this in a

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Police overcharged in Freddie Gray case: Will likely beat the rap, but not the ride

The Death of Freddie Gray On April 12, 2015 Lt. Brian Rice was on bicycle patrol with two young officers of the Baltimore Police Department, Garrett Miller, 26, and Edward Nero, 29.  All three are white.  Lt. Rice made eye

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BBB honors the Law Office of Philip M. Gommels

Our law office works hard to protect our client’s rights and treat them all like family. It can be hard work. So whenever we are recognized, it’s a very satisfying thing. In a ceremony with almost three hundred businesses represented,

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