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Philip M. Gommels

Philip M. Gommels is a Houston criminal lawyer and principal of The Law Office of Philip M. Gommels, PLLC. With extensive trial experience, he represents individual clients in a wide variety of legal matters.

Mr. Gommels is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, as well as federal courts for the Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, and Fifth Circuit.

In 2013 and 2014 Houstonia Magazine named Mr. Gommels a “Top Lawyer” in the field of Criminal Defense in Houston.

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The Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston

I was represented better than I anticipated. He did a lot of research and investigation on my cases. He got me a good deal on both cases and reduced one of my felonies to a misdemeanor. To me, he is definitely the best criminal defense lawyer in Houston. He did a real good job and he really cares about his clients.



– Jose Luis

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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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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,


The majority of 100 Houston Police Department officers who have field tested body cameras over a recent two-month period called it a positive experience, though many expressed concern that the technology could endanger officer safety or be used by superiors to discipline them, according to an internal report obtained this week by the Houston Chronicle.

That technology is expected to be adopted department-wide beginning this summer as a way to increase police accountability.

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A disturbed computer data specialist obsessed with becoming a musician surrendered Thursday morning for violating two orders of protection issued after he was accused of Instagram-stalking the lead singer for a popular indie rock band from Brooklyn, police sources said.

Benjamin Campbell, 35, surrendered at the 94th Precinct and was charged with criminal contempt.

The bipolar suspect had a mental breakdown about five years ago, suffers from depression and is sometimes suicidal, a lawyer for him said earlier this year.

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… His parents told authorities they were close to obtaining a mental-health warrant for him, while his lawyer, Philip Gommels, blamed his behavior on “another acute episode of psychosis,” per the Daily News.

Finn declined to comment on the situation to Rolling Stone through a rep.

An anonymous source close to the Hold Steady told the paper that they had become aware of him in 2017. He claimed that Finn was Jesus and that bands that followed around them were apostles; if he were to start a group, he said, it too would become apostles.

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