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Dwane Cates

Dwane Cates

Certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in criminal law
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI...
  • Arizona
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Summary

I am certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Criminal law. I have been practicing Criminal law in Arizona for over 21 years. Myself and my associates travel throughout Arizona representing clients in various criminal matters, including Murder, Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide, Assault, Aggravated Assault, all drug crimes including transportation for sale of large quantities of cocaine and marijuana. We travel to Kingman, Yuma, Prescott, Holbrook, Bisbee, Flagstaff. any court in Arizona. I have appeared on Tru TV (Court TV), Fox News, CNN, HLN, CNBC and many local news stations as a legal expert and commentator. To see clips go to www.toplawyer4u.com.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    All criminal matters with the exception of Federal Criminal Matters are handled on a flat fee basis with charges for each trial day. Federal Criminal Matters are handled on an hourly basis unless otherwise agreed upon a head of time.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
8th Circuit
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Executive Committee Criminal Law Section
Arizona State Bar
Current
Managing Partner
Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC
- Current
Managing Partner
Cates & Sargeant Law Group, PLLC
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I formed a new law firm concentrating on Criminal and civil Law. Give me a call for any of you legal needs.
Managing Partner
Cates, Hanson, Sargeant & Rakestraw, PLC
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I founded Cates, Hanson, Sargeant & Rakestraw, PLC right after graduating from the Sandra Day O'Conner College of Law.
Education
Arizona State University
Juris Doctorate (1996) | Trial Advocacy Team and Oral Argument Competitions
Arizona State University
B.A. (1993) | Communication, Persuasion
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Honors: Suma Cum Laude
Awards
Certified Specialist Criminal Law
State Bar of Arizona
I have certifiable experience in Criminal Law, including trial and appellate experience, as noted by the State Bar of Arizona
Top 100 Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Listed as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
Member
Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
Americant Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Member
Current
National Association of Trial Lawyers
Arizona top 100 trial lawyers
- Current
Activities: Attend annual convention as a Diplomat.
Cates, Hanson, Sargeant & Rakestraw, PLC
Managing Partner
- Current
Activities: I founded the firm in 1997 right out of law school. I added four other very experienced lawyers to bring the firm to its present form. We have experienced Criminal Law Attorneys and Civil Litigation Attorneys. We handle cases in every city in the State of Arizona.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Highway Drug Arrests in Arizona
FindLaw
Speaking Engagements
Navigating the Arizona Court System, Criminal Law Seminar, Phoenix Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
A 1.5 hour presentation of how the various courts in Arizona operate and how to navigate the system
Head Line News, Guest Legal Commentator, HLN. Head Line News, Phoenix Arizona, Atlanta Georgia
HLN
I was a guest legal commentator for HLN on the TV show In Session for many of the countries top criminal trails including but not limited to the Casey Anthony Trial, the Jodi Arias Trial and appeared on the TV show After Dark.
Jodi Arias Guest Legal Commentator, HLN. Head Line News, Phoenix Arizona, Atlanta Georgia
HLN
I was a guest legal commentator for HLN on the TV show In Session for many of the countries top criminal trails including but not limited to the Casey Anthony Trial, the Jodi Arias Trial and appeared on the TV show After Dark.
Certifications
Certified Specialist Criminal Law
Arizona State Bar
Social Media
Contact & Map
Dwane Cates Law Group, P.L.L.C.
4425 N. 24th Street
Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85016
USA
Toll-Free: (855) 528-5089