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State Bar Certified Specialist In Criminal Law, Call Today! 480-620-8568
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Arizona
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Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
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Aaron J Reed November 12, 2022
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
His overall skill, knowledge and years practicing at a high level make him one of the best out there. Period.
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B. S. August 2, 2023
An Excellent Attorney who is Results-Driven Attorney Cates provided exceptional legal services. He has an excellent knowledge of the law, and this is very evident in his motions and oral arguments at court hearings. Mr. Cates kept me and my family informed at every step of the way. He was very responsive to emails and phone calls, and he immediately informed me of any changes made with court dates. He is extremely professional and dedicated himself to finding a solution to my legal problems. Although my case was more complex, he was able to find the perfect legal solution, and the court approved his motion on my case. I am truly grateful to Mr. Cates for all the effort he and his legal staff put forth on my case. He demonstrates a very calm and caring attitude, and I would highly recommend him to other individuals who need an attorney specializing in criminal law. Thank you so much, Dwane!
Josette N. July 18, 2023
When we were at our lowest, Dwayne was there to help! We were in desperate need of some legal help and financially were unsure if we could afford any. We called Dwayne, he listened, had compassion, and he gave us a plan that would work for us. What a great relief they were to us and a huge help to our family. Thank you Dwayne!
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Biography

I am Board Certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Criminal law. I have been practicing Criminal law in Arizona for over 25 years. I was recently awarded the Tom Karis Criminal Justice Award by the State Bar of Arizona. In Arizona only 22 lawyers earned this distinction. I also have extensive experience in Mental Health and Addiction issues in Criminal law cases.

I 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 clipps go to https://www.youtube.com/user/dwanecates.

My team is dedicated to protecting the rights of people accused of crimes.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
DUI & DWI
Juvenile Law
White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Homicide Lawyer
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • 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
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8th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
ID Number: #318464
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United States District Court For the District of North Dakota
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United States District Court for the District of Arizona
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
DwaneCates.com, PLLC
- Current
Managing Partner
Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC
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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
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D. (1996) | Law
Trial Advocacy Team and Oral Argument Competitions
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Arizona State University
B.A. (1993) | Communication, Persuasion
Honors: summa cum laude
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Awards
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Since 2016
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Tom Karis Criminal Justice Award
State Bar of Arizona
I was awarded Criminal Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of Arizona.
Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
State Bar of Arizona
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
Activities: Criminal Law Section 2000-2014
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State Bar of Arizona
Member
Current
Activities: Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section 2017-2020
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Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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American Bar Association
Member Criminal Law Section
- Current
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State Bar of Arizona  # 017964
Member
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Activities: Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section 2017-2020
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Highway Drug Stops and Border Patrol in Arizona
Avvo Legal Guide
Speaking Engagements
Post Verdict Motions in Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Law, State Bar of Arizona Offices Phoenix
State Bar of Arizona
Discussion of Post verdict but pre sentence motions for new trial and vacate verdicts.
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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Dwane Cates' Website Profile
Website
DwaneCates.com, PLLC Website
Videos
Dwane Cates on Dateline NBC with Keith Morrison. Dwane Cates on NBC Dateline part 10

Dwane Cates on Dateline NBC with Keith Morrison.

To see more got to www.youtube.com/dwanecates Dwane Cates on TruTV regarding the Jodi Arias case

To see more got to www.youtube.com/dwanecates

Nationally recognized Criminal Lawyer, Dwane Cates commenting on Representative Wu, Roger Clemens, and other top legal issues. Dwane Cates on Fox News Live

Nationally recognized Criminal Lawyer, Dwane Cates commenting on Representative Wu, Roger Clemens, and other top legal issues.

Criminal Defense Lawyer Dwane Cates on the Nancy Grace Show on HLN. Dwane Cates on the Nancy Grace show 7-2-2011

Criminal Defense Lawyer Dwane Cates on the Nancy Grace Show on HLN.

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Dwane Cates on CNBC commentating on the Dominic Strauss Kahn Sexual Assault case in New York Dwane Cates discusses the Strauss Kahn case.

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Dwane Cates on CNBC commentating on the Dominic Strauss Kahn Sexual Assault case in New York

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Dwane Cates commenting on the Casey Anthony Case on Fox News, Happening Now. Dwane Cates commenting on the Casey Anthony Trial.

Arizona Criminal Lawyer Dwane Cates commenting on the Casey Anthony Case on Fox News, Happening Now.

Dwane Cates commenting on the Casey Anthony Case. Dwane Cates discusses the Casey Anthony Trial on Fox News

Dwane Cates commenting on the Casey Anthony Case.

Dwane Cates Discussing the Lori Vallow case, the Idaho Murders Case and Bryan Kohberger's attorney interviewing surviving roommate and the Elizabeth Holms Delay in Sentencing. Criminal Defense Atttorney Dwane Cates with DwaneCates.Com, PLLC On News Nation TV News

Dwane Cates Discussing the Lori Vallow case, the Idaho Murders Case and Bryan Kohberger's attorney interviewing surviving roommate and the Elizabeth Holms Delay in Sentencing.

Dwane Cates on Live Now Fox Dwane Cates at DwaneCates.Com on Live Now Fox

Dwane Cates on Live Now Fox

Dwane Cates discussing Case involving Gweneth Paltrow. Dwane Cates Discussing the Gweneth Paltrow Case.

Dwane Cates discussing Case involving Gweneth Paltrow.

Dwane Cates, Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, commenting on the impending indictment of Donald Trump and the possible reasons for the delay in the Grand Jury proceedings. Dwane Cates Discussing the Impending Trump Indictment

Dwane Cates, Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, commenting on the impending indictment of Donald Trump and the possible reasons for the delay in the Grand Jury proceedings.

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Dwane Cates On Live Now Fox as Donald Trump Arrives at the New York City Court House. Dwane Cates on Donald Trump's Arraignment

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Dwane Cates On Live Now Fox as Donald Trump Arrives at the New York City Court House.

Dwane Cates Discussing Gweneth Paltrow getting ready to take the stand. Dwane Cates on the Gweneth Paltrow Trial

Dwane Cates Discussing Gweneth Paltrow getting ready to take the stand.

Dwane Cates with DwaneCates.Com, PLLC commenting on the upcoming Lori Vallow Daybell Trial. Dwane Cates on the Lori Vallow Daybell case.

Dwane Cates with DwaneCates.Com, PLLC commenting on the upcoming Lori Vallow Daybell Trial.

Criminal Defense Attorney Dwane Cates on TruTv's "IN SESSION" Discussing the Jodi Arias Trial. DwaneCates.Com Dwane Cates on TruTV regarding the Jodi Arias case

Criminal Defense Attorney Dwane Cates on TruTv's "IN SESSION" Discussing the Jodi Arias Trial. DwaneCates.Com

Dwane Cates on Court TV talking about the Step Mom Murder Trial DwaneCates.Com Video of TV Appearance on Court TV

Dwane Cates on Court TV talking about the Step Mom Murder Trial

Pulled over by police? Remain silent, it's your right! Call us at Dwane Cates Law Group for a FREE legal consultation (855)525-5986 or visit http://www.criminallawyer4u.com/ The Right to Remain Silent - What to Do When You Get Pulled Over by the Police - Dwane Cates Law

Pulled over by police? Remain silent, it's your right! Call us at Dwane Cates Law Group for a FREE legal consultation (855)525-5986 or visit http://www.criminallawyer4u.com/

Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. I just got charge with 9 counts of felony charges but i have no idea what this is from what should i do
A: Any time you are facing felony charges you should consult a lawyer. If you have 9 charges, chances are this is a very serious situation. If the police try to question you, ask for a lawyer and do not answer any questions.
Q. I just found out that I have a misdemeanor bench warrant in another state from 2009. Process for getting that quashed?
A: Your best bet is to hire a lawyer in the same area as the court. Sometimes they can file a motion to get the warrant Quashed and get you some time to complete the classes. Sometimes the judge makes you appear. If there is a bond on the warrant you can pay the bond and ask to have a telephonic hearing with the judge. It is hard to do this on your own.
Q. Can I get another attorney from same law firm if first attorney has not doing what we've asked?
A: The lawyer works for you. If you are not happy with your lawyer you need to communicate that to them and give them a chance to make things right. If nothing changes, You can ask the managing partner of the firm to give you a new lawyer. If they will not or you are not satisfied with their answer, you can fire the firm and hire a new lawyer. They would have to refund any unearned fees.
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DwaneCates.Com, PLLC (Available State Wide)
7310 N 16th St., #330A
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Telephone: (480) 620-8568
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
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Notice: We handle cases in every County in the State of Arizona. Available 24/7 for emergency consultations and representation.
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