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Dwane Cates

Dwane Cates

Certified Specialist In Criminal Law, Call Today! 480-620-8568
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Arizona
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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
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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9th Circuit
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United States District Court For the District of North Dakota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
owner
DwaneCates.Com, PLLC
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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
Arizona State University
Juris Doctorate (1996) | Trial Advocacy Team and Oral Argument Competitions
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Arizona State University
B.A. (1993) | Communication, Persuasion
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Honors: Suma Cum Laude
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Awards
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 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
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 100 Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Listed as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member Criminal Law Section
- Current
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Arizona State Bar  # 017964
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Arizona
Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section
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American Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Highway Drug Arrests in Arizona
FindLaw
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, Trial Lawyer
Contact & Map
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
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We handle cases in every County in the State of Arizona. Available 24/7 for emergency consultations and representation.