Law Office of Robert Keates - Austin Criminal Defense Attorney
for Driving Offenses and Texas Driver's License Suspensions in Austin and San Marcos
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DRIVING, TICKETS, AND LICENSING


Driving While License Invalid (DWLI)


Driving on Suspended Driver's License


Failure to Provide or Maintain Insurance


Occupational Driver's Licenses


Traffic Tickets, Speeding, Red Lights

Hit & Run


Evading an Officer


Failure to Stop and Render Aid


Revocation of Probation Hearings

 
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What happens if I don't go to Court?

 

Question: Do I need to go to Court? What happens if I don't show up?

Answer: In many instances, especially for the first few court dates, we can appear for you, on your behalf. This can save you valuable time and money by allowing you to save your days off and work.

However, if you fail to hire an attorney and decide to not show up, then a warrant will be issued by the court for your failure to appear in court. In fact, some courts have begun adding an additional criminal offense to the case: Failure to Appear, which is a misdemeanor.

If you're charged with a FTA, Failure to Appear, give us a call so we can try and get the FTA dismissed and begin work on your actual charges.


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The Law Office of Robert Keates handles a broad spectrum of criminal defense trials and cases, ranging from
misdemeanors to felony charges. 100% of our practice is criminal defense in nature, allowing us to focus only on defending you.

All initial phone or email consultations are free, confidential, and without obligation.
Serving Austin Texas and surrounding areas, including: Austin, Travis County, and San Marcos, Hays County.

Legal Disclaimer: Until the Law Office of Robert Keates or an associated criminal defense attorney with the Law Office receives a signed fee agreement
along with deposit or payment, there is no legal contract for any type of legal representation, despite any general advice or information found on this site.
               
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  LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT KEATES
AUSTIN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
700 Lavaca St #1400, Austin, Texas 78701
Ph: 512-216-3211 Fax: 888-709-6040

email@keateslaw.com

Business Hours: M-F 9:00am to 5:30pm
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Law Office of Robert Keates - Austin Criminal Defense Attorney for Driving Offenses and Texas Driver's License Suspensions in Austin and San Marcos

Law Office of Robert Keates

700 Lavaca St #1400 Austin, TX (512) 216-3211
Austin Lawyer handling Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Cases 4.9 out of 5 based on 11 reviews