LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT L. KEATES, P.L.L.C. 700 Lavaca, Suite 1400, Austin, Texas
Law Office of Robert Keates
The Law Office of Robert L. Keates handles a broad spectrum of criminal defense trials and cases, ranging from misdemeanors to felony charges. 100% of our practice is Austin criminal defense in nature, allowing us to focus only on defending you.
Our Law Firm's Philosophy
We believe that you, as the defendant, are an integral part of the criminal defense system. You are in charge, selecting well informed goals and choices throughout the process. We begin each case with an in-depth review of the police reports and discovery, supplemented by filing discovery motions and subpoenas for more detailed evidence. If there is an issue -- or several evidence issues -- that could potentially present a defense at trial (or suppression hearing), we review that with you. If the evidence and investigation leads to little evidence in your favor, or if the prosecution can prove the offense -- we don't stop. We begin negotiations to attempt for a reduction or dismissal. Especially for student, young adults, and first time offenders, our goal is to have the case dismissed. That way, you're eligible for an expunction (which is where your record is destroyed and cleared).
Affordability and Payment Plans
We offer no interest payment plans on all of our legal fees. We understand that many people charged with a crime in Austin or San Marcos are students -- or have better things to spend money on than attorney legal fees. We offer low deposits on all cases, due by the first court date. After that first initial court date, we can spread out the payments over . Then, we spread out the remaining balance over several months. VISIT OUR PAYMENT PLAN PAGE
Our Legal Representation
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Austin Lawyer Robert Keates
We will represent your interest and case by seeking to have the charges reduced or dismissed, interviewing law enforcement and witnesses to expose and bring to light any exaggerations, false statements, or lies. We will also ensure that all evidence uncovered during the investigation was obtained lawfully, without any violations of your constitutional rights, and will conduct a detailed analysis during pre-trial discussions to make certian defense evidence is gathered for use at trial.
We will seek and explore hiring expert witnesses to further the defense, and when approrpiate, negotiate with prosecutors to allow for fair treatment under the law. We know the law and know how to apply it in the courtroom to get results.We provide Austin Texas with aggressive criminal defense representation on felony and misdemeanor cases and trials.
Call today for a free case evaluation and free legal consultation to protect your rights and determine whether your case has any legal issues, such as search and seizure violations, privacy violations, Miranda rights, 4th Amendment and 5th Amendment violations, as well as the 6th Amendment of the United States and Texas Constitution.
All initial phone consultations are free, confidential, without obligation. Call with questions about your case in Austin or San Marcos.
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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert Keates has experience defending against arrest and criminal charges, including POM, DWI, Drug Offenses, Drug Possession, Drug Sales, Theft, Vehicle Theft, Computer and Cyber Crimes, Robbery, Family Assaults and Battery, Weapons, and Minor/Underage Drinking offenses such as PI, MIP, MIC, False ID, and Open Container.
Located in downtown Austin Texas, Lawyer Robert Keates can help you through the complex Travis County Criminal Justice System, be it through arrest, bail settings and reductions, plea barganing and negotiations, pretrials, petitions, motions to supress evidence, motion to dismiss, motion for retrial, or motion for expunction of record.
Criminal Law Information & Our Practice
Please browse our site, including some of our latest webpage additions, such as 4th amendment search and seizure laws and violations, 5th amendment Miranda right violations, 6th amendment right to counsel violations, and legal terms and definitions. Learn whether your rights have been violated during a warrant search, search incident to arrest, and even searches of bags or backpacks. Home searches and consent searches are discussed as well, including when an officer may search without consent or search a car based on probable cause or reasonable suspicion.
We also have quite a few law and legal research guides for DWI and Drug Possession or Drug Sale cases and arrests, including informational pages on major Austin drug arrests and drug cases, such as marijuana, prescription pills, methamphetamine, heroin, opium, cocaine, manufacturing or cultivation, and bongs or pipes. Be sure to familiarize yourself with drug punishments and especially drug sales sentencing guidelines, along with Austin and Travis County Legal Terms for criminal arrests and cases. Some of the more popular pages include a Walkthrough of a DWI stop and arrest, DWI Defenses, Drug Defenses, Texas Marijuana Law, and DWI officer tests during a DWI sobriety stop.
Overview of the Texas Criminal Justice System
Check out our overview guide of a criminal trial and legal justice process, from arrest through arraignment, pretrial, motions, jury trial, sentencing or aquittal, and appeal, as well as expunction of criminal records. If those pages do not answer your legal questions, feel free to peruse the Legal FAQ pages, answering common criminal law and criminal defense questions such as the difference in a felony or misdemeanor, what to do if you have an arrest warrant, who decides if you are charged, sentencing questions and punishments, plea bargaining or trial, drivers license dmv suspensions, why some drug users are charged with drug possession, how to bail or bond out of jail (Jail Releases), juvenile crimes and juvenile arrests, and what to expect at your first court date after arrest, whether your arrested on a Class A, B, C Misdemeanor or Felony 1, 2, 3 degree, or Driver's License Suspensions and Occupational Driver's Licenses.
We accept all major credit cards and offer no interest payment plans and affordable rates. We also offer student discounts with payment plans.
C A L L T O D A Y F O R A F R E E C O N S U L T A T I O N A T (512) 216-3211
LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT KEATES, P.L.L.C. AUSTIN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
700 Lavaca, Suite 1400, Austin, Texas 78701
Ph: 512-216-3211 Fax: 888-709-6040
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