Keates Law Firm

With over 16+ Years of Experience, the Keates Law Firm handles criminal defense cases, from DWI, Drug Possession, Theft, Assault, to other felonies and misdemeanors in Travis County.

Keates Law Firm

16+ Years of Criminal Defense Experience
Defending DWI, Drug Possession, Theft, Assault.

Our Austin Criminal Defense law firm aggressively defends the accused in Travis County. In fact, we defend criminal charges only in Travis County, which helps provide insight and experience for clients in the Austin, Travis County court system. Attorney Keates has a proven track record and acquittals at jury trial and dismissals. A hallmark of the law firms's practice is the belief that a client is entitled to be informed of everything that is happening. As your Austin Criminal Defense Attorney, we focus on what's important to you: whether it's dismissal, avoiding jail, prison, or probation. We don't even discuss plea bargains until all legal and negotiation options have been explored in detail.


Here are some of the benefits of hiring Keates Law Firm:


Direct Access to Attorney's Email and Cell (Texting Okay!)
Trusted, Local, BBB+
Free Case Consultations
Payment Plans available
Transparent Fees - No Unexpected Fees!
Robert handles your case, not a junior lawyer
Proven Results, Recent Not Guilties and Dismissals


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Call Us to talk about your particular case and situation. It's a 100% Free Phone Consultation with Criminal Defense Attorney Keates.
No Sales Pitches, No Hassles. We'll see if we can help, and give you a quote.



Why Choose Us?

Here are some of the benefits of hiring Attorney Keates:


Free Case Consultations
Payment Plans available
Transparent Fees - No Unexpected Fees!
Attorney Keates handles your case, not a junior lawyer
Direct Access to Attorney Cell and Email


Keates Law Firm has over 30 reviews on Google alone, and many more on Avvo, Yelp, and Facebook.


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Frequently Asked Questions



What are your legal fees?
Keates Law Firm uses a flat rate on all cases, which means there is one fee for representation. There is no retainer, as with civil lawyers. Fees are set on a case by case basis, because each type of offense carries different amounts of work. Typically the flat rate is broken into two parts: Representation, and Jury Trial. Payment Plans are available for the Representation.

Will Robert represent me, or another lawyer?
At Keates Law Firm, Robert represents you for all cases. He does not use recent law school graduates or new lawyers to make court appearances for you. Robert handles every aspect of your case, and makes himself available to you through personal phone and email. Text is okay!

Can you guarantee a Dismissal of my case?
No, and no attorney should be guaranteeing you anything. Not only is that against State Bar Lawyer Ethics, but it's also impossible to do. Every case is different, and each person charged is different. Results can vary widely. Robert strives to get each case dismissed, and while dismissal is the goal, sometimes it's just not possible. However, we CAN tell you about recent similar cases, and the expected outcomes.

What types of criminal defense cases do you handle?
Keates Law Firm handles misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in Travis County. This includes Possession of Controlled Substance, POCS, Theft, Shoplifting, Driving While Intoxicated, Driver's License Suspensions, Assault & Weapon Offenses, Family Assault, Assault Family Violence, Expunctions & Criminal Records, Underage Drinking Offenses, Trespassing, Vandalism, Evading Arrest, and Computer Crimes.

Do you offer a Free Consultations?
Yes. Call Us to talk about your particular case and situation. It's a 100% Free Phone Consultation with Criminal Defense Attorney Keates. No Sales Pitches, No Hassles. We'll see if we can help, and give you a quote. We are now offering video consults as well.


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What is Deferred Adjudication, and how does it differ from Deferred Disposition?
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DWI Consequences
Breath or Blood?
Field Sobriety Tests
DWI Refusals
ALR Hearings
License Suspensions
Occupational Licenses
Sealing DWI Convictions


Meet Attorney Robert Keates

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Attorney Robert has been a criminal defense attorney for over 16 years. He focuses on defending clients against criminal charges in Austin, Travis County only. He has tried both felony and misdemeanor jury trials and he has appeared in thousands of criminal defense court proceedings at the State, Federal, and Juvenile courts. Read More About Attorney Robert


Our Firm's Practice Areas

Attorney Keates handles Criminal Defense cases, such as DWI, Drugs and POCS, Marijuauna, Theft, and other offenses. This includes misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile cases, expunctions, and driver's license issues. Keates Law Firm handles cases and issues exclusively in Austin, Travis County. We don't go to other courts in far away counties, because we believe experience in one courthouse achieves the best results for our clients. We know the ropes! We know the best way to get things done for you and your case. See All Practice Areas

Our Criminal Defense Firm's Proven Results

Possession of Marijuana: Dismissed
Family Assault: Dismissed on 2nd day of Jury Trial
Interference with 911 call: Dismissed on 2nd day of Jury Trial
Harassment Offense: Jury Trial: NOT GUILTY
Felony Possession of Marijuana/Hashish Dismissed
DWI 2nd (Drugs): Dismissed
DWI (Alcohol and Drugs): Dismissed
Felony Theft of Stolen Property: Dismissed
Assault, Bodily Injury: Jury Trial: NOT GUILTY
Family Assault (Female Defendant): Dismissed on Day of Jury Trial
DWI 2nd: Reduced to Traffic Ticket
Possession of Dangerous Drug Felony Dismissed
Criminal Trespass: Dismissed
Theft: Dismissed
Deadly Conduct: Dismissed
Leaving Scene of Accident: Dismissed on 2nd day of Jury Trial

Our Results

Keates Law Firm

901 Mopac Expressway South
Building 1, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746
Office: 512-761-5297

Business Hours: M-F 9:00am to 5:00pm
Office Visits by Appointment Only

Serving Only Austin Travis County, Texas
Austin Criminal Defense Firm handling Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Cases

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by Lawyer Robert Keates