Why Hire Us? Attorney Hiring FAQ

Why Hire Keates Law Firm?

The Keates Law Firm has over 10+ Years Experience handling criminal defense cases. Experience is important when hiring an Attorney, but there are many aspects to consider: Areas of practice, track record, and price are among the top three. Often, past client reviews or testimonials help you sort the good attorneys from the bad. But there are many more considerations.

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How We Can Help

Our focus is to try and have the case dismissed against you. We don't even discuss pleas until all legal and negotiation options have been explored in detail. This includes Motions to Suppress, Motions to Exclude Evidence based on Invalid Searches or Miranda Right Violations, and Probable Cause determinations.

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

  • Free Case Consultations
  • Payment Plans available
  • Transparent Fees - No Unexpected Fees!
  • Robert handles your case, not a junior lawyer
  • Direct Access to Attorney's Cell and Email
  • We Treat Clients like Family!

Why Choose Us:

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Our Track Record: Recent Keates Law Firm Results

Our Results Speak for Themselves. Keates Law Firm has a record of dismissals and acquittals in a variety of criminal cases. We are dismissal focused, and we get results.

  • Possession of Marijuana: Dismissed
  • 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
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What Our Clients are Saying

"... He was more than prepared and encouraged going to trial. Robert has truly surpassed all expectations and I highly recommend his services! ... -Laura (Google Review) - More Testimonials


$25000-$50000 per month payplan
  • Half of Fee for Deposit
  • No Interest Monthly Payments
  • Access to Attorney's Direct Cell and Email
  • Credit Card MAY be Required on File
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$50000-$1,00000 per month payplan
  • Half of Fee for Deposit
  • No Interest Monthly Payments
  • Access to Attorney's Direct Cell and Email
  • Credit Card Required on File
  • Call Us! Text Us

Tickets, Expunctions

No Payplans Available on
$500 or less fees
  • $250 Deposit
  • No Interest Monthly Payments
  • NOTE: No Payplan on $500 or less fees
  • NO Credit Card
    Required on File
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer no interest payment plans. Typically, half the legal fee is required as deposit, and the rest can be paid via a monthly payment plan. Read more at our Payment Plans page.

What are your Discounts?

We offer first offender discounts, as well as student and military discounts. Often, you can expect about $100-$250 off the normal rates with these discounts.

How do I do a Free Consultation?

Start by contacting us, by phone, text, online form, or online chat. Once we know a little about your issue, we can review our possible strategy, possible issues or defenses, and pricing. Free consultations are conducted over the phone, and last anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. In-Office or In-Person Consultations are NOT free. Read Below for more info.

What is NOT included in your Free Consultation?

In-Office or In-Person Consultations are NOT free. In-Office or In-Person Consultations are $100, with payment due prior to meeting (Click Here for Payment Page) $100 In-Office or In-Person Consultation Fee is credited to your balance when you decide to hire Keates Law Firm. For example, if our total fee is $2,000 for services, and you pay the $100 consultation fee, then your balance would be $1,900. If you do not end up hiring us, the $100 Consultation fee is not refundable.

Do you guarantee a dismissal of my case?

No. No attorney should be giving you a 100% guarantee on anything; especially cases where they have not read the reports, spoken to witnesses, etc... What we can offer is a very good estimate based on similar cases we've handled recently.

Where do you handle cases?

We handle cases ONLY in Austin, Travis County. We do not practice in any other counties.

Where is your office?

We are located downtown, between 7th and 8th street, on Lavaca Street.

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