Case Results for Keates Law Firm

Past Client Results

The following are Keates Law Firm actual client results in Travis County. Please keep in mind that every case has different facts, legal issues, and varying personal details for the accused. Prior results do not indicate or forcast future results.

Our Client Results

Offense: DWI Class A Blood Alcohol +.015%

Facts: Accused was stopped on side on Congress Avenue. Officers testified they did not recall vehicle on Congress during previous shift. Accused was sleeping in car upon officer's arrival, with car running and key in ignition. Attorney Keates argued there was no "operation" of motor vehicle. The case went to Jury Trial, although prosecutors offered a lesser charge (obstruction of highway on the second day of trial). Robert and his client said no, which was the right decision since the Jury agreed he was Not Guilty.


Outcome: Not Guilty at Jury Trial


Related Cases and Results:


DWI Second Offense - Drugs & Alcohol

Dismissed

DWI First Offense

Dismissed

DWI First Offense Drugs Only

Dismissed

Felony DWI Fifth Offense - Drugs & Alcohol

Reduced to Misdemeanor

Felony DWI -

Reduced to Misdemeanor, Time Served (no probation)

DWI

Deferred Prosecution / Dismissed without jail or probation

DWI First Offense - Drug + Alcohol

Dismissed

Offense: Assault Family Violence + Interfere w/ 911 call

Facts: Accused was arrested on his front lawn. Alleged victim claimed an assault -- pushing and grabbing -- after an argument. The alleged assault occurred during a child custody dispute in family court. Alleged victim (after arrest) amended family law documents to note family assault -- where befoer there was no mention of any history of assaultive behavior. Attorney Keates argued "motive" to lie for benefit in family law court. Prosecutor dismissed the day before jury trial.


Outcome: Dismissed and later Expunged.


Related Cases and Results:


Assault Family Violence + Interfere w/ 911 call

Dismissed

Family Assault, 3rd Degree Felony

Dismissed

Family Assault with 2 prior 2nd Degree Felony

Reduced to Misdemeanor, Probation (no jail)


Offense: Assault Family Violence + Interfere w/ 911 call

Facts: Accused was arrested after alleged victim called the police -- again in the midst of a family law case. Attorney Keates and his client rejected all offers and went to Jury Trial. The first trial ended with a mistrial - and the case was dismissed on the second day of the second round of jury trial.


Outcome: All Charges Dismissed


Related Cases and Results:


Family Assault, 3rd Degree Felony

Dismissed

Felony Assault Family Violence, Sibling -

Dismissed


Offense: Discharge/Display Firearm & Unlawful Carrying of Weapon

Facts: Accused was arrested for displaying gun during roadrage incident. Other driver denied any wrongdoing. Robert sucessfully argued that other driver not only instigated the roadrage, but also angrily apporached the accused's car door, prompting the gun to be drawn.


Outcome: All Charges Dismissed


Related Cases and Results:


Deadly Conduct -

Dismissed

Possession of Prohibited Weapon -

Dismissed

Evading with Prison Priors -

Dismissed

Harassment, Class b Misdemeanor

NOT GUILTY at Jury Trial


Offense: Felony Possession of Hashish/THC Oil (Marijuana)

Facts: Accused was arrested after a traffic stop, where officers observed a vape pen. Accused was honest and told officer it contained THC, to help him sleep. He was arrested for the almost empty cartridge containing trace levels of THC (Marijuana). Robert sucessfully argued that marijuana itself was a low level misdemeanor offense, and here the THC concentrate was barely present -- thus it was an unfair punishment. Prosecutors agreed and fully dismissed the felony after he completed a misdemeanor marijuana (8 hour) class.


Outcome: Dismissed after 8 hour class


Related Cases and Results:


Possession of Marijuana

Dismissed

Possession of Hashish, 3rd Degree Felony

Dismissed

Possession of Dangerous Drug (4 seperate charges) -

All Dismissed

POCS

Dismissed

Public Intoxication -

Dismissed

POCS PG 4 28G -

Dismissed

Felony Possession of Dangerous Drug -

Dismissed


Offense: Assault with Injury

Facts: Accused was arrested after being observed speeding away from his ex-girlfriend's apartment. Minutes later she called police, claiming to have been assaulted. She denied they ever had dated or been intimate, until testifying on the stand -- which is why this was not charged as Family Assault, Dating Relationship. Attorney Keates sucessfully argued that her claims of asssault were inconsistent with injury (there were no visible marks). The jury agreed and aquitted Robert's client.


Outcome: Not Guilty at Jury Trial


Related Cases and Results:


Assault Causing Bodily Injury -

Dismissed

Aggravated Assault

Reduced to Class C Assault by Touching


More Results:

DWI First Offense - Drugs

Dismissed

Theft Class A -

Dismissed

Theft Class B -

Dismissed with Pretrial Diversion

Public Intoxication -

Dismissed

Evading with Prison Priors -

Dismissed

Public Intoxication -

Dismissed

Theft Class A -

Dismissed

Possession of Marijuana -

Dismissed

Resisting Arrest -

Dismissed

Time Frame:
Results listed above are updated generally every six months. Not all cases or details are included.
Disclaimer:
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each case is different.

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