Privacy, Notices, and Disclaimers

Legal Disclaimer:

Until the Law Office of Robert Keates or an associated criminal defense lawyer 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.

No Legal Advice Here!

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and email, however, reading/accessing this website or contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Privacy Policy

Use of Cookies and Tracking User Traffic

Some pages on this site may use “cookies” which can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited. This site current uses Google Analytics and ApexChat, and they track user traffic patterns. The lawyer or firm does this in order to determine the usefulness of our Web site information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Please note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our Web site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this site.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your personal information is never shared outside the lawyer or firm without your permission, except under conditions listed below: Consenting to share your information to a third party service provider working on our behalf to serve you, like an investigator, or our hired expert witness. The lawyer or firm will also disclose your personal information, if required to do so by law, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our sites. This is rare. Very rare.

Emails and Marketing

We may, from time to time, send an email to you after the case has concluded. You may opt out of the emails with a simple "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the email. Most prior clients find the emails uselful and interesting, and they commonly include new laws, changes in relevent Travis County issues, and general legal matters that might affect your situtation, such as Expunctions.

Internet Security

The lawyer or firm strives to protect your personal information; however, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters.

Conditions and Agreement (License) to Use Website

The use by you of this website is subject to certain understandings and the terms and conditions set forth below. By accessing this website, you acknowledge that you have read and accept such understandings and such terms and conditions.

Confidentiality, Useage, & Ethics (State Bar of Texas Disclosures)

NO LEGAL ADVICE: The content of this website is for informational purposes only. Nothing in this website is intended as a source of legal advice or a representation as to results that may be achieved on any matter. Thus, you should not rely on information provided herein for legal advice or for any purpose without seeking legal advice from a duly-licensed attorney competent to practice law in your jurisdiction.

NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP: No communication through this website shall constitute acceptance by Keates Law Firm PLLC or any of its attorneys of any legal representation, nor establish any attorney-client relationship. Accordingly, please do not send any confidential or sensitive information to the firm absent written confirmation by the firm of the acceptance of legal representation.

NO WARRANTY: Keates Law Firm PLLC makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning any information made available on or through this website. The content of this website is provided only as general information and may not reflect the most current legal developments. Keates Law Firm PLLC expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based upon such information or with respect to any errors or omissions in such information.

The content of this web site contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments. Such content is designed only to give general information on the developments actually covered. It is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of recent developments in the law, treat exhaustively the subjects covered, provide legal advice or render a legal opinion. Since the law is constantly changing and since the law will vary based on different facts and circumstances, statements on this Web site regarding the status of a given law or legal issue may not be current or applicable to your particular situation. You should not take any action based on the information in this Web site.

USE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS: Keates Law Firm PLLC practices law only in jurisdictions in which Keates Law Firm PLLC is authorized to do so: Currently TEXAS, USA. Keates Law Firm PLLC does not seek to represent anyone or any entity in any jurisdiction where this website does not comply or is in any way inconsistent with the rules governing communications of legal services in a particular state.

TEXAS BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Unless otherwise expressly indicated herein, the attorneys listed in this website are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS: Third-party resources that can be accessed through this website by links contain information not under the control of Keates Law Firm PLLC; thus, Keates Law Firm PLLC disclaims any responsibility for the content of any such third-party resources. In addition, Keates Law Firm PLLC does not necessarily recommend, endorse, or approve of the content of any such sites.

Notice of Gov. Code Sec. 81.079

Notices About Payments (See Clause in your Agreement!)

This applies once you hire us. Please refer to your Agreement for Representation.

Notices on Debt, Past Due Balances, & Collections

PAYMENTS: Payment amounts and due dates are listed in Section 3. If an overdue fee is not paid within 15 days after its due date, the Firm may withdraw immediately from the case. If payment plan installment is past due by 15 days, Firm may withdraw payment plan and require full fee be paid; upon failure of which Firm may withdraw immediately from the case. If Client terminates this agreement for any reason, any fees paid shall be deemed as earned by the Firm based on actual work and/or to ensure Firm’s availability on Client’s matter.

BREACH OF CONTRACT & NONPAYMENT: In the event Client fails to pay the balance owed to Firm, Client understands that Firm has a right to pursue collection remedies by either filing a lawsuit or by turning the account receivable over to a collection agency. Rule 1.05 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct protects Client’s confidential information received by Firm, but Client consents and authorizes Firm to reveal confidential information to a collection agency or another law firm for the purpose of Firm collecting fees owed by Client to Firm.

The above can also be found on your Agreement for Representation