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Law Office of Robert L Keates, PLLC
Robert Keates

700 Lavaca, Suite 1400
Austin TX 78701
(512) 216-3211

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Law Office of Robert L Keates, PLLC

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Robert L. Keates began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney, handling a multitude of criminal jury trials and cases from simple assaults and DWI / DUI to complex felonies such as robbery, computer crimes, and drug sales. Unlike many former prosecutors, a profession that requires focusing on how to effectively prove an individual's guilt, Mr. Keates has vast experience in highlighting problems with arrests and missing evidence from a defense perspective. He has never been a prosecutor and has focused solely on how to defend your case. The phrase "knowing the other side of the law" is better viewed from years of experience in the courtroom against the other side, not supporting it.

Robert Keates received his legal J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law. After graduating with concentrations in both Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, he obtained his LL.M. Masters of Law Degree in Criminal Law from California Western School of Law, one of only two Universities at the time in the United States that offered such a program.

A few days after receiving his Masters of Law degree, Mr. Keates began working for the Orange County Public Defender's Office in California, where he was immediately assigned to jury trials. Over the years, after gaining courtroom experience and being trained by the best legal minds in the state, he advanced quickly to handle a large caseload of serious felony trials for both adults and juveniles. In 2008, Mr. Keates was awarded the Don Simms Award for 'Attorney of the Year' within the Public Defender's Office.

Mr. Keates is admitted and in good standing to practice law in Texas, California, Federal District of Southern California, New York, and Washington D.C. He is a member of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Austin Bar Association,  Texas Young Lawyer’s Association, Orange County Bar Association, California Public Defender’s Association, California Attorney’s for Criminal Justice, Los Angeles Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Now, back in Austin Texas, the Law Office of Robert L. Keates is ready to put his courtroom knowledge and aggressive trial experience to work for you.

Please Call : 512-216-3211

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. We know the law and know how to apply it in the courtroom to get results.

All initial consultations are free, confidential, and without obligation.
Call 24 hours a day for free initial consultation, questions, or jail / bail / bond releases.
Serving Texas and surrounding areas, including
Austin, Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Hays, Travis, & Williamson Counties.

Please Call : 512-216-3211

Attorney Profile

 

Robert L. Keates began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney, handling a multitude of criminal jury trials and cases from simple assaults and DWI / DUI to complex felonies such as robbery, computer crimes, and drug sales. Unlike many former prosecutors, a profession that requires focusing on how to effectively prove an individual's guilt, Mr. Keates has vast experience in highlighting problems with arrests and missing evidence from a defense perspective. He has never been a prosecutor and has focused solely on how to defend your case. The phrase "knowing the other side of the law" is better viewed from years of experience in the courtroom against the other side, not supporting it.

Robert Keates received his legal J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law. After graduating with concentrations in both Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, he obtained his LL.M. Masters of Law Degree in Criminal Law from California Western School of Law, one of only two Universities at the time in the United States that offered such a program.

A few days after receiving his Masters of Law degree, Mr. Keates began working for the Orange County Public Defender's Office in California, where he was immediately assigned to jury trials. Over the years, after gaining courtroom experience and being trained by the best legal minds in the state, he advanced quickly to handle a large caseload of serious felony trials for both adults and juveniles. In 2008, Mr. Keates was awarded the Don Simms Award for 'Attorney of the Year' within the Public Defender's Office.

Mr. Keates is admitted and in good standing to practice law in Texas, California, Federal District of Southern California, New York, and Washington D.C. He is a member of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Austin Bar Association,  Texas Young Lawyer’s Association, Orange County Bar Association, California Public Defender’s Association, California Attorney’s for Criminal Justice, Los Angeles Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Now, back in Austin Texas, the Law Office of Robert L. Keates is ready to put his courtroom knowledge and aggressive trial experience to work for you.

Please Call : 512-216-3211

Practice Areas

The Law Firm of Robert L. Keates practices criminal defense law only, meaning the focus is on your case and the possible defenses and options. Unlike firms that split expertise between criminal defense and other areas of the law, we only handle criminal cases. Whether you've been arrest on a DUI/DWI on the way home from happy hour or you've been charged with multiple felonies, we can assist in jail releases, motions to supress, and ultimately trial.

With the experience of handling cases ranging from theft misdemanors to robbery felonies -- let alone many trials in those areas -- you can be confident the Law Office of Robert Keates has your interest at heart.

Typically, criminal law practice areas can be divided into two major categories: Crimes against the person and crimes against property. Typical examples of each would be:

Crimes Against the Person: Assault, Battery, False Imprisonment, Murder, Mayham, Sex Crimes, Manslaughter, Kidnapping, Robbery;
Crimes Against Property:
Vandalism, Larceny & Theft, Identity Theft, Forgery, Auto Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Burgalry, and Arson.

Other areas of criminal law not included above are Drug Possession, Drug Sales, Underage Drinking, DWI, DUI, & Computer Crimes.


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stop the cycle of law and probation violations. Click the link for a list of
Travis County Drug Rehabilitation Programs.


The Law Office of Robert L. Keates will represent you on any of the above mentioned cases, and many more that are not listed. Call today for a free consultation at (512)216-3211, or fill out our online form.

FAQs

Law Office of Robert L Keates Criminal Defense FAQ

What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?

Can I have an old charge removed from my record? (Expungement)

Is my Texas Driver's License suspended after a DWI or DUI? (License Suspension DWI)

Why am I charged with Drug Sales when the drugs are only for me?

What if I'm arrested and I am under 18 years of age? (Juvenile Crimes)

Who decides whether I'm charged with a crime? (Will I be Prosecuted?)

What happens at my first court date? (Arraignment)

How quickly (or how can I ) get out of jail? (Bail/Bond)

Who punishes me if I am found guilty or take an offer? (Sentencing)

Is it better to go to trial or look for an offer (Jury Trial v. Plea Barganing)

I have a warrant for my arrest. What should I do? (Warrant for Arrest)

My case is not criminal. Can I still call you?

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Robert L Keates, Attorney & Counselor at Law

LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT KEATES, P.L.L.C.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
700 Lavaca, Suite 1400, Austin, Texas 78701(
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Ph: 512-216-3211 Fax: 512-295-1846
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