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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorneys: Tomasz Lichwala, Dwane Cates, and Alexis Peacock ready to fight for you.

The Firm, founded in 1997 represents persons accused of crimes in any Court in the State of Arizona. The Attorneys at Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC are dedicated to protecting the rights of persons being investigated for or accused of crimes. If you or someone you love is charged with a crime, we can help. Call Today (855) 525-5986

Personal Service, Reasonable Fees, Effective Representation Since 1997

Client was traveling on I-15 outside of Camp Verde, Arizona when caught with over 750 pounds of marijuana. After being stopped, the client gave a full confession. The client was facing 5-15 years in prison; we were able to arrange a plea for 2.5 years and a fine.

Yavapai County Superior Court, Prescott, Az

Client was charged with criminal speeding. The client was able to go to defensive driving school to dismiss the charge and avoid the points by pleading to civil speeding instead.

Scottsdale City Court, Scottsdale, AZ


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Last Modified: August 21, 2017 at 11:13 pm

Get the Skill, Knowledge & Experience you Need in a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you are accused of a crime you face the possibility of severe consequences and the damaging effects of a maligned name. While the criminally accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty and have several rights guaranteed them under the U.S Constitution, these rights may be overlooked if you are not aware of them. Therefore, it is vital that you contact a Phoenix, Arizona criminal defense attorney when you learn of your charges to ensure that your rights are protected.

In addition to having an attorney that will protect your rights, you need an attorney with experience in criminal defense that knows the law well and will defend your innocence with skill. An accomplished defense attorney is essential, especially if you are facing severe criminal charges where your basic freedoms are at stake.

Don’t settle with a criminal defense lawyer who you don’t fully trust. Call Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC and speak with the best criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix, AZ. When you need the best criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix, Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC is your answer.


When your innocence in a criminal matter is called into question it is imperative that you seek the counsel of a criminal defense attorney. Police officers and prosecutors are not obligated to act in your best interest; therefore, it is important that you contact an attorney soon after you are aware of your charges. Our Arizona criminal defense attorneys will fight for your rights and be the legal advocate you need. The criminal defense attorneys at Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC are dedicated to protecting your rights and defending you against the criminal charges that you face.

At Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC, we have the experience, knowledge and resources to help you fight the charges that you face. We aggressively defend the rights of those accused of all serious crimes, such as drug crimes, aggravated assault, kidnapping, drive-by-shootings, robbery, murder/homicide, sex crimes,immigration checkpoint violations and domestic violence.


Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC has years of experience defending clients in a variety of cases from major felonies in federal court to misdemeanors in municipal court.

Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyers You Can Trust to Fight for You

The founder of the firm, Dwane Cates, practices in the areas of criminal defense law as well as general civil litigation. He has defended clients in courts throughout Arizona, including the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court.

Other case areas include, but are not limited to:

Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC represents clients from all over Arizona, including Phoenix,Yuma, Holbrook and St. Johns areas.

Experienced Criminal Lawyers & Defense

Dwane Cates has represented individuals as well as large companies as a plaintiff’s lawyer and as a defense lawyer.  Mr. Cates and the other Phoenix, AZ criminal defense lawyers at the Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC have extensive combined successful experience defending the legal rights of their clients who have been accused or charged with a crime in the state of Arizona.

He has experience representing clients at all levels of criminal law from first degree murder cases to misdemeanor DUI cases. Notable experience includes tobacco litigation and law suits against both state and local government. His most high profile cases include the “baby formula” case and the matricide murder case.

No matter the case, Phoenix criminal attorney Dwane Cates and the Dwane Cates Law Group, PLLC has the experience to handle your case effectively and at a reasonable rate. Contact us to speak with someone today.

Contact us — we would love the opportunity to earn your business.

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"I hired Dwane Cates to represent my son in a high profile sex crime. I looked up criminal lawyers on the internet and found several that I was interested in. I read Mr. Cates' reveiws and thought he might be too good to be true..." READ MORE

"Attorney Dwane Cates and his staff have left a life-long great impression on me for the constant level of professionalism they exuberated during the entire time of my life-changing ordeal and for the great outcome of my case that came about because of the dedicated, hard work Attorney Cates put in..." READ MORE

"Top Notch Professionalism, the kind of person that 'under-promises and over-delivers'. Dwane got my marijuana possession charges completely dismissed after warning me upfront that there was only 'a 5-10% chance' based on the details of my case..." READ MORE