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Knowing This Piece of Advice Could Change Your Life If You’re Ever Arrested

Getting arrested is a stressful situation whether you are guilty or innocent. First, you’re probably scared because the authorities have just pulled you over. Second, you’re most likely embarrassed because of all the spectators and passersby. Third, you simply don’t … Continue reading

7 White Collar Crimes That Are Way More Serious Than You Originally Thought

White collar crimes are unique in that they are typically perpetrated by business and government professionals. These offenders are much more removed from the harm inflicted by their actions, but these crimes are far from victimless. On the contrary, the … Continue reading

4 Things You Don’t Know About DUI Law But Should, Because It Can Change Your Life

Anybody can get arrested for a DUI. It doesn’t take very much alcohol or much of a traffic violation either. Assuming you’ve never been suspected before, remember these things about a DUI traffic stop. That’s because A DUI on your … Continue reading

The 8 Most Common Probation Violations People Make Without Even Knowing It

Probation is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you’re not in jail. On the other, you need to be as careful as possible not to violate your probation status. Your lawyer probably communicated the importance of steering clear of another … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About the 4th Amendment: Your Rights Against Unreasonable Search and Seizure

The Amendment IV as highlighted in the Constitution guarantees all citizens their freedom from unlawful search and seizure by law enforcement agencies.  It is the bedrock in which individuals’ constitutional rights to privacy are guaranteed. This protects the state from … Continue reading

If a Loved One Is Accused of a Crime, Here Are the 6 Best Ways You Can Support Them

When a loved one is accused of a crime, it’s devastating to the entire family.  You might feel helpless and wish there was more you could do to support the accused person.  This is especially true if the person was … Continue reading

The Things People Wish They Knew Before They Got Pulled Over for Suspicion of a DUI

Getting pulled over for suspicion of DUI is considered to be one of the most serious crimes.  This is because you not only endanger your life, but also that of other innocent road users.  However, if you have been pulled … Continue reading

If You Have Been Accused of a Crime, This Advice May Save You From Serious Jail Time

There are many times people get arrested and don’t know how to handle it.  It may be your fist experience with law enforcement.  What if you feel you’ve not committed a crime?  This is a difficult situation.  It’s important to … Continue reading

Would I Defend The Men That Robbed Me At Gunpoint?

Posted on by Dwane Cates

I have been a criminal defense lawyer for over 18 years.  I dedicated my life to defending people who are charged with crimes.  I believe that I am very good at what I do. I have had a lot of … Continue reading

Criminal Defense Attorney Dwane Cates on “After Dark” Jodi Arias Verdict

The Jodi Arias Verdict is in. Dwane Cates on “After Dark” on HLN commenting on the verdict and other issues in the Jodi Arias case.

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