Attorney Cates is an excellent attorney! Cates was referred to me by a family member he represented and beat a life sentence. He saved my life as well. I was facing some serious jail time, but Cates presented a great case and fought for my freedom till the end. I remember early in my case I told Cates "if I get jail time its ok I can handle it"... he immediately corrected me and said "I never fight to lose, my goal is win this case"! When he said that I knew I was in good hands. He gave me the strategy, resources and plan to effectively present my case and move the prosecution to give me probation over a lengthy jail sentence. If you have a serious case, then you need a serious attorney who knows the ins and outs of the system, good tact, strategy, years of experience and a fought and won BIG CASES... dont hesitate to hire Attorney Cates. I spent this Xmas home with my wife and children and it was all possible because Cates did a damn good job. I will be a life long client for future legal matters (non-criminal lol). Best thing I ever did was hire Cates!!!