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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

in all areas including

DUI, DMV, and Domestic Violence Defense

 At Cates Law, we offer individually tailored criminal defense services to those in need.  No two cases or people are the same. Each individual accused of a crime will be assessed and a plan tailored to their specific needs.  Mr. Cates personally handles each matter and the complexities of every case.  Cases are never delegated to a law clerk or paralegal. Direct contact and communication is essential to ensure successful outcomes for every individual targeted and prosecuted by the state.

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MEET THE ATTORNEY

Benjamin Cates, Attorney at Law

Before defending the freedom and rights of his clients in the California court system, Mr. Cates served our country and fought for the Constitution as a United States Marine. He served his country for six years and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. 

Mr. Cates takes special pride in defending Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel.  He continues to defend the Constitution in every case as he defends individual’s rights in the criminal justice system.  He invests his time, attention and expertise in every client as an individual, and represents them to the fullest. He goes above and beyond the duties of a criminal attorney to achieve for his clients the best results possible as quickly as possible. He is a hard working attorney who has earned the admiration of his colleagues, the immense gratitude of his clients, and the highly regarded respect of the courts.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Cates has argued thousands of cases and is extremely well versed in the California court and DMV hearing system. He has argued Appellate cases before the California Courts of Appeal and County Appellate Divisions.  His efforts before the appellate courts have resulted in favorable changes in case law for all Californians, and has specifically changed the method in which the San Bernardino Crime Lab analyzes blood samples.

Mr. Cates earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands and his Juris Doctorate from California Southern Law School.  He has been recognized for his efforts by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association as a Top 100 Trial Attorney and Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney.  He has also received accolades from the National League of Renowned Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, and recently he was named Top 100 DUI Attorney from the National Advocacy for DUI Defense.

Mr. Cates understands the importance and the need for justice. He believes in the need to defend the Constitution and now serves his community by passionately defending the Constitutional rights of his clients.  He has dedicated his time to the community by participating in events through the Riverside and San Bernardino County Bar Associations, the State Bar of California, Legal Aid of San Bernardino, and the California DUI Lawyers Association. 

PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM

At Cates Law Office, we understand the extremely emotional and financial burden that results from being charged with a crime. When your rights and freedom are at stake, you need a skilled attorney who will protect you. We will represent you with our expertise, dedication, and diligence to allow you to maintain the freedom you deserve. 

The Law Offices of Benjamin Cates is committed to ensuring personal service.  We are here for you. You will receive direct access to your attorney throughout your case. 
CATES LAW OFFICE
43460 Ridge Park Drive Suite 200F 
Temecula, California 92590
951.330.2929
HIGHLY RATED AWARD WINNING ATTORNEY

 
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"A LIFE SAVER"

"My case was not looking good. I was looking at prison time for felony DUI. Out of all the attorneys I consulted with he was the only one who gave me hope and made me feel comfortable. He was also the only attorney to not hear the DMV hearing over the phone, but in person. Of which he won, getting my license with no restrictions. I didn't have to spend a day in jail thanks to Ben. He is the real deal."

—  Eric

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