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Santa Cruz County

Welcome to, PLLC - Your Trusted Legal Partner in Santa Cruz County

Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Cruz County, Arizona

About Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz County, Arizona, is a region known for its rich cultural heritage and unique border location. Nestled in the southern part of the state, this county shares its border with Mexico and offers a vibrant blend of cultures and traditions. From the historic town of Nogales to the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia Lake State Park, Santa Cruz County is a place where history and natural beauty come together.

Your Trusted Legal Advocate in Santa Cruz County

When facing criminal charges in Santa Cruz County, you need a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the local legal landscape. At, PLLC, we are committed to providing strong and effective representation to individuals in Santa Cruz County who are navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system.

Navigating Santa Cruz County’s Criminal Justice System

Santa Cruz County’s criminal justice system is built on the fundamental principle of the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. However, being accused of a crime can be a challenging experience, whether you’re out on bail or in custody. We understand the importance of keeping you and your loved ones informed about the progress of your case, particularly during times of uncertainty.

When to Seek Legal Representation

While some individuals may not immediately consider hiring an attorney for misdemeanor charges, seeking legal representation becomes crucial when facing serious felonies. Whether you reside in Nogales, Patagonia, or any other part of Santa Cruz County, our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to serve you. We believe that every individual deserves a strong defense, and we are committed to protecting your rights throughout the legal process.

Whether you’re facing charges for DUI, drug offenses, theft, assault, or any other criminal matter in Santa Cruz County, Dwane and Aaron have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the effective and personalized representation you need. They understand that a criminal charge can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, and they are committed to being there for their clients every step of the way.

Dwane and Aaron are known for their exceptional trial skills and their ability to negotiate favorable plea bargains. They take a strategic and tailored approach to each case, and will work closely with their clients to understand their unique needs and goals. They will thoroughly investigate the evidence against you and will challenge any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case to ensure that your rights are protected.

In addition to their criminal defense work, Dwane and Aaron are also committed to community outreach and education. They frequently speak to community groups and schools about the criminal justice system, and are dedicated to helping people better understand their rights and the legal process.

If you’re facing criminal charges in Santa Cruz County, AZ or the surrounding areas, it’s important to have an experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer on your side. Dwane and Aaron are here to help, and they will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

To schedule a free consultation, call, PLLC today at (480) 620-8568.


I was busted @ the I8 checkpoint about 50 miles east of the AZ/CA border with a very small amount of pot, I called up Dwayne and his people took care of everything, thankfully I did not have to drive back to AZ…


Mr Cates is professional, helpful, explained the entire process and got me great results. I recommend him if you want someone knowledgeable fighting for you.


At the first point from when I retained Mr. Cates, he was nothing but professional, and I felt that he really cared about my case. I could tell that after negotiating with the other attorney, delivering the…