Tennessee Criminal Defense Attorneys
An experienced firm fighting for your rights.

If you have been charged with a crime in Tennessee, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.   Douglas Bates, III was an Assistant District Attorney General for the first 8 years of his career before focusing on civil litigation and criminal defense work.  Douglas Bates, IV has embraced criminal defense work since his return home in 2008. 

The Bateses often collaborate together on trial and appellate strategy to advise you throughout the criminal process and obtain the best possible result. Together, the Bateses have tried homicide and sexual crime jury trials, as well as appealed cases to the Court of Criminal Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.  The Bateses will involve you in every decision throughout your criminal defense and will give you honest and blunt advice to help you manage your risk.  Though many cases settle before trial, the Bateses will employ a vigorous and zealous defense on your behalf from the beginning of your representation.

The Bates & Bates Law Office in Centerville has represented clients in state courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:


  • Traffic violations
  • Assault and battery
  • Possession of drugs
  • Theft and larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery


  • Arson
  • Rape
  • Homicide — murder/manslaughter
  • Domestic violence
  • White collar crime
  • And more

Bates & Bates Law Office can represent you at every stage of the process, from being investigated up through the Tennessee Supreme Court.  The Bates & Bates Law Office regularly employs a private investigator to help investigate the weaknesses of the State's case. 

Bates & Bates Law Office   
When you have been charged with a crime, choose a criminal defense attorney with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call the Bates & Bates Law Office at (931) 729-4085 to schedule a consultation. With offices conveniently located in Centerville, Tennessee, the Bates & Bates Law Office stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter.


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Bates and Bates Law Office

406 W Public Sq

CentervilleTN 37033

931 729-4085 931 729-4085

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