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Randall J Bates

Criminal defense Attorney at Yarmouth, ME

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Randall

Learn Randall’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Court-appointed criminal defense of misdemeanor and felony cases in Cumberland, York, Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln Counties.

    21 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Six years as a prosecutor in Cumberland County and 15 years as a defense attorney handling OUI cases, OUI/Manslaughter, and OUI/Habitual Offender cases.

    27 years, 996 cases

  3. Federal crime
    10%
    Court-appointed counsel in federal criminal cases, including drug trafficking, sex trafficking, possession of dangerous weapons, marriage fraud, white collar crimes.

    21 years, 25 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    Court-appointed counsel representing juveniles charged with crimes in Cumberland and York Counties.

    21 years, 25 cases

  5. Sex crime
    10%
    Six years as a prosecutor in Cumberland County and 15 years as a defense attorney handling sex crimes in Cumberland, York, Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln Counties.

    27 years, 20 cases

  6. Violent crime
    10%
    Six years as a prosecutor in Cumberland County and 15 years as a defense attorney handling violent crimes in Cumberland, York, Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln Counties, and Federal Court.

    27 years, 400 cases

  7. White collar crime
    10%
    Six years as a prosecutor in Cumberland County and 15 years as a defense attorney handling sex crimes in Cumberland, York, Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln Counties, and Federal Court.

    21 years, 10 cases

Specializing in criminal defense in State and Federal Courts.

Location

The Bates Law Firm
P.O. Box 1146
Yarmouth, ME, 04096

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Timothy | December 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Randall has been with me sense day one. About 17 years now, and has always helped to keep me out of jail.. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
Posted by Jose | September 25, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great man
Mr. Bates is a very understanding and always has had my best interest in mind. Could not have asked for a better attorney!
Posted by Frankie | January 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fights For Your Freedom
I like Randall Bates, he's represented me on several criminal cases and i've always been happy with the outcomes. One could even say " I owe my freedom to him". Thank You Randy for not being like so many other lawyers who just let there clients Swing. Your awesome !
Posted by Christopher S. | August 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Serious Dwi
Randall Bates Is not your typical lawyer who does just enough to make you happy. Randall goes above and beyond. By far the best representation I have ever had I recommend him to anyone and everyone in need of a lawyer!
Posted by chris | April 20, 2015
great lawyer
Randy has been with me through a lot and has always keep it up front with me and always does better then we talk about his is the first and only name I give when asked if I know a good attorney
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2013
Not Responsive
Our interaction started well with Randall Bates responding to my email and stating he could take on my case. Unfortunately, he then 'vanished' ... No response to my voice messages or emails. Finally, a few days before my court date and in resopnse to my increasingly panicky emails labelled 'very important' he left me a message that he is currently too busy to represent me. This behavior seems very irresponsible and unprofessional! It should have been a clue that he doesn't have a web site or address or office. Even his aswering machine lacks professionalism: there is just the generic voice from the phone company to leave a message, no mentioning of a name or company. And after not getting any response from my next email that generic computer voice stated for days on that the voicemail box is full and no new message could be accepted. I never got a chance to find out how good Randall Bates is, but can say interacting with him (or my attempts) was very frustrating and a waste of time. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend him at all.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Strike, Goodwin & O'Brien
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cumberland County District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2002

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Bates College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Past Chair - Criminal Law Section
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Yarmouth Criminal defense Lawyer Randall J Bates
Randall J Bates
Criminal defense Attorney
Yarmouth, ME
Licensed for 27 years