Dean serves the upstate area of South Carolina.  He is located at the Pruett Law Firm in Gaffney.  If you need representation in Federal Court, State Circuit Court (General Sessions), Municipal Court, or Magistrate Court contact Dean for a free consultation.  He focuses 100% of his practice on criminal defense.  It is important for any person charged with federal or state charges to be proactive in their defense.  If you have been arrested, or think you may be charged in the future contact Dean to discuss your case.  

"I believe it is very important to keep you informed on what is going on in your case.  If I miss your call, I will call you back as soon as possible."   


DUI/DUAC, drugs, guns, Robbery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Assault & Battery, or any other criminal charge





Main (864) 488-0120

Email:  dean@deancookpa.com


Areas of Practice

Criminal DefenSE

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime it is extremely important to be proactive.  I have worked in the state and federal criminal justice system for over 30 years and I will help you navigate your way through it.  My goal is to assist you to a successful outcome.  A successful outcome may be dismissal of the charges, a not guilty verdict at trial, a reduction of your charge, or a lesser sentence.  

I have extensive knowledge of probation, parole, and supervised release cases in both state and federal court.  If you have been charged with a violation of probation, parole, or supervised release give me a call. 

Remember that you have the absolute right to remain silent-and you should.  

federal charges and sentencing

A federal charge is handled differently in many ways than state charges. It is critical to be represented early in your case because there may be ways to mitigate exposure to mandatory minimum sentences or otherwise lengthy sentences.  The sentencing process is arguably the most important part of federal court.  Sentences are driven primarily by the Sentencing Guidelines.  I worked for the United States Probation Office for 20 years.  As a Sentencing Guidelines Specialist, I prepared Presentence Reports (PSRs) for the United States District Court in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Anderson, South Carolina.  


There are times, too, when the law doesn’t give a damn who gets caught beneath its wheels.
— Susanne Alleyn


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