Top 100 Attorneys in Las Vegas

Top 100 Attorneys in Las Vegas

Michael D. Pariente, Esq. - Top 100 in Nevada Michael D. Pariente, Esq. has been chosen to receive the America's Top 100 Attorneys "Lifetime Achievement" award. With almost two decades of experience as a Nevada criminal defense lawyer, Michael Pariente knows how to...

New DUI Laws in Las Vegas

New DUI Laws in Las Vegas

A recent bill has been unanimously passed in the state of Nevada that will soon require the mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock System (sometimes referred to as an IIS) in the vehicles of anyone convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol....

DUI driver charged with murder in Las Vegas

DUI driver charged with murder in Las Vegas

UNUSUAL DUI CHARGE IN LAS VEGAS In 38 years of practice, Las Vegas attorney John Watkins told the Review-Journal on Thursday, he has never seen a murder charge attached to a DUI case. Watkins represented Jessica Williams, who was convicted in 2001 of six counts of...

When do I get my bail money back?

When do I get my bail money back?

WHEN DO I GET MY BAIL MONEY BACK? Getting your bail money back sounds pretty straight forward but, it's not. Bail can be exonerated, used for fines, or kept if you decide to not show up to court. So asking, "When do I get my bail money back?" is a difficult question...

What do I wear to court? Easy to follow dress code for court!

What do I wear to court? Easy to follow dress code for court!

What do I wear to court? Is a very common question that I get asked all the time by our clients. What do I wear to court? You would think this answer is simple, but it's not.   A good rule of thumb is dress how you normally dress but dress it up. What does that mean...

Announcing our annual Pariente Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship

Announcing our annual Pariente Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship

Pariente Law Firm, P.C. Scholarship The Pariente Law Firm, P.C., a criminal defense firm in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce our yearly scholarship.  Each year, we will give away a $1,000 scholarship to any student applying for law school or already attending law...

Do Police Need A Warrant for my Internet Search History?

Do Police Need A Warrant for my Internet Search History?

The recent developments in the alleged murder of Susan Winters prompted someone to email me and ask if the police need a warrant to search your internet search history.  The short answer is generally “no.”  Here’s why: First of all, in case you haven’t been following...

What is Substantial Bodily Harm when it comes to a DUI

What is Substantial Bodily Harm when it comes to a DUI

What exactly qualifies as substantial bodily harm to turn a misdemeanor DUI into a felony in Nevada?   In order to be charged and convicted for Felony DUI resulting in death or substantial bodily harm under NRS 484c.430, the prosecutor has to prove that you were...

High fever can mean false results on your DUI breath test

High fever can mean false results on your DUI breath test

High fever can mean false results for your Intoxilyzer 8000D test   If you've ever listened to a police officer or a chemist for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department testify about the Intoxilyzer 8000D machine, you'd think "Wow!  This machine is amazing! It's...

How can I lower my bail amount?

How can I lower my bail amount?

How can I lower my bail? We all hear on the news about how this person had their bail set at this amount, and that person had their bail set at that amount. How does a Judge come to a conclusion about what bail to set? Can you get bail lowered from the original amount...

5 Things You Need To Know When Pulled Over For DUI

5 Things You Need To Know When Pulled Over For DUI

Choosing Between The Breath Or Blood Tests If you are stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol, you may be given the option of a breath or blood test. The breathalyzer will give an instant response, and if you are over the 0.08 legal limit, the police will...

Tesla’s Autopilot and Texting laws

Tesla’s Autopilot and Texting laws

Texting while on Autopilot   While doing some research on a case I found an interesting statute here in Nevada. In Nevada it is illegal to use your handheld device while operating a motor vehicle as it is in most states but we have found a neat little clause that...

Will sealing your criminal history help you with immigration?

Will sealing your criminal history help you with immigration?

Hi, this is attorney Michael Pariente with the Pariente Law firm P.C., John G. Watkins, of counsel. I'm a criminal defense lawyer here in Las Vegas and I've been practicing law for 18 years. Today I'd like to talk to you about a question that I've been getting asked a...

Should You Take A Breath Or Blood Test In A DUI?

Should You Take A Breath Or Blood Test In A DUI?

If you're stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol, should you take a blood test or a breath test? That's a complicated question, and I'm going to explain my hopefully less complicated answer. If you take a breath test, the police will know immediately if...

Your Rights When Stopped By The Police

Your Rights When Stopped By The Police

The Right To Remain Silent How you act when confronted by the police can have a huge effect on the outcome of your case. Like they say on TV, you really do have the right to remain silent, and what you say can AND WILL be used against you in court. If interacting with...

Utah v. Strieff – Cops can search you without a warrant now

Utah v. Strieff – Cops can search you without a warrant now

Picture this, you’re walking down the street one day, minding your own business. You’ve done NOTHING wrong. You haven’t been accused of anything wrong, you haven’t broken any laws. Now, here comes John Q. Law out of the blue and he tells you to stop. Once you stop he...

Arrested For Drugs At Vegas EDC 2016?

Arrested For Drugs At Vegas EDC 2016?

Arrested For Drugs At Vegas EDC 2016? EDC is a busy time for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). This is the time of year when 250,000 EDC fans descend upon Las Vegas for the Electric Daisy Carnival. Unfortunately for many EDC-goers, LVMPD officers don’t...

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Possession of a Controlled Substance

What Are Controlled Substances?   A “substance” is a drug classified as being “controlled” by federal or state governments when the use of the drug is only available through regulated means. The federal government has made a list of the various types of drugs that are...

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