Saving the Second Amendment for Those Accused of Domestic Violence

Saving the Second Amendment for Those Accused of Domestic Violence

Since 1861 when Nevada became a state, no one accused of misdemeanor battery constituting domestic battery ever had a Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial because the offense was “petty” – meaning the maximum term of jail was 6 months.  Under the law, Nevadans didn’t...

The Long-Term Pitfalls of Misdemeanor Theft

The Long-Term Pitfalls of Misdemeanor Theft

Theft is a serious crime in the state of Nevada, and even misdemeanor theft charges can carry a serious penalty. Aside from the penalty that the charges carry, though, there are several other long-term consequences that may come into play when a person is convicted...

Marijuana is Still Illegal at the Federal Level

Marijuana is Still Illegal at the Federal Level

In 2017, the state of Nevada legalized marijuana for recreational use. Today, Nevada joins nine other states and the District of Columbia on the list of places in the United States where it is legal to purchase marijuana for recreational purposes. Legal, at least, at...

New DUI Laws in Nevada

New DUI Laws in Nevada

Beginning in October 2018, a new set of DUI laws went into effect in the state of Nevada. These new laws brought about a number of changes designed to discourage drunk driving in the state as well as provide some means of stopping drivers who are driving under the...

Challenging the Search Warrant

Challenging the Search Warrant

The language of the search warrant is a very important part of the equation. The language must be right on the search warrant for it to be a valid search warrant. A qualified Criminal Defense Attorney will be able to read the warrant and know right away if the...

How to Disqualify a Judge on Your Case

How to Disqualify a Judge on Your Case

Our judicial system has been carefully constructed - and continues to be fine-tuned quite frequently in an ongoing effort to make sure that all cases are handled with the impartial approach that is necessary to ensure fairness of judgment. Naturally, a crucial...

Can You Legally Transport Marijuana Across State Lines?

Can You Legally Transport Marijuana Across State Lines?

  As restrictions continue to loosen on both the medical and recreational purchase and use of marijuana in many states, questions regarding the legal issues surrounding the transport of marijuana across state lines are becoming more and more frequent. So, where...

What if I Have a Prior DUI Conviction and get Arrested Again?

What if I Have a Prior DUI Conviction and get Arrested Again?

  When you are pulled over for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of Nevada, there are a multitude of factors that will affect the penalties you might face if you are convicted.  One of the most important factors is whether or not you...

How Long Will a DUI Stay on My Record in Nevada?

How Long Will a DUI Stay on My Record in Nevada?

How long will a DUI stay on my record? If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the state of Nevada, you are probably already aware that a conviction can come with very serious consequences - but you may be less sure of exactly...

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 is the dress code for 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...

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...

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