This is Michael Pariente from the Pariente Law Firm, P.C. I’m a criminal defense lawyer here in Las Vegas. Today I want to talk about a topic I’ve addressed in other blogs and that is the unpaid casino markers question. What do you do if you get a letter from the gambling establishment indicating your casino marker has bounced and they want their money. What do you do? Or worse, you get that letter from the DA’s office indicating they’ve received information from the Casino stating that you didn’t have sufficient funds in your account.

The DA wants the full restitution plus 10 percent for their fee! What do you do? The worst thing you could ever do is stick your head in the sand think it’s going to go away. You can’t just file bankruptcy and think the DA’s office will then decide to dismiss the case because a bankruptcy judge does discharge your debt. It doesn’t work that way. The worst thing you can do is do nothing.

There is hope if you’re in a situation where you’ve received a letter from the Clark County DA’s office or received a letter from the casino. You should contact me immediately.

There are ways that you can avoid getting arrested and won’t have a felony conviction. I can save you a lot of money in most cases. Often times, you can actually save money by retaining a lawyer who is adept at litigating gaming offenses.

Give me a call at my office, or if you want to come visit me in person as I’m more than happy to sit down with you to discuss what I can do to help you. As I mentioned earlier in this blog, ignoring the problem isn’t going to make it go away and will leave you paying higher interest charges.

I have listed my firm’s contact information below. As always, the same attorney you meet in my conference room will be the same attorney that represents you in court. I do not delegate my cases out to some kid who just got out of law school.


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