Las Vegas DUI Attorneys
If you have been charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is critical that you consult with a DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. Michael Pariente along with John G. Watkins, are highly qualified DUI defense lawyers in Las Vegas who will take a meticulous approach to your case and ensure that all legal avenues are explored. Michael Pariente and John G. Watkins will personally handle all elements of your case- not farm it out to a less experienced associate.
How are we different than a cheap DUI mill:
- Help you obtain your temporary license.
- DMV Appeal Hearings.
- We challenge the means they obtained the breath or blood results.
- We challenge the warrant used to obtain the search.
- More NOT GUILTY verdicts than any other DUI Lawyer in Nevada.
THE DUI PROCESS
After you are charged with driving under the influence, your attorney will choose a defense strategy that best counteracts the evidence in the case. For example, if an officer determined that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol after conducting a field sobriety test or administering a DUI chemical test, your attorney may be able to successfully argue that:
- The law enforcement official did not follow proper procedure when conducting the field sobriety test
- The Breathalyzer test malfunctioned
- The officer did not have enough probable cause to conduct a traffic stop
- The chemical test sample was contaminated
Anytime you are charged with a DUI there is no guarantee that you will be convicted of the offense, and there are always defense options available to you. A skilled DUI defense attorney can fight to weaken the prosecution’s case and could potentially have your charges dismissed or reduced.
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When you combine that Mr. John Watkins has been practicing DUI Defense in Las Vegas since 1980 and Mr. Michael Pariente has been in practice since 1998.
If convicted of a DUI that results in serious bodily injury or death, you face:
- At least two up to 20 years in prison;
- $2,000-$5,000 fine;
- License suspension or revocation;
- Requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle if you get your license back;
- Permanent felony criminal record which will, amongst other things, make you ineligible to ever own guns again; and/or
- Any future DUI will automatically be charged as a category B felony, even if it would normally be charged as a misdemeanor.
Although a first DUI is usually considered to be a misdemeanor offense, the penalties associated with a conviction can be severe. Individuals can be punished by:
- Up to six months in jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- Being ordered to enroll in a DUI Course
- A driver’s license suspension
- Being ordered to perform community service
- Sitting in on a victim Impact Panel to raise awareness on the dangers of drunk driving
- Attend and complete a coroner’s program