ABOUT LV DUI DEFENSE

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.

Word Renowned Attorneys

John G. Watkins has been involved in nationally televised DUI trials. Michael Pariente is a former federal public defender.

Real Results

We don’t just plead you out, we fight for you. If we have to go to trial thats just what we do.

DUI Law Firm

For over 30 years we have focused solely on DUI cases. Our track record speaks for itself.

Individual Attention

We work in quality not quantity. We aren’t the cheapest DUI firm in town but we give the highest quality attention to your individual case.

Field Sobriety Test

Even if you’ve failed the test that are set up to make you fail, we can still obtain a favorable result for you.

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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.

YOUR EXPERIENCED TEAM

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Michael D. Pariente, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Michael D. Pariente, Esq. Biography

Legal Experience

  • The Pariente Law Firm, P.C., Las Vegas, NV (2005 – Present)
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender, El Paso, TX (1999-2005)
  • El Paso County Assistant District Attorney for DUI prosecutions, El Paso, TX (1998-1999)

Education

  • Baylor University, School of Law, Waco, TX, J. D. (1998)
  • University of Texas, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Austin, TX
    Masters Degree, Public Affairs (1995)
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Bachelors Degree, Business (1990)Admissions
  • State Bar of Nevada (2005)
  • State Bar of Texas (1998)
  • United States Supreme Court (2012)
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2009)
  • U. S. District Court, District of Nevada (2006)
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas (2005)
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2005)
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas (1998)

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Nevada Association of Criminal Justice (NACJ), President’s Club
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Life Member

Pro Bono

  • Provided free legal services through State Bar of Nevada program for indigent persons

Personal

  • Platinum Rothschild Member, Young Israel Aish Synagogue, Las Vegas, NV
  • Dedication Board Member, Chabad Jewish Center of La Jolla, CA
John G. Watkins, Esq.

Of Counsel

John G. Watkins, Esq. Biography

John G. Watkins Biography

Legal Experience

  • John G. Watkins, Esq Las Vegas, NV (1983 to Present)
  • Clark County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Division, Las Vegas, NV (1981)
  • Honorable Judge Pavlikowski Law Clerk, Las Vegas, NV (1980)
  • Legal Aid (Third Year of Law School) St. Louis, MO (1979)

Education

  • Saint Louis University, School of Law (Billikens) St. Louis, MO
    J. D. (1980)
  • University of Missouri St. Louis, MO
    B. A. Philosophy (1977)
    Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV (1976)

Admissions

  • State Bar of Nevada (1980)
  • United States Supreme Court (1986)>
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1983)
  • U. S. District Court, District of Nevada (1981)

Awards

  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
    Defender of the Year (2003)

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (1984 – 1996)
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association

Military

  • State Commander for the Nevada National Guard Reserve
    Rank: Colonel (06)
  • Battalion Commander for the Nevada National Guard Reserve
  • Legal Officer for the Nevada National Guard Reserve
    Received State Commendation Medal

Pro Bono

  • Provided free legal services for soldiers deployed to Desert Storm & their families.
  • State Chairman  for the Employers Support for the Guard and Reserve
  • Free legal services to many who lacked the funds to hire a lawyer.

Personal

  • Married for 46 years to Barbara Watkins with four sons, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

WHY CHOOSE US

DUI/Drunk Driving

An arrest for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has the potential to have a devastating impact on your life. With potential prison sentences, fines, and a driver’s license suspension looming over your head, it is understandable for an individual to be under an immense amount of stress. In order to alleviate that stress, it would be beneficial to contact an experienced DUI defense attorney..

First DUI

From the moment you are arrested for driving under the influence, it is critical that you take your situation seriously. Penalties, even for a first offense, can be severe and life altering. By consulting with a devoted DUI defense attorney, you give yourself the best chance at avoiding the penalties associated with this offense.

Second DUI Offence

The penalties associated with drunk driving can be severe. This is especially true if an individual is convicted of multiple DUIs in a certain period of time. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, and you have been previously convicted of drunk driving, it is imperative that you contact a Las Vegas DUI attorney as soon as possible.

DUI with Serious Bodily Injury or Death

If you have been charged with causing serious injury or death while driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is critical that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. Michael Pariente is a highly qualified DUI attorney in Las Vegas who will take a fastidious approach to your case to ensure that all legal avenues are explored.

Commercial DUI

It takes only half the blood-alcohol level required for a normal driving under the influence (DUI) arrest to result in a conviction for DUI while driving a commercial vehicle. If convicted, your Commercial Driver License (CDL) will be suspended for at least a year, and possibly for life. However, not all vehicles operated for commercial purposes meet the legal definition of a “commercial vehicle.”

Prescription Drugs and DUI

Regardless of you not having had any alcohol to drink, it is entirely possible to be arrested and convicted of DUI if police claim you were driving under the influence of prescription drugs. This is just as serious of a charge as if you were drunk.

Even if you have a valid doctor’s prescription for the drugs, this is not an automatic defense to a charge of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.

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Successful DUI Cases

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

LV DUI DEFENSE 

Contact us:

(702) 748-8000
dui@lvduidefense.com

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