1. parientelaw.com - If you are in a vehicle accident that results in serious bodily injury or death, you could be facing felony charges under NRS 484C.430 if it is alleged that any of the following circumstances exist:
    ¥ You were under the influence of alcohol;
    ¥ You had a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in your blood or breath;
    ¥ You were found by measurement within 2 hours after driving a vehicle to have a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in your blood or breath;
    ¥ You were under the influence of a drug or were under the combined influence of drugs and alcohol;
    ¥ You inhaled, ingested, applied or otherwise used any chemical, poison or organic solvent to a degree which made you unable to safely drive a vehicle; or
    ¥ A blood or urine test found signs of drug use.
    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.

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    3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy. #615
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    (702) 966-5310

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  2. parientelaw.com/criminal-defense/drug-charges/ - Can Vegas Security Guards Arrested Me for Drugs at the Pool? That is a somewhat complicated question, security guards are not held up to the same accountability as law-enforcement officers. If you have been arrested because you have gotten searched by security guard at the hotel property in Las Vegas, in particular property that is managed by the MGM do not plead guilty and contact my office as soon as possible so I can begin litigation in and get the charges dismissed.

    Definition of Illegal Drug Possession
    Section 453.336 of the Nevada Revised Statutes states that it is against the law to knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance without a valid prescription. If acting in the course of his or her professional practice, a valid prescription can be issued by a physician, physician’s assistant, dentist, optometrist, veterinarian, or advanced practitioner of nursing.
    If an individual is found to be in possession of a controlled substance without a valid prescription, he or she can be charged with the illegal possession of a controlled substance. Some of the most common drugs that result in illegal possession charges in Las Vegas include:
    * Marijuana
    * Cocaine
    * Methadone
    * Heroin
    * Xanax
    * Valium
    * Ecstasy
    * PSP
    * Ritalin
    * Ambien
    * LSD
    * Methamphetamine
    * Adderall
    * Vicodin
    If you have been charged with possessing of any of the substances mentioned above, or any other drug, it is important to understand your legal options. Being arresting arrested for a crime does not automatically mean you will be convicted of it, contact a drug defense lawyer in Clark County who can provide you with quality defense options.
     
    What is Considered Possession in Nevada?
    In order to be convicted of possession of a controlled substance, the prosecution has to be able to prove that you were in either actual or constructive possession of the substance. Actual construction consists of having the drugs on your body, in your clothing or pocket, purse, backpack, or otherwise within a very close vicinity.
    Constructive possession is defined as having knowledge of the presence of an illegal drug, and having the ability and intent to possess or take control over the substance. This type of possession is usually more difficult for the prosecution to prove, and provides the defense with a number of different defense options.

    Pariente Law Firm, P.C.
    3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy. #615
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    (702) 966-5310

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  3. parientelaw.com/blog/2016/02/18/apple-v-fbi-and-the-u-s-government/ - Apple is refusing to comply with an order from United States Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym. What does this mean for Apple? What options to they have? Criminal Defense attorney Michael D. Pariente discusses Apple’s options in this weeks Vlog. This is not the first time we have addressed Apple’s legal problems with the Justice Department.

    Prior to today’s ruling the justice department backed down on requiring the company to create a “backdoor” in its products for law enforcement to view the contents.

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  4. parientelaw.com/criminal-defense/violent-offenses/assault-battery/ - there is a wide range of definitions for simple battery or as described under Nevada law this is what constitutes the difference between simple battery and assault. It is important and you always hire a good criminal defense attorney to accompany you in court because this can be considered a violent crime add having one on your record could jeopardize anything you do in the future.

    NRS 200.481  Battery: Definitions; penalties.

    1.  As used in this section:

    (a) “Battery” means any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.

    (b) “Child” means a person less than 18 years of age.

    (c) “Officer” means:

    (1) A person who possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer;

    (2) A person employed in a full-time salaried occupation of fire fighting for the benefit or safety of the public;

    (3) A member of a volunteer fire department;

    (4) A jailer, guard, matron or other correctional officer of a city or county jail or detention facility;

    (5) A justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals, district judge, justice of the peace, municipal judge, magistrate, court commissioner, master or referee, including, without limitation, a person acting pro tempore in a capacity listed in this subparagraph; or

    (6) An employee of the State or a political subdivision of the State whose official duties require the employee to make home visits.

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    3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy #615
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    (702) 966-5310

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  5. parientelaw.com/criminal-defense/sexual-offenses/ - more information then you'll hopefully ever need to know about a multitude of different sex crimes that occur in Las Vegas. Some of them carry very steep criminal penalties and even worse if you wind up going to prison it is those who have committed sex offenses that we're generally dealt with no sympathy by the corrections officers and their prisons alike. It is important if you have been charged with the sex crime that you get and attorney who is knowledgeable in these kinds of cases because there are in almost every the occasion very serious.

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    3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy #615
    Las Vegas, NV 89169
    (702) 966-5310

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Las Vegas Criminal Defense Firm

Michael Pariente is an experienced former prosecutor and federal public defender who can represent you. At Pariente Law Firm, P.C., your case will never be handed off to an inexperienced associate. Michael Pariente personally handles all matters for you.

Michael Pariente is licensed to practice in all Nevada courts, including both state and federal. Regardless of your charges and whether you are a longtime Clark County resident or an out-of-state visitor, he can fight for your rights.

Call Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at 702-966-5310 to schedule a consultation. Michael Pariente represents clients in courthouses throughout Clark County, including in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Paradise.

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