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Top-Rated DUI Lawyers & Defense Attorneys in Reno, NV

Attorney Mathew A. Work has successfully defended hundreds of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) cases in Reno and all Northern Nevada courts. We understand what is on the line when you are facing DUI or DWI charges. You risk losing your job, career, driver’s license, your ability to travel and perhaps the ability to provide for your family. In addition, the court and district attorney typically seek charges that can be devastating both financially and emotionally.

As a former criminal prosecutor, I have experienced the system from the inside. I know the inner workings of the prosecutor’s office, their undisclosed policies, and how they attempt to rack up as many convictions as possible. I began my own law firm, Carlson & Work, to utilize that insider expertise and experience to even the playing field for those facing driving under influence charges. Here are the potential penalties:

First DUI Penalties in Nevada

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Court appointed
  • Community Service
  • Suspended Drivers license
  • Fines up to $10,000
  • DUI Classes
  • Possible alcohol and drug evaluation

Second and Third DUI Penalties are MUCH Worse!

You need to hire a DUI defense attorney to limit your penalties and to give yourself a fighting chance. Don’t face the courts alone!

Law Firm Expectations:

The Law Firm’s reputation, reviews, and case results should speak for themselves. When you retain Carlson & Work, you will have an experienced and dedicated Reno family and divorce lawyer by your side. Furthermore, our firm believes that every family law client has their own story to tell. That is why we start the relationship off by ensuring we understand every aspect of your divorce, child custody or family law matter inside and out. Therefore, we ask that our clients take an active role in their family law case. That is the only way your story can be told. 

Client Testimonials

I recently had a personal injury case that I was told was "hopeless" - I've been spoke to Mathew Work and his business partner Jared Clark and was shown I had HOPE! Six months later I just received a check in the mail for over $50,000. If you've been injured and feel like there are good guy, attorneys left, I'm here to tell you there are! Thank you!
Alex M.
19:42 01 Dec 22
Five. Stars for legal talent. Five stars for honesty. I've worked with several law firms in the past and was always frustrated by the pointless updates and redundant emails simply looking for an opportunity to bill against my account. Because of my past experience, I was worried Carlson Work would do the same. Not a chance, they only updated with critical information, they looked to protect my trust resources for important matters, and always communicated succinctly in a way to protect my trust. These people are awesome and ethical!
Faith L.
19:25 01 Dec 22
I've worked with several law firms in the past, and Carlson and Work is above and beyond the best I've experienced. They are prompt, diligent and levelheaded, and all of their approaches. It was obvious throughout settlement that they were far more focused than the opposition. I can't think them enough!
Nathan F.
20:57 29 Nov 22
If you're looking for a law firm that won't pull punches, will be blunt, and tell you the difficult truth, even when you don't want to hear it, this is your team. They don't sugarcoat anything, and they were always honest throughout my entire experience with them! 10 stars for honesty.
Yatzhiri Sánchez C.
17:52 29 Nov 22
I had a consult with Mr. Work and he was incredibly knowledgeable. He was very blunt and straight to the point. He didn't beat around the bush, which saved me so much time. It seems like honesty is his strong suit because he, in no way, tried to sugarcoat anything nor try to lie about which party would receive favorable outcomes.
Kiera M.
11:57 20 Nov 22
Look no further! If you're looking for the best attorneys in Northern Nevada, they are at Carlson & Work. I can't thank you all enough. You all came through not only for me but for my entire family. I'm forever grateful! FIVE STARS!
Tony
20:05 16 Nov 22
Huge thank you to Mathew, Rebecca and Kenton! What a dynamic group of attorneys. My life has improved so much after retaining this firm and seeing the case to the end. We had ups and downs and difficult days but in the end, they never stop fighting for my family and me. 10 stars!
Naye P.
22:55 11 Nov 22
If you're looking for an honest, compassionate and patient law firm during an otherwise trying time, there are your people! Hands down the best law firm in Nevada. 10/10! Thank you all! I had the privilege of working with Mathew and Kenton, they were incredible from start to finish.
Nate F.
20:54 08 Nov 22
Take time and interview multiple attorneys . After you do, it will become as clear as it did to me that Carlson & Work is the obvious choice for family law in Reno Nevada. A+ experience with Mathew and his team.
M W
20:46 08 Nov 22
Carlson offered the guidance I needed. Carlson represented me in a family law trial. They were great and trustworthy; prepared, and thorough! I couldn’t have chosen a better option! Thank you!
regionalmonk
01:36 07 Nov 22
I recently consulted with Mr. Work but in the end, he refused to take my case. At first, I was annoyed by this but in reality, I am very grateful that there's an attorney out there willing to shoot it to you straight when you don't have a legal basis to move forward. Most attorneys would have taken my money and ran. Five stars for the straight forwardness.
Pablo H.
20:40 02 Nov 22
I had never needed a service like this before and I was nervous about who to go to. But I got an appointment quickly and they were always helpful. They explained everything to me twice if it was needed to be sure that I understood. I will definitely recommend them if any of my friends or family need something!
Akary Larios (.
19:49 01 Nov 22
I recently hired Rebecca and Mathew to fix the mess that a local attorney had created in my case. My previous experiences made me very nervous about hiring any attorney without screening them thoroughly. I wish I would have contacted this firm from the beginning. My experience was night and day! They were patient, direct and knowledgeable throughout. I probably paid more than I should have to complete this case because they had so much to clean up but boy did they do a remarkable job. Don't think twice. These people are incredible!
Fer D.
19:49 31 Oct 22
I found Carlson & Work through a close family friend who strongly recommended Rebecca. I feel so lucky to have found her. She fought tooth and nail for my family and in the end, achieved life-changing results. Rebecca is in the business of changing lives for the better! She definitely changed our lives and our families lives for the better. I can't think Rebecca enough for having mine and my families back.
SinCityCane
16:27 25 Oct 22
Rebecca Carlson is an absolute bulldog! I needed a fighter to stand up against the so-called "men's rights attorney" and Rebecca absolutely out-classed, outsmarted and was overall the attorney we needed to put a bully in her place! If I've learned anything while looking for an attorney, it's that the attorneys who brag about how tough they are are the ones quickest to tuck their tails between their legs when an actual sophisticated attorney is it on the other side of the court room. I made the mistake by hiring a slimy attorney before Rebecca. I've lived in Reno for years and I have seen all of the tough talking commercials. This is not Rebecca Carlson's mode of operation. Rebecca is all about results and she delivered. A+
Fernanda Paulina Galindo M.
15:18 25 Oct 22
I had the chance to work with Kenton Karrasch and was very impressed. I was referred by an attorney who had amazing things to say about him as a person and I was both impressed by his personal and legal skills. Results exceeded all expectations! Thank you so much Carlson Work. I would highly recommend to friends and family!
Ana M.
00:17 25 Oct 22
I recently worked with Mathew and Kenton on a custody case and was very impressed with their communication and level of professionalism. If you are looking for an honest and hard working lawyers, they are your guys. Straight to the point and sharp! Ten stars if I could!
David R C.
19:24 24 Oct 22
Mathew and Rebecca were amazing to work with! They were fast effective and determined to fight for my family. I amSo grateful for them both! Five stars!
Gyselle H.
19:19 24 Oct 22
Carlson & Work had my back out through a very difficult legal battle and I'm forever grateful that they stayed in my corner throughout. Stop looking! You found your legal team! Thank you!
Claudia S.
19:08 24 Oct 22
You will not be disappointed by this firm. They are the best at what they do. Everyone that practice law here is at the top of their class. You will be thankful working with any of the staff here.
Klyn V.
00:22 17 Oct 22
This is one of the best family law firms in Nevada. I was happy i found this and their staff all deserves FIVE stars. They helped me reduce a lot of stress and raised my confidences. Thanks to a co-worker for the lead. If you are considering working with this firm. you will be happy.
T B
15:50 14 Oct 22
Rebecca Carlson and Kenton Karrasch both worked on my case together and as a team, got my family and myself amazing results. The process was long but in the end, they got a slam dunk result! Thank you!!!
Maurice.J.Aluoch
15:14 14 Oct 22
Rebecca and Mathew were amazing to work with. They were prompt, detailed oriented and had a real passion for helping me along the way. Five stars!
Jones W.
13:16 14 Oct 22
Can’t say enough good things about working with Mat and his staff. Everyone I dealt with was nothing but kind and empathetic during an otherwise stressful situation
K.T. H.
02:08 14 Oct 22
Matt and his team were really great for me. One of my supervisors referred me and their assistances has been excellent
Devante F.
02:07 14 Oct 22
I used Carlson & Work to prepare a trust and will for me. The attorneys at the firm walked me through every step and listened to my concerns. I can now feel better knowing my affairs are in order and my family will be taken care of.
Stephanie B.
01:32 14 Oct 22
This firm is great at what they do. Their rates wasn’t that high and they helped our family. Our goal was simple and their understanding of law and what we need to do to accomplish our goal. I discovered this firm on a Google search and yet again I have came out with a big smile. Peace and love to this amazing law firm.
Sun “Is” H.
01:07 14 Oct 22
I was referred by a close friend of the family and they were able to help me get everything I needed to get done. Working with this friend during the month of September was definitely a blessing. Everyone at the firm is kind and supportive.
Jay
01:00 14 Oct 22
I have had the honor of working with Rebecca. She is a well-prepared and knowledgeable advocate for her clients and a respected and ethical adversary to her peers and colleagues. I always enjoy working with her on the cases.
Kyle W.
02:04 26 Sep 22
10/10 Attorney Work went above and beyond with my case. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone going through anything they might feel may not go in their favor!A true life saver !
Sky D
21:28 21 Sep 22
I never thought I would need a lawyer but I am definitely thrilled I found Matthew Work. He was everything I read about and more. Exceeded all expectations! Ten Stars!
Jessica A.
22:37 22 Aug 22
Mathew and his team of lawyers were A+. Easy to speak to, approachable and always on their game! Very stoked we found Carlson Work.
No P.
22:29 22 Aug 22
I recently had the opportunity to work with Phil Koci and Kenton Karrasch and was very impressed with the teamwork they both showed. Kenton initially handled the divorce portion of my case and then once things were complete to my extreme satisfaction, I was lucky enough to work with Phil to modify my estate and upgrade the estate documents. They were prompt, thorough and detailed with all of our correspondences. These people rock. I highly recommend Carlson & Work to anyone looking for a five star law firm !
JeMor B.
17:18 23 Jun 22
I was in need of an lawer so I had tried to give these people an try out . I can say that I was impressed with the service that I ahd revived and also how everyone was very perfinical . Also as I had went along the way had explain everything to me . Overall this would be an place that I would recommend to anyone that is looking for an lawer that will work hard for you .
dale B
21:16 22 Jun 22
Rebecca Carlson and her team, Lauren, Taylor, Phil, Kenton were all so lovely to work with. They kept me up to speed with the unfolding of my case and always took the time to be patient and diligent when answering my questions. The process was made so much easier because of their patients. If you’re looking for a team of legal experts, ready to fight for you, look no further. The Carlson & Work team ROCKS
Sierra B
21:15 16 May 22
10 Stars! I know lawyers get a bad wrap but this law firm ended up becoming more like family than a law firm to my family. I went through a very rough and heart breaking divorce. I felt totally lost. I can’t thank Rebecca Carlson and her team enough for being my North Star. Each step of the way, I knew what was going to happen and Rebecca’s dedication to me and my children is forever something I will be thankful for. If you were like me, scrolling through the list of lawyers to navigate the next couple rough months through, let me tell you, this is the best firm in Reno. No questions asked and there’s not even a close second. Thank you all!
Michael K.
20:05 09 May 22
Rebecca Carlson was a complete lifesaver for me and my family. She was diligent, determined and honest with her expectations. I’ve had Rebecca as my attorney for nearly 3 years now and throughout the entire process she has battled tooth and nail for my family. I am forever grateful for the life-changing impacts she has delivered. The world needs more kind hearted attorneys like her!
A Google U.
21:40 01 May 22
I am so happy to see this firm landed Kenton Karrasch. He is an absolute gem of a human and without question one of the top attorneys in the state! Happy I get to keep my go to lawyer!
Deez N.
17:41 10 Mar 22
I met with at least three different attorneys before making the decision to retain Rebecca. Best research and outcome. Definitely happy I took the time to find her.
Sincerity H.
17:09 01 Feb 22
Great place great people. I really enjoyed my experience there. They treat you well and get the job done. I highly recommend them they have great service.
James J
19:03 31 Jan 22
Rebecca Carlson is an amazing attorney. If you are in Nevada in Reno or Las Vegas, you need to work with this amazing girl. She is hands down the best lawyer I have ever worked with. 5 stars!
Emily B.
22:49 28 Dec 21
I recently had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Carlson, Lauren Driscoll and attorneys Phil Koci. They both have their own personalities and styles but they blended well together and worked well as a team. I was always informed and most importantly they did incredible legal work. I went to court with attorney Koci and actually won my case at the very first hearing. FIVE STARS!
Carmaletta S.
22:18 28 Dec 21
I highly recommend Matthew Work services for any legal matters. Matthew is a passionate advocate for his clients who combines an in-depth understanding of the law with an intense work ethic and focus on detail to the case's. He his a straight forward attorney and, will tell you exactly what's going on, what your options are, and what are the possibilities of sentencing.Avoid the the nonsense and go with Matthew Work, you will not be disappointed! Highly recommend!
Eva O.
21:15 03 Nov 21
If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Nevada, look no further. I was referred recently from a mutual friend and they lived up to all expectations. Taylor and Lauren were prompt, friendly and kind during even the most stressful days. This law firm is definitely the best I have ever worked with in Nevada. Highly recommend.
Adrian C.
20:19 03 Nov 21
If you are in Reno or Las Vegas, you need to contact this firm if you are in need. I had the opportunity to work with Phil Koci and the outcome was incredible. The communication was thorough, I was always up to speed with the next moves in my case and really felt like the value of my representation far exceeded my investment into the firm. Five stars!
Karen C.
20:10 03 Nov 21
I highly recommend this firm. Rebecca Carlson is an amazing attorney. If you are in Nevada in either Reno or Las Vegas, you need to speak with this amazing woman. She is hands-down the greatest lawyer I've ever worked with. 5+ stars!
Jesse C.
17:54 03 Nov 21
Awesome team! Got back to me within 15 minutes ON A HOLIDAY WEEKEND! These guys directed me without trying to sell me and I can't wait to work with them!
Matt M.
20:18 31 Oct 21

Expert Advice from a Top-Rated Reno DUI Lawyers

Adequately Defending a DUI Charge

A DUI charge can be quite overwhelming. Thousands of people are killed or permanently disabled each year due to someone driving while intoxicated or impaired after consuming alcohol. DUI laws in Nevada grant very little leniency to drunk drivers. In fact, a DUI conviction can result in incarceration and you could lose your job in the process. The suspension of your driver’s license when you are convicted can impede your ability to get to work or school. It can affect all other daily tasks. That’s why you need to call our DUI lawyers to assist you.

DUI convictions require a massive amount of evidence

First, let me start by saying I have tried over three-hundred DUI cases at trial. As a former City Attorney, I was tasked with prosecuting DUI charges, daily. What I was routinely surprised by was how often defense attorneys would plead their clients… without knowing if I had my case ready for trial. Ultimately, what this means, is the prosecutor has a much tougher job than most realize. In a way, all their stars must line up at trial if they wish to obtain a prosecution. You need to hire a Reno DUI attorney who understands exactly what is required to obtain the best outcome for your case. 

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