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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 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!
Emma W.
21:40 01 May 22
Excellent
Margaret M.
07:34 25 Apr 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
The only law firm you need to go to. Incredible group of attorneys. Brad and his team make you feel at ease from the first communication. You’re in great hands with them, no matter what you’re going through. They make you feel like a person of value again. Highly recommend!
Rosana B.
16:10 07 Feb 22
Mathew Work and his firm were professional and thorough from the first meeting we had all the way to the end of legal process. Their efforts in defending this case were responsible for my case ending up with the best possible outcome when it was adjudicated.
Arla C.
10:01 07 Feb 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
I cannot begin to express my level of satisfaction and happiness with the staff of the f!! My case manager, Phil , was a absolute rock in a very trying and chaotic time in my life. I'd recommend over and over again
Michal Č.
16:25 28 Jan 22
I give this law firm an A+! Mathew got me an outstanding settlement in record time during mediation. Mathew and his team were great and were always there to help. Phil helped in a pinch more than once. Sometimes it takes a village! This team of professionals is a village you can trust. I highly recommend the Law Office of Carlson and Work
Oliver E.
07:42 22 Jan 22
Great Representation by Mathew and his team. I and my family can't thank them enough. They rock!
Duncan J.
06:33 20 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
5 Star Law firm!!! I have worked with several attorneys in the past and this group is by far the best. Would definitely send my friends and family. Best of the best.
Karen M.
22:40 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
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mr. Work. The entire process was efficient and he provided great communication from start to finish. I had many questions and he took his time to answer each one with detail, giving me a peace of mind. Will be recommending to everyone!
J. F.
18:26 28 Oct 21
I would like to thank Chad Pace for the hard work and awesome results. Five stars and ten out of ten to communicate with.
Hannah P.
18:52 26 Oct 21
I recently had the opportunity to workwith Rebecca and Matthew. The lawfirms Founding Partners. It's easy tosee how quickly and successfully thislaw firm has grown because of theirhonest and skilled guidance. The staffwas polite. My case was treatedthoroughly. And, the interest of myfamily and my future was always frontand center and all of the paperworkthey drafted.
TheWolfPlayer
18:39 26 Oct 21
Phil Koci was my attorney in a recent family law matter. I was referred from a family friend who previously used this firm with great results. I’m happy to say not only were my results great, they were better than I could have anticipated. I recommend this firm to anyone looking for an honest and friendly attorney
Addi B.
18:36 26 Oct 21
I was recommended to the firm by a friend I trust and I was not disappointed. From the moment I presented my case, they went straight to the point with me and drew a strategy to me of how my case was going to be handled. Their office did diligent work in finding extra info I was missing and of course we had a victory in court. I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone.
Olivia A.
07:03 23 Oct 21
Phil was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He helped get everything settled and was very calm and easy to work with. We are so very thankful for his assistance
Zbyněk V.
20:01 18 Oct 21
I've been working with the firm for years and am very satisfied with all that they have done for me and my family. They have my full trust as I've seen how hard they work, even behind the scenes, to make things happen for us. Very pleased with the outcomes we've had with them
Mia S.
10:54 13 Oct 21
Thank you Phil for all you've done! I highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for a lawyer, he is nothing but helpful and understanding. He was very professional, polite, and communicative. Him and his entire staff were very friendly. He did an exceptional job on my case. Greatly recommended!
Sawyer J.
20:40 08 Oct 21
Rebecca helped me on my case and they were really helpful with great results. The whole team was great and I recommended them to anyone who needs legal help.
Domi H.
20:37 08 Oct 21
Phil Koci did and amazing job showing the court what the reality of concerns were. He was prompt, professional and polite even when I was unfair and emotionally attacked him. He always kept his cool and did a terrific job on my case.
Alexis H.
14:58 23 Sep 21
I chose to work with Carson and Work from a recommendation from a friend, and I’m so thankful I did. Reliable and professional, Mathew Work and his team have been simple and straightforward with zero qualms in the process. Outstanding communication and timely responses to any questions I had. I would recommend this team to anyone in search of a reputable attorney.
Brianna V.
18:08 16 Sep 21
After looking for the right attorney, I finally found them. First, I can't believe how much different my experience was with Carlson & Work opposed to my former self promoted b-list celebrity of an attorney. Hand-down Carlson & Work saved my child from a horrific situation and I am forever grateful for their hard work and dedication to myself and my child. The teamwork at this firm is something to be admired as well. I feel like I literally had an entire law firm reaching out to me. From Taylor, to Lauren and Phil the support staff kept me informed and the partners both helped prep me for trial. I am so happy I called this firm after being told my case was hopeless, I finally have hope thanks to this awesome law firm!
Richard L.
15:53 13 Sep 21
I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carlson & Work on two separate family law matters. The first a Custody case and the second a TPO case. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome on both. They are top-flight, honest and aggressive attorneys. I was informed throughout the entire process and felt incredibly comfortable with the representation, preparation and communication throughout. If you’re looking for an honest, fair and trustworthy attorney, this is your firm. I hope I don’t need them again in the future but if I do it’s a relief to know that they are out there. It’s hard to come by professionals who hold their work product is such high regard.
Jake R.
03:36 12 Sep 21
After meeting with three other firms and being told "I didnt have a case" I finally reached out to Carlson and Work. Instead of telling me my cause was a lost cause, they told me i had an uphill battle ahead and completely prepared me for how long the fight would be. Well after almost a year of court, we got the exact outcome that the other firms said was impossible. So greatful to this legal team!
William Z.
19:04 02 Sep 21
Carlson and Work are extremely proficient and professional lawyers. Their whole team is filled with great amazing people.I would highly recommend Carlson and Work to anyone looking for a lawyer!
Christian P.
18:00 02 Sep 21
These guys are the absolute best at what they do!!!! They saved my daughter and I! Without the hard working Dedicated people work here I don’t know what I would do! Worth more than gold it self! I goin got see my daughter again🥰🥰🥰🥰
Chad G.
19:17 10 Jun 21
Matt work is a great person, very professional I would highly recommend!
JAD R.
15:39 01 Mar 21
Matthew is a fantastic lawyer and a loyal friend who brings so much good to the Reno community. If you’re looking for an honest, hardworking, and empathetic person to represent you Carlson & Work is absolutely the right place!
Peter S.
22:25 26 Feb 21
Carlson & Work is the firm that attorneys turn to for their legal issues. They provide quality representations, are responsive, will find an efficient way to handle all family law and criminal law. I strongly recommend you call Matthew and Rebecca if you need legal help.
Alex V.
21:07 26 Feb 21
Matt work and his team are not only highly professional and knowledgable, but they treat you as if you are part of the family. I wouldn't want anyone else on my side in court. Winning is everything when everything is on the line... thank you guys!!!!
Eighty8 S.
20:55 26 Feb 21
Mat Work and his team are so communicative and responsive, which in my opinion is the most important aspect for an attorney/law firm. The knowledge and professionalism that him and his staff bring is so refreshing. At the end of the day they treat you like a person with compassion and not just another "client.". I highly recommend Carlson & Work. 🔥
Fidel S.
20:55 26 Feb 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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