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DUI laws are incredibly complex. You have options. Don’t face life changing charges alone.

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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

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
Stefano
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
You never been here
mario D.
19:47 19 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
These people are amazing. From top to bottom, the support staff really takes the time to answer all questions and the attorneys are the best I have ever worked with. I would recommend this firm to my family and love ones. All around great group of professionals.
Sunaira B.
11:28 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 was looking for an attorney that would fight. Needless to say, I found them!. These people are incredible! Thank you so much. Rebecca and Phil were great!
Therese J.
19:09 12 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
Phil Koci was such a joy to work with. He responded to all my emails calls and voicemails and was kind and patient with me throughout . Very grateful to have worked with him and very happy with the outcome!
Priscilia H.
12:29 07 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
So far Just smiling
DIANA A.
19:09 22 Jun 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
Update:I was contacted shortly after leaving this review and they were extremely cooperative and understanding of my sons situation. They agreed to set up a consultation for my son TODAY 😃🙏. Thank you for your time and you have no idea how much you are appreciated right now.Original:The website says same day consultation but when you call to schedule you are told weeks out. Its an emergency case with a hearing scheduled less for than 24 hours after being served and I'm being told weeks after they state in black and white same day.
lara S.
18:27 18 Nov 20
If you are looking for attentive, caring, and super-smart attorneys, this is your firm. Rebecca and Mathew are quickly becoming the best attorneys in the area for a reason. They will take on your needs in the most efficient and professional way possible. They also are genuinely good people and care about their clients. If you need them, call them without hesitation. You are in good hands.
Kyle Y.
17:15 30 Sep 20
Rebecca is wonderful; she came through after a long fight between my daughter, Kelly G. and her ex. The children are now safe! Highly recommend her and the Carlson and Work team. Thank you again so much!
Kaye C.
18:04 15 Sep 20
Rebecca Carlson did a phenomenal job at representing me during the COVID19 pandemic at our telephonic hearing. She really did an excellent job. Thanks again Rebecca!
! T.
22:08 13 Aug 20
I hope I never need them again but if I do, I’m so happy to know they are there!
Joyce D.
11:06 25 Dec 19
Hire this firm. They are the real deal and really care about people.
Steve F.
10:15 23 Dec 19
Rebecca and Mathew are such a perfectly matched partnership. They are hungry and they are determined. I was so impressed working with them both.
Emily M.
20:41 22 Dec 19
Working with any law firm is never easy, there is always tension but you will get the truth from this law firm. I never had anything sugarcoated and I was never told what I wanted to hear, I was only told the truth. At the end of the day, we didn’t get the results we all had hoped for but I got more than my moneys worth out of everyone. The outcome is fair and seeing these people work, gives me peace of mind that I got the best results possible.
Jeffrey A.
22:52 21 Dec 19
I’ve spent the last year speaking with this firm on nearly a daily basis. I would be lying if I didn’t have days that I was upset with them and days that I was pleased with them but at the end of the day, they always answer the phone, they were always honest and prepared me for the difficult times ahead . We went through a tough battle together and I’m so thankful, at the end of the day, they were in my corner.
James C.
22:05 20 Dec 19
Thank you so much to Rebecca ! I will never forget the dedication you all showed me and the compassion you practiced with. My life has been bettered in so many ways just for knowing you all.
Lacresha B.
01:13 19 Dec 19
As former law-enforcement, I have spent my fair share of time in court. Attorney Mathew Work, is hands-down the best trial attorney I have ever seen in my 30 years in law-enforcement. He is confident but not arrogant. He is humble but not passive. He is intelligent but not a know it all. He understands the dynamics and is typically three questions ahead of everyone listening in the court room. He is playing chess and everyone else, often including the judge, is playing checkers. Matthew may sincerely be the only top tier trial attorney in Nevada
Joanne S.
19:45 17 Dec 19
Recently, I found myself facing a very scary custody battle with a very malicious ex. I needed a fighter. I found Rebecca. She is an absolute bull dog. She is smart and demands respect in the court room. Frankly, seeing the opposing attorney in court with Rebecca said it all. She ran circles around the opposition.
Nicholas G.
18:24 16 Dec 19
Hire this firm! They are truly remarkable. Rebecca and Lauren were an excellent tagteam.
Amanda K.
14:29 15 Dec 19
I can’t thank Rebecca enough. She was so honest, dedicated and loyal to me as a client throughout.
Lana R.
14:20 14 Dec 19
Work Law always does an outstanding job. From the first consultation to the end of my case, they have been extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Work Law to anyone needing help in Family Law or Criminal Defense.
Dalton W.
01:09 07 Nov 19
Thanks to Rebecca Carlson, my kiddos are finally where they should have always been. I can’t think Work Law enough for the patience and dedication they showed me.
Roy T.
06:43 05 Nov 19
Mathew Work and Rebecca Carlson were a dynamite duo. The last six months have been very difficult but I’m not certain I could’ve made it through without them. Thank you!
Louise A.
14:11 03 Nov 19
Rebecca Carlson is hands-down the most honest and aggressive attorney I have ever worked with. A lot of attorneys talk a big game but she actually walks the talk.
Carolyn O.
20:39 02 Nov 19
Lorin Taylor and Rebecca Carlson were a dream team. I cannot thank these girls enough for everything they did for me.
Chris E.
14:18 01 Nov 19
I can’t thank you all enough. You are the light at the end of a very difficult tunnel I needed to get through. I know I wasn’t always easy to deal with but thank you for the grace and kindness you showed me.
Arnold W.
03:48 01 Nov 19
Fantastic good and atmosphere! A little crowded, but you'll understand why when you try this place.
Matthew W.
15:04 31 Oct 19
You all rock! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am so thankful that there are still people like all of you in the community and in the legal profession
Eric S.
11:48 10 Oct 19

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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