If you have been charged with a crime or DUI, you should consider all options before selecting a criminal defense or DUI attorney in Reno, Nevada. We understand you are likely under an incredible amount of stress during these difficult times. Allow our firm to offer some peace of mind.

As a former criminal prosecutor, Attorney Mathew Work understands how to approach any kind of criminal case. Whether the case is a misdemeanor or a category A felony, Attorney Mathew Work has the experience needed to aggressively defend your case. He has seen firsthand the difference the right criminal defense attorney can make.


First and foremost, we work hard and look for all legal defenses available. We work side-by-side with our clients to make sure we have a complete understanding of all the facts and circumstances that led up to an arrest. Next, we use every resource available to posture our client’s character and reputation.

Common Defense Options

  • Motion to Suppress Evidence
  • Motion to Suppress Testimony
  • Physical Evidence
  • Stored Digital Evidence
  • Physical and Mental Examinations
  • Private Investigators
  • Direct and Cross-Examination


Few understand DUI laws and defenses as well as Carlson & Work. When you retain Carlson & Work, your DUI case will be handled by one of Nevada’s highest-rated DUI Defense Attorneys, recently earning a perfect 10 Avvo Rating. Managing Partner and Founder, Mathew Work has a long record of successfully practicing criminal defense law, stemming from his years as a Criminal Prosecutor in Reno.

Nevada Laws have become increasingly hard on drinking and driving. Nevada DUI laws are complex. You need an experienced DUI attorney who knows exactly what to look for when defending your case. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Mathew Work understands exactly what the state must prove. This inside information can mean the difference in defending your case.

Recently, the DUI laws in Nevada have expanded dramatically. New laws have been adopted to include criminal punishment for driving while under the influence of marijuana and even prescription drugs. You need the experience and reputation of a top DUI defense attorney by your side.

Common DUI Defense

  • Suppress Evidence Obtained from an Unlawful Stop
  • Challenge Field Sobriety Testing
  • Request Evidence of Machine Calibration
  • Violation of Miranda Rights
  • Challenge Unauthorized Blood or Breath Tests
  • Motion To Suppress Evidence


At Carlson & Work, we understand that no case is black and white. In Nevada, Battery and Domestic Battery charges must be taken seriously. Domestic Battery laws require any allegation of battery to be investigated by an officer. Often, the District Attorney will pursue charges even if an alleged victim reaches out to the state and requests that charges not be filed.

The outcome of a domestic battery charge can have long-term impacts. In Nevada, a conviction of domestic battery could mean you are prevented from being employed by many organizations, you may no longer own a firearm, not to mention the impacts on your personal reputations and networking opportunities.

As one of Nevada’s top-rated defense attorneys, Mathew Work will work tirelessly to defend you, your future and your reputation.

Common Domestic Battery Defense

  • Recanting Witness
  • Self Defense
  • Accident
  • Physical Evidence
  • Cross-Examination
  • Rebuttal and Eye Witnesses
  • Digital Evidence
  • Exposing Motives to Lie
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