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Larry K. Dunn & Associates
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Attorney's Profile

COLLEGE:
Larry Dunn: University of Nevada-Reno, Karena Dunn: University of Nevada-Reno
LAW SCHOOL:
Larry Dunn: McGeorge School of Law, Karena Dunn: Thomas M. Cooley Law School
ATTORNEY SINCE:
Larry Dunn: 1984, Karena Dunn: 2009
STATES ADMITTED:
Nevada
PRACTICE AREAS:
Criminal Law

Larry K. Dunn has been a licensed attorney in the State of Nevada since 1984. He graduated from UNR in 1980, and McGeorge School of Law in 1984. He worked as a deputy district attorney for the Washoe County District Attorney's Office from 1984 until 1986. He was sworn in by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2009. Larry Dunn opened his private practice in September 1986, practicing primarily in criminal defense. He has defended approximately 9000 criminal cases of which approximately 7000 were DUI. He has tried an estimated 4200 DMV hearings; bench trials in excess of 3500; and in excess of 70 jury trials. Larry Dunn has sat as a Judge Pro Tem at Reno Municipal Court. He has been a regular guest speaker at the High Sierra Regional Law Enforcement Academy and the Peace Officers' Standardized Training Academy for 15 years. He has lectured for the State Bar of Nevada and has conducted numerous DUI Seminars for both the State Bar of Nevada and the Washoe County Bar Association. He has lectured at the National Judicial College and throughout the State of Nevada regarding DUI defense and cross examination. Larry Dunn also served his country in the Intelligence Branch of the United States Army for 6 years. He is rated a 30% service-connected disabled veteran. He was appointed by two Nevada governors to serve on the Nevada State Welfare Board, which he did for approximately ten years. He also served as the Nevada Representative on the McGeorge Alumni Board. Larry Dunn has been married for 44 years and has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Karena K. Dunn has been a licensed attorney in the State of Nevada since 2009. Karena graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in 1995, with a degree in Communications and English. After working as an administrative legal assistant at the Washoe County District Attorney's Office for 6 years, she went back to school to get her law degree. Karena graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2009. After passing the Nevada Bar Exam in 2009, Karena joined the law practice of her father, Larry K. Dunn & Associates, practicing primarily criminal defense. Karena defends DUI cases and also handles all other criminal law matters as well. Karena has practiced in municipal, justice and district courts throughout Northern Nevada, at motion hearings, bench and jury trials. Karena has lectured at DUI seminars for the Washoe County Bar Association on DUI Defense. She also is a board member for the Washoe County Bar Foundation. Karena K. Dunn moved to Nevada when she was a year old and has remained a Nevada resident. Karena has been married for 19 years and has two teenager children.

Attorney's Videos

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White Collar Crimes Law

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Criminal Defense Law

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Parole and Probation Law

Are their special rules for drunk driving offenses for individuals less than 21 years of age in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

Are there any limitations on what can be raised in a criminal appeal in Nevada?
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Are there special considerations and penalties for someone who is underage and arrested for DUI or DWI in Nevada?
DUI Law

Can a person be guilty of drunk driving in Nevada if they only had one drink?
Criminal Defense Law

Can a person charged with a crime fire his assigned public defender without having another attorney to represent him?
Criminal Defense Law

Can I be charged if my friend pawned stolen property and I helped them carry it into the pawn shop?
Criminal Defense Law

Can I be charged with operating while intoxicated or DUI if I have a license or registry card to use marijuana?
Medical Marijuana Law

Can I be stopped and arrested for DUI or DWI in Nevada even if the vehicle was not moving?
DUI Law

Can I check my driver record in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

Can I drive in other states with my valid permit?
Traffic Ticket Law

Can I get a limited license or work permit following a Nevada drunk driving conviction?
DUI Law

Can I have tinted windows on my vehicle in Nevada?
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Can I legally drive an old collectible car on the road and take my children with me without seatbelts in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

Can I sue the police for false arrest in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

Can I turn left on a red light from a one-way street to a one-way street in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

Can my identity be kept confidential if I want to assist law enforcement?
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Can the police break down my door to enter my home in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

Can the police conduct a search without a warrant in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

Can the police just stop me on the street and search me for no reason in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

Do all attorneys handle appeals?
Criminal Appeal Law

Do all attorneys in Nevada handle medical marijuana cases?
Medical Marijuana Law

Do I need an attorney for a speeding ticket in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

Do I need an attorney for my criminal case in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

Do registry cards expire and can they be revoked by the state?
Medical Marijuana Law

Do the police need a warrant to arrest me in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

Does it matter where I was arrested, like near a school, in determining how I am charged?
Drug Crimes Law

Does my child need to have an attorney?
Juvenile Crimes Law

How can I find out if there is a warrant for my arrest?
Criminal Defense Law

How do I find a attorney who specializes in handling juvenile cases?
Juvenile Crimes Law

How does a district attorney in Nevada decide which criminals to go after?
Criminal Defense Law

How does bail work?
Violent Crimes Law

How does the defense of self-defense work?
Violent Crimes Law

How is being tried as a juvenile different than being tried as an adult?
Juvenile Crimes Law

How many points will it take for my license to be revoked in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

How might the court use the scram bracelet to punish me before or after I am convicted of drunk driving?
DUI Law

How much does it cost to hire a attorney in a criminal case in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

How will a Nevada DUI or DWI conviction affect me other than the criminal penalties and the license loss?
DUI Law

How will my sentence be decided in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

I am guilty, have no defense, and just want to get this over with. Should I even bother getting an attorney?
Criminal Defense Law

I was just arrested for drunk driving. Will my insurance company cancel my auto insurance policy now?
DUI Law

If I am convicted of drug dealing, can I then be charged with failure to declare taxable income?
Drug Crimes Law

If I am not doing anything illegal, should I just let the police search me?
Drug Crimes Law

If the police has a warrant to search my house, can they look anywhere?
Criminal Defense Law

Is domestic violence a crime punishable under criminal law?
Violent Crimes Law

Is it legal to drive in the left lane when not passing another vehicle in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

Is it legal to talk on a cell phone while driving in Nevada?
Traffic Ticket Law

Is my name going to be in the paper after a drunk driving arrest in Nevada and what can I do about it?
DUI Law

Is refusing to let the police search me an admission of guilt?
Drug Crimes Law

Is there a minimum age requirement for obtaining a registry card?
Medical Marijuana Law

Is there any way to fight back if I am arrested after an illegal search?
Drug Crimes Law

My husband just got a ticket for running a yellow light in Nevada. How is that possible?
Traffic Ticket Law

People say that ignorance of the law is no defense. But what are specific intent crimes?
Criminal Defense Law

Should I hire a drug or narcotics attorney?
Drug Crimes Law

Should I represent myself if I have been arrested for a marijuana charge if I have a registry card?
Medical Marijuana Law

What am I supposed to do at a traffic light that is flashing a yellow arrow?
Traffic Ticket Law

What are house arrest and electronic monitoring?
Parole and Probation Law

What are my rights if I am accused of a crime in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

What are points on a driving record?
Traffic Ticket Law

What are some examples of white-collar crimes?
White Collar Crimes Law

What can happen to a juvenile when they are found guilty?
Juvenile Crimes Law

What defenses are available to charges of drug dealing?
Drug Crimes Law

What does beyond a reasonable doubt mean?
Criminal Defense Law

What happens if I refuse a breath test in Nevada?
DUI Law

What happens if my child is arrested in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

What happens in juvenile court in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

What if the officer says they will go easy on me if I cooperate?
Drug Crimes Law

What if the search and seizure is not legal?
Drug Crimes Law

What is a caregiver?
Medical Marijuana Law

What is a computer crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a crime of passion?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a juvenile offender in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a plea bargain?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is a pre-sentence investigation report and what is it used for in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

What is a public defender?
Criminal Defense Law

What is assault?
Violent Crimes Law

What is blood alcohol content (BAC) or level?
DUI Law

What is burglary?
Violent Crimes Law

What is drug diversion?
Drug Crimes Law

What is embezzlement?
White Collar Crimes Law

What is hate crime?
Criminal Defense Law

What is probation?
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What is restitution?
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What is the difference between burglary and robbery?
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What is the difference between deferred adjudication and probation in Nevada?
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What is the difference between detention and arrest in Nevada?
Criminal Defense Law

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What is the difference between someone on parole and someone on probation?
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What is the DNA registry?
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What is the point of a suspended sentence?
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Why do I have no bond in my case?
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Larry K. Dunn & Associates
http://www.larrykdunnlaw.com

1188 California Avenue
Reno, Nevada 89509

(775) 461-5040

About Our Firm

Larry K. Dunn & Associates is a law firm primarily practicing in criminal defense. The firm currently consists of two attorneys, Larry K. Dunn and his daughter, Karena K. Dunn. This Father/Daughter law firm practices in over 45 courts throughout Northern Nevada. Although known for their aggressive representation in the area of DUI defense, this duo also handles misdemeanor and felony drug cases, domestic battery, assault and battery, revoked and suspended driver's license, and many other criminal charges, whether misdemeanors or felonies.

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The Nevada lawyer(s) at Larry K. Dunn & Associates offer their Criminal Appeal Law services to residents of Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Sun Valley, and all of Washoe County.


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