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The Trusted Law Firm of Northern Nevada
Criminal Defense

Reno Criminal Defense Attorneys

Put a Powerful Team of Advocates on Your Side

Since 1998, Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. has been known for providing tough, aggressive advocacy for the accused in all types of criminal matters throughout Northern Nevada. Our Reno criminal defense attorneys have spent decades defending clients all over the state in a wide variety of crimes, from petit larceny to murder. Our team includes Attorney Thomas Viloria, one of the few defense lawyers who has been involved in 80+ homicide cases, including five cases with capital punishment hanging in the balance.

Together, our attorneys lead a small, highly skilled team of legal professionals in representing a highly-limited caseload. We pool our experience, resources, and prowess to provide our clients with high-level representation and dedicated focus. As a result, each of our clients not only benefits from the seasoned litigation offered by Mr. Viloria but also from the personalized attention that can only come from a small, highly focused firm.

In other words, when you call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. for help with your criminal defense matter, you can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands.

Discuss your case with our team during a free and confidential consultation. Schedule yours by calling (775) 227-2280 or by contacting our criminal defense firm online.

What Hiring Our Firm Will Get You

Developing a powerful defense requires thorough investigation. Our firm works with a team of forensic experts, state and federal investigators, and expert witnesses who can testify to your innocence and help us preserve your freedom. Our experience in handling hundreds of criminal cases gives us insight into how judges, juries, and prosecutors think. This, in turn, allows us to anticipate strategy and develop a compelling case on your behalf.

At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P., we represent clients in all types of criminal defense matters, including cases involving:

If you have been arrested or formally charged, it is vital that you speak with an attorney before speaking with the police or the prosecutors. Your own testimony, even innocently given, can be used against you. An attorney will be able to speak on your behalf, ensuring that you do not incriminate yourself on accident.

What to Do If You Have Been Accused of a Crime

If someone has accused you of a crime, or if you have already been arrested for and/or charged with a criminal offense, it is critical that you take several important steps to protect your rights.

If you are accused of or arrested for a crime in Reno or anywhere in Nevada, make sure to do the following:

  • Comply with the arresting officer’s orders. Do not resist arrest or you could face additional charges and penalties.
  • Aside from giving your name and providing identification (if applicable), refrain from speaking to police or law enforcement officials. You do NOT have to answer any questions, including during a traffic stop.
  • Avoid answering any questions or speaking to prosecutors, even during questioning/interrogation without an attorney present.
  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible. A criminal defense lawyer in Nevada can help you obtain bail (if applicable), participate in police questioning, and negotiate a plea bargain and/or represent you at trial.

Note that in the state of Nevada, you are required to identify yourself to law enforcement. However, you are only required to provide identification (such as a driver’s license) in the event of a traffic stop. Additionally, in order to enact your right to remain silent, you must clearly state your wish to do so. If a police officer or another official begins asking you questions, you may state that you will not answer any questions until you have contacted an attorney.

What’s the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

In California, a misdemeanor crime is less sever than a felony. The maximum sentence for a misdemeanor is no more than one year in county jail.

Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. Now

If you or someone you love has been arrested or is even simply under investigation for a crime, you cannot afford to wait. Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. right away to discuss your case and learn how our Reno criminal defense attorneys can help. We offer free initial consultations and all attorney-client communications are always kept entirely confidential.

Call (775) 227-2280 or reach out our criminal defense lawyers online to discuss your charges.

What Sets Our Firm Apart?

Reasons to Hire Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
  • Our Strategy

    We’re true trial lawyers. We prepare every case as if it’s going to trial. This ensures we’re ready for the unexpected.

  • Our Resources

    When your case is bigger than you, you need a firm with the resources to support and guide you through it.

  • Our Availability

    When you call, we answer. It’s that simple. We understand that the key to results is constant communication.

  • Our Experience

    You need an attorney who hasn’t just learned about the law, but someone who practices it day in and day out.

Client Success Stories

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • Shawn Oliphant represented my family after my husband was killed.

    “Not only did Shawn keep my families needs and wishes at the forefront. He was so empathetic. He really has a gift for making you feel heard.”

    - Dawn B.
  • You all are truly the best

    “You all are truly the best”

    - Former Client
  • Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are.

    “Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are.”

    - Former Client
  • We truly appreciate everything your office and staff did to help us

    “We truly appreciate everything your office and staff did to help us”

    - Former Client
  • Stephanie Funk has great interpersonal skills & a strong work ethic.

    “I reside in Vancouver British Columbia and on Feb 21, 2022, my sister who lives in Reno, Nevada as a retired State of Nevada employee passed away. I was nominated by my family to oversee the estate of ...”

    - John R.
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Meet the Team Dedicated to You

At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our attorneys offer the support and resources of a large firm, but with the focused attention and care of small firm.