About Marchiano Law

John F. Marchiano Law Corp. is Henderson's Oldest Law Firm  

Over 35 years experience in providing personalized, professional legal services to the residents of Henderson.


Attorney John Marchiano opened his own criminal defense practice in 1988. Today, Marchiano’s law practice is dedicated to criminal law and defense for those charged with Domestic Violence, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drug Possession and Robbery. His goals are to provide the highest level of service throughout the entire court process and to get you the best possible deal when negotiating with the City Attorney's office.


You can count on our law firm to pay close attention to you and to your case during these stressful times. Our firm will help to:

  • • Protect your rights

  • • Work hard to get your charges dismissed or dropped

  • • Offer legal counsel to you from start to end

  • • Provide lawful defense for your case


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About John F. Marchiano, Criminal Law Attorney

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John received his undergraduate degree in 1975 from Syracuse University in New York, he earned his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in 1978. He relocated to Henderson, NV shortly thereafter and became the City Attorney of Henderson.


He advised elected officials, board members and commissioners in all civil litigation pertaining to the City of Henderson.


The most important responsibility of John F. Marchiano as City Attorney was to represent the City in lawsuits, contractual matters, and ultimately to protect the legal interests of the city of Henderson during his tenure in service.


As a result of representing developers in front of the Henderson Planning Commission and City Council, a large percentage of Henderson community growth in the last 25 years has come through this office.

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In addition to civil matters, he oversaw the criminal division of the city.


John Marchiano opened his own practice in 1988. Today, Marchiano’s law practice is dedicated to criminal law and defense for those charged with Domestic Violence, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drug Possession and Robbery.


Ancillary services include criminal law and land use matters.  He has been a long-time resident and business owner in Henderson, NV.


John resides in Henderson with his wife and son. He is actively involved in supporting the community of Henderson.


Why Retain an Experienced Criminal Defense?


In Nevada, felony charges have a wide range of different outcomes. From DUIs to domestic battery, burglary and robbery to drug possession charges, defendants can receive minimum probation or many years in jail.


Often times, the difference between a dropped charge or a long jail sentence is the quality of your legal representation in court. Having a skilled, knowledgeable, experienced defense lawyer will give you the best chance throughout the entire process. You should not leave anything to chance.


Best Defense Strategy for You

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A good lawyer can lead you through this difficult and stressful process. You have to figure out whether you want to plead guilty or fight the case in court.


You might have to determine whether it makes sense to take an agreement given by the District Attorney.


All of these decisions can work together to determine the rest of your life.


Different Punishments for Different Crimes


You should know that the Nevada courts have a wide range of punishments defined under criminal law. A person stopped for drunk driving might get sentenced to community service or serve jail time. A person who has a drug possession charge could find himself in prison for many years.


He might also be able to walk away with probation. For felony convictions, the punishment can be many years. A skilled attorney can effectively negotiate with prosecutors and serve as your advocate in front of a jury.


Repeat Offenders Need Experienced Lawyers

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The Nevada court system will punish repeat offenders much more harshly. Previous convictions are known as aggravating factors in Nevada.


This means that a crime that might have gotten a one-year sentence might end up with a five-year sentence. When you are facing this sort of consequence, you owe it to yourself to have a good attorney by your side.


A good lawyer can make sure that every single argument is heard. He can fight for the truth and fight for your legal rights.


Help through the entire process


Whether you are innocent or guilty, you need a solid law firm on your side. The court process is long.


In the early phase, you might have a chance to accept an agreement from the prosecution. During the trial, you will have an opportunity to fight the charges leveled against you.


Even if you did commit the crime, a good attorney secures the best sentence possible. He can convince the judge or jury that you should receive the lightest sentence available.


By highlighting your good qualities and your worth, defense lawyers keep you out of a long-term prison sentence.


Our job is to get the best possible deal for our clients by negotiating with the City Attorneys office. We measure our success based on recidivism rates: how often we’re able to prevent our clients from going back to jail.


You have a choice. Choose the most experienced. John F. Marchiano at 702-565-0473.