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Trust Your Local Firm

Fighting Criminal Charges in Lyon County

Aggressively Protecting the Rights of Our Clients

When you have been charged with a serious crime, experienced legal representation could be the only thing standing between you and a lengthy jail sentence. At Merrill Law, we have extensive experience in the field of criminal defense and have represented clients in a wide range of cases. We understand the severity of the situation faced by our clients, and we fight for their rights to a hopeful future. If you have been arrested, retaining representation immediately should be your priority regardless of the charges of which you have been accused. At Merrill Law, our clients can rely on our ability to stand strong against the prosecution.

We're here to help guide you after an arrest. Give us a call now at (775) 302-2624 to speak with our Lyon County criminal defense lawyer.

Types of Cases We Handle

Since we began practicing law, we have earned a reputation for our client-focused service. Our Dayton criminal defense attorney served in the local DA's office and worked in the district court, giving him a thorough working knowledge of how local courts and judges operate and behave. We have the necessary skill and dedication it takes to fight for your rights and future.

At Merrill Law, we understand that every case and client is different. We approach each case with the attention it deserves. Our clients rely on us to provide individualized service that meets their needs, and we take the time to investigate every aspect of each case we take.

We have the skills to defend your rights in all types of cases, including:

  • Drug crimes
  • DUI
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Traffic offenses
  • Assault and battery

Penalties for a Domestic Battery Conviction

Domestic battery (or domestic violence) is one of the most common types of violent crimes. Being charged with this crime can be scary, especially if you are accused of harming a member of your family such as your spouse. You may have a restraining order filed against you, keeping you from returning to your home or being in contact your children. A domestic battery charge could lead to penalties of up to $1,000.00 in fines, two days to six months in jail, anger management counseling, and the removal of your gun rights.

Dedicated Representation for DUI Charges

A DUI charge is very serious, even for those without a prior criminal record. Depending on the circumstances, a conviction could lead to a jail sentence of 2 days up to 6 months, a mandate to attend DUI school, a victim impact panel, fines of up to $1,000, and even alcohol counseling. If you are charged with a second DUI, you could face 10+ days in jail. A third DUI will usually be treated as a felony charge with a prison sentence if the person is convicted. To protect your rights and driving privileges, it is vital that you seek legal representation.

Hire a Skilled Lyon County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Regardless of the crime you have been charged with, our Lyon County criminal defense attorney is here to vigorously protect your rights. At Merrill Law, we understand that bad things can happen to good people. Our goal is to give our clients the opportunity to tell their side of the story and to help keep them out of prison.

We are here to answer your questions and provide you with the aggressive defense you deserve. The sooner you hire Merrill Law, the better your chances are of reaching the best possible outcome.

Do not hesitate to call our firm at (775) 302-2624 to set up a consultation. Trust Merrill Law to be your strong advocate.

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Happy Clients

  • Highly competent, compassionate Attorney.

    “I would recommend Matt for any family matter that required adjudication in Northern Nevada”

    Previous Client

  • Matt and his team did a fantastic job for me and I would highly recommend him.

    “Very helpful in explaining the process of a family legal issue.”


  • He was knowledgeable, compassionate and very helpful.

    “I am very appreciative to him for his concern and professionalism, as well as his common sense advice.”

    C.C. & M.C.

  • Excellent Service!

    “My uncle is close to 90 years old and Matt took the time to explain in detail all the questions that he needed to answer (with patience).”


  • Great attorney!

    “Matt is very good at his job and represented me very fairly. The guy is top notch! I would recommend him to anyone.”

    Dennis Slater