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Trust Your Local Firm

Fighting Your Criminal Charges

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 Reno 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 Reno Criminal Defense Lawyer

Regardless of the crime you have been charged with, our Reno 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 Dayton criminal attorney at (775) 302-2624 to set up a consultation. Trust Merrill Law to be your strong advocate.

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Happy Clients

  • 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

  • Fantastic Attorney!

    “Mr. Merrill is a very professional attorney.”


  • Highly competent, compassionate Attorney.

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

    Previous Client

  • Matt explained the process, timeline and what to expect at each step.

    “Matt explained the process, timeline and what to expect at each step. Very satisfied with his services and anticipate quick resolution.”


  • Thorough and very competent so far.

    “Matt was very thorough in letting us know what our options are. Careful explanations of the options available for our situation helped us decide what course of action to take. Since the final paperwork has not been finished yet we are unable to rate the finished product at this time.”

    Pete and Mary Ellen