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Felony Defense Lawyer in Reno

Protect Your Freedom by Calling Merrill Law

In the state of Nevada, crimes are classified by their severity. These include misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felonies, which are the most serious. Crimes such as those causing bodily harm or resulting in the loss of high-value property are considered to be most severe and are charged as felonies. A felony conviction carries the heaviest penalties, often including prison time and the removal of certain civil rights. At Merrill Law, our Reno felony crime lawyer provides clients with the aggressive defense they deserve.

Reach out to us today at (775) 302-2624 to make an appointment with the legal team at Merrill Law.

How Is a Felony Different Than a Misdemeanor?

While misdemeanors can involve suspended sentences or jail time, felony crimes usually involve imprisonment. These kinds of convictions stay on your record and require you to report them to potential employers, landlords, and creditors. You will also lose your right to a firearm, your right to serve on a jury, and your right to vote.

Having a felony record can affect your future long after you have repaid your debt to society and served your time. Regardless of the crime you have been charged with, having experienced legal representation on your side is essential.

Felony charges may include:

  • Arson
  • Armed robbery
  • Burglary
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Certain drug crimes
  • Gang-related crimes
  • DUI (in some cases)
  • Kidnapping
  • Weapon offenses

Proven Legal Defense for Felony Crimes

Being convicted of a felony can affect you for the rest of your life. If you have been arrested and charged with any type of felony offense in Lyon County or Washoe County, it is important that you act quickly to secure legal defense. At Merrill Law, we have the resources and skills necessary to build a strong defense strategy and fight for your rights. Our Reno felony defense lawyer has experience in the DA's office and has worked in the district court, giving us an advantage against the prosecution.

Contact our firm today at (775) 302-2624 or contact us online to get started with a case evaluation.

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