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Trust Your Local Firm

Reno Sex Crime Attorney

Helping Clients Avoid Wrongful Conviction

It is not uncommon to hear stories in the news about local figures like teachers or coaches being accused of sex crimes. Those types of accusations often lead to charges and big news stories that can ruin a reputation long before the accused person has had a chance to tell their side of the story. At Merrill Law, we work to protect our clients' rights and reputations, defending all types of sex crime charges in Lyon and Washoe Counties. We understand that this is a difficult time and we want you to feel supported in the fight for your future.

We represent clients against all types of sex crimes, including:

  • Public indecency
  • Sexual battery
  • Rape
  • Prostitution
  • Internet sex crimes

If you've been arrested for a sex crime, do not wait to reach out to us today at (775) 302-2624.

Sex Crimes Carry Heavy Penalties

Any offense which involves engaging in non-consensual sexual activity or sexual activity with a minor could be considered a sex crime. In Nevada, convictions for these offenses can range from misdemeanors to felonies depending on the nature of the crime.

Most often, a sex crime will be charged as a felony, and a conviction of such could lead to penalties ranging from short-term probation to life imprisonment without parole. Repeated offenses, especially crimes involving minors, will usually carry heavier penalties and longer sentences. Those convicted of sex crimes will also be required to permanently register as a sex offender.

Fighting Your Charges & Sex Offender Registration

At Merrill Law, our Reno sex crime lawyer is committed to protecting your rights and future from the harsh consequences of a conviction. If you have to register as a sex offender, your information will be made public, and your options of where to live and work will be restricted. Our goal is to help prevent a conviction and avoid being on the sex offender registry.

Our firm understands that these accusations are often based on misunderstandings or other confusing situations. We're here to stand by your side and fight for your chance to tell your side of the story.

If you were charged with a sex crime, give us a call at (775) 302-2624 or contact us online today.

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Happy Clients

  • 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.”


  • 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).”


  • He has been available, keeping us apprised of all proceedings in a timely manner.

    “The family dynamics were quite contentious at times and Matt has been not only highly competent but also compassionate and caring.”


  • Mr. Merrill is a very professional attorney. He is just a great guy!

    “He consistently takes care of business promptly. He represented me very vigorously. ”


  • 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