Criminal charges can be terrifying and disorienting. You likely have questions about how the process will unfold, what your next steps should be, and what is likely to happen with your case. Only an experienced criminal defense attorney can protect your freedom and present you with your best defense.
Jerry Merrill, a committed criminal defense trial lawyer, has many years of experience preparing Johnson County clients for each stage of their case and walking them through the criminal process. Having conducted numerous criminal jury trials, he aggressively defends the rights of individuals accused of serious crimes who are facing the possibility of jail or prison. In short, Jerry Merrill helps clients navigate the criminal courts successfully.
In addition to his private practice, Jerry also serves as the Leawood Municipal Judge. As a result, he cannot represent any person charged in the Leawood Municipal Court or any person charged with a crime that was investigated by the Leawood Police Department.
Jerry Merrill represents clients facing serious criminal charges throughout Johnson County and the greater Kansas City metro area. With extensive prosecutorial, defense and legal research experience, he is perfectly positioned to provide aggressive criminal defense in cases involving:
Criminal convictions can have far-reaching consequences that could jeopardize your relationships with your family, your job, your reputation and even your freedom. Each criminal charge carries with it the possibility of jail time or imprisonment.
Jerry Merrill tirelessly works to reduce the consequences you face. Depending upon your situation, this may mean negotiating a favorable resolution or it may mean aggressively pursuing a trial. Whichever direction your case ultimately takes, Jerry will ensure that you know what your options are so that you obtain the best possible outcome. Acting quickly is critical after a felony arrest, a drug charge or domestic violence allegation. In all of these cases, retaining a Johnson County criminal defense attorney will help you ensure the best possible outcome.Read More
Jerry, I can’t thank you enough for the way you handled yourself with my son. If he would have had any other attorney, I think he probably would have said, “I don’t care.” But when he walked out he told me, “I kind of want to be this guy.” You gave him a chance to start fresh again.
-Client’s mother: C.B.
Hey Jerry, just wanted to say thanks for always responding to my texts. I was really stressed out and just ready to start my life again. It was so awesome to hear the great news about my case. Thanks for all the hard work.
Throughout the entire process Jerry handled everything from start to finish without once having me worried about his professionalism and knowledge. He kept in contact with me every step of the way. This was a pleasant surprise since I have heard horror stories from friends and co-workers about how hard it was to hear anything back and feeling unimportant by their previous attorneys. He never lost his patience with me through all the questions and multiple emails I would send. He made it to where eventually I could let go of control, trust him, and let him take care of it.
-Former client JP.