Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense Lawyers


If you have been arrested or accused of a crime in Anniston, Calhoun County, or anywhere else in the state of Alabama, you are probably frightened, confused and concerned about your future and that of your family.

Criminal Law, also known as Penal Law, can be tricky to navigate. The criminal defense lawyers at Merrill, Merrill, Mathews, and Allen are experienced trial lawyers with a proven track record of defending clients charged with serious crimes.

In criminal cases, we provide defense for clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies, and/or traffic offenses in local, state, and appeals courts. At Merrill, Merrill, Mathews, and Allen, our experienced criminal defense lawyers will use their years of criminal trial experience and knowledge of the criminal laws to advise and defend people accused of criminal conduct including, but not limited to:

  • Drug law violations
  • Drinking and driving/DUI
  • Sex crimes
  • Domestic violence and assault on a family member
  • Assault and battery
  • Violent crimes
  • Homicide, murder and manslaughter
  • Fraud and white collar crimes
  • Guns and weapons charges and ATF crimes
  • Internet crimes
  • Theft and burglary
  • Arson and property crimes
  • Probation and parole violations

Our goal is to solve your case quickly and efficiently, helping you avoid a public trial and the publicity usually associated with such.


If you are arrested the first thing for you to remember is to REMAIN SILENT! This means do NOT answer any questions asked by the police. Just politely say “I want a lawyer,” and contact a criminal defense lawyer at Merrill, Merrill, Mathews, and Allen as soon as possible. Call us today at 256-236-5063!