Month: March 2018

17 Mar by Steve M. Christensen

Experienced South Dakota Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you have been charged with a crime, your whole life can change in an instant. The process can leave you feeling guilty simply for being charged. You may be uncertain what will happen next and afraid to say anything for fear it may be used against you. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help protect your constitutional rights.

At the Christensen Law Offices, we have represented criminal defendants throughout Western South Dakota, the Black Hills and the country for over 30 years. We also work with nonresidents who have been charged with a crime while attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or vacationing in the area.

In our criminal defense practice, we represent individuals charged with a variety of crimes, including:

  • Driving under the influence/ driving while intoxicated
  • Drug possession
  • Drug distribution or sale
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Theft crimes, including
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Obtaining property under false pretenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Probation violation

With over 30 years of practice, we have handled hundreds criminal charges. Based on our experience, we can quickly evaluate your case, identify your options and determine the likely outcome given the offense and the court in which your case will be heard. We frequently take criminal matters to trial, challenging evidence and testimony in an effort to minimize the consequences of a conviction.

When you have been charged with a criminal violation, you can often feel alone, afraid and intimidated. We understand the feeling. At the Christensen Law Offices, we work closely with you to understand the unique circumstances of your situation and to help you know that your interests are being protected. We help you make good decisions based on knowledge and understanding, not on fear.