Author: Steve M. Christensen

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.

25 Feb by Steve M. Christensen

Experienced South Dakota DWI/DUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for drunk driving while traveling through Western South Dakota, you need an experienced DWI/DUI defense attorney to protect your constitutional rights. If you have suffered a serious personal injury while in South Dakota on vacation or business, you want a knowledgeable lawyer to help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries.

At the Christensen Law Offices, we understand the stress and anxiety that being arrested can create, or that divorce/custody issues can cause. We also understand the stress resulting from an injury when you are vacationing far from home. We have represented individuals and families throughout Western South Dakota, the Black Hills, and throughout the country for over 30 years.

Criminal Defense We represent out-of-state visitors in a variety of criminal matters, from assault or theft crimes to drug offenses and DWI/DUI defense. We aggressively challenge every arrest, evaluating issues of probable cause, search and seizure, and other aspects of criminal procedure. We carefully examine evidence and challenge drunk driving charges when breath tests are inaccurate or improperly administered. We have handled many appeals to the South Dakota Supreme Court or the federal circuit courts when necessary to protect your rights.

Personal Injury We work closely with men and women who have been injured while visiting South Dakota to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, as well as individuals who travel to the area to enjoy the local casinos and other Black Hills attractions. We handle most types of personal injury claims, including injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents.

When you are visiting another state on vacation or business and you get arrested or suffer a serious personal injury, you can often feel afraid, alone and overwhelmed. We understand the feeling. At the Christensen Law Offices, we work extensively with nonresidents to ease anxiety and provide the assurance that your interests are being protected. We help you make good decisions based on knowledge and understanding, not on fear.

31 Jan by Steve M. Christensen

Experienced South Dakota DWI/DUI Defense Lawyer

When you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence, you have a lot of concerns about your future. The level of the offense will have a significant impact on the consequences. You may be assessed a substantial fine. Your insurance premiums can be significantly increased. You could lose your driver's license or even your job. You need an experienced DWI/DUI defense attorney to protect your interests.

At the Christensen Law Offices in Deadwood, we understand the stress and anxiety that an arrest for drunk driving can bring. We have represented individuals throughout Western South Dakota, the Black Hills and throughout the country for over 30 years.

In our DWI/DUI defense practice, we aggressively protect the interests of clients charged with drunk driving or driving under the influence. We work to minimize the consequences of a drunk driving charge by challenging every aspect of the arrest. Did the arresting officer have probable cause to make the stop? Were field sobriety tests properly administered? Was the breath test (Breathalyzer) done correctly? We have successfully challenged DWI/DUI arrests on numerous occasions.

We have worked extensively with nonresidents who have been charged with DWI/DUI while attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or vacationing in Western South Dakota. We also handle personal injury claims for out-of-state visitors to the area.

When you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, the potential consequences can cause fear and frustration. We understand the feeling. At the Christensen Law Offices, our DWI/DUI defense representation is designed to ease your anxiety and provide a safe place where you know your interests are being protected. We work with you to help you make good decisions based on knowledge and understanding, not on fear.