Experienced South Dakota DWI/DUI Defense Lawyer

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.

23 Jan by Steve M. Christensen

Experienced South Dakota Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested on a drug possession charge or are under investigation for any drug crime, you need an experienced attorney to safeguard your constitutional rights. The criminal justice system can be intimidating, with its own set of rules. Often, you can feel guilty just being charged with a crime. We can help.

At the Christensen Law Offices, we have defended residents and non-residents in criminal matters, including drug possession and forfeitures, throughout Western South Dakota, the Black Hills for over 30 years. We know that most people are unfamiliar with the criminal process and are frightened by their contact with the police and the criminal courts. We are dedicated to alleviating that fear and protecting your interests.

We handle all types of drug charges, including:

Possession of narcotics or controlled substances Sale or distribution of illegal drugs, including:
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription pain killers
  • Possession of illegal drug paraphernalia

We have successfully represented individuals in cases where the state has attempted to take motor vehicles, motorcycles and other property through drug forfeiture proceedings, by either obtaining dismissal of the proceedings or through favorable buybacks.

At the Christensen Law Offices, we have worked extensively with nonresidents who have been charged with drug-related offenses while attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or vacationing in Western South Dakota. We have also represented these individuals in personal injury claims.

When you have been arrested for a drug offense, including drug possession, the criminal justice system can often make you feel anxious, alone and intimidated. We understand the feeling. At the Christensen Law Offices, we are committed to easing your anxiety and providing 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.