South Dakota Criminal Lawyers

Drew Duncan
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Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(605) 306-4100 4301 W. 57th Street
Suite 121
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Criminal, Administrative, Family and Personal Injury
University of South Dakota School of Law
Born and raised in Parker, South Dakota lawyer Drew Duncan graduated from Parker High School in 1994. From there he went to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and then got his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law. After a year as a clerk for the 5th circuit judges of South Dakota he joined Zimmer, Duncan and Cole. At Zimmer, Duncan and Cole he has specialized in governmental affairs law and civil litigation. Drew is married to his beautiful wife Carrie and they have two children together Olivia and Bennett. Drew loves outdoor activities and...
Brooke Swier Schloss
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Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(888) 864-9981 2121 W. 63rd Place - Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Education
University of South Dakota School of Law
Brooke Swier Schloss leads Swier Law Firm's Family Law Practice Group and focuses her practice on divorce, child custody, child support, elder law, spousal support, property division, pre- and post-marital planning, and adoptions. Brooke is also the author of the book 15 Tips for Choosing a South Dakota Divorce Lawyer and serves on the South Dakota Bar Association's Family Law Committee. Brooke is a graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors for the South Dakota Law Review and was a published author. She is a member of the...
Ellery Grey
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(605) 791-5454 909 St. Joseph St. Ste.555
Rapid City, SD 57702
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Baylor Law School
Ellery Grey is a Board Certified Criminal Attorney who has devoted his practice to protecting the rights of the accused. Mr. Grey practices in both federal and state court where he has defended clients on charges from drug possession to murder.
Amanda Engel
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Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(888) 733-2992 5000 S. Broadband Lane
Suite 119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of North Dakota School of Law
Amanda Engel grew up in South Dakota and returned there after a brief excursion into North Dakota for a few years. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a B.A. in political science and then University of North Dakota School of Law with cum laude honors. In 2012 she was admitted to practice law in South Dakota.
Robert Pasqualucci
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(605) 721-8821 550 N. 5th St
Rapid City, SD 57701
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Aggressive legal representation focusing in the practice of criminal law, family law, divorce, custody, DUI, business law, real estate law, probate and business formations. Also general litigation for a wide variety of disputes. As an experienced trial lawyer with over 20 years of legal practice I can bring the experience needed to help you in dealing with most legal matters.
Eric M. Schlimgen
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(605) 721-1517 2834 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57702
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of South Dakota School of Law
Eric M. Schlimgen is an Associate at Clayborne, Loos & Sabers LLC. He practices in the areas of domestic relations, business litigation, personal injury, and criminal defense. Prior to joining Clayborne, Loos & Sabers LLC Eric served as the Fourth Judicial Circuit Law Clerk.

During law school Eric was active on the Moot Court and Trial Team competing in several nation-wide tournaments. While at the University of South Dakota he also obtained a Masters of Public Administration and started a food recovery program which provides weekly meals to the Vermillion food pantry. Eric is a third-generation Rapid City resident and is...
John R. Murphy
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(605) 342-2909 328 E New York St
Suite 1
Rapid City, SD 57701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Georgetown University Law Center
John R. Murphy has been practicing criminal defense in the state and federal courts of South Dakota for over 20 years. His practice is limited to criminal defense, and he practices at the investigatory, trial, appellate and habeas corpus stages. His firm is committed to proving high quality and aggressive representation to those accused of crimes.
Matthew Skinner
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(605) 388-0242 328 E. New York Street, Ste. 3
Rapid City, SD 57701
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Creighton University School of Law
Jeff Cole
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Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(605) 306-4100 4301 W. 57th Street
Suite 121
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Criminal, Agricultural, Business and Estate Planning
University of South Dakota School of Law
Growing up on a farm Jeff Cole understood how hard it was to be a farmer so he decided he wanted to fight for farmers to get their fair share in our legal system and became a lawyer. Since he decided to become a lawyer he has a diverse career but now mainly focuses on trials and litigation. He has tried 7 cases to the South Dakota Supreme Court and one case to the US Court of Appeals. He has even won a US Supreme Court Case where he was trial counsel.
Kenneth Eby Orrock
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(605) 342-8860 807 Columbus Street
P.O. Box 441
Rapid City, SD 57709-0441
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Civil Rights and Juvenile
University of South Dakota
Experienced former prosecutor will "SEEK JUSTICE FOR YOU!". Successful experienced DUI/DWI trial lawyer.
David J King
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Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(844) 760-3925 141 N Main Ave
Ste 700
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of South Dakota School of Law
David was born into humble circumstances. His parents, who have been married for over 65 years, had 6 children. David put himself through college and law school. He never forgot about where he came from or the hard work it has taken to get where he is today. He cares deeply about the people that he has been honored to represent thoughout his nearly 30 years in the legal practice. Following graduation he was honored to serve as the Law Clerk to the Cheif Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court. While clerking David...
Joan Powell
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Pierre, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(605) 280-9521 421 S. Pierre Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Criminal, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and DUI
Scott Armstrong
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(605) 399-3994 1719 W Main St
Rapid City, SD 57702
Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Scott Armstrong is an experienced trial attorney, who has been practicing law for nearly thirty years in multiple jurisdictions.
Timothy Rensch
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 341-1210 731 St. Joseph St.
Suite 220
Rapid City, SD 57701
Criminal and DUI
Theresa M Maule
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Chamberlain, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(605) 734-5300 120 North Main Street
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of South Dakota School of Law
Janet C. Olson
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Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(605) 271-1422 505 W. 9th Street, Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of South Dakota School of Law
Daniel Pahlke
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 341-4646 1010 Soo San Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
Criminal and Personal Injury
Christopher Jansen
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Mobridge, SD Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(605) 670-0701 415 14th Ave E.
Mobridge, SD 57601
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
University of South Dakota School of Law
Jamy Patterson
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Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 348-2009 3423 West Main St., Suite B
Rapid City, SD 57702
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
John P Blackburn
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Yankton, SD Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(605) 665-5550 100 W 4th St
Yankton, SD 57078
Criminal
Brett Waltner
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Tea, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
801 E Ryan Dr
Suite B
Tea, SD 57064
Criminal
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 338-9711 300 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal and DUI
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 335-4422 401 E 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Yankton, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 665-5222 505 Broadway Ave
Yankton, SD 57078
Criminal and Bankruptcy
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 271-3561 300 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal and DUI
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 338-9919 300 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal and DUI
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 334-5272 809 W 10th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Social Security Disability
Pierre, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 224-0491 201 N Euclid Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 334-0446 317 N Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Custer, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 673-3337 34 N 6th St
Custer, SD 57730
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Rapid City, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 342-1963 629 Quicny St Suite 105
Rapid City, SD 57701
Criminal
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 367-7392 415 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal and Insurance Defense
Vermillion, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 624-4117 1419 E Cherry St
Vermillion, SD 57069
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 335-4950 100 N Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal and DUI
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 332-8227 505 W 9th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Pierre, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 773-3215 1302 E Hwy 14
Pierre, SD 57501
Criminal and DUI
Sturgis, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 720-9665 1134 Main St
Sturgis, SD 57785
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Lawyer
(605) 367-7392 415 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Pierre, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 773-3661 500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Criminal, Civil Rights and DUI
Sioux Falls, SD Criminal Law Attorney
(605) 339-0909 101 N Main Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Criminal
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.