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Frequent posts contain valuable information and commentary about South Dakota auto accidents, family law, criminal defense, will contests, business litigation, estate litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Learn more to win your case today.


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5/31/2016
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Tips for Co-Parenting Your Children After a Divorce

To best help your children adjust to your divorce, you and your spouse need to co-parent them. Find out how to be successful in raising your children together.

Category: Family Law

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4/27/2016
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What College Students Should Know About the Effects of a DUI

A DUI conviction could have unique consequences in a college student’s life. It may affect his ability to stay in college, get a professional license, and more.

Category: Criminal Defense

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3/15/2016
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How to Handle Common Police Questions

Police often ask open-ended questions that may confuse you. Learn how to answer these questions to avoid inadvertently admitting your guilt.

Category: Criminal Defense

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1/28/2016
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How to Safely Navigate a Roundabout as a Pedestrian

A pedestrian can find it challenging to cross a roundabout safely. Learn how to navigate across a roundabout intersection to avoid getting hit by a vehicle.

Category: Auto Accident

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1/25/2016
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How Roundabouts Prevent Auto Accidents

Roundabouts are becoming more prevalent and significantly reduce serious injuries and fatalities. Learn how they are safer and their other benefits.

Category: Auto Accident

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1/21/2016
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Proposed Federal Rule Could Reduce Child Support Arrearages

Proposed federal rules would treat imprisonment as involuntary unemployment and allow prisoners to reduce their child support to minimize increasing arrearages.

Category: Family Law

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1/14/2016
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Why Not to Exaggerate Injuries in Your Auto Accident Case

Embellishing your level of pain or limits to your activities after an auto accident is never a good idea. Learn how this can hurt the amount of your settlement.

Category: Auto Accident

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1/12/2016
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What Is the Statute of Limitations for DUI in South Dakota?

The time period to charge you with DUI is seven years from the date of your DUI. However, the period is tolled when you do not live in South Dakota.

Category: Criminal Defense

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1/7/2016
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New Campaign to Educate Consumers on Vehicle Safety Features

New safety technology on vehicles can be confusing to consumers. The new My Car Does What? campaign is aimed at educating people on how to use safety devices.

Category: Auto Accident

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1/5/2016
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5 Steps to Take If the Police Pull You Over

You need to know the best way to handle a police stop to ensure your safety and reduce the chances you’ll be arrested. Learn five steps you should take.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/30/2015
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New Safety Technology on Vehicles

A recent study found that many people are confused about the safety features on newer vehicles. Learn what is being done to educate drivers on these devices.

Category: Auto Accident

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12/26/2015
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Justice Department to Prosecute More Corporate Executives

The Justice Department has enacted a new policy to prosecute more corporate executives engaged in white collar crimes rather than just fining the company.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/14/2015
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How to Prevent Children From Being Drawn to Criminal Activity

No parent wants their child to get involved in a life of crime. Learn four ways to prevent your child from being tempted to commit crimes.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/9/2015
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Is Our Bail System Unfair to the Poor?

Questions are being raised about whether our system of setting bail unfairly penalizes the poor, who are often locked up in jail when they cannot pay bail.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/7/2015
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10 Automakers Agree to Automatic Braking System on Vehicles

Ten automobile manufacturers have agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems on new vehicles. Learn how this safety feature can prevent crashes.

Category: Auto Accident

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12/3/2015
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Justice Reform Bill Could Reduce Sentences

A proposed federal criminal reform law could reduce minimum mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug crimes, including for people convicted of these crimes.

Category: Criminal Defense

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11/28/2015
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Sex Offenders Must Register With the State

People convicted of a sexual crime need to register as a sexual offender after being released from prison. Here are the rules about registering in South Dakota.

Category: Criminal Defense

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11/22/2015
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How Your Spouse Can Hide Assets in Your Divorce

If you are involved in a divorce, your spouse may attempt to hide income and assets. Learn common ways spouses engage in this illegal practice.

Category: Family Law

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11/18/2015
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Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety

New technology senses the level of alcohol in the bloodstream of a potential driver before allowing him to start the car. Here, learn more about this technology.

Category: Auto Accident

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11/14/2015
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When Illegally Seized Evidence Can Be Admitted in Court

Evidence seized illegally by the police can sometimes be used in a court case. Learn how this evidence may be admissible.

Category: Criminal Defense

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11/7/2015
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Cell Phone Addiction: Why We Text and Drive

A recent AAA survey found that people still text and drive, even though they understand the dangers. Here, learn why people may be addicted to their cell phones.

Category: Auto Accident

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10/28/2015
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5 Tips for Preparing for a Medicare Audit and Site Visit

If you are facing a Medicare audit and site visit, you need to prepare. Learn five steps you should take to prevent criminal charges.

Category: Criminal Defense

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10/26/2015
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How to Protect Yourself in a Medicare Fraud Investigation

If you are being investigated for Medicare fraud, you need to take action to protect yourself. Here, learn five ways to protect yourself.

Category: Criminal Defense

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10/20/2015
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4 Ways to Fight Charges for Solicitation of a Minor

If you were charged with solicitation of a minor, you have ways to fight the charges. Learn four defenses you might use to get the charges dismissed.

Category: Criminal Defense

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10/16/2015
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Can I Get My Confession Thrown Out of Court?

If you confessed to a crime, you may be able to suppress your confession, so it can’t be used in court. Learn three grounds for challenging your confession.

Category: Criminal Defense

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