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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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1/28/2015
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Accomplice Liability & Criminal Intent

Accomplices to crimes are considered just as guilty as the principal offenders, but what does it take to be held liable? Find out here.

Category: Criminal Defense

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1/23/2015
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Open Container Laws Prevent DUI Crashes

South Dakota’s open container laws serve an important purpose. Learn more about the impact in our latest blog post.

Category: Criminal Defense

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1/18/2015
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Do Juvenile Offenders Need an Attorney?

Does your child need an attorney if they have been accused of a crime? Learn more about the juvenile justice system in our latest blog post.

Category: Criminal Defense

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1/12/2015
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South Dakota DUI Crashes Down

South Dakota’s list of alcohol-related crashes is considerably smaller than previous years, indicating a possible trend for the better.

Category: Criminal Defense

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1/7/2015
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Is Sexting a Criminal Offense?

As cellphones gain an ever-important role in our lives, new laws have been adopted to govern sexting among minors.

Category: Criminal Defense

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1/2/2015
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Challenging the Basis of Your DUI Stop

A police officer must have a reasonable suspicion to pull you over for a DUI stop—learn what will work (and what won’t) accordingly to the law.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/28/2014
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Safe Holiday Party Tips

New Year’s Eve is a few days away, and we have some party tips to keep you safe and out of trouble for 2015!

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12/23/2014
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Domestic Violence Charges in South Dakota

South Dakota takes domestic violence very seriously—if you are facing charges, you may need an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/18/2014
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Helping to Stop Underage Drinking

As colleges close their doors for winter break, many underage college students return home for fun—but it could cost them.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/12/2014
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Choosing the Right South Dakota Bail Bondsman

When you are in jail, it can be tempting to take the first offer you get from a bail bondsman, but doing your research is critical.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/9/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 12

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Auto Accident

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12/9/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 11

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Auto Accident

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12/9/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 10

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Auto Accident

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12/7/2014
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Commercial Drivers and DUIs

DUIs are serious crimes for everyone, but if you hold a commercial driver’s license, the penalties are even worse.

Category: Criminal Defense

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12/2/2014
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Consequences of Juvenile Drug Possession

What are the specifics behind a juvenile drug possession charge? Our criminal defense attorneys take a look.

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11/28/2014
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South Dakota’s Stance on Driving and Marijuana

South Dakota takes a firm stance against marijuana, and this tough outlook extends to driving under the influence of the drug—read more here.

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11/23/2014
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Silence Pays After DUIs

It usually will not pay to try to talk your way out of a DUI for several reasons—keep reading to find out why.

Category: Criminal Defense

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11/18/2014
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South Dakota Arrest Protocol

Have you ever wondered how an arrest is supposed to go? Sometimes the details get lost in the confusion of the moment—here is the standard checklist.

Category: Criminal Defense

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11/12/2014
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When Can You Dispute Your HGN Test Results?

The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test can be very controversial in DUI arrests—could you possibly contest the results of your HGN test?

Category: Criminal Defense

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11/7/2014
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How Cars Became Covered by the Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment of our Constitution deals with search and seizure laws. Is your car really covered by this centuries-old document?

Category: Criminal Defense

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11/6/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 9

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Personal Injury

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11/6/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 8

Over the next several weeks ZDC will identify 12 things an injured victim should know. Find out more by checking out ZDC's blog each week.

Category: Personal Injury

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11/2/2014
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Put an End to Holiday Drinking and Driving

As the holiday season fast approaches us, it is important to remember that driving impaired will cost you.

Category: Auto Accident

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10/30/2014
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Important Safety Tips for Trick or Treating on Halloween

While the kids are preparing for a night full of fun and excitement, take some time to talk to them about the importance of trick or treating safely.

Category: General

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10/28/2014
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There May Be Pressure to Accept a Plea Bargain for a DUI

Are you being pressured into accepting a plea bargain for DUI charges? You shouldn’t be bullied into decisions about your DUI case, but you can get help.

Category: Criminal Defense

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