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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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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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10/24/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 7

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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10/23/2014
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You May Have More Choices Than Expected After an Arrest

You may be surprised by the number of choices you have to make after you’ve been arrested, but an experienced attorney can help you make sense of your options.

Category: Criminal Defense

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10/18/2014
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Potential Problems With Blood-Alcohol Testing

Blood-alcohol testing performed at DUI stops aren’t necessarily reliable, but the results of flawed testing can create problems for South Dakota DUI suspects.

Category: Criminal Defense

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10/12/2014
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“Dangerous Weapons” Related to South Dakota Assault Charges

The use of a weapon can turn simple assault charges into a felony. Our Sioux Falls criminal defense team talks about how the law defines “dangerous weapons.”

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10/7/2014
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DUI Complications That Work in Favor of the Accused

In some cases, complications before, during, and after a DUI arrest can actually work in favor of the accused. Our Sioux Falls legal team explains why here.

Category: Criminal Defense

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10/2/2014
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Felony Convictions Interfere With Long-Term Job Prospects

A felony conviction can make it very difficult to find a job, even long after you have completed all the terms of your sentencing and moved on.

Category: Criminal Defense

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9/28/2014
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Effective Journaling Helps Brain Injury Victims Recover

What’s the point of keeping a journal after a brain injury? Our Sioux Falls legal team explains exactly how effective journaling can bring big benefits.

Category: Personal Injury

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9/26/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 6

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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9/23/2014
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Simple Questions Can Become Minefields After an Accident

When the insurance adjuster asks how you’re feeling after a car accident, it could be a trap. Our Sioux Falls team explains why some questions aren’t so simple.

Category: Auto Accident

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9/18/2014
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Some South Dakota Drivers Are Unfairly Charged With DUI

Drivers aren’t always drunk when they’re arrested for drunk driving, even when police note signs of intoxication or tests come back over the legal limit.

Category: Criminal Defense

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9/12/2014
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Understanding Marijuana Possession Charges in South Dakota

While marijuana reform sweeps the nation, South Dakota still enforces its marijuana laws, and people charged with possession still face strict penalties.

Category: Criminal Defense

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9/12/2014
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12 Things an Injured Victim Should Know - No. 5

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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9/7/2014
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Brain Injury Costs Put a Strain on South Dakota Parents

The cost of a child’s brain injury can overwhelm South Dakota families, so it is important to take care with your injury claim against the responsible party.

Category: Personal Injury

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9/2/2014
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Sioux Falls Victims Shouldn’t Ignore Pain After a Wreck

Although it’s easy to blame your pain on a few minor bumps and bruises, Sioux Falls victims shouldn’t ignore any symptoms of pain after an accident.

Category: Auto Accident

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8/28/2014
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Exaggeration and Lies Wreck South Dakota Accident Claims

Don’t be tempted to overstate or lie about your injuries after a car accident. Our Sioux Falls legal team explains why “bending the truth” can wreck your claim.

Category: Auto Accident

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8/23/2014
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Don’t Overlook Paperwork Related to Your South Dakota DUI

A DUI can generate a lot of paperwork to sort through, but don’t be tempted to ignore it. Our Sioux Falls team explains why you should read and keep everything.

Category: Criminal Defense

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