Criminal Defense

Our attorneys stand up for people charged with crimes in South Dakota

If you have been charged with a crime in Sioux Falls or another community in South Dakota, it's critical that you take strong legal action as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could be fined thousands of dollars, sentenced to prison or suffer other serious consequences related to a felony or misdemeanor conviction.

With so much at stake, it's important to contact  Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP as soon as possible. Our attorneys know how the criminal justice system works in Minnehaha County and throughout South Dakota. We can put our experience and legal knowledge to work for you.

Free Case Consultation

Some lawyers avoid complicated criminal defense cases. Our criminal defense attorneys in Sioux Falls proudly accept them. We believe every legal obstacle can be transformed into an opportunity to improve people's lives. That's why we're eager to meet with you. Contact our law firm today.

Criminal cases we handle

There are many reasons why people need the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer in South Dakota. These reasons include:

  • Drunk driving arrests - A driving under the influence (DUI) charge in South Dakota can have serious consequences. You can lose your driver's license, be fined thousands of dollars and possibly even face jail time, depending on how many previous DUI convictions you have had in your life. Even if you believe you have no legal options, contact us. We can review your case with you. What might seem like a hopeless cause could turn out to be less serious than you initially thought. But you need to act fast. A delay could hurt your chances to build a strong defense. Contact our law firm today.
  • Drug offenses - Whether you have been charged with possession or distribution of marijuana, methamphetamine, oxycodone or another controlled substance, we want to help you fight the charges and minimize the impact of an arrest. Many drug-related offenses have mandatory minimum prison sentences. Even so, there may be alternatives to jail available to you, depending on the circumstances of your case. We want to help you get your life back on track and help you achieve a result that has a positive impact on your life. We're here for you when you need us most.
  • Simple assault - This misdemeanor charge could be filed against you if you physically injured someone else intentionally or recklessly. But you can be charged with simple assault even if you didn't physically harm another person. Prosecutors can show that you intended to hurt that person. All they need to do is show you threatened or menaced him or her. Often included with battery charges and other violent offenses, simple assault can be anything but simple. Just ask the people charged with such crimes defended by our law firm over the years. They'll tell you that they're glad they hired us to defend their rights.

Don't underestimate the complexity of your case. Make sure you take your criminal charges seriously right from the start. Contact our law firm right away and find out how we can personally help you.

Why choose us

Our attorneys have extensive courtroom experience. Founded in 1948, our law firm has successfully defended countless people facing serious criminal charges throughout South Dakota. We know what strategies work and how to build a strong legal case.

Building a strong case always hinges on the evidence. We know how to find the facts many attorneys overlook and we're not afraid to do the work that needs to be done to uncover the truth. That's what separates us from other attorneys. We have the vision to transform legal obstacles into opportunities.

Schedule an appointment at our Sioux Falls office right away. We want to learn all about your case and explain all the legal options available to you. Put your trust in a law firm that puts your best interests first. Contact Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP - small town roots, statewide success.

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Sioux Falls

5000 S. Broadband Lane, Suite 119
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Phone: 605-361-9840
Fax: 605-271-7872
Toll Free: 888-733-2992
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120 N. Main Street
Parker, SD 57053

Phone: 605-297-4446
Fax: 605-297-4488
Toll Free: 888-733-2992
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