South Dakota Domestic Violence Attorney
When the police are called to the scene of a domestic dispute, an arrest is almost always made. Even if the alleged victim decides at a later point that he or she does not want to press charges, it is no longer in their hands. The prosecuting attorney will have the sole power to decide whether to charge you with domestic violence.
South Dakota domestic violence laws are complex and dangerous for the accused. In these situations, your criminal defense lawyer will play an essential role in protecting your rights and freedom from false accusations and a conviction.
Domestic Violence and Domestic Assault in Eastern South Dakota & Penalties
“Domestic Abuse” is defined by the State of South Dakota as causing “physical harm, bodily injury, or attempts to cause physical harm or bodily injury, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm or bodily injury between family or household members. Fighting your domestic violence charges means that you have the opportunity to avoid long term imprisonment, fines and other serious criminal penalties. If you are facing domestic violence or domestic assault charges, a criminal defense lawyer can help.
At the Helsper, McCarty and Rasmussen Law Firm, an experienced legal team defends our client’s rights in the face of domestic violence charges throughout eastern South Dakota. It is important that you act quickly in consulting a lawyer in order to protect your reputation and freedom.