Assertive Defense When You Face Drug Charges

The penalties for drug possession and distribution in South Dakota are harsh. A conviction for marijuana possession may result in anywhere from one to 15 years imprisonment and fines ranging from $2,000 to $30,000. Convictions for sale or distribution of other types of drugs vary depending on the circumstances of the case. However, longer prison sentences and larger fines occur depending on the type of substance you are accused of possessing or distributing, whether the arrest took place in a drug-free zone or you have previous convictions on your criminal record.

Considering the nature of the penalties and the complexity of drug laws, you need the best possible criminal defense representation when charged with a drug crime. Attorney Matthew L. Skinner understands how federal and state courts try drug cases as he's been defending these types of cases for 15 years. He has successfully represented individuals charged with possession or distribution of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled substances.

Individual Attention To Every Case

As your lawyer, Matt Skinner personally handles every important aspect of your case in making certain you receive the best possible defense. He pays close attention to the facts, examines the manner in which a court issues a warrant or authorities bring charges, and makes certain no violations of rights occurred during the process of the arrest. In all drug cases and specifically drug conspiracy cases, Matt fights to keep out improper testimony and unreliable evidence.

We will be there for you from the moment your arrest occurs until your matter has been fully resolved. Skinner Law Office, P.C., has access to investigators and experts to examine your matter and, if necessary, testify on your behalf.

Suspended Imposition Of Sentence

South Dakota provides individuals convicted of a drug crime one opportunity to avoid prison time through the suspended imposition of the sentence. In some instances, this process may even result in the sealing of the record regarding the arrest. However, this process is complicated and little understood.

Matt Skinner understands how to use the suspended imposition of sentence option when representing individuals charged with drug crimes. He can explain such an option in more detail and let you understand whether this is a viable option in your case.

Knowledge And Experience On Your Side

To contact Matthew L. Skinner for a free initial consultation, please call 605-519-5600. Our law firm is located in Rapid City.