Aggressive, Personalized Defense Against Criminal Charges In South Dakota
Matthew L. Skinner is a criminal defense attorney providing aggressive and compassionate legal representation for clients throughout the Black Hills region. Matt listens to your needs and concerns. He also fights for you throughout the entire legal process, always with the goal of securing a reduction or dismissal of charges. As an experienced trial attorney in South Dakota courts, Matt will not hesitate to take your case to trial if doing so is the best way to protect your rights and freedom.
Experienced Defense Counsel When You Need It Most
As a criminal defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, Matt Skinner takes the time to get to know your circumstances and investigate your case for every possible avenue for getting the charges reduced or dismissed.
Matt works with individuals of all ages to make certain they receive the legal representation they need to move forward in life. He makes himself available for every client, and he keeps every client up to date on the status of their case.
Matt represents individuals accused of drug crimes involving marijuana / cannabis, cocaine and methamphetamine. He has extensive experience in cases involving possession of prescription drugs with intent to sell, as well as drug charges resulting from traffic stops. Matt also represents many individuals charged with fraud, forgery, burglary and theft, as well as assault and other violent crimes. He has a special rapport with young people and often represents them in juvenile court.
Another area of representation includes misdemeanor and felony DUI cases. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in South Dakota, Matt is here to protect your rights and help you retain your driving privileges.
If you have a prior offense on your record, Matt can explain your options for possible expungement of the offense from your criminal record.
A criminal conviction could affect your life for many years to come. Don’t let the prosecution go unchallenged. Put Skinner Law Office on your side today so we can start fighting for you.
Access To Needed Resources
Having provided criminal defense representation in state court for 25 years, Matt Skinner knows a number of investigators and experts who can bolster your defense. Matt uses these professionals to testify on your behalf at trial.
Suspended Imposition Of Sentence
South Dakota provides individuals convicted of a drug crime, DUI as well as numerous other crimes, the opportunity to avoid a conviction 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 by the general public.
Matt Skinner understands how to use the suspended imposition of sentence option when representing individuals charged with drug crimes, DUI as well as numerous other crimes. He can explain such an option in more detail and let you understand whether this is a viable option in your case. Our firm has helped hundreds of people use this technique to protect their rights in criminal cases.