Delivering Personalized Legal Representation
Matthew L. Skinner is a criminal defense attorney who combines aggressive and compassionate legal representation. Matt listens to your needs and concerns. He also fights for you whether negotiating for a better sentence or litigating your case in state court. Matt understands how to try criminal law cases in South Dakota courts.
Experienced Counsel When You Need It Most
The costs of an arrest and conviction are high. For this reason no one requires the services of an attorney more than those charged with crimes. As no two criminal law cases are alike, the outcome of such matters revolves around the individual facts of the case and the nature of the charges. As a lawyer, Matt Skinner takes the time to get to know your circumstances and investigates these matters to determine precisely what occurred.
Matt works with individuals of all ages in making certain they receive the legal representation they need. He has a special rapport with young people and is often representing them in juvenile court. Matt makes himself available for every client, and will be there for them from the beginning until the end of every criminal law matter.
Matt represents individuals charged with fraud, forgery, burglary, theft and a variety of crimes. He also represents individuals charged with possession of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as those charged with possession of prescription drugs with the intent to sell and drug charges resulting from traffic violation stops.
Another area of representation includes individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony DUI cases. Matt fights for these individuals to retain their driving privileges. In the event a prior conviction exists, he understands the process for expungement of this arrest from the criminal record.
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.