Experienced Defense For Misdemeanor Or Felony Assault And Battery

Do you face charges of assault or battery? The time to get strong, strategic criminal defense is now. You can rely on Skinner Law Office, P.C., to stand up for your rights aggressively.

For more than 25 years, criminal defense attorney Matt Skinner has served the people of Rapid City and the Black Hills area. He can defend you against all charges related to assault and battery, including:

  • Simple assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Bodily harm
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Battery of an unborn child
  • Sexual battery

Matt handles misdemeanor as well as felony charges involving assault against a law enforcement officer, assault by defendants who have previous convictions, and intentionally exposing someone to HIV.

For a free consultation, please call Skinner Law Office at 605-519-5600 or complete our contact form. We represent clients throughout the Black Hills region.

Effectively Advocating For You In Plea Bargains Or Trials

As an experienced criminal trial lawyer, Matt regularly negotiates favorable plea bargains in which he gets felony charges reduced or dismissed. Because he prepares every case for trial, he can put you in the strongest possible position to bargain with the district attorney. Matt Skinner is also prepared to fight for you at trial if that is the best way to protect your rights and freedom.

What Is The Difference Between Assault And Battery?

Assault and battery are two of the most common violent offenses in South Dakota. Although they are often used interchangeably, they are actually separate charges. Assault refers to a threat of or attempt at harming someone. Battery means making physical contact that causes harm to someone. Battery can also include harming an unborn child or forcing another person to come into contact with bodily fluids.

Act Quickly To Get A Strong Defense

The longer you wait to get legal help, the more time the authorities have to make their case against you. When you need someone to defend you, contact Skinner Law Office, P.C. For a free initial consultation, call 605-519-5600 or send Matt an email.