Protecting Residents And Visitors Against Drug Charges For Two Decades
South Dakota’s marijuana laws are marked by long, mandatory prison sentences and fines reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars. Even the slightest possession charge can carry jail time of several months. It is clear that the local authorities take such matters seriously. They are swift to press charges and seek harsh penalties. This can come as a surprise both to residents as well as to visitors hailing from other states, where marijuana laws may be more lenient.
Attorney Matthew L. Skinner can help. For more than 25 years, he has provided individuals in Rapid City and throughout Pennington and Meade counties with firm defense against all manner of marijuana charges. He knows the law. He has won acquittals for clients facing misdemeanor and felony allegations. He is ready to fight for you.
A Local Lawyer Is Key To Fighting Marijuana Charges
Matt Skinner offers experienced, assertive representation against all criminal charges stemming from marijuana, including:
- Possession of paraphernalia
- Marijuana-related DUI
- Hash/Hash Oil
A local lawyer is key. Matt Skinner is familiar with the region’s courts and prosecutors, and will negotiate to reduce the charges against you — and, when possible, have them dismissed.
Visitors from out of state may be required to return to South Dakota and attend their hearings. Matt Skinner will endeavor to circumvent this. In many cases, he is able to represent out-of-state clients in their absence. If you came as a tourist and were arrested during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or at another state attraction, you should not be unduly penalized. Your rights must not be infringed. Matt Skinner will work hard to ensure that you are able to return home and remain there.