South Dakota Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are apprehended for a crime in South Dakota, you need a South Dakota attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law. The consequences of a criminal conviction in South Dakota are too great to trust your life and future to just any attorney in South Dakota. Each criminal case in South Dakota, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, being convicted of a criminal offense in South Dakota could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense lawyers in South Dakota you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring a qualified South Dakota criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The South Dakota attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in South Dakota, the main objective of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in South Dakota
The criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk in South Dakota is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in South Dakota for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for DWI or drunk driving a police officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in South Dakota. You can be arrested for DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.