Criminal Defense That Works For Your Case

Law enforcement and prosecutors can be some of the most intimidating parties to deal with when you are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system. They have the legal and financial resources to bring charges against you that you do not fully understand. Defending your rights in the process can be an uphill battle if you do not have someone on your side who knows what it takes to be successful.

A successful defense does not always mean going to trial. You will not always need to have your case heard by a jury. Many cases are more effectively resolved out of court when charges can be dismissed or reduced, sentences can be reduced or criminal records can be sealed.

At DeMersseman Jensen Tellinghuisen & Huffman, LLP, we represent individuals who have been investigated, arrested or accused of crimes throughout Rapid City and western South Dakota.

Since 1996, attorney Michael Wheeler has devoted his practice to upholding the rights of the accused under criminal law. Attorney Gregory Sperlich is also distinguished in this area, having handled 101 jury trials in the course of his career. Our firm's legal team offers a caliber of representation not found at many other law firms, with every attorney offering decades of experience and a commitment to personal service.

Our criminal defense lawyers handle a wide range of offenses in state and federal court, including:

  • Traffic violations, like reckless driving, hit-and-run accidents, DWIs (misdemeanor and felony cases), vehicular manslaughter, etc.
  • Drug crimes including possession, cultivation and distribution of illicit drugs and illegal use of prescription medication
  • Violent crimes including assault and battery, sexual assault, manslaughter, weapons charges, homicide, etc.
  • White collar crimes including embezzlement, identity theft, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, etc.
  • Cases unique to Indian country and Indian courts

Orders Of Protection In South Dakota

When issues of domestic violence or personal safety risks come up, law enforcement is often called to the scene when arguments arise between spouses, partners and even friends. Officers are forced to make quick assessments of the situation to ensure safety for everyone involved, and often times that leads to arrests and temporary restraining orders against people who were not committing any crimes. If you have a restraining order or protection order filed against you, we can help.

When you work with us, you are working with a law firm that believes in the due process of law and the precept that you are innocent until proven guilty. Contact us online or by telephone at 605-646-2839 to make an appointment with our office in Rapid City, South Dakota.