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Beware: South Dakota Is Tough On Marijuana Crimes

Marijuana laws are in a state of change in various states of the U.S. Some states have legalized medical marijuana or outright possession of marijuana. While many marijuana reform laws are currently being rolled out around the country, South Dakota is still home to very vigorous law enforcement agencies and an aggressive canine unit. Attempted reforms to South Dakota’s marijuana laws have not yet changed the facts that cultivating, possessing and distributing “pot” in our state are still considered illegal acts.

If you have been arrested or charged with marijuana distribution within South Dakota, it is imperative that you act quickly to protect your constitutional rights, your clean record and your future. Do not discuss the matter with law enforcement without an attorney present. You might think that you are simply explaining your situation, but police are trained to gain an admission of guilt through questioning. Contact Kinney Law, pc, for help without delay. Let us work with the police on your behalf.

A Strong Defense Against Marijuana Charges On Our Side Of State Borders

Out-of-state medical prescriptions are NOT given credit in South Dakota and provide no defense to marijuana possession charges. Ignorance of the law is not an acceptable excuse, either. South Dakota still outlaws all forms of marijuana possession. Unfortunately, many people traveling through our state on Interstate I-90 are pulled over and arrested for marijuana or hashish possession. Any criminal charges demand a strong defense. Kinney Law, pc, offers strong representation in our state for residents and visitors who have been charged with crimes such as the following:

  • Possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana: a misdemeanor
  • Any amount of marijuana over 2 ounces: subject to felony-based penalties on a scale depending on the amount
  • Any and all forms of hashish are considered controlled substances in South Dakota: also subject to felony penalties

You can rely on Matt Kinney’s knowledge and skills developed over two decades as a drug crime defense attorney. Matt is a member of the lawyers listed on NORML known for the defense of marijuana cases. He is ready to fight to protect your constitutional rights and help you reclaim your future after the frightening experience of a drug crime arrest or charges.

Contact The Firm Now To Schedule A Criminal Defense Consultation

If you have questions regarding marijuana possession or distribution, contact Kinney Law, pc, to schedule a consultation at either our Spearfish or Rapid City, South Dakota, office.

We can be reached by phone at 605-340-0533 or by completing the online contact form on this site.