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Fighting For Your Rights After Being Charged With A Violent Crime

Violent crimes are classified as such because they involve violence or aggressive behavior directly against another person. These are severe crimes, and a conviction on a violent crime charge can carry severe consequences. If you have been charged with a crime against another person, talk to an experienced lawyer to ensure that you receive a well-designed defense.

At Kinney Law, pc, we understand how overwhelming it can be to be charged with a violent crime. Our Rapid City, South Dakota, firm has extensive experience handling all types of criminal matters and works to protect your rights every step of the way.

Serious Cases We Handle

Crimes against people can typically include charges related to the following:

  • Murder or homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault, including simple and aggravated
  • Kidnapping
  • Sex crimes and pornography-related charges
  • Domestic violence and protection orders
  • Stalking
  • Arson
  • Vandalism and property damage

If you are charged with any of these crimes or are merely accused, it is time to talk to a lawyer. Attempting to defend yourself may leave your future at risk. With a skilled attorney on your side, you can be confident that every aspect of the case will be examined, and your position will be aggressively argued and articulated in court.

Consequences For A Conviction

Even if a violent crime is charged as a misdemeanor instead of a felony, you do not want it on your criminal record. We fight every step of the way to keep your record and reputation clear. However, if you are convicted, it is important to know that you will face a wide range of penalties, such as monetary fines, jail or prison time, and a protection order (restraining order), which will direct you to stay away from the alleged victim. Your conviction will also go on your criminal record, potentially impacting your ability to obtain employment, housing, education or loans.

Do Not Wait To Schedule A Consultation

If you have questions for our attorney for crimes against people or property, contact Kinney Law, pc, for a consultation at either our Spearfish or Rapid City office. We can be reached by phone at 605-642-2147 or by completing the online contact form on this site.