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At Strain Morman Law Firm, we strive to deliver the best legal advice and honest counsel to our clients throughout Sturgis, SD, and the surrounding areas. When our clients are informed and educated on their legal situation, we do our justice in serving you with accurate and proper representation.
Our team consists of probate, personal injury, trial litigation, and criminal defense attorneys with extensive experience and knowledge in their fields. Allow us to provide you with trustworthy and dependable legal counsel to achieve the outcome you desire.
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon should I take legal action after my accident?
In South Dakota, you have up to three years to file a lawsuit or take other legal action after most personal injury accidents, according to the state’s statute of limitations law. However, to achieve the best outcomes, we recommend taking legal action as soon as possible. If you wait to act on your legal case, you can lose physical evidence, credibility, and more.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
If you were in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Personal injury cases are often car wrecks, but our team can help you with an assault case, business owner negligence resulting in injury, and more. Our focus is helping you obtain justice for the negligence of others and we will help you seek proper compensation.
What are the punishments for criminal law in South Dakota?
First-degree felony murder is the only offense in South Dakota that may be sentenced to the death penalty. Executions are carried out by lethal injection these days. To seek the death penalty, the court and jury must find one or more aggravating factors using evidence that may upgrade first-degree murder to a capital homicide offense.
Can I still be charged with a DWI or DUI if I was not driving?
Yes, a person can be charged with a DWI or DUI even if they were not driving. You can be charged just from having physical control of a motor vehicle, such as sitting at the wheel parked. The process of figuring out if a person was actually in control of the vehicle can be complicated. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation.
What are the advantages of having a living trust?
A living trust is a great way to handle important choices in the future. You can have another person or bank make investment or other management decisions for you. If your property is in the trust, you can avoid having a conservator manage your property. After your death, the trustee can distribute the trust assets directly to the beneficiaries without probate. Meet with an attorney to learn more about living trusts and the benefits.