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Protecting Your License From DWI Charges

According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, 28 people die from drunk drivers in our country every day, and one-third of every traffic fatality involves a drunk driver. Considering how dangerous drunk drivers are, South Dakota courts take these charges seriously, and so should you.

I am D. Sonny Walter, and I have been proudly serving the people of South Dakota for more than 30 years. Over those years, I have offered every client who has come into my Sioux Falls office the respect and judgment-free representation they deserve from their criminal defense attorney, and I am ready to offer you the same.

Fighting For Your Future

After decades of helping clients protect their best interests in these cases, I have become fluent in South Dakota’s laws surrounding driving while intoxicated (DWI). For example, a person can be charged with DWI for simply being in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated. This law means that even sitting in the driver’s seat of a car with the keys in the ignition while intoxicated is enough to be charged with DWI.

A DWI conviction may not seem like a serious problem if it is your first offense and no one was hurt and nothing was damaged, but even a first conviction can have more complications than you intended. Multiple convictions for a DUI make the chances of beating future charges even harder, and the sentencing for repeat convictions is even worse. With your future at stake with even a first offense, you need to be sure you are properly fighting your charges.

At my firm, D. Sonny Walter, Attorney At Law, I take the time to develop for each of my clients a custom-tailored representation plan based on the unique factors of each case. While I represent you, you can trust that I will explore all available options of overcoming your charges, including negotiating for reduced or dismissed charges and fighting for you in court.

Meet With Me Today

The maximum penalty for a DWI conviction in South Dakota includes thousands of dollars in fines, years in the penitentiary and even a license revocation. Whether you are facing your first or sixth DWI charge, let me help you fight it. Call me at 605-450-6182 or email me here to schedule your initial consultation today.