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South Dakota Sex Offenses & Rape Crimes

Maybe the hardest charge to win at trial is Child Molestation (Rape). The allegation itself prompts prospective jurors to visualize a person charged with committing the act. RENSCH LAW has tried many of these types of cases. While admittedly there have been convictions, there have been many acquittals. There have also been convictions which were reversed on appeal after RENSCH LAW prepared the appellate briefs and made the appellate arguments.

Each case is unique and there is never a guaranteed result. But the experience of RENSCH LAW, and the trial lawyers at RENSCH LAW, can help people through these earth shaking allegations, charges, and trial.

The lawyers at RENSCH LAW, under the tutelage of Timothy J. Rensch, have learned how to gather the records necessary to properly evaluate the contentions of the alleged victim. While such is unusual, in one recent case RENSCH LAW successfully pushed a serious case to a dismissal by the prosecution after discovering exculpatory information in an extended records search. As a result, Aggravated Kidnapping, Kidnapping, and repeated child rape charges were dismissed.

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RENSCH LAW is also known for vigorous, damaging, and powerful cross-examinations, although such is really determined by the case, the facts, and the person being cross-examined.

Other sex offenses, like forcible rape, sexual contact, statutory rape, are routinely handled by RENSCH LAW

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A Few Sex Offense Cases RENSCH LAW Has Handled

State v. Packed, 2007 SD 75, 736 N.W.2d 851 (Rape/reversed)

Siers v. Class, 1998 SD 77, 581 N.W.2d 491 (Rape/Habeas Corpus)

Siers v. Weber, 2000 DSD 25* [Dakota Disc] (Federal Habeas Corpus/Rape)

Siers v. Weber, 259 F.3d 969 (8th Cir. 2001) (Federal Habeas Corpus/Rape)

State v. Klaudt, 2009 SD 71, 772 N.W.2d 117 (Rape)

State v. Muhm, 2009 SD 100, 775 N.W.2d 508 (Rape)

State v. Dillon, 2010 SD 72, 788 N.W.2d 360 (Rape)

The cases people don’t like to talk about is a rape case or a child molestation case. And if you’re charged with something like that, you’re almost down the tubes at the time of the charge.

And the way those cases are won is through hard work, investigation, digging up records, and just through good old fashioned legal work. And I’ve won many of those cases. I’ve had those cases dismissed in advance. I’ve beaten those cases at jury trial. If you’re in one of those jams that you’re embarrassed to ask your friends “who do I go to?” because you don’t want them to know you’ve been charged with rape or child molestation.

Just know this, I’ve been there more times than I can count, and I can protect you.

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