Long Valley is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, South Dakota, United States. Although not tracked by the Census Bureau, Long Valley has been assigned the ZIP code of 57547. Long Valley is located 29 miles south of the county seat of Kadoka, South Dakota along Highway 73. The majority of Long Valley and its rural residents are cattle ranches, most have herds of 100 or more. They also cut the wild plains grass to feed their cattle. The distance between neighbors is usually 2.5 miles. The border of the Pine Ridge reservation runs along a line 2 miles west of Norris, SD to 12 miles south on Highway 73, north to the Badlands, 17 miles south of Kadoka, SD.

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What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in South Dakota

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ¬≠felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...