Criminal Defense

Johnson, Eiesland & Rohl has a well-earned reputation as an effective criminal defense law firm. Robbie Rohl has dedicated himself to helping people facing all types of criminal charges, ranging in severity from death penalty murder to misdemeanor DUI and marijuana cases. Robbie Rohl will take every step necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of those he represents. He has been retained on serious criminal charges all over the state of South Dakota.

We Can Help

If you are facing criminal charges in state or federal court, our attorneys can take your case, fight for your rights, and help protect you against injustice and mistreatment. For his work representing clients facing criminal charges, attorney Robbie Rohl has been selected for inclusion to the Super Lawyers list in Great Plains Rising Star (2015 to Present); has been named among Best DWI Attorneys and Top 40 Under 40 — Criminal Defense; has been an inductee to the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys; and is the current president of the American Association for Justice's Criminal Defense Section (a national organization comprising criminal defense attorneys across the country).

How A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

No criminal defense lawyer can promise you an acquittal or a favorable plea bargain; making such guarantees is unethical and unrealistic. However, the nature of the legal system is such that prosecuting attorneys often have enormous advantages over defendants. Our criminal defense team will even the scales. We will investigate your case and find the flaws in the government's theories, find witnesses and seek expert testimony on your behalf.

Recent Results

State v. M., Acquittal, first-degree rape, aggravated incest, sexual contact

State v. M., Five-minute not guilty verdict on felony drug charges

State v. M., Motion to suppress granted/case dismissed, DUI fourth Offense

State v. M., Motion to suppress granted/case dismissed, DUI first Offense

State v. L., Motion to suppress granted/case dismissed, DUI first Offense

State v. B., Motion to suppress granted/case dismissed, DUI first Offense

State v. H., First-degree manslaughter case dismissed pretrial

State v. B., Aggravated assault dismissed

State v. B., Aggravated assault and felony child abuse reduced to misdemeanor one week prior to trial

State v. V., Dismissal of animal abuse case after investigation

State v. D., Motion to suppress, felony drug possession and distribution reduced to misdemeanor after suppression hearing before court ruled

State v. D., Felony drug possession and distribution charges dismissed, judicial determination of no probable cause after preliminary hearing

USA v. B., Request for lengthy prison sentence, client received probation after testimony on the issue of simple vs. aggravated counterfeiting

State v. Medicine, 2015 SD 46; South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed that police procedure for obtaining consent to a blood draw was illegal. Case dismissed.