August 18, 2017

State’s Attorney

State’s Attorney:  Jerry A. Miller

Deputy State’s Attorney: Erin E. Handke

Deputy State’s Attorney: Shane W. Bryant

Part-Time Deputy State’s Attorney: Jason Ravnsborg

Office Manager / Legal Assistant: Tina Knudson

Legal Assistant:   Alesha Voeltz

*Part-Legal Assistant: Marilyn Trefz 

     * Victim Services *Court Order Compliance & * Union County Welfare Director

209 East Main Street, Suite 140
Elk Point, SD, 57025

Phone: (605) 356-2666
Fax: (605) 761-0199

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm
Calling ahead for appointments work best for the attorneys.

The Office is closed on all holidays and when the Court House is closed.

Last updated: June 16, 2017

Purpose   & Mission

Meet your State’s Attorney’s Office

Jerry Miller,  State’s Attorney

Erin Handke, Deputy State’s Attorney

Shane W. Bryant,  Deputy State’s Attorney

Jason Ravnsborg, Part-Time Deputy State’s Attorney

Tina Knudson, Office Manager / Legal Assistant

Alesha Voeltz, Legal Assistant

Marilyn Trefz,  Legal Assistant / Victim Services / Court Order Compliance / Union County Welfare Director (Part-Time Position)

South Dakota Codified Laws (On Line) 

Domestic Violence

Juvenile   Court / Process

South Dakota Supreme Court Opinions 

Press Releases

Union County Ordinances – Page 1

Union County OrdinancesPage 2


South Dakota States Attorneys Association

Victim’s Rights

Victim Information – Violent Crime

Victim Information – Property Crime

Job Openings

This office is currently fully staffed. However, attorneys who are interested in working in this office should contact State’s Attorney Jerry Miller.  Your inquiry into future employment with this office will be kept confidential.  

The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office will consider law student volunteers.  Please contact Jerry Miller directly to inquire.

The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office will consider law students to participate in an extern program though an accredited law school program.  Applicant must apply thorough the law school and indicate an interest in criminal justice.

Misdemeanor Standard Sentences

   This office receives many calls inquiring as to what a person may expect when they enter a guilty plea to misdemeanor offense in magistrate court.   While every case is different and there will always be some example of the court deviating higher or lower then what is indicated on the link provided, the attached list is what this office has identified as a standard sentence handed down by the Judge Bern on a consistent basis. There is no guarantee that the State (State’s Attorney’s Office) will request or recommend the standard, nor is there any guarantee that the Court will follow this in your individual case.

Frequently Asked Questions

– Red Light & Speed Camera tickets, and

– Speeding Tickets

Union County Active Warrant List

Consealed Pistol Permit Laws (Summary) 

The Chamber –   Check Policy


Resource Page

 – Sheriff’s Office;

 – Police Departments; and or

 – County Coroner

– Emergency Mental Illness (Aug 22, 2016)