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Trusted Criminal Defense Attorneys
in Berrien County Michigan
When your freedom is on the line in Berrien County, Michigan, rely on the proven defense strategies of D.G. Moore. Led by attorney David G. Moore, our firm has extensive experience in handling a broad spectrum of criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Attorney Moore’s background as a former assistant prosecutor in Berrien County provides him with valuable insights into the local criminal justice system, giving you a distinct advantage in your defense. We understand the impact that criminal charges can have on your life and are committed to providing you with personalized, aggressive representation. From thorough case analysis to strategic courtroom advocacy, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Reach out to us today to secure a strong defense in Berrien County.
David G. Moore Criminal Defense Attorney

Meet Criminal Defense Attorney

David G. Moore

David hails from West Michigan, where he grew up as the son of a parochial math teacher. He left the region to attend Arizona State University, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1997. The next step in David’s legal education was Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received Dean’s List recognition for several semesters. He graduated in the top one-third of his class and is now licensed to practice law in Michigan, Arizona, and federal court.

David’s first position out of law school was on the prosecution side, representing the government in pursuing criminal charges against defendants. He transitioned the knowledge and courtroom experience to private practice and now focuses on criminal defense litigation. David advocates on behalf of clients in misdemeanor and felony cases, and he has handled multiple capital cases. His approach to defense balances options to mitigate the charges with trial advocacy. He is approachable for clients, yet intensely tough in court.

In his free time, David likes to exercise, go shooting, and relax with his family.

Unparalleled Expertise

WHY CHOOSE US?

Powerhouse Defense Team
Our team has amassed significant knowledge and trial skills over decades of combined experience representing those arrested on criminal charges.
Client Focused Solutions
Dedication to our client’s needs enables us to deliver personalized services and maximize all defense options available in a criminal case.
Proven Defense Strategies
You can expect results with our team on your side, as our defense strategies are developed to achieve positive client outcomes.

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frequently asked questions

  • Why do I need a criminal defense attorney in Berrien County?
    You can be sure the government has a knowledgeable prosecutor to pursue charges and obtain a conviction, so you gain an advantage by hiring a lawyer. Your attorney will review defenses, develop a solid strategy, and assist with other options for resolving the charges.
  • Do I have a defense to criminal charges in Berrien County?
    There are defenses in every case, but the key is to leverage strategies that apply to the specific facts and are most likely to secure a positive result. Self-defense, unlawful search and seizure, police misconduct, and other options may suit your situation.
  • What are other options for resolving a criminal case?
    Plea bargaining is an alternative in many cases, especially for first-time offenders accused of minor crimes. Your lawyer may be able to have the charges reduced, work out a more lenient sentence, or both.
  • How does sentencing work in Berrien County?
    The class of crime as a felony or misdemeanor is the foundation for issuing penalties, and the judge issues a sentence according to a range provided by law. Within this range, various factors may affect punishment, such as criminal history and aggravating circumstances.
  • What are collateral consequences?
    In addition to incarceration and fines, there may be other implications for your life after serving your sentence. Your driver’s license could be suspended, and information about the case will be on your permanent criminal record for purposes of background checks.
  • What is the cost of hiring a criminal defense lawyer in Berrien County?
    It is difficult to provide an estimate of legal fees, but defense attorneys typically charge an hourly rate for services. Our firm offers a free initial consultation to discuss strategy and the next steps.