Our law firm serves clients in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and throughout southwest Michigan.

Esteemed Criminal Defense Attorneys
in Newaygo County Michigan

When facing criminal charges in Newaygo County, Michigan, you need a strategic criminal defense team by your side. At D.G. Moore, led by attorney David G. Moore, we understand the gravity of the situation and the potential impact it can have on your life. With extensive experience in criminal defense, including as a former assistant prosecutor, Attorney Moore possesses a deep understanding of the local legal system and the tactics employed by the prosecution. We will meticulously analyze the details of your case, identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and develop a strategic defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. Our dedicated legal team will provide you with personalized attention, guiding you through every step of the legal process and fighting vigorously for your rights. Whether you are facing charges related to DUI, drug offenses, or more serious felonies, we are here to protect your interests and pursue the best possible outcome. Contact us today for strategic criminal defense representation in Newaygo County.
Experienced criminal defense lawyer in Grand Rapids, MI providing aggressive representation for criminal charges.

Meet Criminal Defense Attorney

David G. Moore

David grew up in West Michigan as the son of a math teacher, before taking the next steps with his education at Arizona State University. He earned his BA degree in 1997 and then continued with his legal career at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a student, David made the Dean’s list multiple times. He graduated in the top one-third of his law school class in 2001.

David’s first legal role was as an assistant prosecutor, the attorney representing the government in pursuing criminal charges. He gained extensive knowledge and litigation skills and never lost a felony trial case. David now applies these skills as a criminal defense lawyer, fighting for clients in misdemeanor and felony cases. He develops solutions to mitigate the charges but remains focused on trial procedure. David is straightforward and honest in client relationships, but he is compassionate in understanding how criminal charges affect their lives.

While not helping clients, David enjoys exercise, spending time with family, shooting, and scrolling through TikTok recipes.

Unparalleled Expertise


Powerhouse Defense Team
We have decades of combined experience fighting for clients, so we are adept at implementing defense strategies and skilled in the courtroom.
Client Focused Solutions
Our clients benefit from knowing they have a skilled legal advocate to navigate defense solutions and achieve positive outcomes in criminal cases.
Proven Defense Strategies
We draw from our past successes with criminal cases to develop defenses that beat the charges or minimize the consequences.

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frequently asked questions

  • How does the criminal process work?
    A criminal case starts with an arrest and arraignment, a court appearance where the charges are read and bail is set. Pretrial stages involve court appearances, hearings, and motions. Your case is then scheduled for trial if not resolved by dismissal or plea bargain.
  • What should I do if police charge me with a crime?
    Always comply with police instructions and never resist arrest. You have civil rights to protect, so you should politely refuse to make statements or answer questions. Exercise your right to counsel by contacting a lawyer immediately.
  • What are defense strategies in criminal cases?
    The first tactic is to expose weaknesses in the government’s case, preventing the prosecutor from proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Other defenses include lack of knowledge, self-defense, mistake of fact, and having an alibi.
  • How can a defense lawyer assist with criminal charges?
    Some defenses can be presented by motion, including motions to dismiss where evidence was gained by unlawful search and seizure. At trial, your attorney will attack the prosecutor’s case and present defenses. You may also have options for plea bargaining.
  • What do criminal defense attorneys charge in Newaygo County?
    There are no contingency fees in criminal cases, so lawyers charge at an hourly rate. You may also be billed for expenses related to your defense, such as fees for experts, trial exhibits, and forensic and private investigators.
  • Does your firm have specific experience with criminal cases?
    Our team’s primary focus is defending clients who are facing criminal charges, and we take on both felony and misdemeanor cases. The firm’s founding member was a prosecutor who now dedicates these skills and experience to fighting for defendants.