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Reputable Criminal Defense Attorneys
in St. Joseph County Michigan

Are you facing criminal charges in St. Joseph County, Michigan? Trust the experienced criminal defense attorneys at D.G. Moore to protect your rights and fight for your freedom. Led by attorney David G. Moore, our firm has a proven track record of success in handling a wide range of criminal cases, from traffic violations to serious felonies. With his background as a former assistant district attorney in both Cass County and St. Joseph County, Attorney Moore possesses invaluable knowledge of the local justice system and courtroom experience. We understand the significant impact criminal accusations can have on your life, and we are dedicated to providing you with zealous, personalized representation. From the initial consultation to navigating the legal process, we will guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us today for a strong defense in St. Joseph County.
Experienced criminal defense lawyer in Grand Rapids, MI providing aggressive representation for criminal charges.

Meet Criminal Defense Attorney

David G. Moore

David was raised in West Michigan and earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in 1997. He continued his education by attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he was recognized on the Dean’s List for multiple semesters. David graduated in the top one-third of his class, and he is currently licensed to practice law in Michigan, Arizona, and federal court.

Once out of law school, David’s first legal position was as an assistant prosecutor representing the government in criminal cases. He carried this knowledge and litigation skills over to representing defendants and now focuses on litigation and criminal defense. David has fought for clients in multiple capital felony cases, which involve the most serious charges and penalties. His success derives from his approach to client representation, balancing mitigation opportunities with litigation efforts. David takes pride in being diligent, honest, and straightforward in all client relationships.

In his free time, David enjoys exercising, shooting, and cooking recipes from TikTok. He also appreciates time with family.

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Powerhouse Defense Team
You can rely on our team to leverage our experience and knowledge in criminal cases as we strive for the best possible outcome.
Client Focused Solutions
Your case is a priority, so you have the assurance that we work tirelessly to protect your rights throughout the criminal process.
Proven Defense Strategies
Our team develops attainable goals for your defense, so we have a proven track record of meeting our client’s high expectations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why do I need a criminal defense attorney in St. Joseph County?
    The government is represented by an experienced prosecutor, so you level the playing field by retaining counsel. Your lawyer will assess defense options and protect your rights while employing all tools available to fight criminal charges.
  • What should I do after an arrest in St. Joseph County?
    First, never resist the police. Exercise your civil rights by remaining silent if police ask questions or want you to make a statement. Do not offer any information, even to profess your innocence. Upon arrest, you should contact a defense lawyer right away.
  • What are criminal penalties for a conviction?
    The details vary considerably based on felony versus misdemeanor charges, but sentencing may include jail time, incarceration in prison, fines, and probation. Any history of criminal activity and aggravating circumstances may increase the penalties.
  • Are there other consequences to a criminal charge?
    Yes, there are some collateral consequences that could impact your life after serving your sentence. Your driver’s license may be suspended, and the record of a criminal conviction will appear in a background check. You could experience problems with employment, school, and professional licenses.
  • What defenses are available in St. Joseph County?
    Strategies will vary but always remember that the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a conviction. Defense tactics include exposing weaknesses in the government’s case, but you might have defenses based upon violations of your civil rights, police misconduct, or self-defense.
  • Does your firm focus on criminal defense cases?
    Our team is dedicated to defending those accused of crimes and ensuring they have every opportunity to fight the charges. Criminal defense is our core practice area, so we concentrate on case law, statutes, procedural rules, and other meticulous details.