Our law firm serves clients in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and throughout southwest Michigan.
Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorneys
in Grand Haven, MI
When facing criminal charges in Grand Haven, Michigan, you need a skilled and experienced legal team on your side. At David G. Moore Law, we are dedicated to providing aggressive representation to individuals facing a wide range of criminal charges. With our knowledge, expertise, and commitment to our clients, we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for every case we handle.
David G. Moore Criminal Defense Attorney

Meet Criminal Defense Attorney

David G. Moore

David G. Moore is a seasoned criminal defense attorney with a strong track record of success. As a former assistant prosecutor for both Cass County and St. Joseph County, Attorney Moore has unique insight into the criminal justice system and knows how to navigate the complexities of criminal law. He has represented clients in a wide range of cases, from misdemeanors to serious felony offenses, and is committed to protecting the rights and interests of the accused.

Our Practice Areas

At David G. Moore Law, we provide comprehensive legal representation in a variety of practice areas, including:

  • OWI / DUI Defense: If you’ve been charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), we can help protect your rights and explore your defense options.
  • Traffic Violations: Whether you’re facing a speeding ticket, reckless driving charges, or other traffic violations, we will fight to minimize the impact on your driving record and insurance rates.
  • Drug Crimes: From simple possession to trafficking charges, we have the experience and expertise to defend against all types of drug-related offenses.
  • Violent Crimes: If you’ve been accused of assault, battery, domestic violence, or other violent offenses, we will aggressively defend your rights and pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
  • Sex Crimes: Allegations of sex crimes can have serious consequences. We will work tirelessly to protect your reputation and defend against these charges.
  • Theft Crimes: Whether you’re facing charges for shoplifting, burglary, or robbery, we will fight to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
  • Weapons Offenses: We have experience defending clients against charges related to the unlawful possession, carrying, or use of firearms and other weapons.
  • White Collar Crimes: From fraud to embezzlement, we have the knowledge and expertise to defend against complex white-collar crime charges.
  • Juvenile Crimes: If your child has been accused of a crime, we will work to protect their rights and future opportunities.
  • Polygraphy Defense: If you’ve been asked to take a polygraph test, we can provide experienced legal guidance to protect your rights and interests.
  • Search Warrants: We have experience challenging the legality of search warrants and fighting to suppress evidence obtained through unlawful searches.
  • Probation Violations: If you’ve been accused of violating the terms of your probation, we can help protect your rights and advocate for a favorable resolution.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you’re facing criminal charges in Grand Haven or the surrounding areas, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Contact David G. Moore Law today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Let us put our experience, expertise, and dedication to work for you and provide the aggressive representation you need to defend against your charges and protect your future.

Understanding the Criminal Justice System

Navigating the criminal justice system can be complex and overwhelming, especially if you’re facing criminal charges for the first time. Understanding how the system works can help alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty associated with your case. Here’s an overview of the criminal justice process in Michigan:

  • Investigation: The criminal justice process typically begins with an investigation by law enforcement. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and collecting information to determine whether a crime has occurred and who may be responsible.
  • Arrest: If law enforcement believes they have probable cause to arrest someone for a crime, they may issue an arrest warrant or make an arrest based on observed behavior or evidence. The individual will then be taken into custody and brought before a judge for an arraignment.
  • Arraignment: At the arraignment hearing, the defendant is formally charged with the alleged crime and informed of their rights. They may also enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest. The judge will then set bail or determine whether the defendant should be released on their own recognizance.
  • Pretrial Proceedings: During this stage, the prosecution and defense may engage in discovery, where they exchange evidence and information relevant to the case. There may also be pretrial motions filed, such as motions to suppress evidence or dismiss charges.
  • Trial: If the case proceeds to trial, both the prosecution and defense will present their arguments and evidence to a judge or jury. The prosecution must prove the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The defense has the opportunity to challenge the prosecution’s case and present evidence and witnesses in support of the defendant’s innocence.
  • Sentencing: If the defendant is found guilty or pleads guilty, they will be sentenced by the judge. Sentencing may involve imprisonment, fines, probation, community service, or other penalties depending on the nature and severity of the offense.
  • Appeals: If the defendant is convicted, they may have the right to appeal the decision to a higher court. An appeal challenges the legal process or rulings made during the trial, rather than the facts of the case itself.

 

Understanding each stage of the criminal justice process can help you make informed decisions about your case and better understand your rights and options. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney can also provide invaluable support and guidance throughout this process.

Facing criminal charges can be a daunting experience, but you don’t have to navigate the legal system alone. At David G. Moore Law, we are here to provide the skilled legal representation and support you need during this challenging time. With our experience, expertise, and dedication, we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

If you’re facing criminal charges in Grand Haven or the surrounding areas, don’t wait to seek legal representation. Contact David G. Moore Law today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Let us put our knowledge and resources to work for you and provide the aggressive defense you deserve.

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frequently asked questions

  • What should I do if I'm arrested or charged with a crime?
    If you're arrested or charged with a crime, it's crucial to remain calm and exercise your right to remain silent. Avoid discussing the details of your case with law enforcement until you've spoken with an attorney. Contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and begin building your defense.
  • Do I need an attorney if I'm innocent?
    Yes, even if you believe you're innocent, it's essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. An attorney can help protect your rights, navigate the legal process, and advocate for your innocence. They can also investigate the facts of your case, gather evidence, and present a strong defense on your behalf.
  • What should I look for in a criminal defense attorney?
    When choosing a criminal defense attorney, look for someone with experience handling cases similar to yours, a track record of success, and a commitment to providing personalized attention to your case. It's also essential to find an attorney who is responsive to your needs, communicates effectively, and makes you feel comfortable and confident in their abilities.
  • How much will it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney?
    The cost of hiring a criminal defense attorney can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of your case, the attorney's experience and reputation, and the services provided. Many criminal defense attorneys offer free initial consultations and may work on a flat fee or hourly basis. Be sure to discuss fees and payment arrangements with your attorney upfront.
  • What should I expect during the legal process?
    The legal process can vary depending on the nature and severity of the charges against you. In general, you can expect to go through stages such as arraignment, pretrial proceedings, trial (if applicable), and sentencing. Your attorney will guide you through each step of the process and keep you informed about your rights and options.
  • Can I negotiate a plea deal with the prosecution?
    In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a plea deal with the prosecution. A plea deal typically involves pleading guilty to a lesser charge or agreeing to a reduced sentence in exchange for avoiding trial or cooperating with the prosecution. Your attorney can advise you on whether a plea deal is in your best interests and negotiate on your behalf.
  • What are my rights if I'm questioned by law enforcement?
    If you're questioned by law enforcement, you have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. It's crucial to exercise these rights and avoid making any statements or admissions without consulting with an attorney first. Anything you say to law enforcement can be used against you in court.
  • How long will my criminal case take to resolve?
    The timeline for resolving a criminal case can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the case, the court's schedule, and whether the case goes to trial. Some cases may be resolved relatively quickly through plea negotiations, while others may take months or even years to reach a resolution. Your attorney can provide more specific information about the expected timeline for your case.