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David G. Moore Criminal Defense Attorney

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David G. Moore

Getting arrested in Michigan is probably the worst-case scenario you can imagine, knowing you face severe penalties if convicted. State laws provide for both misdemeanors and more serious felony charges, and the judge can sentence you to jail time in either type of case. Plus, there are collateral consequences that could affect various aspects of your life even after you are released. It is reassuring to know that defenses are available and that you might have opportunities to reduce the charges. However, without a legal background, you are limited in your ability to defend yourself.

Fortunately, you can count on David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, to handle all stages of a criminal case. He is a former prosecutor who has transitioned his skills into private practice, using this knowledge to favor defendants who are charged with crimes. Mr. Moore is committed to exploring mitigation options, including plea bargaining. He is equally prepared to take your case to trial and aggressively defend the prosecution’s claims.

David specializes in practicing the following types of criminal defense:

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Our firm has meticulous knowledge on Michigan criminal laws, backed by extensive experience in the courtroom and skills in dealing with prosecutors.
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We strive to put your needs first, which ensures that our approach to defenses and mitigation strategies coincide with your high expectations.
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When you work with a Portage criminal defense attorney who has a solid track record of positive outcomes, you know your case is in good hands.

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frequently asked questions

  • What are my rights if I was arrested for a crime in Michigan?
    You have the right to remain silent, so do not answer questions or make statements to police. The US Constitution also protects your right to consult with legal counsel, which you should do right away.
  • How does a criminal case work?
    After an arrest, you will head to court for your first appearance, arrangements for bond, and entering a plea. Then, there are pretrial stages, during which you can raise defenses. At trial, both parties will present their case, with the government going first.
  • Is it possible to avoid jail time for a criminal offense?
    The details vary based upon the crime, but there are many strategies that could keep you out of jail. You may have a defense that leads to a dismissal, or you could work out a plea bargain with the prosecutor.
  • What are potential defenses in my case?
    In any criminal case, the most powerful defense is exposing weaknesses in the government’s evidence. The prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, which is an extremely high burden.
  • Are there ways to help with my own case?
    Yes, you can support your defense by not resisting arrest, remaining silent, and contacting an attorney right away. Also, you should avoid any criminal activity when on pretrial release, which could get your bond revoked.
  • How can I choose the right fit for a Portage criminal defense lawyer?
    It is critical that you work with an attorney who focuses on criminal defense, as opposed to numerous practice areas. Another factor is retaining a former prosecutor who gained experience and now works for defendants.