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Highly Skilled Juvenile Crimes Attorneys
in Grand Rapids, MI

Experienced Grand Rapids juvenile crime lawyer aggressively defends minors facing criminal charges, providing expert legal guidance and protection of their legal rights in court.

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If your child is accused of wrongdoing, the outcome of the case against them could impact the rest of their life. While juvenile crimes do not carry the same consequences as the adult criminal justice system, there are still consequences that could have a lasting impact. 

Attorney David G. Moore is proud to provide compassionate legal services to juveniles and their families. He understands how to resolve these cases with as little impact to your child’s life as possible. 

There are many different criminal offenses that apply to juveniles. Some of the offenses that juveniles are frequently charged with include the following:

  • Criminal mischief
  • Assault
  • Minor in possession of drugs
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Theft
  • Underage DUI
  • Drunk driving
  • Breaking and entering

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Our firm is proud of our record of success defending the accused. We have a mix of experience and skill that is invaluable to your child during this process.
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Our firm always puts the needs of the client first. We personalize our service to ensure you get the best possible defense in your case.
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We know what it takes to develop a defense strategy that can succeed in juvenile court. We will carefully review the facts to develop the strongest defense.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do Juvenile Need a Lawyer in Grand Rapids?
    It is always a good idea for a juvenile facing charges of delinquency to rely on a lawyer. There are consequences that can come with this process, and a lawyer could help your child defend themselves from allegations that could follow them for years.
  • How Long Can a Juvenile Case Take?
    It could take months to resolve a juvenile case in Grand Rapids. Your child’s attorney will have the opportunity to evaluate the evidence and craft a defense. Often, plea negotiations take place early on in the process. If a trial is necessary, the case could take longer.
  • What Are Long-Term Consequences of a Juvenile Offense?
    Juvenile records are typically sealed when a child reaches the age of 18. However, the police retain access to these records which could impact your child in the future.
  • Can a Juvenile go to Jail in Grand Rapids?
    Juveniles are not sent to jail alongside adult prisoners in Grand Rapids, even when the charges are serious. In most cases, a juvenile is released to the custody of their parent or guardian during the course of the case. However, a judge could determine that juvenile detention is in the child’s best interests.
  • Does a Juvenile Have a Right to an Attorney?
    A juvenile has the same rights to an attorney as an adult. If there is the possibility of incarceration involved in a juvenile crime, the child has the right to legal counsel.
  • How do I Find a Juvenile Lawyer in Grand Rapids?
    Not all attorneys are the same. Some focus their energy on a wide range of cases, while others are dedicated to a single area of the law. Your child is best served by legal counsel that is focused on criminal defense with extensive experience representing juveniles.