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Highly Skilled Juvenile Crimes Attorneys
in Portage, 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 has been arrested or is the target of a criminal investigation, it is crucial that you get them legal help as soon as possible. While the juvenile justice system does not carry the same penalties compared to adult criminal court, the impact of a conviction could follow your child for the rest of their life. 

Juveniles have many of the same rights as adults when they are accused of a crime. One of the most important rights is the right to legal counsel. Hiring an experienced attorney could be the best chance you have for avoiding a conviction in your child’s case. 

Attorney David G. Moore is experienced with navigating the juvenile justice system. Some of the types of cases he frequently handles in juvenile court include the following: 

  • Assault
  • Criminal mischief
  • Theft
  • Breaking and entering
  • DUI
  • Minor in possession of drugs or alcohol
  • Sex offenses

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Attorney David G. Moore is an experienced juvenile defense attorney. He understands the important differences between juvenile and adult cases.
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At the end of the day, the client always comes first. We are ready to work tirelessly to get the best possible outcome in your loved one’s juvenile case.
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Every juvenile case has an appropriate defense strategy. Our firm can help your loved one build the strongest defense possible in their juvenile case.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do Juveniles Need a Lawyer in Portage?
    It is always a good idea for a juvenile to have an attorney following any arrest. Even if there is little risk of facing incarceration in an adult facility, a juvenile conviction could result in other serious consequences.
  • How Long Will a Juvenile Case take?
    Some juvenile cases take months to reach a conclusion. Other cases are either dismissed or settled in a matter of weeks. Having the right attorney could avoid delays and get the right decision in a short amount of time.
  • What are Some Long-Term Consequences of a Juvenile Conviction?
    Juveniles that are convicted of crimes are generally released from juvenile detention at the age of 18. However, a prior arrest and conviction could haunt a juvenile for the rest of their lives.
  • Can a Juvenile go to Jail in Portage?
    Incarceration is uncommon in Portage when it comes to juveniles. The law requires these juveniles to be held separately in a state-ran facility. Juvenile detention is similar to jail, although the atmosphere and length sentences is different.
  • Does a Juvenile Have a Right to an Attorney?
    Anyone that is at risk of incarceration in their criminal case has the right to an attorney under the Constitution. While an attorney could be appointed for your child, hiring legal counsel might improve the outcome of your case.
  • How Do I Find a Juvenile Lawyer in Portage?
    If you are looking for an attorney for the juvenile in your life, it is important that you find one with relevant experience. The juvenile justice system is very different from adult criminal court. Attorney David G. Moore could help you with your case.