Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer

I am juvenile criminal defense attorney David G. Moore. With more than a decade of criminal law experience, I am here to vigorously defend your child's best interests at every stage of a juvenile legal proceeding.

Defending Juveniles Against All Criminal Charges

Serving Kalamazoo and the neighboring areas of Michigan, I represent juveniles who have been accused of virtually every type of crime, including:

Minor In Possession (MIP)

The legal drinking age is 21, but many young men and women choose to consume alcohol long before they are of age. If your child has been arrested on a charge of MIP, of either alcohol or drugs, the consequences can be serious.

If convicted of minor in possession of alcohol, your child will lose his or her license and the arrest will result in a criminal record. This can affect a student's ability to obtain student loans. It can also affect his or her ability to obtain a job in a chosen career, because nearly all employers do background checks.

My firm regularly works with many out-of-state parents whose college-age children have been arrested for MIP. While college-age students at Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University and other local Michigan colleges rarely think about being arrested after leaving a frat party, it does happen all too often.

Defending Teenagers Against Sex Offenses And Other Serious Felonies

Sex crimes and criminal sexual conduct (CSC) are extremely serious. I am an attorney who has been able to obtain case dismissals, unearth mitigating circumstances and minimize the consequences of serious charges like these.

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer and former district attorney, I can be a tenacious advocate for your child, reviewing every aspect of the case and hiring a private investigator and other experts to uncover the important details that may have been overlooked.

Contact an Attorney with Experience Defending Clients in Juvenile Court

Contact me online or call my Portage office at 269-216-4573 (toll free). As a skilled juvenile court attorney, I will address your legal concerns at a free initial consultation and offer affordable legal fees.