Your Criminal Defense Team



Moss & Associates, PLLC is a local law firm based in Michigan that specializes in the criminal defense and legal representation of those who have been accused of committing misdemeanor offenses. Our goal is to provide professional and trusted legal services and counsel to our clients in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.  

We know that clients desire legal counsel that is personable, as well as, an attorney that is skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced who can get their case resolved in a manner most favorable to them. And that is what you get when you retain the legal services of Moss & Associates.  We strive to provide, not only legal services but also personal service to each and every client. We hope that the experience with Moss & Associates will be a life changing experience, in that clients not only receive help with their current legal issues, but also receive counsel on how to make better life choices and avoid recidivism.


To try and navigate the criminal justice and judicial systems alone can be a daunting and frightening task. When you are facing a legal situation that has the potential to drastically alter your life and negatively affect your future you want an attorney who understands and cares. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced; an attorney who will advocate for and seek what is in your best interest whether that is: seeking a complete dismissal of the charges against you, negotiating for reduced charges or your release from custody, or if necessary, proceeding to trial in order to obtain the most favorable outcome in your case. And that is what you get when you retain the legal services of Moss & Associates. 


To find out how we can help you with your legal issue contact us today to schedule a consultation. 



Assault and Battery

Domestic Violence

Malicious Destruction of Property




Improper Lane Use

Careless Driving

Reckless Driving

Failure to Yield

Driving While License Suspended

Invalid Operators License

No Operators License on Person

Allowing and Ineligible Person to Drive

Driving While License Revoked

Failure to Stop at the Scene of a Property Damage Accident

Failure to Stop at the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident


Operating While Intoxicated-1st Offense

Operating While Intoxicated -2nd Offense

Operating While Visually Impaired-1st Offense

Operating While Visually Impaired-2nd Offense

High Blood Alcohol Content-High BAC

Minor in Possession of Alcohol-MIP


Retail Fraud




Possession of Marijuana

Use of Marijuana


All Violations


CHARNETTA N. MOSS, Attorney & Founder

Charnetta N. Moss, Esq., is the founding member of Moss & Associates, PLLC. She specializes in the criminal defense and legal representation of those who have been accused of committing misdemeanor offenses.  Ms. Moss earned her Juris Doctorate degree, with a concentration in litigation, from Western Michigan Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  She earned her Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo, as well as a second Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies also from the University of Toledo. 

Prior to founding Moss & Associates, Ms. Moss worked with the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender in Ann Arbor, MI.  While at the Public Defender’s office she successfully represented thousands of satisfied clients in various district and circuit courts within Washtenaw County.  As part of a high volume trial lawyer team, Ms. Moss has the experience needed to properly analyze case evidence to determine the adequacy and justification of stops, searches, seizures, and the authorization of charges by the prosecution. She also has the experience and skill to successfully negotiate with prosecutors and probation agents on behalf of clients.  Ms. Moss has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and the judicial process which allows her to quickly and accurately assess the critical issues of a case so that clients know what to expect at the outset, can make the necessary arrangements to successfully resolve the matter the first time, and ensure that there are no further violations of the law relevant to the case. This saves clients time and money in the end and allows them to move forward with their lives.

Ms. Moss is a member of the State bar of Michigan, Detroit Bar Association, Vanzhetti-Hamilton Bar Association, Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Michigan, and the American Bar Association. She has assisted with various community outreach programs which include an offender re-entry program, community citizen circle, and an anti-smoking project.  Ms. Moss also has training in mediation and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

To find out how Moss & Associates can help you with your legal issue contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

Moss & Associates, PLLC

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26677 West Twelve Mile Road

Southfield, Michigan 48034

Phone: (248) 595-3362



**Serving Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Washtenaw Counties.

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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