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Grieco Criminal Law Center
Michael Grieco

500 South Pointe Drive, Suite 230
Miami Beach FL 33139
(305) 857-0034

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Grieco Criminal Law Center

Please Call : 305-857-0034  


As a Former Prosecutor (Felony Division Chief) with the Miami-Dade State Attorney and legal analyst for multiple media outlets, Michael Grieco has had the opportunity to participate in and/or try hundreds of cases, including, but not limited to, homicides, narcotics offenses, firearms charges, property crimes, white collar offenses, mortgage fraud and DUIs. He now uses his extensive experience as an attorney here in Miami to assist the accused as well as crime victims. Our firm not only represents a litany of criminal defendants, but we also work as and with corporate counsels for numerous Miami and New York businesses in litigation and transactional matters, as well as municipal ordinance violation defense/prevention and athlete consultation.

Being arrested is a scary and frustrating experience.  Once released, there is more at stake than more jailtime; your career/professional license, family, and reputation may all be in jeopardy. As a result, we pride ourselves on being available 24 hours a day-7 days a week to answer any and all questions you have regarding your Miami or South Florida case. Mr. Grieco and his staff of paralegals and lawyers provide each client with their personal cell phone numbers in the event one has a question about his/her case. We get that for most, being put through the system is a new experience. As a result, our attorneys will do everything to make sure that each client understands our local justice system and knows what strategies can be utilized to obtain the best possible result in their respective case(s).

YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY CATCH PHRASES OR TAG LINES ABOUT “DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS/FREEDOMS” HERE. Mr. Grieco and his staff are focused on the seriousness of your situation and how we can help. We are a results-oriented law firm and our attorneys are straight-talking and will work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for you. Contact us for a no obligation consult to discuss your rights and options. Certain cases, especially DUIs, require almost immediate action. Even if you go elsewhere, do not hesitate to seek legal counsel, as the ability to protect your rights is time-sensitive.

If you or your loved one has been charged with any criminal offense, call us and the office will either patch you through live to one of our attorneys or take a message that will be returned swiftly. Alternatively, you can email us directly below and your matter will be addressed quickly by one of our lawyers.  In most cases, the sooner our team can get involved in your case the more likely we are able to gather the proper evidence, which includes, but is not limited to police reports, witness statements, videos and 911 calls. In some instances, we can even prevent any charges from being filed against you!

The defense attorneys at The Grieco Criminal Law Center are experienced, passionate and aggressive and have built a reputation for providing superior representation to all of our clients in Miami Dade County, Broward County, and throughout the State of Florida.

At the Grieco Law Center, we put a premium on full-service criminal defense coupled with excellent client service. The Firm is located in Miami Beach, but takes cases in all counties and cities within the state of Florida. By devoting itself solely on defense, the Grieco Law Center can focus its expertise on defending your case and getting you the best result possible.

For all Miami criminal defense matters, Federal and State, Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Juvenile Charges — DUI, sealing/expungements, white collar crime, tax fraud, probation/parole violations, narcotics and drug trafficking, domestic crimes, Internet crimes, violent crime, public corruption – we have the experience to see you through any difficult situation. Mr. Grieco and his associates will explain the law and your options. You make all the decisions.

No matter what the charges, no matter how complex the case, we have the background and the legal knowledge to provide the aggressive, effective legal representation you need. Start protecting your rights and start building your defense.

Please Call : 305-857-0034  

Attorney Profiles

 


Admitted to Practice in:

- Florida
- New York
United States District Court:

- Southern District of Florida
- Eastern District of Michigan

Education:

- Law School: University of Miami School of Law
- Undergraduate School: American University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Positions:
Assistant State Attorney/Felony Division Chief; Miami-Dade State Attorney
Legislative Aid to U.S. Congressman Gary L. Ackerman

Current and former clients include: physicians, corporate CEOs, law enforcement officials, professional athletes, and Hollywood celebrities.

MICHAEL C. GRIECO, ESQ. was born and raised on Long Island in New York. In 1997, Michael earned a Bachelors Degree from American University, where he worked in both the U.S. Congress and C-SPAN. Immediately thereafter, Michael earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law where he was heavily involved in trial advocacy and interned with the Miami-Dade State Attorney.

Immediately after law school, Michael accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in order to hone his litigation skills in the area of criminal law. As a prosecutor, Michael handled thousands of cases, including but not limited to, DUI, Domestic Violence, Battery, Drug Offenses, Theft Offenses, Aggravated Assault/Battery, Robbery, Sexual Battery, Juvenile Offenses, Probation Violations and all other Misdemeanors and Felony criminal cases. Michael was also a member of the Gang Task Force for two years and acted in a supervisory capacity as a Felony Division Chief in 2005.

After leaving the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office, Michael accepted a job with a boutique litigation firm that served as corporate counsel for hundreds of Florida businesses. He later founded his own criminal law firm in 2006.  Since the inception of the firm, Michael has been committed to aggressively defending criminal clients from all walks of life in allegations ranging from Attempted Murder and Narcotics Trafficking, to DUI and Anti-Trust Violations.

In his personal life, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and exercising regularly.  He is a member of the Miami Children’s Hospital Young Ambassadors Board and Diamond Society, the Pillar Board for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Miami Beach Police/Citizens Advisory Board.

Please Call : 305-857-0034  

Attorney Profiles

 

 


Admitted to Practice in:

- Florida
- New York
United States District Court:

- Southern District of Florida
- Eastern District of Michigan

Education:

- Law School: University of Miami School of Law
- Undergraduate School: American University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Positions:
Assistant State Attorney/Felony Division Chief; Miami-Dade State Attorney
Legislative Aid to U.S. Congressman Gary L. Ackerman

Current and former clients include: physicians, corporate CEOs, law enforcement officials, professional athletes, and Hollywood celebrities.

MICHAEL C. GRIECO, ESQ. was born and raised on Long Island in New York. In 1997, Michael earned a Bachelors Degree from American University, where he worked in both the U.S. Congress and C-SPAN. Immediately thereafter, Michael earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law where he was heavily involved in trial advocacy and interned with the Miami-Dade State Attorney.

Immediately after law school, Michael accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in order to hone his litigation skills in the area of criminal law. As a prosecutor, Michael handled thousands of cases, including but not limited to, DUI, Domestic Violence, Battery, Drug Offenses, Theft Offenses, Aggravated Assault/Battery, Robbery, Sexual Battery, Juvenile Offenses, Probation Violations and all other Misdemeanors and Felony criminal cases. Michael was also a member of the Gang Task Force for two years and acted in a supervisory capacity as a Felony Division Chief in 2005.

After leaving the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s office, Michael accepted a job with a boutique litigation firm that served as corporate counsel for hundreds of Florida businesses. He later founded his own criminal law firm in 2006.  Since the inception of the firm, Michael has been committed to aggressively defending criminal clients from all walks of life in allegations ranging from Attempted Murder and Narcotics Trafficking, to DUI and Anti-Trust Violations.

In his personal life, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and exercising regularly.  He is a member of the Miami Children’s Hospital Young Ambassadors Board and Diamond Society, the Pillar Board for the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Miami Beach Police/Citizens Advisory Board.

Practice Areas

Drug crimes

Trafficking of drugs

Sale of drugs

Manufacture of drugs

Delivery of drugs

Possession of drugs and/or paraphernalia

Traffic matters/DUI

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Driving with license suspended (DWLS)

Leaving the scene of the accident

Driving with no valid drivers license (NVDL)

BUI (boating under the influence)

Reckless driving

DUI manslughter/serious bodily injury

Federal crimes

Mortgage fraud

Drug trafficking

Healthcare fraud

Child pornography

Immigration crimes

Other federal crimes

Fraud offenses

Mortgage fraud

Credit card fraud

Insurance fraud

Organized fraud

Fraud

Anthrax hoax / making terrorist threats

Bank fraud

Bankruptcy fraud

Cellular phone fraud

Credit card fraud

Computer hacking or cybercrime

Counterfeiting or forgery

Disaster relief fraud

Embezzlement

Extortion & bribery

Forgery

Health care fraud

Identity theft

Insurance fraud

Intellectual property theft

Internet fraud/larceny/theft

Money laundering

Perjury

Ponzi schemes

Pyramid schemes

Racketeering (rico)

Securities/investment fraud

Tax evasion

Telemarketing fraud/wire fraud

Misdemeanor crimes

Disorderly conduct

Disorderly intoxication

Obstructing justice

Resisting without violence

Trespass

Petit theft

Shoplifting

Criminal mischief

Assault and battery

Domestic violence

Stalking

Prostitution offenses soliciting

Indecent exposure

False report of a crime

Loitering and prowling

Felony crimes

Probation violations

Community control violations

Battery on a law enforcement officer

Resisting arrest with violence

Aggravated battery

Aggravated assault

Grand theft

Weapons/firearms offenses

Deadly missile

Uttering a forged instrument

Burglary

Robbery offenses

False imprisonment

Kidnapping

Child abuse or neglect

Sexual battery

Computer Crimes

Homicide / murder

Lewd and lascivious conduct

Tampering

Practicing medicine w/o a license

Practicing dentistry w/o a license

Municipal code violation

DUI Defense Attorney

Driving with an unlawful alcohol level (DUBAL) – (.08)
Immediate License Suspension
According to Florida DUI law, your license will be suspended as of the arrest date for 6 months for the first offense and one year for any other offense of DUBAL. You will be given a 10-day permit on the date of the arrest. Once the permit has expired, then 30 days of the suspension must be served before the driver is eligible to apply for a hardship license. You will be eligible for a hardship license on the first and any consecutive suspension, unless you have been convicted of a DUI in Florida two or more times. Under the Florida DUI law, you must provide proof of enrollment in a driving under the influence school to the Administrative Reviews
Office for consideration for a hardship license. If given approval to reinstate early for hardship, you must present this approval to the driver license office. At the time of reinstatement, whether for a hardship license or a full license, you must take the required examination, and pay $115 administrative fee and $35 reinstatement fee and any license fee required. Proof of liability insurance on the arrest date will be required or proof of liability coverage and a $15 reinstatement fee will be required.

DUI Test Refusals
If you refuse to submit to a breath/urine test, Florida DUI law requires that your license be suspended as of the arrest date for one year for the first offense and 18 months for any consecutive offenses. You will be given a 10-day permit on the date of arrest and when the permit expires must serve 90 days of the suspension before the driver is eligible to apply for a hardship license on the first suspension. No hardship license is permitted if you have refused to submit two or more times. You must provide proof of enrollment in a DUI School to the Administrative Reviews Office for consideration for a hardship license. If given approval to reinstate early for hardship, you must present this approval to the driver license office.

At the time of reinstatement, whether for a hardship license or a full license, you must take the required examination, and pay $115 administrative fee and $35 reinstatement fee and any license fee required. Under Florida DUI law, proof of liability insurance on the arrest date will be required or proof of liability coverage and a $15 reinstatement fee will be required.

Penalties for a DUI in Florida
1st DUI: 180 day to 1 year revocation effective on conviction date. Before expiration of the revocation period, you may apply for a hardship license in the county where you live. DUI School completion and treatment, if referred, is required. You then can apply for a hardship license in any Administrative Reviews Office (see listing “Under Suspension – Need Driver License for Work”) where you live. If you wait to reinstate your license until your revocation period ends, proof of enrollment or completion of DUI School and treatment, if referred, is required. At the time of reinstatement, whether for a hardship license or a full license, you must take the required examination, and pay $115 administrative fee and $60 reinstatement fee and any license fee required. Proof of liability insurance on the arrest date will be required or proof of liability coverage and a $15 reinstatement fee will be required

2nd DUI: Conviction in more than 5 years will result in a 180 day to 1 year revocation. You cannot reinstate early for hardship. The full revocation period must be served before requesting driver license reinstatement. The second DUI conviction within a five-year period will result in a five-year revocation. You may apply for a hardship license at the Administrative Reviews Office after serving one year from effective date of revocation. DUI School, and treatment, if referred, must be completed and you must have a favorable recommendation from the Special Supervision Services Program to be eligible for a hardship license. If given approval to reinstate early for hardship, you must present this approval to the driver license office. You must remain in the Special Supervision Services Program for the duration of the revocation period to retain your hardship license. If you wait to reinstate until after your revocation period ends, proof of enrollment or completion of DUI School, and treatment, if referred, is required. At the time of reinstatement, whether for a hardship license or a full license, you must take the required examination, and pay $115 administrative fee and $60 reinstatement fee and any license fee required. Proof of liability insurance on the arrest date will be required or proof of liability coverage and a $15 reinstatement fee will be required.

Ignition Interlock Device
Florida DUI laws require an ignition interlock devices to be installed on the vehicles of certain persons convicted of DUI in FL. The ignition interlock program affects those arrested and convicted of DUI after July 1, 2002, upon eligibility of reinstatement for a permanent or restricted driver license. The ignition interlock device is also required when a driver convicted of DUI in FL apply for a restricted license for work or business purposes. Two ignition interlock vendors (see other side) were selected by the department. If the person is otherwise eligible, a driver license will be issued with a restriction indicating interlock device is required. The required time period for interlock officially begins on the day the “P” interlock restriction is issued. The cost (plus tax) to the convicted person for an ignition interlock device is: $70 for installation $67.50 for monthly monitoring and calibration $100 refundable deposit or a $5 monthly insurance charge

Driving Under the Influence Of Drugs
DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages, Chemical Substances or Controlled Substances). s. 316.193, F.S. Under Florida law, DUI is one offense, proved by impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 or above. The penalties upon conviction are the same according to Florida DUI laws, regardless of the manner in which the offense is proven.

Fine Schedule For A DUI In Florida:
First Conviction for a DUI in Florida:
Not less than $250, or more than $500.
With Blood/Breath Alcohol Level (BAL) of .20 or higher or minor in the vehicle:
Not less than $500, or more than $1,000.
Second Conviction:
Not less than $500, or more than $1,000.
With BAL of .20 or higher or minor in the vehicle:
Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000.
Community Service First Conviction:
Mandatory 50 hours of community service or additional fine of $10 for each hour of community service required.
FL DUI Probation, First conviction:
Total period of probation and incarceration may not exceed 1 year.

Imprisonment:
At court’s discretion, sentencing terms may be served in a residential alcoholism or drug abuse treatment program, credited toward term of imprisonment.
First Conviction:
Not more than 6 months.
With BAL of .20 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not more than 9 months.
Second Conviction:
Not more than 9 months.
With BAL of .20 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not more than 12 months.
If second conviction within 5 years, mandatory imprisonment of at least 10 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive.

Impoundment or Immobilization:
Unless the family of the defendant has no other transportation.
First conviction = 10 days;
Second conviction within 5 years = 30 days;
Third conviction within 10 years = 90 days
Impoundment or immobilization must not occur concurrently with incarceration.
The court may dismiss the order of impoundment of any vehicles that are owned by the defendant if they are operated solely by the employees of the defendant or any business owned by the defendant.

Conditions for Release of Persons Arrested for DUI in Florida:
The person is no longer under the influence and;
The person’s normal faculties are no longer impaired
The person’s blood/breath alcohol level is lower than 0.05; or
Eight hours have elapsed from the time the person was arrested.
Misdemeanor Conviction of DUI in Florida:
Accident Involving Property Damage or Personal Injury

Any person who causes property damage or personal injury to another while driving under the influence is guilty of a First Degree Misdemeanor (not more than $1,000 fine or 1-year imprisonment).

FL DUI Felony Conviction:
Repeat Offenders or Accidents Involving Serious Bodily Injury

Any person convicted of a third DUI within 10 years or a fourth or subsequent DUI commits a Third Degree Felony (not more than $5,000 fine and/or 5 years imprisonment).

Any person who causes serious bodily injury while driving under the influence is guilty of a Third Degree Felony (not more than $5,000 fine and/or 5 years imprisonment) or if habitual/violent felony offender.

Driver License Revocation Periods for DUI:
First Conviction: Minimum 180 days revocation, maximum 1 year.
Second Conviction Within 5 Years: Minimum 5 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 1 year. Other 2nd offenders same as “A” above.
Third Conviction Within 10 Years: Minimum 10 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 2 years. Other 3rd offenders same as “A” above; one conviction more than 10 years prior and one within 5 years, same as “B” above.
Fourth Conviction, Regardless of When Prior Convictions Occurred) and Murder with Motor Vehicle: Mandatory permanent revocation. No hardship reinstatement.
Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) Alcohol-Related Convictions or Disqualifications:
Persons convicted of driving a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .04 or above or refusing to submit to a test to determine the alcohol concentration while driving a commercial motor vehicle, driving a commercial motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance, or driving a commercial motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled substance shall be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle for a period of 1 year. Second or subsequent conviction of any of the above offenses arising out of separate incidents will result in a permanent disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle. There are no provisions for persons disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle to obtain a hardship (business or employment) license to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

DUI School Requirements Florida:
First Conviction:
Must complete DUI school before hardship reinstatement. Customers who wait out revocation period before reinstatement need only show proof of enrollment or completion to become re-licensed. If a customer enrolls and is reinstated after revocation period expires, failure to complete the DUI school within 90 days after reinstatement will result in license cancellation; the driver cannot then be re-licensed until DUI school is completed.

Don’t wait until its too late. Contact our DUI Defense Attorney Michael Grieco.

Criminal Traffic

Juvenile Crimes

In the past, juvenile crimes were often overlooked. Today, juveniles are being prosecuted at a higher rate. Moreover, there is a current trend for the State of Florida to “direct file” criminal charges in adult court. It is now common to see 16 and 17 year-old children being charged as adults.

There is a big difference between the juvenile court system and the adult court system. There are many benefits to having your case remain in juvenile court. Overall, the goal of the juvenile justice system is to rehabilitate the offender. On the other hand, juveniles that are prosecuted in the adult system will be treated like adults. Unlike juvenile court, the primary purpose of adult sentencing is punishment. While rehabilitation is a noteworthy goal, a juvenile that is prosecuted as an adult will often be punished just like an adult. This can include incarceration in the Florida State Prison system.

When I was a Gang prosecutor in Miami, I had the opportunity to prosecute juveniles for almost every kind of offense imaginable. My past experience includes obtaining “adult” convictions against some of the most violent and dangerous juvenile gang members in our area.

Juvenile crimes can be very serious! They have the potential to stick with you forever. Therefore, they deserve serious attention. If your child or family member needs an experienced criminal trial attorney, the Grieco Criminal Law Center can handle any type of juvenile crimes case.


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