Miami’s Premier Criminal Defense firm

The defense attorneys at The Grieco Criminal Law Center are experienced, passionate and aggressive and have built a requtation for providing superior representation to all of our clients.

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Recent Felony Acquittal

Criminal Attorney Michael Grieco secured a recent Not Guilty Verdict in a Felony Miami Jury Trial.

NBC Case Profile

Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Grieco was recently interviewed regarding an improper arrest and police.

Attorney At Law Magazine

Attorney Michael C. Grieco profiled by an attorney’s only magazine as its Concierge Criminal Attorney.

Murder Case Dismissed

Utilizing Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, Michael Grieco secured a dismissal for a woman charged with Second 

Miami Criminal Attorney

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 jail time; 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 Miami Criminal Attorney 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 now at 305-857-0034 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!

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Are you facing a federal crimes charge in Miami, South Florida or anywhere in the United Sates?

Grieco Criminal Law Center

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 criminal lawyer

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.

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... 

Florida requires that the driver have actual knowledge that his license is suspended or revoked for him to be guilty of a crime. State records that show notice has been sent to the driver create a rebuttable presumption that the driver did in fact have knowledge that his privilege to drive had been withdrawn.
This principle of notice as knowledge applies to all suspensions or revocations except for suspensions for failing to pay for a ticket and financial responsibility suspensions (failing to maintain insurance coverage on your vehicle or failure to pay child support)....

A person may not drive a motor vehicle upon a highway in Florida unless he or she has a valid driver’s license. Any person who retains a driver’s license because of employment or part-time residence shall, upon qualifying for a license in Florida, be issued a driver’s license which shall be valid within this state only. A person may not operate a motorcycle unless he or she holds a driver’s license that authorizes such operation. To prove the criminal offense of No Valid Driver’s License (NVDL), the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the...

With over 1200 miles of beaches, Florida is a boater’s paradise. But beware. A little afternoon sunshine and the smell of alcohol on your breath can land you in jail. As with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Boating Under the Influence (BUI) is a serious crime in the Sunshine State. BUI arrests may be made by the Coast Guard, city police, or Fish and Wildlife officers.
Penalties:
1st offense: punishable by...

Sometimes, the difference between a standard Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge and a DUI Manslaughter is only a matter of seconds and/or a bit of bad luck. However, while these two crimes are very similar in nature, the penalties that you will be facing on a DUI Manslaughter are much, much tougher.
Because the Florida Criminal Punishment Code requires the imposition of 120 “victim injury points” when a death occurs in one of these cases, the average DUI Manslaughter client will be looking at a minimum...

Here’s an example of the minimum mandatory prison sentences for Trafficking in Hydrocodone, Trafficking in Oxycodone, or Trafficking in Heroin: if you are caught with:
a. 4 grams or more, but less than 14 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.
b. 14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment...

If you get arrested with 25 (it used to be 300 plants before July 1, 2008) or more cannabis plants, in Florida State court, that is evidence of intent to sell or distribute, a 2nd degree felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years prison and $10,000 fine. There are minimum mandatory prison sentences and fines depending on the amount of pot you are caught with.
For the purpose of this paragraph, a plant, including, but not limited to, a seedling or cutting, is a “cannabis plant” if it has some...

Here’s an example of the minimum mandatory prison sentences for Trafficking in Hydrocodone, Trafficking in Oxycodone, or Trafficking in Heroin: if you are caught with:
a. 4 grams or more, but less than 14 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years, and the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.
b. 14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams, such person shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment...

If you are facing charges involving guns or other illegal weapons, it is important to protect your legal rights. We have extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of weapon charges, including those involving:
Possession of an unlawful weapon
Carrying a concealed weapon
Stealing firearms from military members
Convicted felon in possession of a firearm...

Many people have never heard of antitrust laws, but enforcement of these laws has become more prevalent over the last few years and Mr. Grieco has handled many of these investigations. The federal government enforces three major federal antitrust laws, and most states also have their own. Essentially, these laws prohibit business practices that unreasonably deprive consumers of the benefits of competition, resulting in higher prices for products and services.
The three major Federal antitrust laws are...

The individual seeking an injunction is called the Petitioner while the person defending the claim(s) is the Respondent. Our firm has extensive experience representing individuals on both sides on the aisle in these matters, as we also both defend the accused in Domestic Violence criminal cases and work with victims.When one seeks an injunction, either as a result of dating violence, repeat violence or stalking, he or she personally appears at the Family Courthouse and both petitions the court for a permanent injunction and generally seeks...

Battery is defined as an unlawful and intentional touching or striking of another person against the will of that other person. A person who commits such a battery commits a misdemeanor of the first degree which is punishable by up to one year in the county jail. [Florida Statute 784.03] If you have committed a prior battery, and were found “guilty” of the prior charge, even if adjudication was withheld – you may be charged with a felony battery on a second or later battery, which becomes a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in the state...

Health care fraud in Miami is a serious crime which is investigated by the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section [hereinafter FCS]. The mission of the FCS, in the FBI’s words, “is to oversee the investigation of financial fraud and to facilitate the forfeiture of assets from those engaging in federal crimes.” FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, Financial Crimes Report to the Public, A1 (May 2005), also available here (last visited March 7, 2008), [hereinafter FCS Report]. The FCS is divided into four sections, one of which is the Health Care Fraud Unit...

Fraud for Housing/Property: involves illegal actions such as minor misrepresentations regarding income or employment history by the loan applicant for the purpose of acquiring a primary residence under false pretenses.
Although borrowers in this case may exaggerate income and conceal debt, they usually have all the intentions of repaying the loan.
Fraud for Profit or Industry Insider Fraud: involves about 80% of all reported mortgage fraud losses. This category of fraud is more serious...

Fraud for Housing/Property: involves illegal actions such as minor misrepresentations regarding income or employment history by the loan applicant for the purpose of acquiring a primary residence under false pretenses.
Although borrowers in this case may exaggerate income and conceal debt, they usually have all the intentions of repaying the loan.
Fraud for Profit or Industry Insider Fraud: involves about 80% of all reported mortgage fraud losses. This category of fraud is more...

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...

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