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Michael A Grasso

DUI and DWI Attorney at Belmar, NJ

5.0   244 reviews
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    30%

    22 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Federal crime
    25%

    22 years, 250 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  4. White collar crime
    10%

    22 years, 250 cases

  5. Gun Law
    5%

    22 years, 250 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    5%

    22 years, 700 cases

  7. Sex crime
    5%

    22 years, 250 cases

  8. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

    22 years, 250 cases

  9. Violent crime
    5%

    22 years, 250 cases

PROVIDING EFFECTIVE AND PERSONALIZED DEFENSE FOR ALL DUI/DWI, STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS.

Our firm has a proven track record for twenty one years of turning hopeless legal prosecutions into not guilty verdicts, very favorable pleas or just outright dismissals.

 

We maintain a small boutique operation so we can continue to provide the specialized attention and detail that all of our clients deserve.

 

To our past clients we thank you for your patience, cooperation and loyalty. To our future clients we thank you for taking the time to read about us and welcome the opportunity to go to work for you. We believe in one thing here at The Law Office of Michael A. Grasso, Esq., LLC and that is preserving your fundamental constitutional rights.

 

Whether you are the target in a crime ring or financially and personally entangled in a domestic quagmire, we take the time up front to review your matter free of charge and hold you to no further obligation. Our predominant purpose is to provide a service to our clients that are second to none. We provide legal services on behalf of entities or individuals in the subject matter of Appellate Procedure, Criminal Defense; DWI/DUI Defense, Domestic Violence Prosecution and Defense, Expungement Procedure, Family Law, Juvenile Defense, Immigration Deportation Defense and Municipal Court Prosecution and Defense.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
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Location

Michael A. Grasso Attorney at Law
701 Main Street
Suite 102
Belmar, NJ, 07719

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  244 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation!!!
He got my DUI dismissed along with a paraphernalia charge and multiple other tickets. All reduced down to a reckless driving ticket. He didn't stop fighting until the outcome was very favorable. I've been in court multiple times and this has been the best attorney I've ever hired yet.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Bye Bye DWI
Mike is the best lawyer I could have asked for. I was looking at a 7 month license suspension after blowing a .12. I’m a single parent, make a 6 figure salary, and drive for a living. A 7 month loss of license would have ended my career. Mike worked endlessly to get me the best deal and 6 long months my DWI was dismissed! I walked away with a reckless and 60 day loss of license! Mike is a miracle worker. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Barry | June 30, 2020
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Top Defense Lawyer
You wanna get the job done Call this Man.... I was facing 10yrs and possibly a 20yr 10yr stip on extended term if go to trial or lose... He got the case dismissed!!! Alot crooks in this game He's not one of them ... He will keep it Real with You.. that's very important now of days...
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
You Want Michael Grasso on Your Side!!
Mike listens, Mike cares and Mike delivers. Our adult son had legal issues stemming from mental illness. He sought to understand the situation and the needs of our son and family. Further, Mike fought to ensure an appropriate outcome in 2 courts. We are grateful and would not hesitate to recommend Michael as an attorney.
Posted by Terencio | July 7, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the World.
I’ve had the pleasure and luck to be represented by Mr. Grasso and his amazing colleagues. When I met Michael he came at me with this shining glow of friendship and charisma, that showed me everything would be fine, I knew then, I needed him by my side. I was charged with a 2nd DUI when I came to Michael, (who came very highly recommended by other exceptional lawyers), I went blind when I got pulled over, for realizing I could lose everything, my license for months or years, community service, classes, possibly even jail, and not being able to work, I’m a carpenter that works for myself by myself, so losing my license was unacceptable. When i came to Michael, he completely took that weight from my head, and told me everything would be okay. Michael and his team was devoted to make sure I got the least of what was coming for me, and they did! I walked out paying nothing but court fees, and got nothing but a 1 year interlock system installed in my car, i appreciate you and your team very much Michael, for everything! Thank you so much!
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Posted by Robert | July 2, 2024
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Best there is!
Mike went out of his say to get my case dismissed! Great job Mike, thank you sincerely! 5 Stars!
Posted by Amanda | June 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Town
Michael helped my son out in more ways than you can imagine. He only had his license for 3 months and got himself in a terrible situation that resulted in getting 7 summons which was 24 points in total. Michael got my son down to just 5 points, no license suspension, no jail time and a small fine. He is a phenomenal lawyer and more importantly the nicest guy.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2024
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DWI Directed NOT Guilty - Mike Grasso Best in the Business!!
I cannot recommend Mike Grasso's services highly enough!! Facing a DUI charge was one of the most stressful experiences of my life, but Mike's expertise and dedication turned it into a positive outcome, ultimately reducing the charge to reckless driving with a 45-day license suspension – an outcome I was extremely happy with after over a year of fighting this with an aggressive prosecutor. Mike was also able to get the other charges thrown out, including unsafe lane change, failure to show insurance, and more. What a relief it was to not have to install an interlock device or attend any programs! I initially called Mike after seeing his numerous 5-star reviews. I was a nervous wreck since I had never been in trouble with the law before, but he assured me there was nothing to worry about. From our very first meeting, it was clear that Mike is the best in his field. His deep knowledge of DUI law and the legal system is unmatched. He meticulously examined every detail of my case, leaving no stone unturned. His hard work and determination were evident in every step he took, ensuring that I had the strongest defense possible. What truly sets Mike apart, is his genuine care and personalized approach. He listens attentively and offers advice as if he were a member of your own family. His compassionate nature and understanding attitude made me feel supported throughout the entire process. Mike's ability to explain complex legal concepts in a way that is easy to understand was incredibly reassuring. If you are in need of a lawyer who will work tirelessly to resolve your case and treat you with the utmost respect and kindness, look no further than Mike Grasso. He is a remarkable attorney who truly goes above and beyond for his clients. Thanks to Mike, I can now move forward with my life, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
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Posted by Joe | June 12, 2024
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Great Attorney
Michael Grasso is an extremely attentive and competent lawyer. I was looking at a DUI Refusal, DUI and multiple traffic violations. He was able to get it dropped down to a low BAC DUI, which was the best possible outcome for my situation. Highly Recommend.
Posted by James | May 31, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
A svengal with a brilliant honorable understanding of the law?
Mike was friendly, warm. Knowledgeable articulate insightful, reassuring and a consummate professional. It comes highly recommended. He is extraordinarily effactive.
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2024
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Felony Aggravated Assault Defense
I hired a lawyer who took my money and did nothing. A good friend who is a former Councilman in Old Bridge recommended that I speak with Michael Grasso. Mike reviewed my case with me - and made me feel a whole lot more comfortable having him represent me. I could tell that the DA and the Judge both respected and liked Mike. What could have been 3-5 years in prison was resolved with no prison time and 1 year of supervision without the stress, time and expense of a trial. I felt totally confident the entire process - and whenever I began to worry I would remind myself that Mike was representing me which made me feel much more relaxed. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2024
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Prominent Beach Town
Michael Grasso got my DWI reduced to a reckless driving. Hard working, dependable and trustworthy. I highly recommend his law firm.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2024
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.33% BAC DISMISSED
Great and very competent Attorney. I hired Mr. Grasso and from day 1 he had great communication. Explaining things each step of the way and answering any questions I had. He was very thorough from the start and I would recommend him 100 percent.
Posted by Pat D | April 21, 2024
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Mr.Pat D
Mr Grasso really helped me in my time of need . I was accused of a crime that I did not Commit and he was there for me every step of the way. Extremely knowledgeable and caring. The perfect lawyer to retain god forbid you are falsely accused....
Posted by Amir | April 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Would definitely recommend Michael Grasso! Huge help in my case. Saved me from getting my license suspended!
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2024
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2nd degree Theft Dismissal
Mr. Grasso, Is an extremely fine attorney. He got my sentence reduced from possibly 10 years in prison to one year probation. He takes things personally as that I was a family member being charged and is an amazing fighter. I highly recommend Michael Grasso for any defendants needs. He does not take no for an answer and gets the job done without Any doubts with his clients. He explains everything very well and goes well above and beyond the call of duty. He’s not only an awesome attorney. He’s an awesome man and really takes your case seriously. I am so happy that I hired him to be my attorney or else I would not be in the good position that I’m in.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2024
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Excellent lawyer
Excellent attorney highly recommend this gentleman half ounce with intent to distribute and DUI — not guilty!!! No prison ,no probation ,no county jail, loss of driver license fines ,simple costs and done
Posted by Kevin | March 23, 2024
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DUI and Refusal MIRACLE!
First of all, I have been a client of Mr. Grasso for over 15 years with tremendous results and my most recent case is the finest example of why proper representation with the right lawyer is so important for ALL of us. I was involved in an accident, charged with DUI, refusal and accompying charges. In the end, because of the tenacity and attention to detail of Mr. Grasso, we were able to utilize certain health conditions in my defense resulting in only a 3 MONTH loss of license on ONE charge. INCREDIBLE! Don't go the easy route or settle for a pretender. Mike Grasso gets it DONE! Thank you, Mike! -Kevin
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2024
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DUI/DWI
Michael Grasso is an amazing attorney and I highly recommend him for your case. Mike is caring and works tirelessly to get his client the best deal. He disposed the DUI/DWI charges down to a careless driving. You couldn't put your legal matters in better hands.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2024
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.20% DWI with blood draw and car accident NOT GUILTY
This dude is the man himself , was legit from day 1 until day 380 , after a year and some change . Mr grasso got the best out the case when all odds were against me. No questions asked let him do his job and he’ll get you the best out of it , can’t go wrong with him . The only one that’s up for fight. Can’t be thankful enough for his great work . The mf GOAT
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Michael A. Grasso, Esq., LLC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Freehold Boro Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Freehold Township Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Jackson Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Lakewood Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Manalapan Township Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Tinton Falls Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Conflict Public Defender
  • Marlboro Township Municipal Court
  • 2003 - Present
  • Trial Judge
  • Yale University
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Trial Judge
  • Monmouth County Superior Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Oliver & Sellito, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Richard F. Plechner, J.S.C.
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable David A. Rosenberg, J.S.C.
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Melvin L. Gelade, J.S.C.
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Roger W. Daley, J.S.C.
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Frank Friedman & Associates, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Catley & Oliver, P.A.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Boarding Officer
  • USCG
  • 1989 - 1993
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Education

  • USCG
  • Masters 100 Tons
  • 2016
  • Capital University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Ithaca College
  • BFA
  • 1995
  • USCG "A" School
  • MS 420 R
  • 1990
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Haydn Proctor Inn Of Court
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • A+
  • Better Business Review
  • 2014
  • General Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 10 Year Anniversary Client Service Award
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Mock Trial Finals-Yale University
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2021
  • American Mock Trial Finals-Yale University
  • Judge / Moderator / Speaker
  • 2018
  • Local Mock Trials-Princeton University
  • Judge/Moderator/Speaker
  • 2010
  • American Mock Trial Association Finals-Yale University
  • Judge/Moderator/Speaker
  • 2010
  • American Mock Trial Association Finals-Yale University
  • Judge/Moderator/Speaker
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (22)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Grasso has appeared before me on many occasions when I was a Municipal Prosecutor. I must say Mike is a zealous advocate for his clients. I have found him to be thoroughly prepared, professional when presenting his legal issues and a formidable adversary for sure. Mike gets results for his clients and I endorse his legal skills without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. During my tenure as the Howell Township Prosecutor I have been the opposing counsel to Michael J. Grasso, Freehold, NJ. Mr. Grasso frequently provided his clients with an energetic and detailed defense for great results. I found Attorney Grasso's presentation of client's defenses to be credible, and well researched. Finally, Mr. Grasso did very well on the driving while intoxicated cases that required fine attention to facts to successfully produce the best possible results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Michael on numerous occasions. He works hard and cares about the outcome of his client's case."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In any matters in which I must advise my client's in the area of criminal law, I contact Attorney Grasso. Mr. Grasso's experience in handling criminal matters as well as his fierce advocacy of the accused makes him a force to be reckoned with. I endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Grasso is an exceptional advocate when representing clients in municipal courts where my office prosecutes for the State of New Jersey. His experience and passion makes him a valuable asset should you face any traffic or criminal offenses."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael was opposing counsel in a divorce matter. He worked hard for his client in a professional manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a tremendous advocate for his clients and I would recommend him highly. He is a hard-nosed trial attorney who knows what it takes to get results."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a bright and talented attorney, and a genuine credit to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Grasso is a true professional and a zealous advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many years, and we have been co-counsel on a few matters. He is a pleasure to deal with as a colleague, and he always fights for his clients!"
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Belmar DUI and DWI Lawyer Michael A Grasso
Michael A Grasso
DUI and DWI Attorney
Belmar, NJ
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available