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Michael A Grasso

DUI and DWI Attorney at Belmar, NJ

5.0   232 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
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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 | April 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
.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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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2024
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DWI Blood Case with Accident Directed Verdict Not Guilty
Do you want an exceptional attorney representing you? Of course you do. An attorney that will stand behind you and fight for you. Then if that is the case, I insist you use Micheal Grasso. The time and effort Micheal, his office and expert he uses is second to none. After 19 months of facing four serious violations, we received the verdict with which we could live with. The initial case looked like it may be a lost cause. However, from our very first meeting, Micheal gave me confidence. It was a blessing that I hired him as my attorney. Day or night he is there for you to answer questions and to fight for you. The work and effort that Micheal, his office and expert puts into your case is truly exceptional. The result was a charge of reckless driving, twenty-one days license suspension with all remaining summonses dismissed with prejudice. We also achieved a civil reservation which means the plea allocution is sealed. It was his superior handling of my case that I received this verdict. As I mentioned above, you will be doing yourself a disservice if you do not let Micheal Grasso represent you. He is the man!
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Posted by William | February 3, 2024
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Felony charges dismissed
This past summer I was a passanger in a car ,that was drivin by a friend , which she lost control of and we flipped hit a tree and she was killed and I was critical. During the search three different container were found of a cds. The vehical was mine so I was charged with 3 counts of possession of a cds,Each count was punishable up to 3-5 years prison. Along with motor vehical summons for not wearing seatbelt and open container of Alchohol and marijuana.! (It was 10am when accident occurred nothing was consumed that morning and I don’t drink or smoke they weren’t mine) In the eyes of the law I was responsible. I met Mike in a restaurant. I was having lunch with a friend and Mike overheard the conversation . On his way out he stopped by our table to let my fried know SSHA was right on the money with her assessment and advice of my situation. He thought she was my attorney because of her understanding of the law. But when he found out she wasn’t , we talked a little while and as he was leaving I got his number. He was moving into a new office in Belmar and I met him there the day he was moving in. Mike looked at my case and let me know immediately that these were serious charges, and due to the fact there was a fatality they maybe a little more aggressive with them. Needless to say I was extremely worried. But Miles confidence and thorough understanding of the law and what these charges could mean to me down the line if they were to stick or be in my record. Before court Mike was working deligently and mapped out a course of action that he felt would be in my favor , and he was sure he could get the prosecutor to ok. When all was said and done I walked away with 12 months PTI. Probation.1200$ fine All traffic summons dismissed and the charges of possession thrown out and wiped from the record so I’ll not have the charges come up in my name. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome. Mike made it look easy and his confidence and easy going approach to the situation along with his experience with the local judicial system made me loss all anxiety and I never really worried cause I felt I would get the best possible deal even if it wasn’t what I hoped for. Mike would get the best deal possible for me. And that was more then I could’ve asked for. And may I add , for a very reasonable fee. I was pleasantly delighted for the cost versus what representation I received. ? Very happy all around and I would recommend without hesitation to anyone who could use good representation for a criminal matter
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Posted by Nicole | January 10, 2024
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Congratulations, you’ve found Michael! Your search stops here.
Michael Grasso helped me tremendously in my situation. I had a ticket for driving with a suspended license that I put off paying for nearly 3 years . I inquired Michaels services soon after learning about a warrant for my arrest and he was such an incredible help. I was nervous, but he did an amazing job helping me feel at ease and taking care of my situation better than I ever imagined. I ended up only having to pay the original fine. Michael Grasso is hands down an amazing attorney and is the only one I would recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2024
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Never disappoints!
Mike Grasso is the man with the plan for sure. This is the second time I had to use this man and sure enough, he did not disappoint like always! 2nd dui with motor vehicle accident dropped!!! Could not ask for a better outcome. From using him previously I knew going into this that I had nothing to worry about with Mike Grasso in my corner. Very respectful, easy to get along with, knows his stuff and a good hearted man always looking out for your best interests. I would recommend Mike Grasso over and over again to anyone with a dui or dwi!
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2024
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Third DWI Verdict Not Guilty
Michael is an Exceptional Attorney. Look no further. He got my 3rd DUI dismissed along with a bunch multiple other tickets dismissed. All reduced down to just a reckless driving ticket. I was being charged with a Third DWI, also reckless driving, careless driving, failure obey signals, wrong way on one way, and unsafe lane change. I found Mike Grasso and knew immediately that I needed him to represent me. He is very knowledgeable, and very very caring. I was nervous about my situation, but Michael put all my fears at ease. I ended up below the legal limit, yet the town still wanted to keep the DUI and also suspend my license. I turned to Michael, where we discussed my situation and he went to work. Not only did he get the DUI dismissed, but also NO loss of license! I am forever grateful to have met Michael, he is amazing Attorney and there is truly no one else I would go to. He went above and beyond. Exceptional Representation!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2023
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Michael is the best!!
Over the summer I got pulled over in a strict NJ town where I felt the cop unjustly arrested me for DUI. Ended up below the legal limit, yet the town wanted to keep the DUI and also suspend my license for 6 months on reckless driving. I turned to Michael, where we discussed my story and he went to work. Not only did he get the DUI dismissed, but also NO loss of license! I am forever grateful to have met Michael, and there is truly no one else I would go to.
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Posted by Dylan | December 1, 2023
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Exceptional lawyer
If you are in need of a lawyer, Mr. Grasso is your man! He defended me after I received two traffic violations and was able to successfully get all 5 points removed and have my fines reduced as well. He is very professional, understanding and just an overall really nice person. I highly recommend his law firm!
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2023
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Highly recommend
I was being charged with DWI, open container, failure to report, refusal to submit chemical, leaving the scene, reckless operation, and had an obstruction charge. I found Mike Grasso and knew immediately that I needed him to represent me. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and caring. He guided me and mentored me the entire way. He would answer all my calls about any questions or concerns I had. He would even reach out himself and check in on me and see how I was holding up. It was a long 3 year process but he managed to get everything dismissed besides the refusal and failure to report. Doing so saved me 2 years county jail time, 2 years loss of license, 1 additional year of an interlock device, probation, and $1000s of dollars. Now I only have an interlock for 9 months(minimum) with no suspension of my license and only the minimum amount of fines. Mike and his staff are truly amazing. They truly care about their clients and their well-being. Without Mike and his staff my life would be completely different right now and for that I’m very grateful.
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Posted by ANGEL | October 31, 2023
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MIKE "The Chainsaw" GRASSO
Not only is Mike a fellow veteran and a great person, he is an absolute professional at shredding through the opposition all the while doing his best to ensure the process is as painless as possible. I for one can't thank Mr. Grasso enough for going above and beyond..
Posted by Robert | October 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney around!
Mike goes the extra yard to prove your innocence. Mike will fight tooth and nail for you utilizing every tool in his arsenal to achieve the best results for your defense in your individual case. I highly recommend Grasso Law and Michael Grasso.
Posted by Maria G. | September 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
You have found your attorney, period. Look no further.
Mr. Grasso changed a life this week. I had little hope that anything could be done to straighten out 10 year old felony charges. Yes, with an (s.) He treated us with respect and changed the outome of my neice Sarah's life. Our prayers were answered and yours can be too. I am forever grateful and amazed. Thank you!
Posted by John | September 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Mr. Grasso and his staff were top notch. I had a problem from a different state which reciprocated into NJ. All of my questions were answered prior to any decision making. Their responses to emails and phone calls were prompt, clear and concise. My case was resolved to my satisfaction. This office is truly firing on all cylinders. I highly recommend them.
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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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