Aggressive criminal defense. Humanitarian approach. Call for a consultation.Humanitarian approach in all areas of immigration and nationality law. Call for a consultation.Humanitarian approach in all areas of criminal defense and immigration law. Call for a consultation.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||07/18/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President's Service Award||FACDL-Miami||2012|
|New Young Lawyer's Award||FACDL-Miami||2010|
|Partner||Arias & Pereira, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Maggie Arias, PA||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Director||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Vice Chair of Immigration Section to Criminal Justice Committee||2012 - 2013|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committee||Member||2012 - 2015|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section newsletter||Practice Tips & Ethics for Criminal Defense Attorneys Representing Noncitizen Clients||2012|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Florida||Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE||Lifting the Veil on Immigration Detainers||2014|
|Building A Better Defense Summer Conference||Making Picadillo Out of Padilla||2014|
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with DUI. When I called Arias and Pereira, they made an appointment with me the very same day. They were upfront and honest about the possible outcomes and how they would proceed with the case. They charged me one fee upfront, and never asked for anymore money. They meticulously scrutinized every aspect of the case - the documents, the signature, the time line, their conversations with the prosecutor, etc....
After any meeting with anyone regarding my case, they would call me immediately and follow up with an email. They always told me that I was free to contact them if I had any questions. They returned my emails, text and phone calls within the same working day.
The first victory, was my ability to drive without any restrictions. This occurred a few days after having requested their services. They found a glitch in the ticket which they argued with the DMV and won. I was never unable to drive. They made countless phone calls in order to arrive at a positive outcome. With their expertise, professional and incredible skills, all my charges were dismissed - reckless driving and DUI.
I would recommend them to anyone. They cared, and I felt that I wasn't just another client, but that I was important.
Posted by Orfinda
After calling around and speaking to 15 different lawyers she was the only one that took my case and was up for the challenge. After meeting with her I knew I picked the right lawyer. Maggie from day one has answered all my emails, texts and calls didn't matter the time or day. Nowadays that is so hard to find. She was always keeping me informed of what was going on with my husbands case and she fought hard to get him out and back to his family. When dealing with her and her firm I never felt like a client I felt more family. Every time I called they already knew me and treated me like family. She knew this was a hard time for myself and my daughters and she was so compassionate. Maggie is our angel! And for that we are so grateful!
Mark Shapiro, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I had the pleasure of working with Maggie on a very complex criminal defense case that had equally complex immigration issues, involving a Chinese national. Maggie was exceptionally adept at navigating through the immigration issues, giving me important professional guidance, and was a key factor in helping to achieve a very favorable resolution for our mutual client. Maggie gets my highest endorsement. Thanks again, Maggie!
Benjamin Waxman, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. An extremely diligent, creative, and resourceful lawyer. Doesn't take no for an answer. Cares deeply about her clients and is prepared to do whatever it takes to get the result she is after. Pays attention to the small details. Great personal skills. Knows the people you need to know or knows someone who does and how to get them on board. I would have her represent me, a family member, or a close friend.
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