Since 1999, Attorney Steven G. Casanova has been protecting accused individuals throughout Brevard County. This beautiful seaside county is the 9th most populous county in the state and home to the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Many people refer to Brevard County as Space Coast.
Brevard County includes the following cities:
- Cocoa Beach
- Cape Canaveral
- Indian Harbour Beach
- Palm Bay
- Satellite Beach
- West Melbourne
The Justice System in Brevard County
This county has centralized a lot of the county and circuit courts in Viera. The courthouses try the majority of the felonies, misdemeanors, traffic and domestic violations in the area. There is also a courthouse in Titusville that provides the venue for circuit and county cases that arise in the north part of the county. The courthouse that is based in Melbourne is the venue for all county cases that arise in the southern portion.
All state cases are prosecuted by an elected state attorney in the area. Defendants can be represented by the local office of the public defender or they can hire their own private attorney, such as Steven G. Casanova. Currently, the public defender staff in Brevard County has about 45 lawyers who handle approximately 24,000 cases per year.
Naturally, these public defenders don't have the time to get to know your case. Instead, they are required to process through the cases as fast as possible in order to make it to the next case on their list. We offer customized, patient and devoted attention that could mean the difference between guilt and innocence in your case.
Law Enforcement in Brevard County
The county jail in Brevard County was built in 1976 and rapidly became overcrowded once it was opened. The jail retains inmates that are awaiting trial or those who have been sentenced to a year or less in incarceration. Longer sentences must be served in state prisons throughout Florida due to overcrowding.
On the Watch for Coastal Crime & Violent Offenses
As a coastal county, a unit of the Coast Guard has been commissioned to prevent illegal immigration and drug trafficking on the Brevard County shores. The county also has a Victim/Witness Services department which helps to advocate for alleged victims of violent crime and their families. This service, sponsored by the State Attorney's Office, helps families to understand the legal system as they press charges against violent offenders.
If you have been arrested for a crime in Brevard County, call Steven G. Casanova, P.A. today. This dedicated Brevard County criminal defense attorney can discuss your case with you and explore the different options in hopes of achieving a satisfactory result in your case! He is a proud member of the Brevard County Bar Association.
Call Brevard County criminal defense lawyer, Steven G. Casanova, today!