DUI Defense Lawyer in Cocoa Beach
The Aggressive Defense & Unique Advantage You Need
Have you been arrested and charged with drinking and driving in Cocoa Beach, FL? Since 1999, Steven G. Casanova, P.A. has been representing criminally accused Florida residents, just like yourself. We know the courts, and we know what areas of your case the prosecution may try to attack in order to obtain a conviction.
When you choose us, you will receive representation that has been tried and tested for many years. We can implement the same strategies in your case that have helped us achieve success in the past.
We know what it takes to win, and we are prepared to stand by you throughout your case. Our founding attorney, Steven G. Casanova, is a certified breath test maintenance technician, as well as an Intoxilyzer 5000 operator. This means that we know when a breathalyzer is not functioning correctly, we know when your breath test is not valid, and we know all of the problems that arise with these kinds of machines – which are the kinds of things that the prosecution does not want us to know. This provides us with a unique advantage in Florida DUI cases, and you can be sure that we will use this to your advantage if you choose to work with us.
Cocoa Beach DUI Charges & Defenses
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be charged with a simple, first offense DUI. You could also be charged with aggravated DUI if you were involved in an accident where someone was hurt, you were transporting a minor, or one of many other factors are present. Naturally, the penalties for aggravated DUI will be much greater than those of a simple DUI offense. It is also important to know that you have the right to refuse a chemical test, but your license will be automatically and immediately suspended.
There are many different factors that will determine the severity of your charges, and by the same token, there are many different elements that can play a part in the defense of your case. Even though the legal BAC limit is 0.08% in Florida, you could still be charged with DUI if you blow a reading lower than the intoxication limit.
A few factors could also cause a BAC reading to turn out false:
- If there is any alcohol in your mouth (even residue) at the time of the test, it will read higher
- If you hold your breath for just a few seconds before blowing, the readout will be altered
- If the machine was not recently calibrated, or is not functioning perfectly, your readout could be wrong
Why You Can Have Confidence in Your Attorney
The point of these examples is to show that DUI evidence can easily be faulty or compromised, and no one should be convicted based on bad evidence. Our firm will work to ensure that there were no mistakes made and that your rights were not violated during your arrest so you are given a fair trial. Steven G. Casanova, P.A. will also work alongside you to prevent any penalties for a crime that you did not commit.
Contact our office today to discuss your case.
I have had extensive experience with criminal defense attorneys (from $1,000 attorneys all the way up to the $100,000 attorneys) and can attest that Mr. Casanova is the best in town. He and his staff are top-notch. Mr. Casanova will hold your hand when you need it, but "tell you how it is!" It's rare to find such an honest attorney, especially one who is so talented. He is not a "bottom dollar" attorney, but his pricing is more fair than anyone in town, and he will not take advantage of you in your time of need like most attorneys in Brevard. He is highly respected by the state attorney's office, and is able to negotiate favorable resolutions, but this guy is darn-sure ready to go the distance when you have a strong case. I have sought his expert guidance numerous times, referred him to friends and acquaintances, and even my own family members. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova for any and all criminal (and traffic) matters. I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST.- Former Client
I am a native Central Floridian and I value the laws of our state. I found myself in a jam at the beach and I needed the best. I read the reviews and I made a choice to hire the best local attorney with the right knowledge and associations. I knew I had made the right choice when I saw Mr. Casanova’s curriculum vitae. During the entire process I felt blessed to have his representation and all contact was to-the-point and professional. Steve and his girls Karen and Katie resolved my case with ease. Now my freedom is in sight. Good job to the entire team their for top notch defense!- Katherine
I had never been in trouble with the law before. I was referred to Casanova Law by a friend of mine who was previous client of Mr. Casanova's. I originally spoke over the phone with the paralegal, and she took the time to explain the entire process. She was very knowledgeable and put my mind to ease. Throughout my case I called the office multiple times and the staff was always kind and able to help me and answer my questions. I only had to go to court once, which was nice because of work. Mr. Casanova was professional, yet casual, not typical attorney stereotype. Very pleased with the outcome.- Former Client
He was able to get my father out of a pickle with out even loosing his license- Jennifer
Mr. Casanova has been giving me solid counsel for 2 1/2 years. Each time I've spoken to him his feedback has always made a positive impact on my life. It's clear to me that one of his missions in life is to help those who need his advice. Most of us have a passion that provides us with satisfaction. It's clear to me that he doesn't practice law for the prestige of doing so but for the satisfaction he gets by hearing how much he's made a positive impact in peoples lives.- Ruben
I hired Mr. Casanova in 2017. Mr. Casanova and Staff were extremely professional and helpful from the moment I hired them. Mr. Casanova was very thorough in explaining how the process would work from beginning to end. I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered. I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova and Staff!- Amy
You’re looking for a lawyer, so you’re probably in trouble. You want somebody who understands that and still treats you with dignity and respect. You need someone who is knowledgeable, intelligent, and experienced. An attorney who is in your corner from first to last. You’ve found him! Steve Casanova will be by your side, giving you the best legal advice possible, following through on every detail, no matter how big or small. You won’t enjoy being in trouble, but Steve Casanova will make sure things go smoothly from beginning to end.- Andrea
Mr Casanova was available and engaged the first moment we called him. He has been dialed into our case from the moment we hired him, and went the extra miles to represent our loved one. The outcome was the best possible one, and I attribute this 100% to the work Mr Casanova put into our case. Throughout the process, he is always available to us to answer our questions. We cannot thank Mr Casanova enough. He truly is one of the best!!!- Teresa