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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.

Our Reviews

Our Past Clients Share Their Stories
    "He truly cares for his clients"
    I honestly couldn’t have picked a better lawyer to represent me. His confidence and knowledge of the law will put anyone he speaks to at ease. His staff was diligent and responsive to any concerns we had as well. He truly cares for his clients and the end results show. I’m so thankful to have had such a pleasant experience with Mr. Casanova!
    - Brittany M
    "He helped me and my father out of a lot of trouble"
    He was able to get my father out of a pickle with out even loosing his license
    - Jennifer
    "Top notch lawyer"
    If your looking for a top notch lawyer, look no further Steven Casanova is your man. He is on your side all the way. His knowledge and experience in law is unsurpassed. Thank you Steve for all your help
    - Former Client
    "The work Mr. Casanova did for my case was outstanding with results far better than I could have hoped for."
    Mr. Casanova and the staff in his office handle everything for your case and do so in a friendly professional manner. The work Mr. Casanova did for my case was outstanding with results far better than I could have hoped for. If I ever find myself in trouble again, there will be no research needed, I will IMMEDIATELY call Mr. Casanova's office. I suggest if you find yourself needing legal representation, you do the same.
    - Mike L.
    "He is also very personable and makes himself available whenever you want information or advice."
    If you are ever unfortunate enough to get a DUI, I hope you are fortunate enough to get Mr. Casanova to represent you. Steve has a wealth of experience with DUI cases and was able to get a last minute agreement to eliminate one of the penalties in exchange for a charitable donation. He is also very personable and makes himself available whenever you want information or advice.
    - Former Client
    "Best Possible Outcome!"
    I recently referred a client to attorney Steven Casanova and I could not be happier with the result he obtained. Mr. Casanova's knowledge of criminal law and procedure, his years of experience in the courtroom, his great communication skills, the respect he has among his peers, his quick and timely responses to questions and concerns, and his true compassion for his clients makes him an extremely effective lawyer. Using these traits and his ability to strategize and negotiate, he recently and quickly achieved the best possible result for my client who I referred to him for criminal defense in a felony case. Way to go Steve! We all are extremely grateful.
    - Pamela
    "Couldn't ask for a more kind, understanding, and caring individual, and all this while still being very knowledgeable and effective and his job."
    I've been using Steve for nearly 15 years. At this stage in the game I would consider him more of a friend. Couldn't ask for a more kind, understanding, and caring individual, and all this while still being very knowledgeable and effective and his job. While specializing in criminal defense (ranging from misdemeanors and low level felonies, all the way up to major felony federal cases), Steve has throughout the years assisted me with other legal realms, such as civil and family law. Very fair pricing for the level of service. Would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer!
    - Matt
    "Highly recommended!!!"
    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

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