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Cocoa, Florida is a beautiful seaside city in Brevard County. According to the 2010 United States Census, 17,149 people were residents in this area. The city operates on a Council-Manager form of government, meaning that the city council serves as the board of directors for the city with the mayor acting as the chairman of the board and the city manager acting as the chief executive. Cocoa is also home to Cocoa Village, a charming downtown that has been revived by several government grants and private investments.

Crime Rates in Cocoa

Cocoa has been listed as one of the "Top 101 cities with the highest crime index per resident excluding tourist destinations" on City Data for 2006. The city has also been listed as one of the "Top 100 least-safe cities," where it was ranked at #47.

Statistics from 2012 presented to City-Data report that in that year there were:

  • 2 murders
  • 18 rapes
  • 71 robberies
  • 221 assaults
  • 351 burglaries
  • 919 thefts
  • 73 auto thefts
  • 4 cases of arson

Theft is a major issue in the area, with approximately 5,287.4 thefts per 100,000 residents. Statistics show that the Cocoa crime rate is significantly higher than the U.S. average. Compared to nearby cities, Cocoa is considered the most dangerous area in Brevard County. The violent crime rate in Cocoa for 2012 was calculated at 947.4, while the U.S. average violent crime rate is only 214.0.

Aggressive Defense Team in Cocoa

The high crime rates in Cocoa have motivated the local police department to take great pains in arresting and charging alleged offenders. The city has its own police department, the Cocoa Police Department, which includes patrols, SWAT, crisis negotiations, K-9 units, school resources, community response teams, traffic units and more. There are 72 sworn police officers that work in this area.

If you are arrested, we are here to help. We want to fight your charges and do whatever we can to advocate for a positive outcome in your criminal case. Call Steven G. Casanova, P.A. today to get a seasoned attorney on your side who is very familiar with the courts in Brevard County and Cocoa!

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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
    “5 stars would definitely recommend !”
    I hired Steve not once but twice. One of my favorite things about him is his energy in the court room and the rooms energy when he is in it, he has been working in Brevard for many years and has built a great relationship with “the other side”; the judges, state attorneys, so on and so forth.My other favorite thing was his ability to get me and my loved one out of a lot of trouble. Steve not only handled my fathers’ case perfectly, but my case as well. He was attentive, personable yet professional , truly a pleasure to work with and If I ever need assistance again , I’m going to Casanova!
    - J Scott
    Excellent lawyer. Excellent results!
    - Former Client
    “Mr. Casanova was very kind and explained all the options available to me & specific to my case.”
    I would highly recommend Mr. Casanova to anyone seeking legal counsel. Mr. Casanova was very kind and explained all the options available to me & specific to my case. Not only is he (in my opinion) the best criminal lawyer in all of Brevard county...he is also the most fairly priced. I am thankful for his help & the time he spent with me free of charge. Unfortunately I could not hire him due to conflict of interest...however he was very helpful in recommending the lawyer I did hire. I can't speak highly enough of Mr. Casanova!!
    - Evelyn
    “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
    “Positive Outcome”
    After interviewing 2 top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Melbourne, we selected Mr. Casanova. The case ended up with a very favorable outcome considering my prior record. His team was always available and professional throughout the process. The wheels of justice move slow, and Mr. Casanova was able to use this to my advantage. Highly recommended!
    - Cathy L
    “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.”
    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 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.”
    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

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