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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Cocoa

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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Why Choose Steven G. Casanova?

A Local Professional With Over Two Decades' of Experience
  1. Resident of Brevard County for over 50 years
  2. Fluent in English & Spanish
  3. Highly personalized attention to your case
  4. Exceptional defense since 1999
  5. Practices in state & federal courts
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