Cocoa, FL DUI Defense Attorney
Experienced Attorney Defending Your Case
Have you been arrested and charged with the offense of drinking and driving? At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we understand the ramifications and long-term repercussions of a criminal conviction. A DUI record is one that will affect your reputation and could even impact your livelihood, depending on your occupation. It is imperative for you to understand that with the right representation, you can fight these charges, and possibly attain the results that you need for your future.
When you choose to work with us, your case will be handled by an attorney that has been working through these cases since 1999.
With more than 50 years of experience, we know what it takes to uncover the difficult aspects of a criminal charge. Cocoa, Florida is a densely populated city with many drivers on the roads throughout the day and night. Because of this, the prosecution may see drinking and driving as much more dangerous to others on the road. You need an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney on your side who can ensure that you are protected against false accusations, and that your rights are defended.
Penalties for Drinking and Driving
Florida has a BAC (blood alcohol content) limit of 0.08%, meaning that if you take a breath test that reads 0.08% or higher, you are considered legally intoxicated. The penalties for a conviction of a first offense could include jail time, fines, community service, probation, and others. If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated and your BAC reading was less than 0.08%, it is crucial to know that you could still be convicted of this offense, depending on the circumstances of your arrest. There are also a number of factors that, if present, will increase the severity of your charge and any penalties that ensue.
The following issues could increase your DUI charge to an aggravated DUI charge, and result in harsher penalties:
- Driving with a suspended license
- No current proof of insurance present
- You were involved in an accident
- Someone was injured or killed
- You were transporting a minor
- You have two prior DUI convictions within a certain number of years (3-12)
An aggravated DUI conviction will result in much harsher penalties. It is crucial that you are not unjustly convicted of a crime that you did not commit, and it is your right to have an attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system on your behalf.
Why You Should Call Steven G. Casanova, P.A.
The sooner we begin investigating your case and building a strong defense, the better chance you have of obtaining the results that you need in your case. There are many different defenses that can be used against a DUI charge, and we know how to effectively present these defenses. Because of our many years of experience in handling these situations, we are uniquely equipped to represent you in your case.
Contact our office to discuss your situation and pursue the results that you need.
I highly recommend Attorney Stephan Casanova, P.A. He is an accomplished attorney who takes his work seriously and to heart. He was truly interested in our case and made himself available at all times to our family. I will be forever grateful for his wisdom and true kindness. YOU DESERVE MORE THAN FIVE STARS !!!!!!!!- jude d
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
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
Thank you Steve Casanova, You handled my case very well. I will definitely recommend you to anyone ineed of Justice, thanks again.- Elbert Bahl
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
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
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
Mr. Casanova was extremely prompt and diligent with my case. He appeared at the jail the same day I contacted his office for representation. My case was resolved and my record expunged within months and of the original charge. Mr. Casanova and staff were extremely easy to work with. I would highly recommend this office.- Former Client