Melbourne Federal DUI Attorney
Accused of Federal DUI Charges in Melbourne, FL?
Driving under the influence on federal property warrants federal DUI charges. However, that doesn’t mean you are guilty. At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., our Melbourne federal DUI lawyer is committed to defending your rights and freedom every step of the way. Attorney Casanova will stand up to the federal government on your behalf and fearlessly argue your case in front of a judge and jury no matter how complex your situation may be.
We understand that facing the federal court system may be intimidating and overwhelming, but you can count on us to guide you every step of the way, prepare you for what to expect before, during, and after your hearing, and update you on your case to give you the peace of mind you need and deserve. We provide honest, effective legal counsel and obtain an exceptional track record for successful outcomes, and we are confident in our abilities to help you combat your accusations so you can move forward.
Discuss your situation right away with our top-rated federal DUI attorney in Melbourne. Contact us at (321) 234-9006 to get started!
A Closer Look at Your Federal DUI Charges
To better understand what your federal DUI charges mean, it will help you to know how “federal property” is defined under 20 USCS § 107e. According to the statute, federal property is any building, land, or other real property owned, leased, or occupied by any US department, agency, or instrumentality.
A significant federal law that pertains to your case is the Assimilative Crimes Act (18 U.S.C §13), which governs crimes occurring on federal property. It is only applicable when there is no federal law governing an offense under state law. In federal DUI cases, for instance, the Act allows the federal government to handle DUI offenses according to Florida’s DUI laws. This is because there is no federal DUI law, therefore the federal government is allowed to prosecute DUI offenses by using the state of Florida’s laws.
Keep in mind that your federal DUI charges may be enhanced if aggravating factors existed in your reported offense. Examples include having a BAC over .15 or driving with a minor in the vehicle at the time of your offense. If your accusation is elevated to an aggravated federal DUI charge, then your penalties will be harsher upon conviction.
Why Choose Us?
Our Melbourne federal DUI attorney understands that the stakes are high in your situation, which is why Attorney Casanova will work tirelessly to get your charges reduced or dropped completely while defending your freedom every step of the way. Our lawyer has several advantages that you will receive upon retaining our firm:
- Serving clients in both English and Spanish
- Rated 10/10 “Superb” by Avvo
- Free, confidential consultations provided
- Backed by an exceptional track record
- A+ rated business by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- Available to clients 24/7
- Member of numerous prestigious affiliations
We are here for clients when they need it most, therefore we encourage you to begin your defense as soon as possible for the best chances of resolving your case. The first step in your fight for freedom is picking up the phone and calling (321) 234-9006 or contacting us online. We look forward to hearing from you!
Excellent lawyer. Excellent results!- Former Client
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
A call for help from our son, living 1000+ miles away, led us to Attorney Steven Casanova. What a find! From the very first phone call, we were assured that we had found the perfect individual to navigate us through a most difficult situation. Steve was extremely professional, friendly, and compassionate at all times. And, he made himself available to us by phone, even on weekends. Through his efforts, our son’s charges were dropped. Thank you, Steven and staff, for your guidance, encouragement, and kindness through this trying time.- Michael and Bonnie C.
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
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
Mr. Cassanova took my call immediately and spoke to me about my legal situation. He was extremely helpful and even provided advice to me that possibly I may qualify for a public defender. Out of the three criminal attorneys I spoke to in my town, I know that Mr. Cassanova is genuine, emphathetic and truly cares about the people he's serving. Thank you for your time today - I appreciate you. I will be in touch.- Sylvia
Would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova. He's upfront and responsive and shoots straight with you through every step of the process.- Lauren L
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