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Have You Been Arrested for a DUI? What to Do Next

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 (888) 885-9980 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 (888) 885-9980 or contacting us online. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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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