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Melbourne Felony Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Melbourne

If you have been charged with a felony, our Melbourne criminal defense attorney knows that you are probably experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and anxieties. You do not have to climb up the mountain that is the justice system on your own. At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we have an extensive background and unique insight into the law that can help give you a significant advantage when taking a stand against the prosecution.

Contact our firm for the representation you deserve today!

Costs of Being a Convicted Felon

Because felony crimes are often thought of as the most serious crimes, they are the most severely punished. Additionally, because the state of Florida imposes a mandatory minimum sentencing requirement, certain crimes carry major penalties. This reality can be incredibly frightening, especially for a person who didn't understand that what they were doing was illegal, made a momentary mistake, or has been wrongfully accused of committing a crime.

Felony penalties in Florida can be categorized by the following:

  • Capital crime - punishable by death or life imprisonment without parole
  • First-degree felony - punishable by up to $10,000 in fines or no more than 30 years imprisonment, or both
  • Second-degree felony - punishable by up to $10,000 in fines or no more than 15 years imprisonment, or both
  • Third-degree felony - punishable by up to $5,000 in fines or no more than 5 years imprisonment, or both

The costs associated with being a convicted felon can extend far beyond the legal ramifications. Convicted felons will have their voting rights revoked, cannot own a gun, and cannot sit on a jury. Despite dutifully serving a sentence, a convicted felon can also experience difficulties reentering into civilian life.

Unfortunately, it is common to hear that convicted felons can experience difficulties with the following:

  • Getting a job
  • Keeping a job
  • Pursuing educational opportunities

It is also common that they can be denied government loans, grants, scholarships, or other financial aid.

Even the innocent need legal protection. Call now.

Prosecutors will be searching for any shred of evidence that can be used against you. This is why it is so important to assert your right to remain silent and retain legal counsel after an arrest. Anything you say can be used against you in court and may lead to accidental self-incrimination. At Steven G. Casanova, P.A., we work to ensure that the prosecution plays by the rules and does not take your words or actions and twist them into evidence against you.

If you or someone you love has been arrested or charged with a felony crime, call our firm right away. We would be happy to sit down with you during a confidential case consultation. Se habla español.

Our Reviews

Our Past Clients Share Their Stories
    "Mr. Casanova was extremely prompt and diligent with my case. He appeared at the jail the same day I contacted his office for representation."
    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
    "I only had to go to court once, which was nice because of work. Mr. Casanova was professional, yet casual, not typical attorney stereotype."
    I had never been in trouble with the law before. I was referred to Casanova Law by a friend of mine who was previous client of Mr. Casanova's. I originally spoke over the phone with the paralegal, and she took the time to explain the entire process. She was very knowledgeable and put my mind to ease. Throughout my case I called the office multiple times and the staff was always kind and able to help me and answer my questions. I only had to go to court once, which was nice because of work. Mr. Casanova was professional, yet casual, not typical attorney stereotype. Very pleased with the outcome.
    - Former Client
    "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
    "Highly recommended!!!"
    Mr Casanova was available and engaged the first moment we called him. He has been dialed into our case from the moment we hired him, and went the extra miles to represent our loved one. The outcome was the best possible one, and I attribute this 100% to the work Mr Casanova put into our case. Throughout the process, he is always available to us to answer our questions. We cannot thank Mr Casanova enough. He truly is one of the best!!!
    - Teresa
    "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
    "Always professional"
    I'm an attorney in Kissimmee and I met Steve at the Brevard County County courthouse years ago and I was impressed with how well he handles his cases. He is knowledgeable in the law,, courteous to others, thoroughly prepared, and always professional. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Brevard County, you should hire Steve Casanova.
    - Ernest M
    "I could call his office at anytime and be treated with the upmost respect from all staff, and had any all questions answered."
    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
    "Truly cares about the people he's serving"
    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

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