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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
    “I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST.”
    I have had extensive experience with criminal defense attorneys (from $1,000 attorneys all the way up to the $100,000 attorneys) and can attest that Mr. Casanova is the best in town. He and his staff are top-notch. Mr. Casanova will hold your hand when you need it, but "tell you how it is!" It's rare to find such an honest attorney, especially one who is so talented. He is not a "bottom dollar" attorney, but his pricing is more fair than anyone in town, and he will not take advantage of you in your time of need like most attorneys in Brevard. He is highly respected by the state attorney's office, and is able to negotiate favorable resolutions, but this guy is darn-sure ready to go the distance when you have a strong case. I have sought his expert guidance numerous times, referred him to friends and acquaintances, and even my own family members. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Casanova for any and all criminal (and traffic) matters. I wish this comment box was larger, because there simply is not enough room for all the good I have to say about this man. Simply the BEST.
    - 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
    “Top Notch Defense”
    I am a native Central Floridian and I value the laws of our state. I found myself in a jam at the beach and I needed the best. I read the reviews and I made a choice to hire the best local attorney with the right knowledge and associations. I knew I had made the right choice when I saw Mr. Casanova’s curriculum vitae. During the entire process I felt blessed to have his representation and all contact was to-the-point and professional. Steve and his girls Karen and Katie resolved my case with ease. Now my freedom is in sight. Good job to the entire team their for top notch defense!
    - Katherine
    “MORE THAN FIVE STARS”
    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
    “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
    “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
    “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.”
    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
    “5 stars would definitely recommend !”
    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

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