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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.

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  • “Mr. Casanova was very kind and explained all the options available to me & specific to my case.”

  • “Mr. Casanova was extremely prompt and diligent with my case. He appeared at the jail the same day I contacted his office for representation.”

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  • “He is also very personable and makes himself available whenever you want information or advice.”

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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. Bilingual in Spanish
  3. Highly personalized attention to your case
  4. Exceptional defense since 1999
  5. Practices in state & federal Courts
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